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  • Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway’s ‘On the Town’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned — a debut on Broadway. Producers of the…

  • Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style

    PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris’ fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week — that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline…

  • Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms…

  • Large wave washes out Jersey shore town’s fireworks display

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A large wave washed out the Fourth of July fireworks show in a Jersey shore community. Seaside Heights officials say a wave ran so far up the shore on Saturday…

  • America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

    Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:…

  • Panama too drops out of Trump’s Miss Universe pageant

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants. The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro…

  • Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

    AVON, Colo. (AP) — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to…

  • Mets broadcaster doing fine after health issue

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York Mets radio play-by-play man Howie Rose is back in New York and doing fine, after an episode on the team’s coast-to-coast flight in which he passed out from dehydration…

  • Dr. Dre announces new radio show on Apple Music service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music. On Friday, the 50-year-old rap mogul announced a new radio show called “The Pharmacy,” which…

  • 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.…