3 more Broadway shows slated to autism-friendly

NEW YORK (AP) — Autism-friendly performances of “Wicked,” ”Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” and “The Lion King” are on tap for later this year and next. The Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit that provides access to live theater,…

Beau convicted of murder in NY designer’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — The playboy boyfriend of a fashion designer was convicted Thursday of strangling and drowning her in the bathtub of a swank hotel room after a tumultuous six-month relationship. Nicholas Brooks, whose father was an…

Judge in Colorado theater shooting scolds defense

DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shootings has scolded defense lawyers for accusing him of having an improper conversation with the sheriff. In an order made public Wednesday, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said defense…

Crystal touts tourism for NY hometown after Sandy

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Billy Crystal is going to bat for his New York hometown following the pummeling it took from Superstorm Sandy. The comedian and “When Harry Met Sally” actor has made a television commercial telling…

Crystal touts tourism for NY hometown after Sandy

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Billy Crystal is going to bat for his hometown. The comedian and actor made a television commercial exhorting tourists to visit Long Beach, N.Y. Located just east of New York City, Long Beach…

For Amazon, another role: comic book publisher

SEATTLE (AP) — Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. says it will soon start publishing original comics through its new imprint, Jet City Comics. The name is a nod to Seattle’s historical ties to the development of jets in aviation.…

Kris Jenner lives talk show ‘dream’ this summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driven matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan is taking center stage with her own talk show, and Kris Jenner said she’s ready for the spotlight. “I’m definitely living my dream,” Jenner said of Monday’s…

Justin Bieber apologizes for presidential antics

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber has apologized by phone to Bill Clinton for cursing the former president and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York City restaurant kitchen earlier this year. Clinton’s office said…

Lil Twist arrested for suspected DUI in Bieber car

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The rapper known as Lil Twist has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after being stopped in California while he was behind the wheel of Justin Bieber’s luxury sports car. Los…
In this photo provided by Profiles in History, July 9, 2013, is a 1955 portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe by fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene. (AP Photo/Milton H. Greene)

Auction selling copyright with Monroe negatives

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene was only 26 years old when he photographed Marilyn Monroe for Look magazine. He went on to take thousands of photos of the Hollywood siren. Now, 3,700…

Broadway gets beastly _ thanks to a dog lover

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernadette Peters stopped by a desolate corner of Brooklyn the other day to hang out with a special group of fans. They were literally barking. A deafening chorus of woofs greeted the two-time Tony…
FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, director Sam Mendes arrives for the opening night of the musical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," at the Drury Lane Theatre in central London.  (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Sam Mendes returning to direct 24th Bond film

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Mendes is coming back to direct another James Bond film with Daniel Craig following the enormously successful “Skyfall.” The British director Mendes had said earlier that “Skyfall” would be his lone entry in…

Union doctor faces challenges in ‘Surgeon in Blue’

“Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care” (Arcade Publishing), by Scott McGaugh Here’s what a real Washington scandal looks like: Many Union soldiers wounded at Bull Run, the Civil War’s first major…