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  • Russian military helicopter crashes during air show, 1 dead

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry says one of its helicopter gunships has crashed during an air show, killing one of its crewmembers and injuring another. The ministry said the Mi-28 helicopter gunship was part…

  • Baltimore museum to feature dancer Misty Copeland

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to achieve the role of principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, is hosting a book signing in Maryland. The 32-year-old dancer will appear Saturday at…

  • Filmmakers respond to criticism of Lego ‘Brickumentary’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The filmmakers behind a documentary on the toy powerhouse Lego say critics who see the film as a 92-minute commercial for the tiny building blocks are missing the point. “A Lego…

  • SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here’s a roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ROCK ON The shaggy-haired…

  • SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The shaggy-haired rocker who set up his amplifier in the posh hotel lobby looked a lot like Fred Armisen. And wasn’t that Seth Meyers snapping his picture? It was indeed…

  • Longtime NPR literary critic Alan Cheuse dies at 75

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75. NPR said on its website…

  • Chizik returns to coaching to fix Tar Heels’ woeful defense

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Gene Chizik built one of the nation’s top defenses as an Auburn assistant, worked as defensive coordinator during Texas’ national-championship run then returned to the Tigers to win another title…

  • Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is honoring singer Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president’s medal for their commitment to the arts. University President Steven Knapp presented the honor Thursday night at…

  • Auction set for work from ex-auto plant credited to Banksy

    DETROIT (AP) — An auction is planned for an artwork that gallery officials say the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy created at a former Detroit auto plant. It’s listed among works being sold Sept. 30…

  • Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is honoring Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president’s medal for their commitment to the arts. University President Steven Knapp presented the honor Thursday night at the…

  • Long-lost Fitzgerald story finally published

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year before F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed with cardiac disease. “And as for that current dodge ‘No…

  • Invisible Women? Hollywood’s female superhero problem

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark’s ego, and the billions of dollars these films have generated…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 26th. FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Isle of the Lost” by Melissa de la Cruz (Disney-Hyperion) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (Harper) 2. “Grey” by E.L. James (Vintage) 3. “Paper Towns” by John Green (Speak) 4. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee (Harper) 5. “The Girl on…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    6 Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 7/26/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula…