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Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too.…

Review: Kings of Leon get back in the saddle

Three years after the Kings of Leon’s last record, the edgy, gravely rock foursome return in top shape with “Mechanical Bull.” The album takes the band’s unique sound — the recognizable longing guitars and Caleb Followill’s growl —…

Miss Piggy joins Kermit in Smithsonian collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets. Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s daughter, Cheryl Henson, donated more…
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Officially Fall

It's now officially fall but you might have noticed the leaves on the trees already started changing colors.…

Wendell Pierce sparks new Michael J. Fox sitcom

NEW YORK (AP) — “I’ve always wanted one thing,” says Wendell Pierce. “To have a diverse career, to be a journeyman actor.” Mission accomplished this fall. With no fewer than four projects in release, Pierce will meet himself…

Peru now No. 1 in coca leaf, displacing Colombia

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.N. says Peru has reversed seven years of continuous growth of coca cultivation even though it now surpasses Colombia as top producer of the crop, which is the basis of cocaine. The U.N.…

Egypt: No immediate move to dismantle Brotherhood

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces raided a village near the Giza Pyramids on Tuesday hunting for suspects in the brutal killing of 15 policemen last month, the latest move by authorities to assert state control over Islamist…

99-year-old Iowa woman gets high school diploma

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of a high school in 1932 has finally received her diploma. Audrey Crabtree was surrounded by family and friends on Monday as Waterloo Community Schools presented her…

Gunmen attack Sunni town in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen on Tuesday tried to take over a small Sunni town in Iraq’s west, sparking battles that left 11 people including six attackers dead, said an official. The assault on Ana, some 330 kilometers (200…

Victims’ lawyers want answers on Italian shipwreck

GROSSETO, Italy (AP) — The Italian captain whose cruise ship wrecked off the Tuscan coast is getting some support during his trial from an unexpected corner: representatives of the tragedy’s many victims. Capt. Francesco Schettino, who faces 20…