A nonprofit group is giving backpacks filled with school supplies to all 5,500 students in Flint's public school district, the latest philanthropic effort aimed at helping the city dealing with the aftermath of a lead-tainted water crisis.
CHICAGO - Seven months ago, Bruce Springsteen made Chicago's United Center the second stop on his tour commemorating the re-release of his 1980 double LP "The River." Only one show was offered, though, unusual for an artist of Springsteen's ticket-selling power playing an indoor arena in a city the size of Chicago.
Sept. 4: Today's Birthdays: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 85. Actor Kenneth Kimmins ("Coach") is 75. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 74. TV personality Dr. Jan Pol ("The Incredible Dr. Pol") is 74. Actress Jennifer Salt ("Soap") is 72. Bassist Ronald LaPread (The Commodores) is 66. Actress Judith Ivey is 65. Drummer Martin Chambers of The Pretenders is 65. Actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ("Welcome Back, Kotter") is 63. Actress Khandi Alexander ("ER," "NewsRadio") is 59. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans is 56. Guitarist Kim Thayil of Soundgarden is 56. Actress Ione Skye is 46. DJ/music producer Mark Ronson is 41. Singer Richard Wingo of Jagged Edge is 41. Bassist Ian Grushka of New Found Glory is 39. Actor Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") is 38. Actor Max Greenfield ("New Girl") is 37. Singer Dan Miller of O-Town is 36. Singer Beyonce' Knowles (Destiny's Child) is 35. Singer-guitarist Tom Gossin of Gloriana is 35. Actress Whitney Cummings ("Whitney") is 34. Comedian Kyle Mooney ("Saturday Night Live") is 32. Multi-instrumentalist Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers is 30. Singer James Bay is 26. Actor Trevor Gagnon ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") is 21.
A Nashville judge dismissed pop star Taylor Swift as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case on Monday, Davidson County District Attorney General's Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse said.