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NEW YORK (AP) — The Public Theater unveiled its four-year, $40 million face-lift on Thursday with a celebration that had some Shakespeare, some singing hippies and some veteran stage stars including Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber and Mandy Patinkin.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Romney is guest-hosting "Good Morning America" next Wednesday.
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress charged in a fatal auto accident two years ago was being chased by another driver, her attorney told jurors on the first day of her manslaughter trial Thursday.
Campbell "Doc" Mercer is throwing an annual festival celebrating the life and music of Bill Monroe but without the name of the "Father of Bluegrass Music" to promote it.
LONDON (AP) — The last native speaker of the Cromarty dialect has died, taking with him a way of speaking unique to a small seaside town at the tip of Scotland's Black Isle. The dialect includes archaic "thees" and "thous," a wealth of seafaring vocabulary, and an aspirate "h'' either added or subtracted to everyday words.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — It survived the breakup of the Austrian empire, two world wars, the longest city siege in modern history and a bloody war in the 1990s that killed 100,000 people. Yet after 124 years, Bosnia's National Museum closed its doors Thursday due to dwindling state funding and disputes among rival ethnic groups.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — "B'' is for burglar. Mystery writer Sue Grafton, whose best sellers are titled with a letter of the alphabet, tells WHAS-TV (http://bit.ly/QJzjMj ) that her Louisville home is one of several in her neighborhood that was broken into.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As far as Tim Burton's concerned, you can't keep a good dog down. And you can't keep a good, old-fashioned form of animation down, either.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Agnetha Faltskog, one of the former members of Swedish pop band ABBA, is preparing for a comeback and has returned to the recording studio after more than eight years of musical silence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The clock is ticking for "Jersey Shore."