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Satire-master Nielsen dead at 84

Satire-master Nielsen dead at 84

Despite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career’s second act. “Surely you can’t be serious,” an airline passenger says to Nielsen in “Airplane!” the 1980 hit that turned the actor from dramatic leading man to comic star. “I […]

Here we go again: Another Minnesota recount

Here we go again: Another Minnesota recount

Minnesota hit the reset button Monday in another close election as workers began the tedious task of reviewing more than 2.1 million ballots in the governor’s race — one at a time and under the watchful gaze of volunteers and lawyers for Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer. The recount follows on the heels […]

Well, we always said Dr. Laura was a space cadet

Well, we always said Dr. Laura was a space cadet

Talk-show host Laura Schlessinger won’t stay away from radio very long — only a weekend, in fact. Sirius XM Radio Inc. said Monday it has a multiyear deal with Schlessinger to bring her “Dr. Laura” advice program to satellite radio in January. Specific terms were not revealed. Schlessinger had said in August that she was […]

Debt-panel chairs make changes to draft: report

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The chairmen of the White House’s debt-reduction commission are making changes to their draft proposal in a move broaden support before Wednesday’s vote, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Read more