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Philadelphia Orchestra goes on strike, cancels opening gala

The Philadelphia Orchestra has gone on strike, canceling an opening night performance that about 1,000 people had come to hear. Philly.com reports (http://bit.ly/2dgQZRh ) that the 96 musicians and two librarians who belong to American Federation of Musicians Local 77 decided to strike about an hour before curtain time on ...

Mexico prosecutors eye son in killing of film director, wife

The murder of film director Leon Serment and his producer wife's subsequent death are believed to have been contract killings arranged by their son for the equivalent of about $5,200 per victim, Mexico City's top prosecutor said Friday. Prosecutor Rodolfo Rios alleged at a news conference that the unnamed son ...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with attendees during a campaign stop in Fort Pierce, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Clinton in a landslide _ in endorsements: Do they matter?

"A clear and present danger to our country." ''Xenophobia, racism and misogyny." ''Beneath our national dignity." Those aren't excerpts from attack ads by Hillary Clinton's campaign. Those are longtime Republican newspapers disavowing Donald Trump. If newspaper endorsements equaled victory, Clinton would be in line for a historic landslide. She has ...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2007 file photo, Brad Pitt, and actress Angelina Jolie arrive for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The couple have reached a temporary agreement that will allow the actor to visit with his six children, sources familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Jolie Pitt filed for divorce last week.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

AP Sources: Deal will allow Pitt visitation with children

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached a temporary custody agreement that will allow the actor to visit with his six children, sources said Friday. Two sources familiar with the agreement but not authorized to speak publicly said the agreement will be in place for three weeks. It calls ...

Former 'Power Rangers' actor pleads not guilty to murder

A former "Power Rangers" actor charged with stabbing his California roommate to death with a sword has pleaded not guilty to murder. City News Service says Ricardo Medina entered the plea in Lancaster. He could face 26 years to life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors say Medina stabbed Joshua Sutter ...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, Damon Gupton arrives at the NBCUniversal Summer TCA Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS announced, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, that Gupton will join the cast of "Criminal Minds," as a series regular. He will play Special Agent Stephen Walker from the Behavioral Analysis Program which is the counterintelligence division of the FBI. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Damon Gupton joins cast of 'Criminal Minds'

Damon Gupton has joined the cast of "Criminal Minds" after Thomas Gibson was fired last month. CBS announced Friday that Gupton's character will be introduced in this season's eighth episode. Gupton will play a special agent from the behavioral analysis program of the FBI's counterintelligence division. The network described the ...

This image released by Netflix shows, Ava Duvernay, left, and Angela Davis during the filming of the documentary, "The 13th." DuVernay’s documentary on mass incarceration opened the festival Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, the first documentary to ever mark the start of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious festival. (Netflix via AP)

With grim topicality, 'The13th' opens New York Film Festival

The 54th New York Film Festival kicked off Friday under gray autumn skies, cloaked by an unusual degree of topicality. Ava DuVernay's documentary on mass incarceration, "The 13th," opened the festival, the first documentary to ever mark the start of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's prestigious celebration. Taking its ...

In this March 7, 2000 photo, Richard Trentlage, of Fox River Grove, who was the creator of the Oscar Mayer Weiner Jingle "I wish I was an Oscar Mayer Weiner " and other jingle songs, smiles in Fox River Grove, Ill.  The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died. An obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home says Trentlage died on Sept. 21, 2016, at age 87.  (Jim Prisching/Chicago Tribune)

Man who got generations singing Oscar Mayer Wiener song dies

The man who got generations of hot dog lovers singing along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died. Richard Trentlage died Sept. 21 in Libertyville, Illinois, at the age of 87, according to an obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home. With the words, "Oh, I wish ...

Multiday music and camping festival planned for east Texas

The brains behind such multi-day music festivals as Electric Daisy Carnival and Lollapalooza are combining to create a new one in Texas called Middlelands. Insomniac and C3 Presents said Friday they plan to produce a hybrid music and camping show in spring 2017 in the eastern Texas town of Todd ...

The painting Congregation Leaving The Reformed Church of Nuenen by Vincent Van Gogh, is shown during a press conference in Naples, Italy, Friday, Sept. 30 2016. This painting and another one, Seascape at Scheveningen, which had been stolen in an Amsterdam museum in 2002, were recovered by Naples investigators among the assets of a Camorra group. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)

Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a nighttime heist at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, authorities said Friday. The two paintings were "considered among the artworks most searched for in the ...

