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


By Anne O'Connor AYER -- Giuseppe Basile would be proud. More than 100 years ago, the non-English-speaking Sicilian immigrant bottled cans of olive and vegetable oil by hand and sold them door-to-door in Lynn. Full Story
35 years after killing, Lowell family seeks answers

Raising money to exhume body for DNA testing
LOWELL -- Brenda Lacombe was just 19 years old. Her badly beaten and decomposing body was found off Interstate 495 in Harvard in 1982, and no one has been charged with her killing in the 35 years since. Full Story
Uncertainty has regional dispatch partners uneasy

PEPPERELL -- Reaction to an April vote to join a regional dispatch center has future partners wondering if the town will follow through on its decision. Full Story
Netflix makes Hall H debut with big budget Will Smith pic

07/20/2017 07:34 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Netflix has unveiled a new trailer and clip from the gritty fantasy Los Angeles pic "Bright " starring Will Smith. 
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'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Stranger Things' bring VR to Comic-Con
07/20/2017 03:44 PM EDT - SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con visitors are getting more than an early look at anticipated movies and shows. Full Story

Actor Red West, longtime Elvis confidant, dies
07/20/2017 03:14 PM EDT - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis. Full Story

California fire officials say a wildfire west of Yosemite National Park has destroyed 99 structures, 50 of them homes
07/20/2017 10:39 PM EDT - MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say a wildfire west of Yosemite National Park has destroyed 99 structures, 50 of them homes. Full Story

In surrealist twist, Dali to be exhumed in paternity lawsuit
07/20/2017 01:29 PM EDT - FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal biography is taking yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl. Full Story

2 top executives retiring from Library of America
07/20/2017 11:09 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — At age 35, the Library of America is in transition. Longtime president Cheryl Hurley and longtime editor-in-chief Geoffrey O'Brien are retiring at the end of the year, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. Full Story

Jordan holds its first outdoor opera, at Roman amphitheater
07/20/2017 10:34 AM EDT - AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's first outdoor opera performance, a production of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata," has brought hundreds of spectators to a Roman amphitheater in the capital, Amman. Full Story