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  • Just for kicks: Guthrie takes ‘Sneakerheadz’ mainstream

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a…

  • Book by Sen. Ted Cruz to be published June 30

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s book, “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America,” is coming out this summer. HarperCollins Publishers told The Associated Press on Thursday that it has set a…

  • Construction of 2020 Olympic stadium to start in October

    TOKYO (AP) — Demolition of Tokyo’s old National Stadium will be completed by September and construction of the new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start in October, the venue’s management group said…

  • Elizabeth McCracken wins $20,000 short story prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth McCracken, a fiction writer praised for her sharply detailed stories of grief and disaster, has won a $20,000 prize. McCracken won the Story Prize for her collection “Thunderstruck,” award officials…

  • Venture capitalist says he tried to prevent firing of woman

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination.…

  • Bruce Willis to star on Broadway in play of King’s ‘Misery’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut this fall in a tale of torture and suspense — a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Misery.” Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures said Wednesday…

  • Glen Campbell children fighting wife’s control of affairs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Glen Campbell’s two oldest children are attempting to wrest control of his medical and financial decisions away from his wife of 32 years, Kim Campbell. Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell…

  • David Geffen donates $100 million to Lincoln Center

    NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainment industry executive David Geffen has donated $100 million to New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The performing arts building — long known as Avery Fisher Hall — will…

  • Snoop Dogg ‘drips’ it like it’s hot at Etam Paris pool show

    PARIS (AP) — Snoop Dogg raised the pulse at Paris Fashion Week with a surprise concert and DJ set at Etam’s bikini-themed lingerie pool collection that went on into the early hours of Wednesday —…

  • AP Interview: Artist Vilks says Denmark attack changed all

    MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Lars Vilks was used to tight security even before, with round-the-clock police protection at his home in southern Sweden. But after the deadly Feb. 14 attack against a free-speech seminar in…

  • DiCaprio partners with Netflix for series of documentaries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio is partnering with Netflix for a series of documentaries he will produce for the streaming service. Netflix announced Wednesday that DiCaprio and his production company, Appian Way, have signed…

  • National Cathedral, Ford’s Theatre honor Lincoln, MLK

    WASHINGTON — Sometimes national tragedy can inspire a life of personal faith. Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral, remembers where he was when he learned of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther…

  • Laura Benanti stars in ‘a love letter to New York City’

    NEW YORK (AP) — People recognize Laura Benanti on the street these days. They just don’t know why. “They’ll be like, ‘You’re the girl from the thing!’ And then I just go, ‘Yeah!'” the actress…

  • ‘The Girl on the Train’ is a runaway hit for Paula Hawkins

    LONDON (AP) — The tedium of the daily commute has turned out to be pretty productive for Paula Hawkins. Journeys spent staring out railway-carriage windows inspired the former journalist’s first thriller, “The Girl on the…

  • New US Archives exhibit offers contrasting views on alcohol

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While many things have changed throughout American history, alcohol has remained a constant from the earliest European settlers. Now the National Archives is exploring the nation’s long history with booze. An exhibit…