Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn’t know where it is. And he doesn’t want to know, either. The country singer included a song, “Portland, Maine,” on his latest album, “Sundown Heaven Town,” which came out Tuesday....
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Liza Minnelli recovering after surgery, sends love

FILE – In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Liza Minnelli arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Minnelli is said to be resting comfortably in a California hospital after undergoing back surgery this week and she’s thanking fans for their well wishes. Minnelli’s...
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Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

In this film image released by Disney, Jeremy Irvine is shown in a scene from “War Horse.” The film is among many animal-related films mentioned in the book “Animal Stars,” a behind-the-scenes look at how trainers get everything from badgers to bears to...

Ben McKenzie primed to lead Fox’s Batman prequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie expects viewers to tune into the premiere episode of Fox’s Batman prequel series, “Gotham,” on Monday. The series has the name recognition, history and premise to peak curiosity, and “if that gets people to watch,...
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5 spring trends from London Fashion Week

A model wears an outfit by designer Burberry Prorsum during their Spring/Summer 15 show at London Fashion Week in London, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) A model wears an outfit by designer Burberry Prorsum during their Spring/Summer 15 show at London Fashion...
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Wealth of riches fuels rock band New Pornographers

This image released by Sacks & Co. shows members of The New Pornographers, Carl Newman, front, second row from left, Neko Case and Kurt Dahle, third row from left, Todd Fancey and Kathryn Calder, back row from left, Blaine Thurier and John Collins. The band released a new...
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‘NBA 2K15′ drafts 3D face mapping for latest game

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 2K Sports Vice President Sports Development, Jeffrey Thomas, talks about his company, 2K Sports’ 3D face-capturing technology that processes a scanned face in real-time, with the help of a stereoscopic camera attached to a Sony...

Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist

NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson’s group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast’s illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Isaacson’s “The Innovators” and...
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APNewsBreak: ‘Easy Rider’ bike going to auction

In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Michael Eisenberg, sits on the customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider†at the Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif. Eisenberg, a California businessman who once co-owned a Los...

China police formally arrest Chan son in drug case

BEIJING (AP) — Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday....