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  • Last push begins to sentence Colorado shooter to death

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial will hear even more heart-wrenching testimony from those who lost loved ones in the attack, as prosecutors begin their final push to have…

  • New Hampshire officials probing tent collapse that killed 2

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Safety officials in New Hampshire worked through the night investigating the collapse of a circus tent during a severe storm that killed two spectators and injured at least 22 other people.…

  • Judge nixes extradition in case of painting looted by Nazis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by…

  • Carol Brown Janeway, award-winning editor, dead at 71

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Brown Janeway, a prize-winning editor, executive and translator for Alfred A. Knopf whose authors ranged from biologist E.O. Wilson to Nobel Prize-winning fiction writer Imre Kertesz, has died, Knopf said…

  • Review: James Abel’s ‘Protocol Zero’ disappoints

    “Protocol Zero” (Berkley), by James Abel “Protocol Zero,” James Abel’s follow-up to the stellar “White Plague,” is intriguing, but ultimately doesn’t live up to the premise or anticipation generated by the earlier novel. Marine Joe…

  • Brett Eldredge selected to judge Miss America pageant

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Country singer Brett Eldredge is the first of seven judges to be announced for ABC’s live broadcast of the 2016 Miss America competition. The reigning Country Music Association new artist…

  • Ike Barinholtz book coming in 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ike Barinholtz is the latest funny person with a book deal. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired a collection of humorous essays by the writer-performer whose credits include…

  • Novelist imagines the life of Pissarro’s mother

    “The Marriage of Opposites” (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffman Midway through Alice Hoffman’s latest novel, the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a…

  • ‘Top of the Month’ August Entertainment Guide

    August is upon us! Time for our “Top of the Month” Entertainment Guide.

  • Chita Rivera tells young performers to lose the lip-syncing

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Musical theater great Chita Rivera has friendly advice for young stars who are unable to dance and sing at the same time: Learn how. Rivera, at a TV critics’ meeting…

  • Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Talking to TV critics Sunday about PBS’…

  • Exhibit unveils never-displayed photos of Louis Armstrong

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A century after the teenage Louis Armstrong’s first pro gig at a honky-tonk, an exhibit about the jazz singer and trumpeter’s complicated relationship with his hometown is opening in a state…

  • 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…