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  • New York town’s large collection of WWII vet photos endures

    MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — During World War II, hundreds of servicemen in uniform had their photographs taken at a popular tavern near the Hudson River in upstate New York. Seventy years after the war officially…

  • Travers time for American Pharoah on long trek by hoof, air

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — American Pharoah can run. But can he fly? You betcha. By now, everyone knows American Pharoah glided through the Triple Crown — overcoming stormy weather, too — won the Haskell…

  • Ballerina Misty Copeland calls Broadway debut ‘incredible’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet…

  • Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it’s copied

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal Friday, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Summer Games was copied from a Belgian theater. At a news conference in…

  • Brooke Burke-Charvet to co-host Miss America pageant

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Brooke Burke-Charvet, the actress, entrepreneur and fitness guru, will co-host the 2016 Miss America pageant next month. The Miss America Organization announced Friday that Burke-Charvet will join Chris Harrison on…

  • Pastors target museum bust of Planned Parenthood founder

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A black conservative pastors group says a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is more offensive than the Confederate flag and should be removed. Sanger…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “Friction” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “The Martian” by Andy Weir (Crown) 4. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (Harper) 5.…

  • PM Prep-Segue

    SLAIN TV CREW MEMBERS MOURNED MONETA, Va. (AP) — One day after seeing two of their colleagues gunned down on the air, staffers of the WDBJ-TV “Mornin'” show came together to remember — and mourn—…

  • Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. A new exhibition highlighting the significance of Dick Bruna, the Dutch artist who created the cute white bunny, puts his work alongside that of…

  • Fire causes extensive damage to Second City theater offices

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four firefighters and one other person have been injured in a fire in a building that houses the offices of Chicago’s famed Second City theater company. Wednesday’s fire did not reach the…

  • Theater sees record sales after Kevin Bacon announcement

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut theater in Hartford says it had its highest sales day in its 52-year history after announcing Kevin Bacon will star in a stage adaptation of the story that inspired…

  • Broadway’s leading ladies strike an online pose for equality

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some Broadway heroines are rolling up their sleeves and posing in a familiar way to support National Women’s Equality Day. Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti and Patina Miller were some of the…

  • List of journalists killed on duty in US, Canada since 1976

    A Virginia reporter and cameraman were fatally shot Wednesday during a live broadcast. Although journalists covering international conflicts often face significant risks, it’s relatively rare for journalists working in the U.S. to be targeted. However,…

  • Minneapolis building to get giant mural featuring Bob Dylan

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A team of artists is working on a giant mural featuring a portrait of musician Bob Dylan on a building in downtown Minneapolis. On Wednesday, the artists began painting the 60-foot tall,…

  • A quaint rite: Harvesting broadcast’s fall crop of new shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an exciting new fall season ahead on broadcast TV. We await the charming rom-com “Manhattan Love Story” … the heart-tugging youth drama, “Red Band Society” … and don’t forget “Mulaney,”…