Reaction to the death of actress Valerie Harper
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of actress Valerie Harper who died Friday at age 80:
— "Even when she was down she danced and showed the world that she refused to let...
First sign language Starbucks opens in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coffee drinkers in the nation's capital can now order that tall pumpkin spice iced skim latte in sign language.
Starbucks has opened its first U.S. "signing store" to better serve hard of hearing customers. The store in Washington is just blocks from Gallaudet University, one of the nation's oldest universities serving deaf and hard of hearing students.
Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon.
Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey and organization co-founder Katie Couric also will take part in the Sept. 7 fundraiser.
Stand Up To Cancer said Thursday that this year's live, hour-long telecast commemorates 10 years of raising awareness and more than $480 million to fund innovative research.
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More than words
Words arent always necessary to convey charm and humor, as proven by the new dramedy This Close. Deaf actors Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman, who also co-wrote the series, play best friends who deal with the aftermath of her recent engagement. Cheryl Hines, Marlee Matlin and Zach Gilford are among the familiar faces making guest appearances.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin says she is "extremely concerned" about funds being cut from services for the disabled.
Matlin, who was the first deaf person to receive an Academy Award, spoke Monday in Tel Aviv. Matlin is in Israel to receive the prestigious Morton E. Ruderman Award for her lifelong activism for people with disabilities.
She said it would be a "disaster" if health care is cut back in the U.S.