Comedian Bill Cosby shares fatherly advice before upcoming show at San Manuel Casino

05/15/2014 06:30 PM EDT
Comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby portrayed fictional father Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable in probably his most famous role on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. 
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The Accidental Musician: Chad VanGaalen brings his quirky sound to town
05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - A funny thing happened to Chad VanGaalen on the way to becoming an accomplished illustrator and animator: He became a hell of a songwriter and musician, too. Full Story

Ayer selectmen take care of business

By Anne O'Connor AYER -- Selectmen took care of some routine business at a meeting Tuesday night sandwiched between the town election and Town Meeting. Full Story
Ayer Rotary Club readying for rubber ducky race

HARVARD (AP) -- A rotary club in a small Massachusetts town of 6,000 residents is gearing up for its annual rubber ducky race where the winner's prize is a free dinner for two anywhere in the world. Full Story
Pepperell youth cited for using mobile device in head-on crash

PEPPERELL -- A 16-year-old boy was cited for using a mobile device while driving when he caused a head-on crash that led to another driver being flown to a Worcester hospital with a serious but non life-threatening leg injury last week, according to Full Story
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'Romeo and Juliet' takes on local twist in Gaza performance

05/05/2016 04:01 AM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist. 
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'Jungle Book,' Warner Bros. big winners at trailer awards
05/05/2016 03:06 AM EDT - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — While Disney's "The Jungle Book" dominates the box office, the team responsible for getting the word out also got their due at the Golden Trailer Awards. Full Story

Questions: Did Prince's call for help get right response?
05/05/2016 02:31 AM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine. Full Story

The Latest: Doctor called to help Prince is pain specialist
05/05/2016 12:41 AM EDT - MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Dr. Howard Kornfeld, an addiction and pain specialist, who was asked to help Prince before his death (all times local): 8:15 p. Full Story

NBC's Morales moves West to 'Access Hollywood'
05/04/2016 08:31 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — NBC "Today" show anchor Natalie Morales is moving West to become host of the entertainment show "Access Hollywood," but will keep a role on the morning program. Full Story

Seth MacFarlane to produce, star in Fox TV sci-fi series
05/04/2016 07:21 PM EDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth MacFarlane is going to star in and produce a sci-fi TV series set 300 years in the future. Full Story

Spanish novel, Portuguese poems win translation awards
05/04/2016 07:06 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — A Spanish-language novel and a collection of Portuguese poetry have won prizes for best translated literature. Full Story

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Janet Jackson is pregnant with first child

Janey Jackson, who postponed her tour last month to announce she was planning her family, will have a baby in just a few months, according to report.