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Berkeley police prep for clash with or without Coulter visit

Berkeley police prep for clash with or without Coulter visit

BERKELEY, Calif. — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters.
'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres

NEW YORK — With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters ga

Jazz Fest kicks off Friday; Connick, Aaron Neville on tap

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether the weather co-operates or not.
Ivanka Trump microphone quip draws criticism for Fox host

Ivanka Trump microphone quip draws criticism for Fox host

NEW YORK — Fox News host Jesse Watters says he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice and wasn't making a joke "about anything else" when he mentioned that he liked the way she held a microphone.

Latvia grants citizenship to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov

TALLINN, Estonia — Latvia on Thursday paid tribute to Mikhail Baryshnikov by granting citizenship to the ballet dancer, choreographer and actor who was born in the Baltic nation when it was part of the Soviet Union and later became a U.S. citizen.
Theme parks: Comcast's under-the-radar growth driver

Theme parks: Comcast's under-the-radar growth driver

NEW YORK — One of Comcast's fastest-growing businesses hasn't been selling cable or internet subscriptions — or making movies and TV shows, or selling TV ads. It's been theme parks.
'Sgt. Pepper' sketch to be auctioned May 20 in New York

'Sgt. Pepper' sketch to be auctioned May 20 in New York

NEW YORK — An old sketch up for auction May 20 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan is a crude, ink-on-paper drawing of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album cover. The artist is almost surely John Lennon.

Fire destroys movie set in Virginia being used for 'TURN'

RICHMOND, Va. — Officials say a fire has destroyed part of a movie set that was being used to film the final season of the AMC television series "TURN: Washington's Spies.
Surprise! Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow on Disney ride

Surprise! Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow on Disney ride

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California's Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself. Johnny Depp donned the getup of his swashbuckling alter ego and interacted with riders on Wednesday.
Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard

Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard

MOSCOW — The sale of nine Soviet-era masterpieces that fetched $3 million at a London auction in 2014 is causing uproar in Moscow's art community, where it was largely perceived as a theft of the family jewels.