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Celeb chef Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown

OVERTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Chef Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Overtown, a historic black neighborhood in Miami, with plans to open a restaurant... Read More

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Armani democratizes the double-breasted jacket

MILAN (AP) — In a week normally reserved for men's fashion, the June edition of Milan Fashion Week closed Monday with a mélange of men's and women's previews for next spring and summer... Read More

AFI highlights Clooney's life of acting, activism and pranks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney's Hollywood career spans more than three decades, with memorable roles including fighting vampires, playing Batman and drifting through space in "Gravity." But Cloone... Read More

'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administr... Read More

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Beloved Glasgow School of Art badly damaged by a 2nd fire

LONDON (AP) — Glasgow has suffered a major blow as a second severe fire in four years has gutted the historic Glasgow School of Art, one of the Scottish city's most beloved cultural treasures... Read More

North Dakota author details comeback of American buffalo

North Dakota author Francie Berg's last book about the American buffalo was a guide for adventurers eager to get out on back roads to see the historic sites where the great animal once flourished. The... Read More

Stephen Hawking's ashes buried in Westminster Abbey

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking has taken his place among Britain's greatest scientists with the burial of his ashes in Westminster Abbey, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton... Read More

How Fox's businesses would match up with Disney and Comcast

NEW YORK (AP) — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing co... Read More

Q&A: Christopher Plummer on playing a weed dealer at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Regal and commanding even in his youth, Christopher Plummer has turned into an even mightier force in old age... Read More

2 ½ hours from everywhere: Murphys Historic Hotel stands test of time

Deanna Broglio stands on the balcony of one of Murphys Hotel’s historic rooms, overlooking Main Street in Murphys, California.

It could be said that Murphys Historic Hotel is a doorway to another time, but its doorway is literally from another time. Upon entering the establishment, one might notice the doorknob is a mere two feet off the ground; a design choice implemented so that patrons would have to dismount their horses before entering.

This is but a taste of the rich history within the walls of California’s oldest continually-operating hotel. Established in 1856 as the Sperry and Perry Hotel, its ownership has changed hands seven times in its 162-year history.

Deanna Broglio has worked at the hotel off and on for the past 30 years. Currently the front desk manager, Broglio has a wealth of historical knowledge about the hotel and the area in which it sits... Read More