Jury could rewrite history of Led Zeppelin’s epic ‘Stairway’

In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of “Celebration Day,” a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Led Zeppelin’s lawyers asked a judge Monday, June 20, 2016, to throw out a case accusing the band’s songwriters of ripping off a riff for “Stairway to Heaven.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A key chapter of rock ‘n’ roll history could be rewritten by a jury that began deliberating Wednesday over whether Led Zeppelin ripped off a riff for its epic “Stairway to Heaven.”

How do you teach human interaction to a robot? Lots of TV

In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016, photo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher Carl Vondrick looks through a protective door while standing next to a computer server cluster, right, on the MIT campus, in Cambridge, Mass. MIT says a computer that binge-watched TV shows such as “The Office,” “Big Bang Theory” and “Desperate Housewives” learned how to predict whether the actors were about to hug, kiss, shake hands or slap high-fives, a breakthrough that eventually could help the next generation of artificial intelligence function less clumsily. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Remember the Jetsons’ robot maid, Rosie? Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers think her future real-life incarnations can learn a thing or two from Steve Carell and other sitcom stars.

Jason Alexander shifts from TV to run live show in Arkansas

As Stacy Sells, second from left, looks on, entertainer Jason Alexander, second from right, takes a selfie with Tim Gauger after a preview show of Windfall at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre on Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Alexander directed the two-act play, which explores how people might react if they feel a co-worker is cheating them out of lottery jackpot money. The play premiered in Little Rock June 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Kelly Kissel)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two decades after pretending to be a tourist from Little Rock on a long-running television show about nothing, Jason Alexander has been working in the city this summer, directing a play about something.

Everybody knows your name: ‘Cheers’ coming to stage

FILE - In this May 21, 1993 file photo, members of the television show "Cheers," from left, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Rhea Perlman, Woody Harrelson and Kelsey Grammer, toast the crowd outside the Bull and Finch Pub in Boston. "Cheers" is being adapted for the stage riffing on the Bostonian themes and sexual tension that powered the wildly popular '80s TV sitcom. The play is scheduled to debut in September 2016 in Boston before embarking on a national tour. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The bar where everybody knows your name is coming to the stage.

‘Stairway to Heaven’ creator faces questions

FILE - In this July 13, 1985 file photo, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium. Generations of aspiring guitarists have tried to copy the riff from Led Zeppelin's “Stairway to Heaven.” Starting Tuesday, June 14, 2016, a Los Angeles court will try to decide whether the members of Led Zeppelin themselves ripped off that riff. Page and Plant are named as defendants in the lawsuit brought by the trustee of late guitarist Randy Wolfe from the band Spirit. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In days of Led Zeppelin’s youth, the band didn’t have many original works and relied heavily on cover songs, including a medley that borrowed a riff from the California band Spirit.

Shanghai Disneyland opens

Mickey Mouse entertains visitors on the opening day of the Disney Resort in Shanghai, China, Thursday, June 16, 2016. Walt Disney Co. opened its first theme park in mainland China on Thursday at a ceremony that mixed speeches by Communist Party officials, a Chinese children's choir and actors dressed as Sleeping Beauty and other Disney characters. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. opened Shanghai Disneyland, its first theme park in mainland China, with a lavish celebration Thursday featuring Communist Party leaders, a children’s choir, Sleeping Beauty and other Disney characters.

Ali’s passing takes sports legends down memory lane

In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, back row from left, John Wooten, Jim Brown, Bill Russell, and Bobby Mitchell stand behind Muhammad Ali before the start of the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. The death of Muhammad Ali left a profound effect on many, even fellow legends. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jim Brown both got the call on June 4, which was strangely appropriate, along with simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming.


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