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  • IOC wants Tokyo organizers to finalize plans for new stadium

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Olympics have been asked to finalize plans for the main stadium by the International Olympic Committee after it was confirmed that building costs have almost doubled. IOC…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    CHURCH FIRES Federal officials investigate recent fires at black churches COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related.…

  • Mexico’s Televisa drops Miss Universe after Trump remarks

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican media giant Televisa says it will no longer broadcast the Miss Universe Pageant or engage any other communication project with Donald Trump. Televisa says its decision comes in the wake…

  • Review: Patti Lupone takes the limelight in ‘Shows For Days’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Community theater gets a lot of knocks for being amateurish, but Douglas Carter Beane may have elevated it to sympathetic comedic heights with his new play “Shows For Days.” The quirky…

  • Petition for NBC to cut ties with Trump gets 200,000 signatures

    NEW YORK (AP) — A petition asking NBC to fire Donald Trump has collected more than 200,000 signatures. The petition is posted on the Change.org website. It accuses NBC of choosing business over “ethics, principles…

  • Petition for NBC to cut ties with Trump draws 200,000 names

    NEW YORK (AP) — A petition asking NBC to fire Donald Trump has collected more than 200,000 signatures. Posted on the Change.org website, the petition calls out NBC of choosing business over “ethics, principles and…

  • Haiti’s image explored in photo exhibit at Florida museum

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When photography was new, wealthy Haitians posed for the camera in fine clothes and formal parlors, as at home in the world’s capitals as any of their European or American…

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein bio coming in 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — A biography of Rodgers and Hammerstein, written with the cooperation of the late Broadway team’s publishing arm, will be come out in 2018. Henry Holt and Company announced Monday that Todd…

  • Seattle art exhibit puts spotlight on race, identity

    SEATTLE (AP) — Race, identity and the masks people wear are the themes explored in a new exhibit of contemporary, multimedia art at the Seattle Art Museum. The themes feel especially relevant with the recent…

  • AP PHOTOS: Cairo’s dervishes spin for their supper

    CAIRO (AP) — Many visitors to Cairo are familiar with the whirling dervishes — the stylized spinning dancers who perform across the city at cultural centers, cruise ships, hotels and weddings. The art form draws…

  • Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan sons model for Saint Laurent

    PARIS (AP) — Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman attended the Saint Laurent Paris show — not as celebrity actors but as proud and genuinely nervous parents. Their sons, Dylan Brosnan and Charlie Oldman made their…

  • Anthony Doerr wins Carnegie Medal for fiction

    NEW YORK (AP) — Readers and critics love Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” And so do librarians. Doerr’s World War II novel, a best-seller awarded the Pulitzer Prize in April, has won…

  • Luke Bryan, Paisley, Bentley headline 1st NYC country fest

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple has a country music radio station, and country music stars of all sizes regularly perform and sell out New York City: Shania Twain is headlining Madison Square Garden…

  • Flowers, color at Paris menswear, as Balmain makes debuts

    PARIS (AP) — Summer was in the air in Paris menswear collections with white roses and lashings of colors. Meanwhile, fashion-conscious NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire spoke to The Associated Press on the trend to fuse…

  • Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story

    PARIS (AP) — In a story June 26 about Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Berluti house branched out into making clothes last year. Berluti ready-to-wear was created in 2011, not…