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Green Day heading back out

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Green Day is going back out on the road.

The Grammy-winning punk band announced new tour dates Monday.

The band canceled the rest of its 2012 club schedule and postponed the start of a 2013 arena tour after singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong’s substance abuse problems emerged publicly in September when he had a profane meltdown on the stage of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

Armstrong told fans in a statement Monday that he’s “getting better every day” and “the show must go on.”

The tour is scheduled to begin March 28 at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago area.

Another arrest

Katt Williams, the comedian who has repeatedly found himself on the wrong side of the law, is out on bail after being arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen gun.

Police Officer Norma Eisenman says Williams was taken into custody Friday after the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services did a welfare check at his home. Authorities found more than one firearm, one of which had been reported stolen.

Eisenman says the DCFS did not specify how many children lived at the home or whether they were removed.

Mobile visits rise

A new Pew study reports that around 13 percent of Americans 16 and older used a mobile device to visit a library website during the past year.

Patrons ages 18 to 49 were the most likely to use a mobile device for the library, while those 65 and older were the least likely. According to Pew, a 2009 University of Washington study showed 6 percent of those 16 and older using a mobile device to access a library site.

The latest survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project was released Monday. Pew has been conducting a series of studies on e-books and e-reading devices.

The survey of 2,252 people was conducted via land lines and cellphones from Oct. 15 to Nov. 10.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: TV host Jack Hanna is 66. Actress Wendy Phillips is 61. Actress Tia Carrere is 46. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is 45. Model Christy Turlington is 44. Actor Taye Diggs is 42. Singer Doug Robb is 38. Actor Dax Shepard is 38. Actress Kate Bosworth is 30.

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