Easy Rider

In this Sept. 11, 1970 file photo, Jack Nicholson, right, and co-star Karen Black appear together at New York's Philharmonic Hall to attend the premiere of their new film "Five Easy Pieces." (AP Photo, File)

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. DRONE WAR ESCALATES IN YEMEN Three U.S. drones kill 12 suspected al-Qaida militants, military officials in the […]


In this May 14, 2012 publicity file photo provided by KPP, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Sherak and actress Karen Black are seen during "Keeping the Promise," presented by California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance at Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. (AP Photo, KPP, Joe Kohen, File)

‘Five Easy Pieces’ star Karen Black dead at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as “Easy Rider,” ”Five Easy Pieces” and “Nashville,” has died. Black’s husband, […]



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