Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in "Paris, Texas," ''Repo Man" and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91 (read more)

The Global Citizen Festival brought together music superstars Stevie Wonder and Green Day with political leaders, including Miroslav Lajcak, president of the United Nations General Assembly, in Central Park on Saturday to help end extreme poverty in the world by 2030 (read more)

The dystopian series "The Handmaid's Tale" was crowned best TV drama on Sunday at the Emmy Awards, also winning best drama writing and directing and earning Elizabeth Moss a best actress statuette and Ann Dowd a best drama supporting actress award (read more)

When Reed Morano on Sunday became the first woman in 22 years to win an Emmy Award for directing a drama series, that wasn't just a milestone for the industry, but also for Ocean Beach and West Islip (read more)

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound cars (read more)

Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking (read more)

The state of Missouri lands at the center of a racially charged conflict _ again (read more)

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is celebrating its first birthday just as popular as it was on its opening day (read more)


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