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Father of Paris attacks victim sues social media companies

NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November is suing Google, Facebook and Twitter, saying the companies provided “material support” to extremists in violation of the law. Reynaldo Gonzalez, whose daughter Nohemi was...

Review: Band of Horses takes it easy on 'Why Are You OK'

Band of Horses, “Why Are You OK” (Interscope Records) Band of Horses takes it easy on “Why Are You OK,” wordy songs rooted in domestic situations that pleasantly glide but rarely soar. Producer Jason Lytle from Grandaddy gives Ben Bridwell’s tunes a...

Longoria asks film grads to use Rita Moreno as guiding light

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eva Longoria has some advice for the new graduates of the American Film Institute: Use Rita Moreno as a guiding light to use myriad points of view. Longoria presented the legendary stage and screen actress with an honorary doctorate of fine arts Wednesday...

Review: Kristofferson hits 80 with new album of beloved hits

Kris Kristofferson “The Cedar Creek Sessions” (KK Records) The title had some Kris Kristofferson fans fearing his 2013 album “Feeling Mortal” was his last. Now, entering his ninth decade, Kristofferson is feeling sentimental, with a new offering...

Review: Allen Toussaint's 'American Tunes' is elegant adieu

Allen Toussaint, “American Tunes” (Nonesuch) Allen Toussaint finished recording “American Tunes” just weeks before his death in November, an elegant and fitting adieu from the New Orleans master. Solo piano versions of tunes from the Professor Longhair...

'A Bronx Tale' heading to Broadway with De Niro directing

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro is coming back to Broadway, but you won’t find him onstage. The Oscar-winner will be co-directing “A Bronx Tale,” this time as a musical. Chazz Palminteri’s coming-of-age story, which was a one-man play off-Broadway in...

Broadway stars to record song to benefit nightclub victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Broadway stars horrified by the Orlando nightclub shooting have lent their voices to recording a new version of the iconic 1965 song “What the World Needs Now is Love,” with all proceeds going to help the LGBT Center of Central Florida....

LeBron, Cavaliers pushing for ‘best words ever, Game 7’

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, shoots as Channing Frye watches during practice for Game 6 of the NBA basketball Finals, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers will play the Golden State Warriors Thursday night in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)...

LeBron, Cavaliers pushing for ‘best words ever, Game 7’

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, shoots as Channing Frye watches during practice for Game 6 of the NBA basketball Finals, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers will play the Golden State Warriors Thursday night in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)...

Shooter claimed police academy rejection was over religion

FILE – This undated file image shows Omar Mateen, who authorities say killed dozens of people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The gunman opened fire inside the crowded gay nightclub before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police...