• Life-Size Dorothy, Toto LEGO models truly prove there’s no place like home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One-of-a-kind Dorothy and Toto Lego models claim Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City as their permanent home. Making their public debut on Friday, August 1st, the life-size Dorothy and Toto Lego models will add to Legoland Discovery Center Kansas City’s current …

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  • Veteran television impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

    NEW YORK — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died. Halmi died Wednesday in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick. The Hungarian-born Halmi found success as a magazine photographer after arriving in America in 1951, shooting pictures for such …

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  • What’s a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

    NEW YORK — What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course! As in “us.” Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy. “Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social value than selfies,” said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing …

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  • Senior citizens share homes

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some …

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  • Check your doctor’s vitals first

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that. Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up …

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  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies at age 86

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. …

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  • Maria Shriver launches program honoring her father, Sargent Shriver

    NEW YORK — Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late father, Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps. The Shriver Corps will train volunteers to help poor Americans connect …

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  • Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

    NEW YORK — Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white flowing shirt. Her …

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  • Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was “out of town” when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since. He and Neil Armstrong were on the moon. They missed the whole celebration 45 years ago …

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  • Officials ID body found in ditch

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Officials have identified a man found dead in a ditch off Interstate 55 in Southaven. DeSoto County Coroner Jeff Pounders said 62-year-old Michael J. Gooch was found around 2 p.m. Tuesday on Old Airways near Interstate 55 by a road worker …

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  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Pucker Up for these Luscious Lemony Desserts I pretty much love lemon everything. As a kid, I would politely say “no thank you” if a dessert had lemon in it. Thankfully, my taste buds changed. Now, I can’t get enough lemon! And one of my …

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