In the BCBG crowd, a fetching orange jumpsuit

AP Photo/Joe Schildhorn NEW YORK (AP) — There are orange jumpsuits, and then there are orange jumpsuits. And so the orangey-red strapless BCBG Max Azria jumpsuit that actress Samira Wiley wore Thursday to the designer’s runway show was quite different – very,...

Canada businessman indicted in US casino debt case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Canadian real estate businessman and gambling high-roller is sought in Nevada on charges that he failed to repay $12.9 million in debts to two Las Vegas-area casinos more than five years ago, authorities said Thursday. Semion Kronenfeld, 43, was named in...

From Sydney to Sochi: Olympics evolves online

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s Olympics coverage online has evolved over the years. In the beginning, NBC was worried about interfering with broadcast coverage – its own and those of others. Broadcast rights are sold by territory so Europeans aren’t supposed to...

Sonic undergoes makeover for new game, TV series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conference room inside Big Red Button Entertainment’s offices would look unremarkable if it weren’t for the vibrant panoramas of a cartoony, tree-filled world plastered next to portraits of colorful creatures and robots on the walls. At...

Obama sends good wishes to Jay Leno

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is wishing Jay Leno well as the television host prepares to say farewell to “The Tonight Show” on Thursday. Obama spokesman Jay Carney says Obama is a Leno fan and has enjoyed his many...

Ghost composer asks if Japan’s Beethoven can hear

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko TOKYO (AP) — The ghostwriter for the musician lauded as Japan’s Beethoven said Thursday he became fed up and ended their 18-year collaboration last year and he questioned if Mamoru Samuragochi really could hear. Samuragochi, 50, had previously...

Recovered violin confirmed as stolen Stradivarius

AP Photo MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say the rare multimillion dollar Stradivarius violin stolen last month in Wisconsin has been recovered. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett praised investigators at a news conference Thursday for their work in recovering the violin. The...

Pissarro painting sells for $32 million in London

LONDON (AP) — A Paris streetscape by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro has sold for over $32 million – double its top estimate in a week of strong sales of Impressionist and modern art at London auction houses. The high-end art market has rebounded from the...

After 22 years, Leno bids farewell to ‘Tonight’

AP Photo/Paul Drinkwater BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno said goodbye to “The Tonight Show” once before, but that turned out to be just a rehearsal. On Thursday, Leno is stepping down for the second and presumably last time, making way for successor Jimmy Fallon...

Smithsonian explores ‘cool’ from Whitman to Jay-Z

AP Photo/Bob Willoughby WASHINGTON (AP) — Curators at the National Portrait Gallery want to know what it means to be cool. It’s a uniquely American concept with roots in jazz slang that’s become a global obsession. Over the past five years, curators have chosen...