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Grammy-winning folk musician Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson died Tuesday at 89 after a fall last week at his home in Deep Gap, NC, and subsequent colon surgery.
"Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon and longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni were legally married Sunday in New York City.
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has been arrested as part of an Italian police investigation into an expansive match-fixing scandal.
Austrian director Michael Haneke has won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize for the second time as his film "Amour" takes the Palme d'Or.
Folk musician Doc Watson, 89, is responsive and regaining some strength after undergoing colon surgery Thursday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, 40, made 33 saves Friday night to help his team defeat rivals the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 to advance to the NHL Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings.
With little more than two years until Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup, nearly 41 percent of its infrastructure projects have yet to begin, and only 5 percent are complete.
Actor Michael McKean broke his leg Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a car in Manhattan.
Argentina state-run television has broadcast an Olympics ad taking a stab at Britain over the Falkland Islands, saying: "To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil."
The country struggles to make the most of its recent economic boom.
The move has irked foreign investors — will they stay and pay, or take off?
Along with the World Cup and the Olympics, English is coming to the Portuguese nation.