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  • Who’s John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

    KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. “Most people…

  • Leonard Nimoy’s son makes Spock documentary to honor father

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Nimoy has found a way to spend countless hours with his late father Leonard Nimoy: He’s creating a documentary for the actor who played Spock on “Star Trek.” Nimoy said…

  • World’s largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It’s more than the world’s largest folk art market. It’s about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in…

  • Annual festival celebrates northern Michigan’s cherries

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The National Cherry Festival gets underway Saturday in Traverse City, featuring music, aerial acrobatics and plenty of activities celebrating northern Michigan’s signature fruit. The festival runs through July 11. Air…

  • Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time…

  • Smithsonian exhibit features Powers’ ‘Greek Slave’ sculpture

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian American Art Museum is featuring one of the 19th century’s most famous sculptures with a new exhibition about artist Hiram Powers’ “Greek Slave.” The new exhibition “Measured Perfection” opens Friday.…

  • Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time…

  • Iraqi musicians play ancient oud to soften din of war

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden oud, a string instrument with ancient roots that has fallen silent in much of…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Smoke subsides after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee; thousands evacuated from nearby area MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in…

  • Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. Reelz CEO Stan…

  • Reigning Miss Universe rebukes Trump for his migrant remarks

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. But Paulina Vega of Colombia says she isn’t giving up…

  • World’s largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It’s more than the world’s largest folk art market. It’s about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended June 28th. FICTION 1. “Truth or Die” by James Patterson, Howard Roughan (Little, Brown) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “The Melody Lingers On” by Mary…

  • ‘Cartel Land’ shows good and bad of vigilantes in Mexico, US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The documentary “Cartel Land” opens with chilling night scenes of large-scale methamphetamine cooking in rural Mexico. What viewers later learn is how such drug production became deeply intertwined with the vigilante…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    6 Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 6/28/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Truth or Die” by Patterson/Roughan (Little, Brown) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins…