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  • ‘Ultimate Survival Alaska’ personality found dead in Alaska

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers are investigating the shooting death of an outdoorsman and past character on National Geographic’s reality show “Ultimate Survival Alaska.” The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zKf9L8 ) officers responded…

  • Fonda, Tomlin play it ‘fierce’ in comedy ‘Grace and Frankie’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Age rarely catches a break in pop culture. But when Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin lend their outsized talents to a sitcom, expect something far removed from old-lady cliches and self-negating…

  • ‘Walking Dead’ actor accused of drunken driving, drug charge

    ATLANTA (AP) — An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama “The Walking Dead” is facing drunken driving and drug charges after police say he was clocked going 107 mph on a Georgia…

  • Black, Fallon take on Extreme’s 1991 ballad ‘More Than Words’

    WASHINGTON — This is more comedy than words can say. Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon, both music connoisseurs and musicians in their own right, took on  90’s prom staple, Extreme’s “More Than Words,” on Monday’s Tonight…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Accused gunman in Texas shooting had been target of FBI probe but faced only minor charge WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting…

  • Obama jokes with Letterman about post-retirement life

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman. Obama joked about their quieter futures during his eighth “Late Show” appearance Monday, saying Americans have grown…

  • Oscar-winning producer shares his golden curiosity

    WASHINGTON — There’s more than one way to skin a cinematic cat. While Hollywood pitch rooms may reference Blake Snyder’s “Save the Cat” for screenplay structure, producer Brian Grazer knows the real secret is to kill the cat —…

  • Fox anchor: Report of police shooting was in error

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel mistakenly reported that a man was shot while being pursued by police in Baltimore, Maryland, Fox anchorman Shepard Smith said. Smith told viewers that reporter Mike Tobin’s mistake…

  • Obama jokes about a future playing dominoes with Letterman

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman. Obama joked about their quieter futures during his eighth “Late Show” appearance Monday, saying Americans have grown…

  • Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

    NEW YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights. Instead, the…

  • Fox renews ‘The Simpsons’ for 2 more seasons

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Simpsons” will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons. Fox said Monday it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons, which will carry…

  • Bryant Gumbel defends program and co-workers against lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — The host of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on Monday defended his monthly sports magazine against claims by a British soccer ball maker that it delivered a “pack of lies”…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ McDonald’s challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s wants to simplify, simplify, simplify — but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale. CEO Steve…

  • Al-Jazeera America loses top executive

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague’s anti-Semitic and sexist behavior, is losing one of its top U.S.…

  • Going inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll Spinney

    NEW YORK (AP) — He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight. Now Caroll Spinney drops his fine-feathered obscurity (and emerges…