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  • Sam Shepard talks 'American madness' in Discovery's 'Klondike'

    Sam Shepard talks 'American madness' in Discovery's 'Klondike'
    Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has a theory about looking to the rural life of yesteryear for entertainment: Nothing has changed.
  • Jay Cochrane dies at 69; tightrope walker set world records

    Jay Cochrane dies at 69; tightrope walker set world records
    Jay Cochrane, a Canadian tightrope walker who set world records as he crossed high above gorges and traversed from skyscraper to skyscraper the world over, died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ontario, according to a remembrance posted on his website. He...

    Wallenda family high-wire artists cross speedway without net. Watch.

    Wallenda family high-wire artists cross speedway without net. Watch.
    Wallenda family sister-and-brother tightrope artists Nik and Lijana Wallenda crossed NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday on a single high wire at the same time -- in opposite directions. Halfway there, Nik Wallenda had to step over his sister....

    The modern/medieval wait for Kate Middleton's baby

    The modern/medieval wait for Kate Middleton's baby
    Plenty of news events demand minute-by-minute coverage -- police car chases, a presidential inauguration, Nik Wallenda crossing the Grand Canyon on a wire without a net. But there's something particularly gruesome about the media waiting outside a...

    BET Awards: Telecast generates nearly 10 million tweets

    BET Awards: Telecast generates nearly 10 million tweets
    Sunday night's BET Awards, telecast from the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A., were by far the most tweeted-about event of the week, according to rankings from Nielsen's SocialGuide, which measures Twitter TV activity. The 12-year-old award show's...