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'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies at 72 following back surgery

Actor John Heard is best known for playing the forgetful father of Macaulay Culkin’s Peter McCallister in the 1990 box office hit “Home Alone.”

John Heard, an actor best known for playing Macaulay Culkin's dad in the original "Home Alone" movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, California. He was 72.

'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery cited for loaded gun at airport

Scotty McCreery was crowned the winner of Season 10 of “American Idol.”

"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery was cited for a misdemeanor violation last week when he tried to pass through airport security with a loaded gun.


Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.


'Star Wars' fan clubs honor Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con

Four "Star Wars" costuming clubs held a tribute to their favorite fallen princess at Comic-Con.


White-bearded Texan wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

A white-bearded Texan has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, where Ernest Hemingway lived during the 1930s.


Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

It was a typical phone call between two boys and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting.


More than 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show

More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night featuring Chance the Rapper in Connecticut, authorities said.


Step by halting step, Nieto walks down aisle with his wife

Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine.


NTSB assessing whether to probe NYC seaplane hard landing

The National Transportation Safety Board says it's determining whether to investigate a seaplane mishap on New York's East River.


Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died. He was 71.


Media showman, Minnesota's rock 'n' roll 'godfather' Bill Diehl dies at 91

He helped shape Minnesota's burgeoning rock scene in the 1960s.


Alum David Letterman donates hundreds of items to Ball State

Ball State University alum and comedian David Letterman has donated more than 1,000 memorabilia items -- including 15 Emmy Awards he won as talk show host -- to the eastern Indiana school.


Country singer Scotty McCreery cited for handgun at airport

Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport.


'Let 1994 go': Simpson case's racial symbolism now a relic

Justin Zimmerman was a 7-year-old black boy in Moreno Valley, California, when O.J. Simpson was on trial for murder.He wasn't old enough to understand the…


White House communication chief already at the mic for Trump

He was the only Trump ally on stage that day.


C.J.: Actor, Pepitos owner Joe Minjares reflects on life and love as lung disease advances

Joe Minjares seems mostly happy despite pulmonary fibrosis, which has advanced from the diagnosis six years ago to the point that he needs a portable oxygen tank.


Scaramucci: NYC financier turned Trump communications chief

He was the only Trump ally on stage that day.


Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death

The band Linkin Park canceled its North American tour Friday after its lead singer, Chester Bennington, was found dead by hanging the day before.


Beyonce wax figure touched up after fans say it's too white

A wax figure of Beyonce at Madame Tussauds in New York has been given a makeover after fans of the megastar said the figure was too white.