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Authors share memories of friendship with Barbara Bush

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:09am

Promoting literacy was a longtime cause for Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92. Books were a balm and a passion.

Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:49am

The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the musician's death, effectively ending the state's two-year investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him.

The Latest: Prosecutor closes Prince death case; no charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:49am

The Latest on the investigation into Prince's death (all times local):

Minnesota prosecutor closes 2-year probe into Prince's death without filing criminal charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:45am

Minnesota prosecutor closes 2-year probe into Prince's death without filing criminal charges.

County attorney: No evidence any person associated with Prince knew he possessed counterfeit pills containing fentanyl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:39am

County attorney: No evidence any person associated with Prince knew he possessed counterfeit pills containing fentanyl.

Carver County attorney says evidence shows Prince thought he was taking Vicodin, not fentanyl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:37am

Carver County attorney says evidence shows Prince thought he was taking Vicodin, not fentanyl.

Previously persona non grata, Cannes welcomes back Von Trier

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:24am

Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival.

Nat Geo says 'Frankenstein' author is its next 'Genius'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:06am

"Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley is the National Geographic TV network's third genius.

Documents: Doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince will pay $30,000 to settle federal civil claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:01am

Documents: Doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince will pay $30,000 to settle federal civil claim.

Armed police will patrol rail stations at royal wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:54am

British officials say armed and undercover police officers will patrol train stations with routes leading to Windsor when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle on May 19.

Eccentric German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg dies aged 90

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:44am

German-Israeli artist Max Weinberg, best known for his large, colorful paintings and distinctive personal appearance, has died. He was 90.

Howard commencement to feature "Black Panther" Boseman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:09am

The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University.

Dubai film festival to become biennial, skipping this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:01am

The Dubai International Film Festival says it will skip holding the event this year, instead becoming biennial and reconvening in 2019.

Prince's death: Key players in investigation and aftermath

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 10:53pm

Prince was found dead of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl on April 21, 2016. Several key people had contact with Prince before his death, and were involved in the investigation that followed. Here are some of the key names in the case:

Real-life 'gladiator' salutes 'Scandal,' show she inspired

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:19pm

Olivia Pope's journey comes to an end Thursday on "Scandal," but real-life Washington power players and others remain in need of a determined "gladiator" to rescue them from crises. Enter Judy Smith, who inspired the ABC drama and remains in the thick of politics and Hollywood.

Tribeca opens with 'Gilda,' and De Niro comes out swinging

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:11pm

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, "Love, Gilda," an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner.

Illusionist Copperfield takes stand in tourist injury case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:27pm

David Copperfield testified Wednesday that he didn't know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013.

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 6:04pm

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater.

Prince's death: Key players in investigation and aftermath

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 5:21pm

Prince was found dead of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl on April 21, 2016. Several key people had contact with Prince before his death, and were involved in the investigation that followed. Here are some of the key names in the case:

Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay to serve on the Cannes jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 2:43pm

Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay will serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury that will choose this year's Palme d'Or winner, the French festival announced Wednesday.