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Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:21pm

Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music early Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.

Actress: 'Macho' persecution followed 'El Chapo' meeting

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:11pm

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo said Monday that her involvement in actor Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has cost her acting jobs and a "macho" Mexican government is persecuting her only because she's a woman.

Springsteen cover band changes tune, won't play at gala

Shawn Marsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:01pm

A Bruce Springsteen cover band has changed its tune about performing at a Washington gala the day before Republican Donald Trump's inauguration.

NYPD arrests 2nd man in connection to fatal concert shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:20pm

Police have arrested a second man in connection with a fatal shooting at a popular Manhattan concert venue.

Piano Guys say inaugural performance isn't Trump endorsement

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:20pm

The Piano Guys are saying their decision to perform at an event marking the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is not a political endorsement.

Singer Nina Simone's birthplace in Tryon for sale for $95K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:40am

The small wooden cottage that was the birthplace of singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone is for sale in Tryon, North Carolina.

Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks 'Star Wars'

Hilary Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:00am

Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first.

Bieito's manager: Met decision 'cruel and disappointing'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:50am

The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera's decision to cancel his production of Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" is "cruel and disappointing."

DuVernay talks with Winfrey about Trump, race, her new film

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:30am

Ava DuVernay doesn't want to talk about Donald Trump's election. Her feelings are still too raw.

Fantastic! Mara and Bell of 'Fantastic Four" are engaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:12am

The news is "Fantastic."

Russian performance artist requests asylum in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 6:20am

A controversial Russian performance artist said on Monday has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape accusations against him.

Mexican police officer says gunman kills at least 4 people, wounds 9 others at nightclub at Playa del Carmen resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:40am

Mexican police officer says gunman kills at least 4 people, wounds 9 others at nightclub at Playa del Carmen resort.

Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 9:01pm

Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76.

PBS Kids round-the-clock TV, online channel launches Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 6:30pm

PBS is launching a round-the-clock children's channel that will be available on member stations and digital platforms.

'Get Smart' actor Dick Gautier dead at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 4:30pm

Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV's "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.

Dick Gautier, who played Hymie on 'Get Smart,' dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 3:50pm

Dick Gautier, the Tony-nominated actor who found fame as Hymie the Robot on the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.

Vietnam doc makes Ken Burns, Trent Reznor partners

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:41pm

Ken Burns and Trent Reznor would seem two unlikely collaborators, but both describe their recent work on the upcoming PBS documentary on the Vietnam War as among the most satisfying of their careers.

Milan's Brera protects artworks after humidity system fails

Colleen Barry and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:01pm

Restorers at Milan's famous Brera Art Gallery have taken measures to protect the collection after its humidity control system failed during a "once-in-a-decade" dry, cold spell that moved through Milan last weekend, officials said.

Quaker group marks centennial with 'Waging Peace' exhibit

Natalie Pompilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 7:13am

The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with an exhibition, "Waging Peace," that showcases the group's accomplishments while also illustrating work that remains to be done.

Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 11:10pm

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event's already low celebrity wattage.