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November 2015 Edition

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Al Molinaro, drive-in owner in "Happy Days," dies at 96

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Al Molinaro, the loveable character actor with the hangdog face who was known to millions of TV viewers for playing Murray the cop on "The Odd Couple" and malt shop owner Al Delvecchio on "Happy Days," died Friday at Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, his son Michael Molinaro said.

Top 5: November Editors' Picks

Our picks for the best of Columbus this month, including the Soweto Gospel Choir's visit to Lincoln Theatre on Nov. 10.

Indigenous Games bring fashion to Brazil's interior

PALMAS, Brazil (AP) - Forget New York, Milan or even Paris: With nearly 2,000 native people from around the world rocking their finest traditional garb at the World Indigenous Games, there's not a catwalk in the world that can compete with this dusty agricultural outpost.

GOP suspends partnership with NBC News for February debate

NEW YORK (AP) - Still annoyed by CNBC's handling of this week's presidential debate, the Republican National Committee said Friday that it was suspending its partnership with NBC News and its properties on a primary debate scheduled for February.

Indigenous Games bring fashion to Brazil's interior

PALMAS, Brazil (AP) - Forget New York, Milan or even Paris: With nearly 2,000 native people from around the world rocking their finest traditional garb at the World Indigenous Games, there's not a catwalk in the world that can compete with this dusty agricultural outpost.

Q&A: Why hip-hop's Akon decided to appify his next albums

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the cusp of his first album release since 2008, Akon wants to steer his considerable fan base away from services like YouTube to a new - and Akon-branded - app where he'll give away music for free, supported by ads.

Q&A: Why hip-hop's Akon decided to appify his next albums

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the cusp of his first album release since 2008, Akon wants to steer his considerable fan base away from services like YouTube to a new - and Akon-branded - app where he'll give away music for free, supported by ads.

Denali, Shmenali

Ohio recently lost a claim to fame: the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley, named after our Ohio-born 25th president. To deal with this slight, we suggest the following Ohio landmarks take on the moniker.

VoiceCorps Celebrates 40 Years of Reaching Listeners with Disabilities

In 1975, a trio of blind men started the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service, a nonprofit organization that supports those who can't consume standard print media due to a disability. Renamed VoiceCorps in 2004, the organization now has a range of capabilities, like broadcasting over cable television, podcasts and online streaming.

CNBC reaches 14 million viewers with GOP debate

NEW YORK (AP) - CNBC reached its biggest audience ever with the third Republican presidential debate, but paid a price in criticism of how its moderators handled the opportunity to question the candidates.

Review: 'Assassin's Creed' romps through Victorian London

They say history repeats itself, and that's never been truer than with the "Assassin's Creed" series. No matter where and when each game takes place, you know you'll get a hearty historical romp loaded with breathtaking acrobatics, bewildering conspiracies and beautifully realized re-creations of the world's great cities.

After a buffo summer, an autumn of tumult at the box office

NEW YORK (AP) - Hollywood came into its fall season buoyed by a near-record summer, the comfort of having three aces up its sleeve (James Bond, "Star Wars" and the final "Hunger Games" film), plus a string of studio spectacles geared more for adults than teenagers.

Russell Simmons' RushCard creates fund to help customers

NEW YORK (AP) - RushCard, the pre-paid debit card backed by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, is creating a multi-million dollar fund to help cover the costs that its customers suffered while the card was beset by technical problems.

Caitlyn Jenner among Glamour magazine's Women of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as "The Peacemakers of Charleston" are among this year's honorees as Glamour magazine's Women of the Year.

Caitlyn Jenner among Glamour magazine's Women of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as "The Peacemakers of Charleston" are among this year's honorees as Glamour magazine's Women of the Year.

The Big Business of Pot in Ohio

A closer look at the economic forces driving ResponsibleOhio's controversial plan to establish 10 wholesale marijuana growers in the state-and some of the plan's potential consequences

Ridding a house of evil spirits on TV special

NEW YORK (AP) - The Destination America network's "Exorcism: Live!" on Friday could either turn out to be the scariest pre-Halloween program on television or the ghostly version of Al Capone's vault. There isn't much middle ground.

Review: Unlikeable main character makes 'Burnt' a bad dish

The best thing going for Bradley Cooper's character in "Burnt" are his bright blue eyes. His Adam Jones is apparently a gifted chef, but with his arrogant persona and penchant for loud outbursts, it hardly seems worth finding out, even despite those baby blues.

