AP PHOTOS: Talented young dancers compete in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 19 have been auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.

Ex-Revel customers tell what they want in new Ocean Resort

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There were many reasons why Atlantic City's former Revel casino failed after little more than two years in business, including its choking debt, an oversaturated casino market in the northeastern U.S., and a fundamental misreading of their main clientele.

'Greatest Showman' film stirs new interest in PT Barnum

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hollywood film on the life of the founder of the Barnum & Bailey circus is stirring new interest in the man, P.T. Barnum, who besides his turn as a master showman was a state legislator, philanthropist and mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Strong emotions ahead in drama about Serbia's Milosevic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical.

Los Angeles Times loses publisher, gets union

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Times Publisher and Chief Executive Ross Levinsohn was placed on an unpaid leave of absence amid allegations of past improper behavior, it was announced Friday.

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The Latest: LA Times gets union, loses publisher

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on changes at the Los Angeles Times (all times local):

The Second City expands comedy classes for teens with autism

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's renowned sketch comedy club The Second City has expanded its class offerings for people with autism to include teenagers in the city's suburbs.

Color galore in Paris as menswear gets bold

PARIS (AP) — There was color galore at Paris menswear shows Friday, with John Galliano channeling the hues of the rainbow for Maison Margiela and Cerutti 1881 featuring flashes of gold. The Alexander McQueen fashion house mixed in flashes of red to an otherwise dark display of menswear.

Author, activist Jewish convert Julius Lester dies at 78

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Julius Lester, an author, musician, civil rights activist and university professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died. He was 78.

Royal Shakespeare Company co-founder John Barton dies at 89

LONDON (AP) — John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died. He was 89.



AP PHOTOS: Horses leap through fire in old Spanish festival

SAN BARTOLOME DE PINARES, Spain (AP) — Horses burst through the soaring flames of night-time bonfires in a dramatic annual festival in this small Spanish town.

Prolific artist Ed Moses of LA's 'Cool School' dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The prolific abstract expressionist Ed Moses, who was one of the founding members of a collective known as the "Cool School" and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. He was 91.

Peter Mayle, author of 'A Year in Provence,' is dead at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78.

HuffPost shutting down contributor section

NEW YORK (AP) — HuffPost is shutting down its contributor platform, which has allowed more than 100,000 people to post opinions on its site since it was introduced in 2005.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is working on a picture book

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is working on a picture book.

Outdoor artworks illuminate London in Lumiere Festival

LONDON (AP) — The dark January streets of London are being transformed into an illuminated outdoor gallery as part of the Lumiere arts festival .

British actor Peter Wyngarde dies in London hospital aged 90

LONDON (AP) — Longtime British television and stage star Peter Wyngarde, best known for his role as the detective Jason King in the 1970s, has died. He was 90.

'Fire and Fury' about Trump's White House sells big 2nd week

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" sold more than 190,000 hardcover copies last week, the book's first full week of publication, a company which tracks the retail market told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Award may drop name of author tied to sterilization movement

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended changing the name of a children's book award that now honors a prominent Vermont author and activist accused of once supporting sterilizing people with severe mental and physical disabilities.

Group pushes lawsuit saying book infringes on artist's work

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author.

The Latest: Macy discusses Time's Up impact at SAG Awards

The Latest: Macy discusses Time's Up impact at SAG Awards

Women will lead a SAG Awards show unlike any in its history

Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sterling K. Brown

'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

Spotlight to focus on women at 24th annual SAG Awards

Kristen Bell

Jim Rodford, ex-bassist of The Kinks and The Zombies, dies
Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

Ed Sheeran

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Family: Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to medical examiner
Rapper Kodak Black arrested in Florida on multiple charges

Rapper Kodak Black arrested in Florida on multiple charges