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Daily Archives: October 2, 2012

Michelle Obama visits Seattle for fundraiser

Wednesday is 1st Presidential debate — and 20th wedding anniversary for Obamas

Detroit mayor suspends police chief

DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing suspended the city’s police chief Tuesday amid allegations that the married police chief had a relationship with a subordinate. ...

‘Beasts of Southern Wild’ ineligible at SAG

LOS ANGELES — The independent-film hit Beasts of the Southern Wild will be ineligible for the Screen Actors Guild Awards because it was not made under ...

Hurd’s cousin to plead guilty in drug case

DALLAS — A cousin of Sam Hurd has agreed to plead guilty in a federal drug conspiracy case involving the former NFL receiver. Jesse Tyrone ...

2012 ‘genius grants’ revealed

CHICAGO — Novelist Junot Diaz, writer Dinaw Mengestu and historian Dylan C. Penningroth are among 23 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” The Chicago-based foundation ...

Items from Pride’s life set for museum

DALLAS — Growing up the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi, Charley Pride developed a love of country music that propelled him into a legendary career ...

Churches using ‘souls to polls’ to rally vote

Stepped-up effort is response to new election laws activists say unfairly target minorities

Ky. museum loans Stevie Wonder’s piano

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A piano used by Stevie Wonder when he was a student in Michigan has been loaned to the Museum of the American ...

A’s in playoffs for 1st time in 6 years

OAKLAND, Calif. — This time, it was manager Bob Melvin who took a whipped cream pie in the face. All those walk-off wins from guys hardly known beyond ...

Judge halts Pa.’s tough voter ID requirement

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to ...

Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent in 2012

NEW YORK — Americans are expected to spend more during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they’re not exactly ready to ...

Winfrey’s network signs deal with Tyler Perry

Filmmaker will produce, write, direct two scripted series for OWN cable channel