Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Turkey investigates reports over ruined ancient mosaics

An official says Turkey's Culture Ministry has launched an inquiry following reports that priceless ancient mosaics had been ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey.

A newspaper in Hatay province said several mosaics at the Archaeological Museum were badly restored and seriously damaged while being moved to the museum's new premises in the city of Antakya. Hurriyet newspaper published before-and-after pictures of three of the mosaics, in which the restored versions appeared to be distorted.

Jindal book on lessons of history coming in October

Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, has a book coming out in October.

Threshold Editions announced Tuesday that Jindal has a deal with the publisher for "American Will: The Forgotten Choices That Changed Our Republic."

Jazz Fest sets new record attendance with 460,000 fans

The sun-filled final weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, fueled by performances by Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, Trombone Shorty, T.I., and No Doubt, drew 460,000 fans — the highest attendance total since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Festival organizers released attendance figures late Monday. Overall attendance for 2014 was 435,000.

Deputies investigate sexually explicit juvenile video

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a sexually explicit video by a middle school and high school student.

The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1cgQEuu ) reports Windsor Knolls Middle School teachers and administrators heard students discussing an explicit video Thursday where the students reportedly appear. A Frederick County Public Schools spokesman says the middle school student recorded sex acts with the high school student on a personal device. The recording wasn't for distribution, but a group of the middle school student's friends jokingly discussed paying for the material.

Mariah Carey to perform on Billboard stage after 17 years

Mariah Carey is set to perform on the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 17 years, but the pop superstar is keeping mum on what song she she'll sing.

Billboard and Dick Clark productions announced Tuesday that Carey will appear on the May 17 show in Las Vegas. Billboard says the chanteuse has more No. 1 songs on its Hot 100 chart than any other solo artist in the chart's 56-year history.

Obama jokes with Letterman about post-retirement life

President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.

Obama joked about their quieter futures during his eighth "Late Show" appearance Monday, saying Americans have grown up with the 33-year veteran comedian.

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Man charged with stealing Elton John's glasses from museum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who police say took Elton John's heart-shaped glasses from a museum display in Memphis has been indicted on a felony theft charge.

Man who shipped guns to ex-NFLer Hernandez to be sentenced

A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston.

Oscar Hernandez, no relation to Aaron, has pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury.

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