• The Iowa State Fair is opening. Time to visit the Butter Cow

    Updated: 18 min ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1 million people typically visit the Iowa State Fair annually, and sometimes it seems like all of them are clustered around the Butter Cow . The creamy creation has been among the state fair's top attraction since 1911. The sculpture isn't solid...

  • Charlottesville victim's mother: Channel anger into action

    Updated: 29 min ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to "make my daughter's death worthwhile" by confronting injustice and channeling "anger into righteous action," stirring...

  • Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

    Updated: 32 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he's been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14 cameras to capture the Aug. 21 celestial...

  • The Latest: Victim's mother: Find a way to make a difference

    Updated: 43 min ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally (all times local): Noon The mother of the young woman who lost her life during violent weekend clashes in Charlottesville,...

  • Silent song finds iTunes popularity due to special role

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — No, the volume is just fine. It's the song. An unusual tune has found its way onto the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits. The song is completely silent. "A a a a a Very Good Song" costs 99 cents for just under 10 minutes of dead...

  • Afghan migrant 'Little Picasso' offered Serbian citizenship

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia offered a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family citizenship on Wednesday, after they spent eight months in a refugee camp while seeking to reach Switzerland....

  • Tribeca Film Festival to launch separate TV event this fall

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of New York's Tribeca Film Festival is giving TV its own show. Tribeca Enterprises said Wednesday it will launch the stand-alone Tribeca TV Festival this fall. The three-day event will showcase episodic storytelling from TV, online and virtual...

  • Calvin Harris to perform at Rihanna's Diamond Ball charity

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Calvin Harris, the writer and producer of Rihanna's hit "We Found Love," is set to perform at her charity event in New York next month. Rihanna said Wednesday that the Scottish DJ-producer will join fellow performer Kendrick Lamar and host Dave Chappelle on Sept. 14...

  • From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to "Dilbert" cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans has long fascinated — and...

  • Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told...

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