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  • Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

    CAP D’ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamourous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera’s annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama —…

  • Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf…

  • Herman Wouk writes book to mark 100th birthday

    NEW YORK (AP) — As he nears his 100th birthday, Herman Wouk has a book planned with a title permitted only to a man of his age. Wouk’s “Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old…

  • Free outdoor fun: Jazz in the Garden kicks off

    WASHINGTON – Live music, great weather and a Friday night. Most can’t think of a better combination. Jazz in the Garden is back at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden, starting Friday May 22. It’s one…

  • Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings

    BERLIN (AP) — Camille Pissarro’s famous “Boulevard Montmartre at Night” shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris — the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist’s 1897 work…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended May 17th. FICTION 1. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 2. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 5/17/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 5/17/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. “14th Deadly Sin” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 3. “Memory Man” by David Balducci (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough…

  • AP PHOTOS: Crews rake, vacuum up oil after California spill

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Cleanup is underway after an oil spill spanning 9 miles of California coastline, with crews in protective suits working hard to rake, shovel and vacuum up the sticky black goo. Up…

  • Cannes film pays homage to late designer Oscar de la Renta

    CANNES, France (AP) — The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival. Though the Dominican Republic-born fashion designer passed away last year aged 82 after battling cancer,…

  • Megan Hilty on motherhood, ‘Smash’ and returning to Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat waiters. So it’s refreshing to see Megan Hilty smile and warmly greet each of the men busily setting…

  • David Letterman signs off as late-night host

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, ushered into retirement by four presidents who declared “our long national nightmare is over” and saying there was nothing…

  • UK author wins $50K book prize on early American history

    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — An English author has won a $50,000 prize for a book detailing the tensions in Great Britain that helped prompt the American Revolution. Nick Bunker, author of An Empire on…

  • CANNES WATCH: A mermaid dress and wedding bells for Brolin

    CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes is by the water so it was only appropriate that the film festival on Wednesday celebrated a stunning mermaid dress. Day Eight also uncovered news that the ’80s pop band…