Train, buttocks among contenders for art’s Turner Prize

LONDON (AP) — A model train and bare buttocks are among artworks nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize….

Pam Grier, Jessye Norman win Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois medals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture….

History of slavery in NY examined through runaways notices

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — They were field hands, cooks, musicians and blacksmiths. Some were "well made," others lame. A few showed ritual tribal scarring from their native Africa, others bore scars inflicted by their masters. All of them – some 600-plus...

Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was...

Viola Davis shares story of assault at Rape Foundation event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis has seen the effects of sexual assault first hand….

Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry staple

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82….

Jane Pauley replacing Osgood at ‘Sunday Morning’

NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Pauley is becoming a morning television host again – this time at a much more relaxed pace. CBS said Sunday she will replace Charles Osgood as anchor of the "Sunday Morning" telecast….

Tom Hanks returning to Cleveland to headline film benefit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tom Hanks is returning to Cleveland in December to headline the Greater Cleveland Film Commission's annual fundraiser, "Behind the Camera."…

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68….

Ashes to auction: Capote remains sell for $45,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people will pay good money for anything involving the late Truman Capote….