Leonardo DiCaprio foundation awards $20M in eco-grants

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world. From lion recovery and mangrove restoration to the defense of indigenous rights and...

'Stronger' spawns a friendship for Gyllenhaal and Bauman

AP Photo/Steven Senne TORONTO (AP) — As the cast and makers of “Stronger” collectively rose to take a bow after the film’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere, Jake Gyllenhaal realized that Jeff Bauman, whom he plays in the film and who wears...

'Stronger' spawns a friendship for Gyllenhaal and Bauman

AP Photo/Steven Senne TORONTO (AP) — As the cast and makers of “Stronger” collectively rose to take a bow after the film’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere, Jake Gyllenhaal realized that Jeff Bauman, whom he plays in the film and who wears...

Oh brother: Hank Green, sibling of John Green, has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — John Green isn’t the only author in his family. Green’s brother and YouTube collaborator, Hank Green, has a two-book deal with the Penguin Random House imprint Dutton. The first book is a novel about an art student and a sculpture of a giant...

Court reinstates lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone story

NEW YORK (AP) — A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine’s debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was reinstated Tuesday by an appeals court in a manner that one judge says would allow any member of a school fraternity to join...

Fired US Attorney Bharara starting podcast on justice

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Preet Bharara, who says he knows nothing more about why President Donald Trump fired him as U.S. attorney than on the day it happened, is about to step back into the spotlight with a podcast on justice issues. The...

Neko Case's Vermont home is damaged by fire

BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged Neko Case’s 225-year-old Vermont home. Barnet firefighters were called to the indie musician’s home at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The Caledonian Record...

Neko Case's Vermont home is damaged by fire

BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged Neko Case’s 225-year-old Vermont home. Barnet firefighters were called to the indie musician’s home at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The Caledonian Record...

Review: Amadou & Mariam reflect, deflect world's confusion

Amadou & Mariam, “La Confusion” (Because Music) On their first album in five years, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia, the husband-and-wife duo from Mali, both reflect and deflect “La Confusion” going on in their West African homeland and across the...

Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn’t cause any major damage. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit around 11:20 p.m. Monday and was felt by thousands of...