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Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
Review: B'way's 'Violet' shows beauty in its score
NEW YORK (AP) — Some musicals are big and brassy, calling out for attention with their razzle-dazzle and sassy sets. Others are more demure, letting their simple beauty shine. How appropriate then that a show about inner loveliness chose the latter path.
Canadian author Alistair MacLeod dies at 77
Alistair MacLeod, the award-winning Canadian author who was best known for his short story collections and novel "No Great Mischief," has died. He was 77.
'Captain America' stays strong atop US box office
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong at the North American box office, muscling out the competition to retain top spot for the third week running, industry estimates showed Sunday. The latest big-screen blockbuster starring Chris Evans as the iconic Marvel superhero took in $26.6 million over the weekend, figures from box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. All told, the film has earned more than $201 million in North America since its debut earlier in the month, when it had the biggest April opening of all time...
Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks for sale
BROOKLINE, N.H. (AP) — In the portrait, the little boy's blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There's a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled. He's an All-American boy.
Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download
NEW YORK (AP) — Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.
Discovery network cancels Everest jump
NEW YORK (AP) — The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.
'Capt. America' tops box office for third week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.
New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday
LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.
Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.
'Touched by an Angel' producer back in series TV
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from "Mad Men" to "House of Cards" to "Breaking Bad," and more ways to see them.
Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl.
Carriage horse foes picket Liam Neeson's NYC home
NEW YORK (AP) — Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working.
Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.
Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email
NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.
Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August.
Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43
FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.
Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown
ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.
Egypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo
CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.
Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.
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