Friday, October 28, 2016
Suspect in Ohio fatal sandwich shop shooting to be sentenced

A man who authorities say has agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally shooting a teenager at an Ohio sandwich shop is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday in Cleveland.

Daveion Perry pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aggravated murder and 14 other counts for killing 15-year-old Sunny Ravi Patel on Oct. 14 during a robbery at his family's Mr. Hero store in Cleveland Heights. The 20-year-old Perry was arrested two days later after an attempted robbery.

Review: Complex family emerges in lively 'Falsettos'

Once upon a time, AIDS hadn't happened yet, there were no legal LGBT rights, and openly gay partners were just beginning to seem possible.

Composer-lyricist William Finn illuminated the story of a gay Jewish man and his extended family in the late 1970s with inventive lyrics and spirited tunes in the sophisticated musical comedy "Falsettos." Groundbreaking for its time, it premiered on Broadway in 1992 amid the growing AIDS crisis, and won two Tony Awards for best book and best score.

Manson follower 'Tex' Watson denied parole in California

California parole officials recommended Thursday that Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should remain in prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people.

Watson's 17th parole hearing was held at Mule Creek State Prison, near Sacramento. He can seek parole again in five years.

Toni Morrison receives Bellow award for lifetime achievement

Toni Morrison received a lifetime achievement award Thursday night from the PEN American Center, a ceremony of music and words that ended with a special treat from the guest of honor: An excerpt from a novel in progress.

Hundreds gathered Thursday night at the New School auditorium in Manhattan as the Nobel winner received a prize named for a previous laureate, the $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow Award. Billed as "Dangerous Work: An Evening With Toni Morrison," the 90-minute event was a tribute to her ideas and to the music of her language, fitting for a writer who has collaborated on an opera and called one of her novels "Jazz." Performances included music from mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran and her husband, composer-pianist Jason Moran, along with readings by actors Adepero Oduye and Delroy Lindo. All praised Morrison and her work, bowing from the stage to the author in her front row seat.

The Latest: Environmentalist decries Oregon standoff verdict

The Latest on the trial of seven defendants who were involved in an armed standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

Affleck tells 'kid brother' New Hampshire in video to vote

Ben Affleck is calling on New Hampshire residents to get out and vote in the upcoming election.

In a new video, the Boston-born Affleck describes New Hampshire as his "kid brother," while talking in a distinctly Boston accent about how much he loves the state.

The Latest: Alleged Trump Hollywood star smasher freed

The Latest on man suspected of using sledgehammer to destroy Donald Trump's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (all times local):

4 p.m.

The Latest: DH Santana set to move to left for Indians

The Latest on the World Series (all times Central):

6:45 p.m.

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