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  • Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home…

  • ‘Mad Men’ stars donate items to Smithsonian

    The cast and crew of AMC’s “Mad Men” donate items to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

  • Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer dies at 83

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. The reclusive, mild-mannered wordsmith — considered a master of metaphor and one of…

  • Mannequins by designer Ralph Pucci fill NYC exhibition

    NEW YORK (AP) — A room full of mannequins is the subject of a new museum exhibition in New York City. They’re the creation of designer Ralph Pucci — who elevates these dummies to a…

  • Billie Joe Armstrong musical comes to Atlantic Theater Co.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day front man and “American Idiot” co-creator Billie Joe Armstrong’s new musical, the final installment of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit trilogy and the world premiere of a David Yazbek musical will…

  • Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There’s a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week’s six-hour documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” “We’re not really honest…

  • Review: Rockettes shine in messy spring homage to New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — The “New York Spring Spectacular” has arrived and it’s one show this season that definitely lives up to its name — spec-ta-cu-lar. There are more than 40 Rockettes, 500 gallons of…

  • Jason Alexander to replace Larry David in ‘Fish in the Dark’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Larry David will hand over his starring role on Broadway to an old “Seinfeld” pal — Jason Alexander. Producers said Thursday that Alexander, who played George Costanza on the hit show,…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ How gov’t aims to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what’s advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of…

  • Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depression

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life. She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. “NYPD Red 3″ by James Patterson and Marshal Karp (Little, Brown) 3. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “American Sniper”…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 3/22/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. “NYPD Red 3″ by James Patterson and…

  • Denver, LA musicians find universal stories behind headlines

    DENVER (AP) — The trials of young people brought to the U.S. before they are old enough to know what it means to be illegal are the themes of an album being released Thursday featuring…

  • Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There’s a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week’s six-hour documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” “We’re not really honest…

  • NHL broadcaster arrested after incident at Buffalo casino

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Arizona Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton has been placed on a leave of absence by the team after being involved in a disturbance at the casino in Buffalo while in town…