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  • Update on the latest religion news

    BRITAIN-FEMALE BISHOP Church of England ordains first female bishop LONDON (AP) — The male monopoly in the leadership of the Church of England has ended with Monday’s consecration of the 500-year-old institution’s first female bishop.…

  • As storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gain

    Businesses large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the Northeast Monday. For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines canceled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect to lose a…

  • Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

    PARIS (AP) — At Paris’ high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story. Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson made a surprise appearance at Atelier Versace…

  • Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina…

  • AP Explains: The three-ring circus of Super Bowl Media Day

    PHOENIX (AP) — Media Day at the Super Bowl is unlike any other media day — or any other event, for that matter. Though the primary purpose still is to help journalists do their jobs,…

  • Broadway theaters shutter as snowstorm blasts New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters are shuttering as a snowstorm blasts Times Square. The Broadway League said all plays and musicals will be closed on Monday, a traditionally quiet night with only a few…

  • Colombian hometown for Miss Universe celebrating

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets to show their hometown pride after local girl Paulina Vega was crowned…

  • Sundance Watch: ‘Cobain’ premieres, women talk Hollywood

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard: ____ AMATEUR PORN SPOTLIGHTED IN ‘HOT GIRLS…

  • Broadway’s ‘Curious Incident of the Dog’ recoups capital

    NEW YORK (AP) — The British have another hit on Broadway: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Producers of the London hit said Monday that the play has recouped its $4.75 million…

  • ‘Jersey Belle’ star writing memoir, planned for fall release

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Jersey Belle” star Jaime Primak Sullivan has more than one way of getting real. Sullivan has a deal with Touchstone for a “hilarious and frank fish-out-of-water memoir” about living in Birmingham,…

  • Book tells of gang-related homicides in black neighborhoods

    “Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America” (Spiegel & Grau), by Jill Leovy The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of…

  • Matthew Reilly writes action-packed ‘Great Zoo of China’

    “The Great Zoo of China” (Gallery), by Matthew Reilly Matthew Reilly takes elements from Michael Crichton’s classic “Jurassic Park” and gives them a high fantasy spin in his latest action masterpiece, “The Great Zoo of…

  • Author of Twitter best-seller working on Silk Road book

    NEW YORK (AP) — The author of a best-seller about Twitter is working on an investigative book about the black market website Silk Road. New York Times columnist Nick Bilton has a deal with Portfolio…

  • Currier museum prepares 1960s, 1970s photorealism exhibition

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Currier Museum of Art is preparing to open an exhibition on life in the 1960s and 1970s. Titled “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism,” the display will consist of paintings and…

  • Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on…