Former US Ambassador Samantha Power writing a memoir

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is writing a memoir about her transition from writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning condemnation of foreign policy to becoming a leading public advocate for the government. Dey Street Books, an imprint of...

German artist Gerhard Richter opens retrospective in Prague

AP Photo/Petr David Josek PRAGUE (AP) — German artist Gerhard Richter, whose paintings have sold at record prices, has opened his retrospective exhibition at Prague’s National Gallery. The gallery has put on display some 80 works by Richter, one of the most...

Tirico takes over for Hammond on NBC's horse racing coverage

Mike Tirico is taking the reins from Tom Hammond as a host of NBC’s Triple Crown horse racing coverage. Tirico adds the job to his recently announced duties as host of the network’s prime-time Olympics coverage starting next winter in South Korea. Hammond has accepted...

Scott Baio explains remarks on Erin Moran after backlash

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Baio says he was responding to media reports when he suggested the death of his former “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi” co-star Erin Moran may have been due to substance abuse problems....

Lena Dunham plans to take feminist Lenny Letter on the road

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now that HBO’s “Girls” has wrapped its six-year run, the women behind the series are focusing on their other female-centered project: turning their digital newsletter, Lenny, into a real-life experience. Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are...

US students score poorly on national arts and music exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300....

Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar's best picture fiasco

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar’s best picture winner. Dunaway tells Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News she thought Beatty was...

Sex, lies and physics: 'Genius' drama is Einstein tell-all

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The unparalleled brilliance and puckish wit? Check. The trademark wild mop of hair? Check. The marital infidelity and free-wheeling sex? Yes, check again for Albert Einstein, who in National Geographic’s miniseries “Genius” comes across...

Ex-reality TV star arrested in Phoenix for car theft, drugs

PHOENIX (AP) — A former reality television star has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession. Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status...

O'Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says truth will come out

AP Photo/Richard Drew LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O’Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that “the truth will come out.” “I am sad that I’m not on television...