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Agent: 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's

May 26
Legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.

Some Native Hawaiians Disapprove of 'Aloha' Movie Title

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | May 26
Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.

Lawyer Says Allegations B.B. King was Poisoned 'Ridiculous'

By Ken Ritter | May 26
Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous.

How Does Ireland's Vote to Approve Gay Marriage Relate to Debate Over Issue in US?

By David Crary | May 26
Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court

Gay Marriage Challenge Cost Indiana $1.4 Million in Attorney Fees

May 26
The Indiana attorney general's office says the state had to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to plaintiffs' attorneys in its unsuccessful attempt to maintain its ban on same-sex marriages.

NY Lawmaker Backs State Benefits for Gay Veterans

May 26
A state lawmaker says New York should ensure that veterans discharged for their sexual orientation under the U.S. military's old policies are eligible for the 53 state programs, benefits and tax breaks other vets can get.

12 Missing After Flooding in Texas Sweeps Away Vacation Home

By Bobby McGuire | May 26
Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.

California Looks to Australia for Tips on Surviving Drought

By Kristen Gelineau and Ellen Knickmeyer | May 25
California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.

Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen Service Members at Arlington

By Darlene Superville | May 25
Speaking under sunny skies to some 5,000 people on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Obama called the burial place "more than a final resting place for fallen heroes"

After a Decade Online, YouTube is Redefining Celebrity

May 25
In its 10-years of existence, YouTube has evolved from a playground for kitty videos to a $20 billion visual menagerie.

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