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Miss USA hopes Trump can unify Americans after divisive vote

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:31am

The U.S. candidate in the Miss Universe pageant said Wednesday she did not vote for Donald Trump but she hopes the president-elect can unify Americans at a "nerve-wracking" point in U.S. history.

Jerry Seinfeld series, specials coming to Netflix under deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:30am

Jerry Seinfeld and Netflix have announced a deal that will bring the star's interview show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" to the streaming service later this year.

Final Ringling Bros. show at Nassau Coliseum sells out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:30am

Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus' final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out.

Auschwitz museum asks Germans, Austrians to donate items

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:20am

The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum is asking Germans and Austrians to donate private letters, memoirs, photos or any other items that could help historians better understand the mentality of the Holocaust's perpetrators.

Colson Whitehead is a finalist for $75,000 PEN America award

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:20am

Colson Whitehead, winner of the National Book Award for his novel "The Underground Railroad," is a finalist for a new $75,000 prize given by the literary and human rights organization PEN America.

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured while working in Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:10am

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand.

Soprano: Juliette is 'like a bird you can't catch'

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:40am

Keep your eyes on Diana Damrau, if you can, as she darts about the stage as the innocent and impetuous teenage heroine in the opening scene of Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette."

Correction: Britain-Tate Galleries story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:31am

In a Jan. 17 story about the appointment of a new chief for Britain's Tate galleries, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the new director. It is Maria Balshaw, not Belshaw.

Polanski to preside over French cinema awards ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:50am

Filmmaker Roman Polanski will preside over this year's Cesars Awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Oscars.

'Birds of Opulence' author wins Gaines literary award

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:40am

When African-American writer Crystal Wilkinson of Kentucky learned she won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, she said she reverted to her 12-year-old self, shrieking and squealing with glee.

Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal arms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:50am

Top Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted by a court on Wednesday on a charge of using unlicensed weapons while hunting for rare blackbucks in a western India wildlife preserve 18 years ago.

Adams' 'Girls of the Golden West' to premiere on Nov 21.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:50pm

Composer John Adams' "Girls of the Golden West" will be given its world premiere by the San Francisco Opera on Nov. 21.

Hip-hop podcast host charged in fatal concert venue shooting

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:40pm

A hip-hop podcast host arrested in connection with a concert venue shooting that left a rapper's bodyguard dead and three other people wounded is a killer and a danger to the community unworthy of bail, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.

The Latest: Prosecutor calls hip-hop podcast host a killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:01pm

The Latest on the arrest of a hip-hop podcast host in connection with the fatal shooting of a rapper's bodyguard (all times local):

Police: Man posed as Bieber online to extort nude photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:43pm

A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday.

Andy Cohen's near-clash: Joan Rivers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:11pm

Andy Cohen revels in his free-wheeling talk show, but Joan Rivers' last appearance on his Bravo series almost led to a clash with another guest.

Chicago, LA, Hamburg join in John Neumeier's 'Orphee'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51pm

The Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Germany's Staatsoper Hamburg are collaborating with the Joffrey Ballet for the first time on a new production of Gluck's "Orphee et Eurydice" by choreographer John Neumeier.

Sam Moore to sing at Trump inaugural event

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:53pm

Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events.

Artwork depicting Ferguson removed from Capitol display

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:42pm

A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently.

Mexico: no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The spokeswoman for Mexico's Attorney General's Office says there are no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo, but she has been "mentioned" in criminal investigations.