Prince is being added to the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is being inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. Theater officials announced Wednesday that the late musician will join previous honorees such as Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson when he’s officially...

It’s Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you

AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying It’s not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one. May the Fourth, as in “May the Fourth Be With You” has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year’s revival of the series with...

After ships and planes, Chinese singers assert sea claims

AP Photo/Nick Ut BEIJING (AP) — China’s military has dispatched ships and planes – even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it’s deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians, singers and actors. Famed singer...

Captain America says he isn’t afraid of superhero fatigue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America: Civil War” star Chris Evans isn’t worried about superhero fatigue at the cineplex. The actor, who dons Captain America’s mask and shield a fifth time for the latest Marvel movie, says the studio knows how to...

Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million

LONDON (AP) — A London auctioneer says a diamond the size of a tennis ball that is the largest discovered in more than a century could sell for more than $70 million. Sotheby’s says it will offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29. The diamond was...

Films play special role in remembering Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film “Son of Saul,” acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust....

‘Waiting for order to kill:’ China video seeks army recruits

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING (AP) — China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack. With lyrics such as “just waiting...

China military seeking recruits with flashy new video

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING (AP) — China’s military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack. With lyrics such as “just waiting...

Fashionistas, celebrities jam Chanel fashion show in Havana

AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa HAVANA (AP) — Wealthy fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Wednesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel. With hundreds of security...

Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through art

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N. General Assembly resolution 70 years ago calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons “instantly create a universal message of peace.”...