- Technical virtuoso helps shape electric guitar sounds Updated: Aug-30-15 9:56 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Lindy Fralin spends his days working an industrial winding machine that looks vaguely like a 1960s-era lathe.
- Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire Updated: Aug-30-15 9:48 am
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine - When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.
- Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews Updated: Aug-30-15 9:01 am
WARSAW, Poland - As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.
- Rock Hall to open exhibits on Graham Nash, Smokey Robinson Updated: Aug-30-15 5:22 am
CLEVELAND - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will open new exhibits this fall honoring two legendary singer-songwriters.
- Volunteers survey sea stars to monitor devastating disease Updated: Aug-30-15 5:04 am
CAMANO ISLAND, Washington - Michael Kyte and his team were more than an hour into their search when they spotted their first dying sea star.
- Hope College's new music center opens to students Updated: Aug-30-15 4:07 am
HOLLAND, Michigan - Hope College's new $33 million music center opened to students this weekend.
- China's leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan Updated: Aug-30-15 1:24 am
BEIJING - By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates - including with a massive military parade - the victory over Japan 70 years ago.
- 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies Updated: Aug-29-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les MisÃ©rables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.
- At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms Updated: Aug-29-15 8:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several feet away, two guys are seemingly racing in cars over 100 mph while both sit still.
- The Latest: Clinton: Celebrate progress but continue work Updated: Aug-29-15 8:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
- Redskins' LT Trent Williams agrees to new 5-year contract Updated: Aug-29-15 8:21 pm
BALTIMORE - Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams agreed to terms Saturday on a new five-year contract that comes with $32 million in guaranteed money.
- Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers Updated: Aug-29-15 7:22 pm
LOS ANGELES - Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.
- Newark holds '24 Hours of Peace' amid surge in violence Updated: Aug-29-15 5:43 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Yoga devotees and hip-hop music fans were among the thousands who flooded several blocks of New Jersey's largest city on Saturday with the hopes of creating a cease-fire against the city's spike in gun violence.
- Quilts of Valor exhibit moving museum visitors to tears Updated: Aug-29-15 5:38 pm
PADUCAH, Kentucky - A new exhibit at the National Quilt Museum is moving visitors to tears.
- Upstate NY museum receives trove of couple's modern art Updated: Aug-29-15 5:13 pm
GLENS FALLS, New York - An upstate New York museum known for its collection of work by Rembrandt, van Gogh and Picasso says it has received its largest donation of modern artwork in years.
- Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000 Updated: Aug-29-15 5:06 pm
ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico - 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.
- How Atlanta became the Hollywood of the South Updated: Aug-29-15 5:05 pm
ATLANTA - The city is on fire.
- Lawyer: Tony Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling' Updated: Aug-29-15 2:06 pm
NEW YORK - A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."
- Birmingham couple opens their home to share love of music Updated: Aug-29-15 1:58 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - For Birmingham native Matt Waldrep, there are only two things to know about Birmingham's music scene: The first is that Birmingham has good art, and the second is that Birmingham deserves good art. Everything else, he says, revolves around making sure neither is lost.
- Illinois to broadcast football games in Chinese Updated: Aug-29-15 1:49 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A surge in students from China has prompted the University of Illinois to add Chinese-language broadcasts of its football games this season.
- Texan recalls time 70 years ago as POW during WWII Updated: Aug-29-15 1:26 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - A gold-framed black-and-white photo shows a smiling man in an Army Air Forces uniform, his cheeks still chubby with youth.
- 2 slain TV station workers honored at Va. high school games Updated: Aug-29-15 1:22 pm
ROANOKE, Virginia - Two slain employees of a Roanoke TV station have been honored during the opening weekend of high school football games.
- Jury sides with Frederick County in music festival dispute Updated: Aug-29-15 11:56 am
BALTIMORE - A federal jury has decided in favor of Frederick County officials in a lawsuit over a botched 2009 music festival.
- ER doctors oppose big Halloween music festival Updated: Aug-29-15 11:46 am
LOS ANGELES - Drug-related deaths linked to music festivals have prompted some Los Angeles emergency room doctors to oppose a planned Halloween event at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds.
- Katherine Boo to receive Lovejoy Award in Maine Updated: Aug-29-15 10:04 am
WATERVILLE, Maine - 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.