The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.
A cancer diagnosis has prompted a couple to move ahead on plans to open a brewery and improvisational theater in Ann Arbor, drawing the name for the planned establishment from a tough day when everything felt pointless.
Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation.
A resolution urging baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to reinstate former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose and make him eligible for the Hall of Fame is getting its first hearing in the Ohio Legislature.
May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 85. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 77. Keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet is 75. Actress Sharon Gless ("Cagney and Lacey") is 72. Actor Tom Berenger is 65. Actor Gregory Harrison is 65. Actor Kyle Secor ("Homicide: Life on the Street") is 58. Comedian Chris Elliott is 55. Actress Lea Thompson is 54. Singer Corey Hart is 53. Rapper DMC of Run-DMC is 51. Actress Brooke Shields is 50. Country bassist Ed Adkins of The Derailers is 48. Actress Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife") is 43. Actor Colin Farrell is 39. Trumpet player Scott Klopfenstein of Reel Big Fish is 38. Drummer Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy is 35. Rapper Waka Flocka Flame is 29. Actor Curtis Williams Jr. ("Parent'Hood") is 28. Singer Normani Hamilton is 19.
As romance writers go, Jennifer Bernard said she still thinks of herself as a newbie — even though she has published six novels, three novellas and a short story in three years. That's faster than some Homer boat builders crank out skiffs.
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