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France restores Nazi-stolen Degas drawing to rightful owners
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PARIS (AP) — France has restored to its rightful owners a drawing by Edgar Degas that was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner in 1940. In a moving ceremony in Paris Monday, Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay said that "Trois danseuses en buste" — a late 19th-century charcoal sketch of
Prince 'lifesaving mission' turned tragic for doctor's son
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Andrew Kornfeld's red-eye flight to bring a prescription drug to Prince has been described by his attorney as a "lifesaving mission" to persuade the superstar to start treatment for addiction. Instead, the 26-year-old Californian found Prince collapsed in an elevator at his Paisley Park
'Space Invaders,' 'Grand Theft Auto III' hall of fame games
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A video game that allowed players to zap marching aliens with dot lasers and another that gave them flamethrowers and put them in the driver's seat in a violent 3-D world are among six games inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. "Space Invaders" and "Grand
It's Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you
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It's not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one. May the Fourth, as in "May the Fourth Be With You" has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year's revival of the series with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Comedy Central's "@midnight"
Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover
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HAVANA (AP) — Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel. With hundreds of security agents holding ordinary Cubans behind police lines blocks away, actors
Metallics reign on tech-heavy Met Gala red carpet
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Met Gala red carpet gleamed on Monday with sparkly metallics and shiny, futuristic-looking fabrics as stars paid homage to this year's technology-centered theme. The annual gala, a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, celebrated the new exhibit
'Jungle Book' rules box office again; 'Civil War' looms
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NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's "The Jungle Book" trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week's certain champ, "Captain America: Civil War," began setting records overseas. Jon Favreau's live-action Rudyard Kipling adaptation
Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?
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CHICAGO (AP) — Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America. A law
'Ratchet,' 'Warcraft' and the new breed of video game movies
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — At long last, it seems Hollywood has pushed the reset button on its approach to video game adaptations. From the reviled 1993 live-action rendition of "Super Mario Bros." to last year's loathed arcade-inspired "Pixels," big-screen interpretations of games have almost always
Questions swirl about Prince's health with unexplained death
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism. But after his death at age 57 — following a series of canceled shows and a reported emergency plane landing for medical
'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts dies at 90
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everybody loved Doris Roberts. The spunky actress who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond" received an outpouring of praise on Monday following news of her death. Phil Rosenthal, the sitcom's creator, called her "a
Australian minister: Depp dog apology video no award winner
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SYDNEY (AP) — Was the filmed apology over an international dog smuggling scandal supposed to look like a hostage video? Was the weirdly wooden delivery a deliberate protest by the unhappy actors? And does the Australian politician at the heart of the world's most bizarre biosecurity case think he
Amber Heard avoids jail in Australian dog smuggling spat
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SYDNEY (AP) — Actor Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard pleaded guilty Monday to providing a false immigration document amid allegations she smuggled the couple's dogs to Australia, but managed to avoid jail time over what was dubbed the "war on terrier" debacle. Prosecutors dropped two more
Ben Harper gets the band back together, with feeling
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, "Call It What It Is" (Stax Records) Ben Harper is back with the best band he's ever sung with, delivering strong new material with a group that has always known when to play hard and when to hang back. Coming on the heels of a
Ben Affleck to direct Batman film, Warner Bros. chief says
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Affleck will direct a stand-alone "Batman" movie, says Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara. Affleck portrayed the caped crusader in this year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and had been rumored to be the studio's top choice to helm the film. Tsujihara
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