Opera mezzo sees softer side of Dalila in 'Samson et Dalila'
NEW YORK (AP) — For Elina Garanca, there's a clue nestled in the score of Camille Saint-Saens' opera "Samson et Dalila" that suggests the pagan beauty has genuine feelings for the hero she has vowed to destroy.
EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore.
Powers, Edugyan, Johnson tipped to win Man Booker Prize
LONDON (AP) — An environmental epic that has been likened to "Moby Dick" for trees, the story of an escaped slave and a powerful debut by a 27-year-old novelist are among favorites to win the Man Booker Prize for fiction on Tuesday.
Rembrandt's Night Watch to get restoration in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rembrandt van Rijn's Golden Age masterpiece The Night Watch is getting a makeover. Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum announced Tuesday that it will restore its most famous painting, starting next year in a project that will be open to the public and viewable online.
Prince Harry and Meghan start Aussie tour with baby gifts
SYDNEY (AP) — A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex thrilled thousands of fans outside the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday during their first meeting with the general public since the former Meghan Markle's newly announced pregnancy.
Kanye West meets Uganda's president, gifts pair of sneakers
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers on Monday during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent.
Rapper Yella Beezy shot on Texas highway, still hospitalized
LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) — Management for rapper Yella Beezy says he remains hospitalized after being shot while driving on a highway in Texas.
Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released.
1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures
It was the tweet seen around the world. On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged the Twittersphere to join her in sharing a personal story of sexual harassment in the wake of rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries
NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Curry is getting into the business of medical crowdsourcing on television. The former "Today" show anchor has agreed to anchor a Turner series that describes people with mysterious medical ailments, in the hope of reaching doctors or patients who have seen something similar and gotten help.
Review: The former Haley Bonar is wordless on 'Pleasureland'
HALEY, "Pleasureland" (Memphis Industries) In 2016, she was Haley Bonar and "Impossible Dream" was her album of gliding power-pop and cinematic textures.
Review: Melissa McCarthy in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'
The early 1990s New York of Marielle Heller's "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" isn't so long ago but it already feels staggeringly distant.
And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal.
Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts
CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word.
Paul Stanley: Kiss farewell tour could include ex-members
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It won't be all night, but former members of Kiss might get the chance to rock 'n' roll with the band one last time.
Court tosses DeLorean widow's 'Back to the Future' lawsuit
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the "Back to the Future" movies.
Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence.
Thurber House announces 2018 finalists for humor prize
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber has announced the finalists for the country's top humor writing prize.
Film Review: 40 years later, 'Halloween' slashes again
With hollow eyes and sagging cheeks, the flabby white mask of Michael Myers is horror's great blank slate. Project your fears here, it says.
Carey Mulligan on her 'women's liberation trilogy'
TORONTO (AP) — Carey Mulligan is a letter writer. As a young woman with acting aspirations, she wrote to Kenneth Branagh asking for advice after seeing him in "Henry V."
'Vietnam' by Max Hastings is masterful account of the war
"Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975" (Harper), by Max Hastings British journalist Max Hastings, noted for his critically acclaimed books about World War II, has fast-forwarded his research and writing talent to a war that many Americans would like to forget.
A prince or princess?: Facts about Harry and Meghan's baby
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child to be born in the spring of 2019.
'Unsheltered' by Barbara Kingsolver blends fact and fiction
"Unsheltered" (Harper), by Barbara Kingsolver Barbara Kingsolver does something amazing in her new novel. She takes a historical figure — a naturalist who corresponded with Charles Darwin in the late 19th century — and imagines her life in Vineland, New Jersey, then creates fictional characters around her and concocts an entirely new family living in the same house in the modern day.
Harry and Meghan's baby would be 7th in line for UK throne
LONDON (AP) — A baby born to Prince Harry and Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, would be seventh in line for the British throne when it is born next spring.
Fleetwood Mac disputes Lindsey Buckingham lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fleetwood Mac disputes allegations in a lawsuit filed by Lindsey Buckingham for kicking him off the band's new tour.

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