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Former Miss America and actress Mary Ann Mobley dies

Mary Ann Mobley, who was the first Mississippian to be crowned Miss America and who then parlayed that achievement into a successful movie career, has died. She was 77 and had been battling breast cancer.

A very French look at 'The Little Prince'

The just-released trailer for 2015's "The Little Prince" is rather magnifique.

'Birdman,' 'Boyhood' lead Screen Actors Guild nods

Two movies that pushed limits -- "Boyhood" and "Birdman" -- were among the leaders for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning.

High school students walk out over 'Redskins' name change

The debate over the "Redskins" name in sports isn't just at the professional level.

Bill Cosby facing litany of allegations

 It seems as if every day brings another allegation that further dismantles Bill Cosby's image as the jovial, pudding-loving patriarch whose family-friendly brand of comedy tickled successive generations.

Santa, don't pigeonhole my kid

  I am staring down a $71.97 box of Lego Friends at my local Walmart. My daughter wants Santa to bring her one of these pretty pink and purple kits for Christmas.

Baby on board! Southwest flight diverted for birth

 Baby's first flight took on a whole new meaning when a woman gave birth aboard a Southwest Airlines flight in midair Tuesday morning.

George Lucas hasn't seen the new 'Star Wars' trailer

 Remember when the new "Star Wars" trailer was burning up the Internet? George Lucas apparently didn't get the memo.

Police kill intruder who stabbed student in NY synagogue

It should have been a peaceful, contemplative night for Levi Rosenblat, studying the Torah inside a Brooklyn synagogue.

First responders give Christmas to family victim of house fire

An Orem family who lost almost everything in a house fire received an unexpected surprise from some of the first responders who saved their lives.