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Memoir by mother of Columbine shooter coming in February

AP Photo/ERIC GAY NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by the mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold is scheduled for 2016, and will be launched with a prime-time interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on Thursday that Sue Klebold’s...
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Bono teams up with Revo for eye care awareness

AP Photo/Rich Fury NEW YORK (AP) — Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged. The “Buy Vision, Give Sight” campaign with eyewear brand Revo is designed to raise $10 million for...

Review: Matthew Reilly writes compelling historical novel

“The Tournament” (Gallery Books), by Matthew Reilly Matthew Reilly, known for writing intense, over-the-top action thrillers, abandons his brand and delivers “The Tournament,” a historical novel set in 1546. In this story, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire...
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Broadway to honor Theodore Bikel by dimming lights Friday

AP Photo/Ryan Miller NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on Friday night in memory of Theodore Bikel, who starred on Broadway as Capt. Georg von Trapp in the original 1959 production of “The Sound of Music” and portrayed Tevye in many...
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Jamaica’s OMI cartwheels to top of charts with ‘Cheerleader’

AP Photo/Rebecca Cabage LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamaican singer OMI may seem like an overnight success, but his chart-topping summer hit, “Cheerleader,” has been years in the making. He started working on the reggae-pop song seven years ago. He released the track in...
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Dance craze, hit song gives rapper Silento a breakthrough

AP Photo/Drew Gurian NEW YORK (AP) — Silento, the 17-year-old rapper who’s having a pop culture moment with the dance craze to his debut song, says he wants to be a role model to the young kids who have posted videos dancing to his tune. His “Watch Me (Whip/Nae...
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Belarusian president gives Depardieu a lesson in hand-scythe

AP Photo/Andrei Stasevich MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus, who has been described as Europe’s last dictator, has given French actor Gerard Depardieu a lesson in hand-scything. Depardieu took Russian citizenship in 2013 in a bid to escape sky-high taxes...

EU opens antitrust case against 6 major US movie studios

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has opened an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios for preventing British satellite broadcaster Sky from showing their products outside the U.K. and Ireland. The EU Commission, which assesses antitrust matters for the...
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Cosby’s embattled lawyer remains chair of Temple trustees

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby, once the very public pride of Temple University, parted ways with the school last year amid allegations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted women. Now that his own words show behavior that was at least unsavory,...

Powers behind ‘Power’ lobby Hill lawmakers for support

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Power” star Omari Hardwick and the creator of the popular Starz series lobbied lawmakers Wednesday for greater support for cable programs that appeal to minority audiences. “I think it’s so important that shows like `Power’...