Get ready to have your dreams delivered at this year’s Arizona State Fair which runs Wednesdays through Sundays from Oct. 10 to Nov. 2.In addition to 18 days of rides, attractions and food, the 2014 fair offers a look into favorite superheroes in the new Hall of Heroes, while Racing Lemurs and Reptile Adventures add an exotic touch.Other new attractions include Dinomania presented by Sears Vacations and Slack-Wire Sam. All the fun and familiar attractions are returning, including The Great American Duck Race and Tyzen the Hypnotist. Plenty of respite options with free entertainment are available, including The Hangout presented by Hensley Beverage Company’s Arizona Craft Beer Division, Caribbean Village, the Backyard, and Kiddie Corner.Musical stars from various genres and generations will shine in the Arizona State Fair Concert Series. This year’s lineup has something for everyone, including Justin Moore, Sublime with Rome, Darius Rucker, Wiz Khalifa, John Fogerty, Barenaked Ladies and Josh Turner. Additional acts include Queens of the Stone Age, Old School Jam and Dave Pratt’s 1980 Something featuring Berlin, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and John Waite. General admission concert seating is free with fair admission. Fairgoers can purchase reserved tickets at www.azstatefair.com/tickets starting 10 a.m. Sept. 13.A variety of interactive activities, demonstrations and sampling opportunities will also be on site, including Native Spirit Dancers, the Great American Petting Zoo, Kerr’s Farm Tours presented by Arizona Milk Producers, Coco’s Pie Eating Contest, Sonic Frozen T-Shirt Contest and the second annual Comic Art Convention. The Fry’s Culinary Stage has a variety of local chef demonstrators, as well as contests sponsored by Fry’s, AZ Pork Council, and the Blue Ribbon Group.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
Police in Southampton said English was arrested Sunday morning on a county road on Long Island. He made a court appearance later in the day, and authorities said he posted $1,500 bail.
The circumstances of the arrest were unavailable.
English's lawyer, Edward Burke Jr., said they "adamantly deny the allegations" and "look forward to addressing this matter in a court of law."
The chef, whose full name is William Todd English, is the creative force behind a number of restaurants around the country, including Olives, Figs and Fish Club. He also has been a regular on television programs including "Iron Chef USA."
English has written several cookbooks and has been honored by the James Beard Foundation for excellence and achievement in cuisine.
In September 2009, his former fiancee was charged with assault, and authorities accused her of hitting him with a metal wrist watch, leaving him needing multiple stitches. The couple had been scheduled to get married, but English called the wedding off.
A judge in January 2010 closed the case without prison or probation based on her going through anger management and performing community service.
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year.
"I loved watching the 'Making a Difference' stories about remarkable people and organizations making a profound difference in our country and our world," Clinton said in a statement posted on her Facebook page. "I am grateful NBC gave me the opportunity to continue this important legacy."
She was initially hired to do stories for Brian Williams' "Rock Center" newsmagazine, but that program was canceled. Her work occasionally appeared on NBC's "Nightly News."
Two Clinton stories that aired in January were on education programs targeting the underprivileged. She's done stories on a school program for jailed teenagers named after Maya Angelou, an Arkansas tutoring program and a restaurant chain that donates leftover food to the needy. Her story on actor Jeff Bridges' work on childhood hunger aired Aug. 1, and another story about a school lunch program for poor children in New Mexico is scheduled to air this Sunday.
"Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities," said Alex Wallace, senior vice president at NBC News.
Her exit removes some potential awkwardness for the network if her mother runs for president in 2016. NBC made certain to keep Clinton off the air around the time her mother was making media appearances to promote a book, to avoid any appearance of conflict. NBC also received some criticism when stories about her salary appeared; the network didn't comment on the reports.
Both Wallace and Clinton left open the possibility that Clinton could someday return to NBC. "While my role with NBC News may be coming to an end, I look forward to working with the NBC family well into the future," Clinton said on Facebook.
Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, announced this spring that she is pregnant with her first child.