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August 21, 2017 9:37 AM Jerry Lewis telethons raised billions for muscular dystrophy. Many cheered when he went off the air

As Jerry Lewis continuously rose and fell in the eye of public opinion throughout his career, one thing remained constant: every Labor Day weekend from 1966 to 2010, he and celebrity pals such as Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson and Jack Benny would be on television for almost 24 hours, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on his annual 23

August 21, 2017 12:05 AM The slapstick, the telethons, 'L-a-a-a-dy!' — comic and philanthropist Jerry Lewis dies at 91

For decades, Jerry Lewis’ star had been as bright as any comedic force in America. His partnership with Dean Martin forged the hottest comedy team of an era, and his films were embraced by audiences raised on his manic, over-the-top, rubber-faced routines. Then, as if by design, he shifted gears and poured his energy and time into philanthropy as host of the annual 19

August 19, 2017 3:22 PM Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors over concerns of ‘political distraction’

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event. The first family will not participate “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement 21

August 18, 2017 2:20 PM 'Frozen' the musical begins performances in Denver

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Performances of Disney Theatrical's new stage musical Frozen began Thursday night in Denver. The out-of-town tryout at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to run through Oct. 1. It will start previews at New York's St. James Theatre on Feb. 22, with its official Broadway opening slated for mid-March 12

August 17, 2017 11:00 AM Houston districts with most top-ranked schools in 2017

These Houston-area districts are home to schools that received all possible "campus of distinction" honors, which recognize high performance relative to schools of similar size and demographics. Click through to see if your school made the cut, and how many campuses in each district were honored. These Houston-area districts are home to schools that received 29

August 14, 2017 4:33 PM Senator Al Franken to appear at Miami Book Fair

Former Vice President Joe Biden isn’t the only famous political name on this year’s list of Miami Book Fair authors. The fair, which opens Nov. 12 with journalist Dan Rather, has announced that Sen. Al Franken will close out the fair on Nov. 19 to talk about his book “Giant of the Senate.” Also appearing are Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager — you know them as the Bush twins 8

August 12, 2017 4:10 AM Driven by doubters, Conor McGregor convinced he will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr

To Conor McGregor, daring to step into the foreign land of a boxing ring to meet the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr., is the latest example of his pursuit to do what few believe him capable of. “This is legacy. This is people doubting me, questioning my skill set — talking as if I’m a novice, talking as if I haven’t been doing this my entire life,” McGregor 28

August 4, 2017 11:18 PM Philly's Walk of Fame to welcome Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle

Philadelphia's Music Alliance will induct a line-up of influential musicians spanning a wide range of genres to its Walk of Fame, including local favorites Jill Scott and Patti LaBelle. The class of 2017 features a star-studded list of musicians and artists from guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe to 1970s R&B group Sister Sledge, and Sound of Philadelphia 19

August 3, 2017 10:43 PM Activision Blizzard’s Revenue and Profit Forecasts Surge Due to ‘Overwatch’

Activision Blizzard raised its full-year adjusted revenue and profit forecasts for the second time on Thursday, as the video game publisher benefits from higher digital sales and the popularity of its multi-player futuristic game Overwatch. The company raised its full-year adjusted profit to $2 per share from $1.88 per share and its adjusted revenue 26

July 30, 2017 6:27 AM Jon Jones Reminds Us the GOAT Is Back, and Brock Lesnar's in His Sights

The steadiness of the UFC fight schedule tends to make everything feel routine. Knockouts become indistinguishable, names become interchangeable, and even the extraordinary struggles to stand out. There are exceptions to that, of course, and one of them walked into a UFC arena last night for the first time in over a year. Jon Jones, the 30-year-old former 26