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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- She isn't doing spoilers. But the woman whose best-selling prison memoir has become the TV show "Orange is the New Black" is dropping some small hints about the upcoming season. Piper Kerman says season 3 of the Netflix series "holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns." And she says some of those plot twists involve characters in the show whom audiences "care passionately about." Kerman says the new season will also provide some back-stories for some of the characters -- while drawing out the lives of new characters. Kerman attended a book signing yesterday in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Piper Kerman says she doesn't want people to think because a hit TV show came out of her time behind bars that she lacks remorse.

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Piper Kerman says she has regrets about what she did to earn a prison stint.

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Piper Kerman suggests producers of "Orange Is The New Black" have plot twists up their sleeves for the new season.


BALTIMORE (AP) -- He darts around a swimming pool at a pretty quick clip. And it also appears Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was moving along rapidly on a Baltimore highway when he was stopped the other morning. Charging documents say Phelps was going 84 miles per hour in a 45-mile per hour zone. He was charged with DUI -- and authorities say he blew a .14 percent on his blood-alcohol test -- nearly double the Maryland limit of .08. Police say his eyes were red and bloodshot and that his speech was so slurred it sounded -- as the report says -- "mush mouth." When asked to do a one-leg stand, the statement says Phelps responded: "that's not happening." Phelps faces a number of charges in the incident. Trial is set for Nov. 19.

AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports charging documents suggest it was clear to police that Michael Phelps was impaired when pulled over Tuesday.

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AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports it's unlikely Michael Phelps will do jail time for his latest DUI arrest.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is back in the news -- sort of. Police in Beverly Hills, California, were called out to his home -- after his wife reported a burglary. Police didn't find a crime -- but did find Sterling hosting V. Stiviano. Yes, THAT V. Stiviano, the woman whose recordings of Sterling making racist remarks led to his being ousted as Clippers owner and banned for life from the NBA. A police spokesman says Stiviano was an invited guest -- so they left the premises.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gloria Steinem says people still have trouble understanding domestic violence. But she says the recent incidents involving ex-football star Ray Rice and other athletes have at least caused people to talk about the issue. The feminist pioneer says back in the day, no one even used the term domestic violence -- it was "just called life." Steinem says people still think the mistreatment of women is something that happens in other countries -- not the U.S. But she says there have been more women killed by their husbands or boyfriends -- than all the Americans killed in 9/11 or in Afghanistan and Iraq.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Felicity Huffman says other than playing a mom, there's no difference between the roles she has in "Desperate Housewives" and in "American Crime." Huffman says after playing Lynette Scavo for eight years, she has been looking for something that will make TV audiences think "There's Felicity Huffman" and not "Oh, there's Lynette." Huffman is on a more important crusade than just avoiding typecasting. She is promoting her work with Warriors in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She says she'd love it if mothers and daughters got to the point where they ask each other about getting breast exams.

Rewind Time

October 02, 2014 07:06 GMT

Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people were killed.

On this date:

In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, New York, during the Revolutionary War.

In 1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers fought Mexican soldiers near the Guadalupe River; the Mexicans ended up withdrawing.

In 1889, the first International Conference of American States convened in Washington, D.C.

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a serious stroke at the White House that left him paralyzed on his left side.

In 1939, the Benny Goodman Sextet (which included Lionel Hampton) made their first recording, "Flying Home," for Columbia.

In 1950, the comic strip "Peanuts," created by Charles M. Schulz, was syndicated to seven newspapers.

In 1958, the former French colony of Guinea in West Africa proclaimed its independence.

In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court as the court opened its new term.

In 1970, one of two chartered twin-engine planes flying the Wichita State University football team to Utah crashed into a mountain near Silver Plume, Colorado, killing 31 of the 40 people on board.

In 1984, Richard W. Miller became the first FBI agent to be arrested and charged with espionage. (Miller was tried three times; he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but was released after nine years.)

In 1996, an AeroPeru Boeing 757 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, killing all 61 passengers and nine crew members on board.

In 2002, the Washington, D.C.-area sniper attacks began, setting off a frantic manhunt lasting three weeks. (John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were finally arrested for 10 killings and three woundings; Muhammad was executed in 2009; Malvo was sentenced to life in prison.)

Ten years ago: Suspected separatist rebels began four days of attacks in India's Nagaland and Assam states that killed more than 70 people.

Five years ago: The International Olympic Committee, meeting in Copenhagen, chose Rio de Janeiro to be the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics; Chicago was eliminated in the first round, despite a last-minute in-person appeal by President Barack Obama. A man accused of stalking ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and secretly videotaping her inside her hotel room was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. (Michael David Barrett later pleaded guilty to interstate stalking and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison.) Marek Edelman, 90, the last surviving leader of the ill-fated 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt against the Nazis (not to be confused with the above-mentioned 1944 uprising), died in Warsaw.

One year ago: President Barack Obama met privately with congressional leaders at the White House for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending the impasse. Overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day as they tried to sign up for coverage using new health insurance exchanges. A jury in Los Angeles cleared a concert promoter of negligence, rejecting a lawsuit brought by Michael Jackson's mother claiming AEG Live had been negligent in hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who killed the pop star with an overdose of a hospital anesthetic.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer-musician Leon Rausch (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys) is 87. Retired MLB All-Star Maury Wills is 82. Movie critic Rex Reed is 76. Singer-songwriter Don McLean is 69. Cajun/country singer Jo-el Sonnier (sahn-YAY') is 68. Actor Avery Brooks is 66. Fashion designer Donna Karan is 66. Photographer Annie Leibovitz is 65. Rock musician Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics) is 64. Singer-actor Sting is 63. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 60. Country musician Greg Jennings (Restless Heart) is 60. Rock singer Phil Oakey (The Human League) is 59. Rhythm-and-blues singer Freddie Jackson is 56. Singer-producer Robbie Nevil is 56. Retro-soul singer James Hunter is 52. Former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien is 52. Rock musician Bud Gaugh (Sublime, Eyes Adrift) is 47. Folk-country singer Gillian Welch is 47. Country singer Kelly Willis is 46. Actor Joey Slotnick is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Dion Allen (Az Yet) is 44. Actress-talk show host Kelly Ripa (TV: "Live with Kelly and Michael") is 44. Singer Tiffany is 43. Rock singer Lene Nystrom is 41. Actor Efren Ramirez is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer LaTocha Scott (Xscape) is 41. Gospel singer Mandisa (TV: "American Idol") is 38. Actress Brianna Brown is 35. Rock musician Mike Rodden (Hinder) is 32. Tennis player Marion Bartoli is 30. Actor Christopher Larkin (TV: "The 100") is 27. Rock singer Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) is 26. Actress Samantha Barks is 24.

Thought for Today: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." -- Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader (born this date in 1869, died 1948).

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