Pittsburgh symphony musicians reject pay cuts, go on strike

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Friday after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, but management contends those cuts and others are necessary because the orchestra is more than $20 million in debt. "Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians are exceptional artists and deserve every dollar and every ...

'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul posts tribute to Pearl Jam

"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul has penned an emotional appreciation of Pearl Jam. Paul posted a picture of himself with Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder on his Instagram account Thursday. In the caption, he relates a story of buying the band's debut album, "Ten," on the day it came out ...

FILE - This is a  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 file photo of the "Wisdom of the Earth" sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, as it is displayed at the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Romania. Romania's culture minister Corina Suteu said Friday Sept. 30, 2016 that the public as donated 1.163 million euros ($1.30 million) to buy the nationally treasured work by sculptor Constantin Brancusi, much less than needed. Corina Suteu thanked the 100,000 donators Friday, adding the government had one month left to buy the sculpture and she will shortly present plans to raise the deficit. Dating to 1907 or 1908, "Wisdom of the Earth" is one of just a few Brancusi works remaining in his homeland.   (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Short on donations, Romania faces deadline to buy Brancusi

Romania's culture minister says the public has donated much less than needed to buy a nationally treasured work by sculptor Constantin Brancusi. Corina Suteu thanked the 100,000 contributors who had given 1.163 million euros ($1.30 million) as of Friday, adding the government has one month left to buy the sculpture, ...

In this image provided by Christie's is "Abstract Painting" by German artist Gerhard Richter. The exuberantly colorful and textured oil-on-canvas, owned by musician Eric Clapton, will be auctioned Nov. 15 in New York. (Christie's via AP)

Gerhard Richter painting owned by Clapton going up for sale

A painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton is slated for auction. Christie's is offering "Abstract Painting" in New York on Nov. 15. It's estimated to fetch about $20 million. The exuberantly colorful and textured oil-on-canvas belongs to a four-part series from 1994. One ...

US rapper Gibbs cleared of sexual abuse charges in Austria

An Austrian court on Friday found U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs not guilty on charges of sexual abuse, ruling there was not enough evidence in the case involving a fan. Gibbs had been indicted for allegedly exploiting the dazed state of a then 17-year-old woman whose drinks were possibly spiked to ...

'Wonder Woman' comics writer reveals character is gay

The writer of the reborn "Wonder Woman" comics has revealed that the character is gay. Greg Rucka tells Comicosity that since Wonder Woman comes from the fictional all-female island nation of Themyscira, she "has been in love and had relationships with other women." Rucka isn't ruling out the potential for ...

FILE - This is a  Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015  file photo of the 2015 Nobel literature laureate Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus, left, receives the award from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, during the 2015 Nobel prize award ceremony in Stockholm. The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says this year's winner will be announced on Oct. 13, a week later than in previous years. Swedish Academy member Per Wastberg confirmed the date to The Associated Press on Friday Sept. 30, 2016.  (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency, File via AP)

Literature Nobel to be announced Oct. 13, later than usual

The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says this year's winner will be announced on Oct. 13, a week later than in previous years. Swedish Academy member Per Wastberg confirmed the date to The Associated Press on Friday. Normally the literature award is announced in the same week ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 13, 2016 file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. NATO’s secretary-general says his bid to become the alliance’s chief was supported by U.S. President Barack Obama, who worked behind the scenes to make it happen. In an autobiography published Friday, Sept. 30 titled "My Story,” former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg wrote that Obama sent him a letter in late 2013 after Stoltenberg had resigned because his Labor Party had lost a parliamentary election. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, file)

NATO boss in autobiography: Obama backed my candidacy

NATO's secretary-general says his bid to become the alliance's chief was supported by President Barack Obama, who worked behind the scenes to make it happen. In an autobiography published Friday in Norwegian titled "My Story," former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg wrote that Obama sent him a letter in late ...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2015 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event in New York. A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet the rock legend at his book signing Thursday, Sept. 30, 2016, and The Philadelphia Inquirer reports “The Boss” gladly played along by signing the boy’s absence excuse note.  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note

A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2dzlNOW ) that Michael Fenerty attended a meet-and-greet with the New Jersey native Thursday at the Free Library of ...

November court date set in crash that injured Tracy Morgan

Prosecutors and the defense lawyer in the 2014 crash that injured actor Tracy Morgan are due in court in November. The Home News Tribune (http://mycj.co/2dcnLWb ) reports Nov. 9 was set for a status conference after both sides met at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick on Thursday. Authorities ...

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