Kardashian not back with Odom despite divorce dismissal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom filed a court petition dismissing a divorce filing, but the reality TV star says that doesn't mean they're reconciling after the former NBA star was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.

Review: Ronan enchants in warm immigrant tale 'Brooklyn'

"Brooklyn" is a story for anyone who has ever left home. It's a story for those who've waffled in indecision, for those forming their identities and forging their own paths. It's a story awash in muted pastel nostalgia about family and love and ambition and heritage and goodbyes. And it's one of the loveliest films to grace cinemas this year.

'Jem,' 'Kasbah,' 'Witch Hunter' tank, 'Steve Jobs' fizzles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There is not much cause for celebration at the box office this weekend. "Jem and the Holograms" became one of the worst debuts of all time for a major studio movie opening in over 2,000 locations with a truly outrageous $1.3 million.

Sotheby's exhibits huge Taubman collection prior to sales

NEW YORK (AP) - A. Alfred Taubman, the late billionaire developer and former owner of Sotheby's auction house, was a boundless art collector whose taste spanned every period, genre and medium, from works of antiquity to contemporary art.

Maureen O'Hara, spirited movie star, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maureen O'Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim "How Green Was My Valley" to the uplifting "Miracle on 34th Street" and bantered unforgettably with John Wayne in several films. She was 95.

Broadway's Cirque du Soleil show will star Ruby Lewis

NEW YORK (AP) - Cirque du Soleil has revealed one of the female leads of its first production created specifically for Broadway and, appropriately, she's a self-described "thrill-seeker" who lists among her skills skydiving, improv and tae kwon do.

Broadway's Cirque du Soleil show will star Ruby Lewis

NEW YORK (AP) - Cirque du Soleil has revealed one of the female leads of its first production created specifically for Broadway and, appropriately, she's a self-described "thrill-seeker" who lists among her skills skydiving, improv and tae kwon do.

Review: Activision's 'Guitar Hero' reboot kicks out the jams

I've been to dozens of rock concerts, and there are a few things I've always wondered: What's it like to perform in front of a stadium full of adoring fans? How much nerve does it take to stage-dive into a mosh pit? Why is there a guy wearing a panda costume backstage?

Years after CBS scandal, answers to Bush questions elusive

NEW YORK (AP) - Rushing to meet a deadline proved to be the downfall of Dan Rather and his CBS News team when their story questioning former President George W. Bush's military record collapsed in 2004, a media scandal that is the basis of the current film "Truth."

Where to get your real pumpkin fix

There are lots of local bakers and chefs working actual pumpkin into baked goods and entrees. Here are seven to seek out for your real pumpkin fix.

'Assassin's Creed' calls on historian for London edition

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Judith Flanders has never played video games - not even "Angry Birds" - so no one was more surprised than the historian herself when she was approached by the developers of the "Assassin's Creed" franchise to serve as a consultant on the latest installment, set on the streets of 19th-century London amid the Industrial Revolution.

Review: Activision's 'Guitar Hero' reboot kicks out the jams

I've been to dozens of rock concerts, and there are a few things I've always wondered: What's it like to perform in front of a stadium full of adoring fans? How much nerve does it take to stage-dive into a mosh pit? Why is there a guy wearing a panda costume backstage?

'Star Wars' fans clamor for tickets, wonder where's Luke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Millions of fans cried out in joy after they saw the latest trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but it also left more than a few wondering where Luke Skywalker has been during all the marketing.

'Star Wars' fans clamor for tickets, wonder where's Luke

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Millions of fans cried out in joy after they saw the latest trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but it also left more than a few wondering where Luke Skywalker has been during all the marketing.

'Peanutize Me' latest in personalized movie-marketing apps

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is counting on you and your Instagram to help promote its latest movies. If you "Peanutized" your profile pic with "The Peanuts Movie" app or declared yourself Straight Outta Somewhere when "Straight Outta Compton" hit theaters, you're playing along perfectly.

Review: Captives face ugly choices in harrowing 'Eclipsed'

NEW YORK (AP) - Women have always been treated as part of the spoils of war. How some women might endure captivity and regular rape in squalid, harrowing conditions is explored with compassion by Danai Gurira in her complex drama "Eclipsed," currently performing off-Broadway at the Public Theater.

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