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  • 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…

  • German court rejects challenge to collector Gurlitt’s will

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a relative’s challenge against the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt’s decision to bequeath his vast art trove to a Swiss museum. Gurlitt died in May, months after German…

  • JB Smoove ‘psyched’ to perform at Garden of Laughs benefit

    NEW YORK (AP) — JB Smoove says he’s “psyched” to be performing this weekend at the Garden of Laughs benefit at Madison Square Garden. The actor-comedian sees his participation as the perfect confluence of opportunities:…

  • Silicon Valley gender discrimination lawsuit goes to jury

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in a gender bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley after hearing an impassioned plea urging them to send a…

  • Record-breaking show ‘The Fantasticks’ to close in May

    NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will pack away its confetti and cardboard moon this summer, ending a record-breaking, fantastic run that started when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Producers of the…

  • Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cover for Harper Lee’s new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one. On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,”…

  • Bill Nighy on his long relationship with the play ‘Skylight’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most people these days binge on “The Walking Dead” or “House of Cards.” Bill Nighy binges on Virginia Woolf. The English actor known for such films as “Love Actually” and the…

  • MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980. The show features more than 500…