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Tom Hanks' debut book is due in October

Tom Hanks' debut book is due in October

NEW YORK — Tom Hanks is putting his love of vintage typewriters to good use — his collection of short stories will be published in October.
Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London

Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London

LONDON — Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighbourhood where he was born.

Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant.

CBC to air Canadian version of 'The Great British Bake Off'

TORONTO — The popular BBC series "The Great British Bake Off" is headed to the CBC and also getting a Canadian spinoff. The public broadcaster says it will debut "The Great Canadian Baking Show" in the fall and also air the original U.K.
Acclaimed author Emma Donoghue to publish first novel for children

Acclaimed author Emma Donoghue to publish first novel for children

TORONTO — Celebrated author Emma Donoghue is making her first foray into children's literature. The award-winning London, Ont.-based writer behind the bestseller "Room" is publishing her debut novel for younger readers this spring.
Soulja Boy says boxing match with Chris Brown is off

Soulja Boy says boxing match with Chris Brown is off

LAS VEGAS — It looks like the highly anticipated boxing showdown between singer Chris Brown and rapper Soulja Boy could be off.
Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer

Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer

Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has announced her engagement to Christian writer Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton posted a photo of two hands flashing diamond rings on Facebook Saturday with the note, "Abby and I decided to hold hands forever.
Circus lionized for cutting animal acts will bring them back

Circus lionized for cutting animal acts will bring them back

BOSTON — A circus is under fire for bringing back animal acts a year after earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping them to keep up with changing public attitudes.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 26-March 4

Feb. 26: Game-show host Tom Kennedy ("Name That Tune," ''Split Second") is 90. Singer Fats Domino is 89. Guitarist Paul Cotton of Poco is 74. Actor-director Bill Duke is 74. Actress Marta Kristen ("Lost in Space") is 72. Singer Mitch Ryder is 72.

Books on conservatism and rural whites up for Lukas Prize

NEW YORK — Jane Mayer's "Dark Money" and Zachary Roth's "The Great Suppression" are among several works about the modern conservative movement and rural whites that are on the short list for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.