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Fire hits vacant Grossinger's hotel, once a Catskills jewel

Fire hits vacant Grossinger's hotel, once a Catskills jewel

LIBERTY, N.Y. (AP) — A fire consumed a building at the site of the long-closed Grossinger’s resort, once among the most storied and glamorous hotels in New York's Catskills.
Hanae Mori, designer for films, empress, dies, reports say

Hanae Mori, designer for films, empress, dies, reports say

TOKYO (AP) — Designer Hanae Mori, known for her elegant signature butterfly motifs, numerous cinema fashions and the wedding gown of Japan's empress, has died, local media reported Thursday. She was 96.
Randy Rainbow, master satirist, vies with Goliaths for Emmy

Randy Rainbow, master satirist, vies with Goliaths for Emmy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Randy Rainbow is adored by the legendary Carol Burnett, and he is, what flimsy excuse could TV academy voters have to deny him an Emmy for his fourth nomination? Rainbow, who has raised musical parody to a political-satire art f

Monkeypox cancels free concert held at Southern Decadence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert held in New Orleans amid Southern Decadence — one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ events — has been canceled over monkeypox concerns, organizers said Wednesday.
B.C. cannabis stores grapple with delivery stoppage as BCLDB workers go on strike

B.C. cannabis stores grapple with delivery stoppage as BCLDB workers go on strike

British Columbian cannabis stores are bracing for emptier shelves after a strike stopped the province's pot distribution centre from shipping out product.
Anne Heche's death ruled accidental after fiery car crash

Anne Heche's death ruled accidental after fiery car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche died from inhalation injury and burns after her fiery car crash and the death was ruled an accident, according to coroner's results released Wednesday.
Attorney: Don't accept portrayal of R. Kelly as `monster'

Attorney: Don't accept portrayal of R. Kelly as `monster'

CHICAGO (AP) — R.
Enbridge to assume operation of Gray Oak oil pipeline in Texas

Enbridge to assume operation of Gray Oak oil pipeline in Texas

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. says it has completed a deal that will see the Calgary-based pipeline giant become operator of the Gray Oak oil pipeline in Texas.

Brad Pitt foundation reaches settlement over Louisiana homes

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation and homeowners of the houses built by the program, in an area of New Orleans among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, have reached a $20.5 million settlement.
Review: 'Three Minutes' a heartbreaking celluloid memorial

Review: 'Three Minutes' a heartbreaking celluloid memorial

What gets you, deep in the gut, are the smiles.