Batman comic series to feature scenery from Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Holy hometown, Batman!

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of "Rulers' Alley"

MOSCOW (AP) — A series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, were unveiled Friday by a Russian government-sponsored association, in a move that has drawn criticism from those who see it as part of efforts to whitewash his crimes.

Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.

Lawmaker condemns student video depicting police beheading

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A university student's video depicting the beheading of a police officer drew a strongly worded rebuke from a Wisconsin state lawmaker who denounced the imagery as "vile" and an attempt to incite violence.

Picasso paintings to be reunited for first time since 1932

LONDON (AP) — An exhibition in Paris and London will reunite three Picasso nudes painted days apart but not displayed together for almost a century, the Tate Modern gallery said Thursday.

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New Ondaatje novel 'Warlight' coming in May

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje (On-DAH-Chay), author of the acclaimed novel "The English Patient," is once again writing about World War II.

Annie Proulx to receive honorary National Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards didn't prepare Annie Proulx for her latest honor: a National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement.

Council urges Massachusetts museum to stop sale of art works

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Cultural Council is the latest organization to come out against a Pittsfield museum's plan to sell 40 works of art including two by Norman Rockwell.

Nobel Prize, JFK's chair, Trump wedding souvenir up for bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Nobel prize, a rocking chair commissioned by President John F. Kennedy and a souvenir from President Donald Trump's wedding to first lady Melania, are among the treasures up for grabs at a Los Angeles auction this fall.

AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies

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Milan Fashion Week: Gucci extends news cycle with Rocket Man

MILAN (AP) — Green has been declared the color of Milan Fashion Week, with the fashion chamber promoting sustainability in the trend-driven world of ready-to-wear.

Woman in Kevin Hart scandal denies being an extortionist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart's Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was "involved" with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist.

Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

NEW YORK (AP) — Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close, narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a confession to an adulterous affair, has died at age 99.

Jasper Johns to leave Connecticut estate for artists retreat

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Famed painter Jasper Johns is making plans for his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists' retreat after he's gone.

AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton's "What Happened" had a big debut.

Saudi Arabia creating $2.7B entertainment investment company

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is creating an entertainment investment company as the deeply conservative kingdom loosens the reins on fun.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

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Oh brother: Hank Green, sibling of John Green, has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — John Green isn't the only author in his family.

Review: 'The Cuban Affair' feels authentic and real

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Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film

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Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok announces he's a father

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'Stronger,' new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters

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Key figure in Northern Ireland peace work subject of film
4 detained in probe linked to film on Russian czar's affair

4 detained in probe linked to film on Russian czar's affair

Mendes donates $100k to Mexican earthquake relief

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Daddy Yankee's fans fill 4 trucks with donations in NY

Dandy Yankee

Electronic music icon Gary Numan returns to the spotlight

Electronic music icon Gary Numan returns to the spotlight

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Review: Musiq Soulchild's double album doubles down on love

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