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Trump speechwriter apologizes for Melania Trump’s speech

CLEVELAND (AP) — A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech in the Republican party convention speech delivered by Melania Trump….

Real-life dramas echo in Ralph Fiennes’ ‘Richard III’

LONDON (AP) — Now is the summer of our discontent….

Third Eye Blind provokes crowd during concert near RNC

CLEVELAND (AP) — Third Eye Blind has used a performance near the site of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to speak out on gay rights….

Birbiglia gives improv its first close-up on the big screen

NEW YORK (AP) — Good improv is like a magic act, conjured out of thin air. A handful of people step onto the stage with nothing prepared, and – poof! – an hour of laughs tumbles forth from unpredictable, off-the-cuff scenarios….

Why Sulu’s husband is Asian in ‘Star Trek Beyond’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much has been made of the decision to reveal that the "Star Trek" character Sulu is gay in the latest franchise installment "Star Trek Beyond ," but for actor John Cho, one of the most important things was ensuring that...

Saudi clerics renew edict against playing ‘Pokemon Go’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top clerics renewed a religious edict that warns against playing Pokemon – this time as the wildly popular mobile phone application "Pokemon Go"….

Gagosian art dealer agrees to pay $4 million in back taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — International art dealer Gagosian Gallery has agreed to pay $4.28 million in back sales taxes in New York….

Comic-Con launches with preview night, ‘Trek’ premiere

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The hordes of zombies, legions of Stormtroopers, leagues of superheroes and crews of Starfleet officers have already begun crawling, marching, flying and beaming into San Diego for that other big convention this week: Comic-Con International….

Shannen Doherty shaves head amid cancer battle

Actress Shannen Doherty has shaved her head amid a battle with breast cancer….

Clown Dimitri, beloved Swiss performer, dead at 80

GENEVA (AP) — Clown Dimitri, a beloved Swiss clown and mime over nearly six decades who studied under Marcel Marceau and spread smiles from Broadway to Congo with a traditional style that shunned modern, high-tech theatrics, has died, his office said Wednesday. He was 80….