1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies

08/29/2015 05:58 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. 
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Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000
08/29/2015 05:08 PM EDT - ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. Full Story

Katherine Boo to receive Lovejoy Award in Maine
08/29/2015 10:03 AM EDT - WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A former Washington Post reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing dire conditions in group homes for the mentally disabled will be this year's recipient of Lovejoy Award at Colby College. Full Story

Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russian invasion
08/29/2015 02:23 PM EDT - COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a move that has annoyed Russia, a Norwegian television channel says it will air a fictional TV drama depicting a Russian invasion of Norway after radical environmentalists seize power and freeze the Scandinavian nation's oil and gas industry. Full Story

Survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire erupted
08/29/2015 10:48 AM EDT - ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group. Full Story

Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict
08/28/2015 08:33 PM EDT - ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. Full Story

After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control
08/28/2015 06:23 PM EDT - COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. Full Story

Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips
08/28/2015 04:33 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary. Full Story

African superstars, Bono in campaign to empower women
08/28/2015 06:34 PM EDT - LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African stars joined U2 frontman Bono on Friday in a campaign to use music to help empower women around the world. Full Story

Air guitarists strum out for the world title in Finland
08/28/2015 04:33 PM EDT - OULU, Finland (AP) — Zac "The Magnet" Monro opened the final of the Air Guitar World Championships Friday with a neat mime of playing an electric guitar to rock music that shook the ground beneath the feet of a few hundred gathered in a rainy small city square in northern Finland. Full Story

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Attorney: Robin Williams' bikes are an issue in estate fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legal fight over late actor Robin Williams' possessions includes his large bicycle collection, artwork, books and other items worth millions of dollars, an attorney for his widow said Friday. Full Story