Captain America says he isn’t afraid of superhero fatigue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America: Civil War” star Chris Evans isn’t worried about superhero fatigue at the cineplex. The actor, who dons Captain America’s mask and shield a fifth time for the latest Marvel movie, says the studio knows how to...

After ships and planes, Chinese singers assert sea claims

AP Photo/Nick Ut BEIJING (AP) — China’s military has dispatched ships and planes – even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it’s deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians, singers and actors. Famed singer...

Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million

LONDON (AP) — A London auctioneer says a diamond the size of a tennis ball that is the largest discovered in more than a century could sell for more than $70 million. Sotheby’s says it will offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29. The diamond was...

Films play special role in remembering Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film “Son of Saul,” acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust....

‘Waiting for order to kill:’ China video seeks army recruits

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING (AP) — China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack. With lyrics such as “just waiting...

China military seeking recruits with flashy new video

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING (AP) — China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack. With lyrics such as “just waiting...

Fashionistas, celebrities jam Chanel fashion show in Havana

AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa HAVANA (AP) — Wealthy fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Wednesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel. With hundreds of security...

Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through art

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N. General Assembly resolution 70 years ago calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons “instantly create a universal message of peace.”...

Developer of proposed Lucas museum looking outside Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas said Tuesday that opposition to a Chicago lakefront museum by a parks advocacy group has prompted a search outside the city for a site. Friends of the Parks sued last year to stop plans to build the art...

Tentative deal in legal fight over Chicago nanny’s photos

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast CHICAGO (AP) — A legal tussle over copyrights to photos from the 1950s onward shot by a Chicago nanny profiled in an Oscar-nominated documentary appeared close to a resolution Tuesday – though a dispute about who is Vivian Maier’s...