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  • Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s fire marshal said Tuesday it wasn’t clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning, as 60…

  • Publisher moves up Trump bio from early next year to October

    NEW YORK (AP) — With Donald Trump still leading in Republican presidential polls, the publisher of a biography that features interviews with the real estate mogul is moving up the release date from early next…

  • The Latest: 32 people sent to hospitals in tent collapse

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the circus tent collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire (all times local): 10 a.m. New Hampshire Fire Marshal William Degnan says about 32 people were sent to hospitals following…

  • Prosecutors launch last push for theater shooter’s execution

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial will hear even more heart-wrenching testimony Tuesday from those who lost loved ones in the attack, as prosecutors begin their final push to…

  • Matthew McConaughey lends voice to Kevin Morris’ audiobook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey isn’t just encouraging people to read his friend’s book. He’s also raising his voice. The Oscar-winner is one of several celebrities to narrate Kevin Morris’ audiobook version of “White…

  • France seizes $27M Picasso masterpiece smuggled from Spain

    PARIS (AP) — French custom officials in the island of Corsica have seized a 24 million-euro ($27.4 million) masterpiece by Pablo Picasso that was banned from leaving Spain where it is considered a national treasure.…

  • Judge nixes extradition in case of painting looted by Nazis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Poland lacks probable cause to extradite a Russian art dealer living in New York on criminal charges accusing him of knowing that an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by…

  • Carol Brown Janeway, award-winning editor, dead at 71

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Brown Janeway, a prize-winning editor, executive and translator for Alfred A. Knopf whose authors ranged from biologist E.O. Wilson to Nobel Prize-winning fiction writer Imre Kertesz, has died, Knopf said…

  • Review: James Abel’s ‘Protocol Zero’ disappoints

    “Protocol Zero” (Berkley), by James Abel “Protocol Zero,” James Abel’s follow-up to the stellar “White Plague,” is intriguing, but ultimately doesn’t live up to the premise or anticipation generated by the earlier novel. Marine Joe…

  • Brett Eldredge selected to judge Miss America pageant

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Country singer Brett Eldredge is the first of seven judges to be announced for ABC’s live broadcast of the 2016 Miss America competition. The reigning Country Music Association new artist…

  • Ike Barinholtz book coming in 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ike Barinholtz is the latest funny person with a book deal. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that it had acquired a collection of humorous essays by the writer-performer whose credits include…

  • Novelist imagines the life of Pissarro’s mother

    “The Marriage of Opposites” (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffman Midway through Alice Hoffman’s latest novel, the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a…

  • ‘Top of the Month’ August Entertainment Guide

    August is upon us! Time for our “Top of the Month” Entertainment Guide.

  • Chita Rivera tells young performers to lose the lip-syncing

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Musical theater great Chita Rivera has friendly advice for young stars who are unable to dance and sing at the same time: Learn how. Rivera, at a TV critics’ meeting…

  • Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Talking to TV critics Sunday about PBS’…