Thousands gather at Brooklyn charter schools rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy- and Oscar-winning star Jennifer Hudson is the headliner at a rally of charter school supporters in Brooklyn.Thousands of people...

Quvenzhane? Wallis has deal to write children's books

NEW YORK (AP) — An Oscar nominee at age 9, Quvenzhane? Wallis (kwuh-VEN'-zhuh-nay WAH'-lis) is now getting an early start on a writing career.The...

Attorney: LAPD officers feared ambush after rap video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a man after a beer bottle shattered their patrol car's rear...

Judge OKs Muslim film ads rejected by New York subway agency

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge gave a green light Wednesday to light-hearted subway advertisements promoting a documentary about American Muslim comedians, saying...

Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair over Rushdie appearance

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is boycotting this year's Frankfurt Book Fair in protest over a planned opening speech at the venue by India-born...

'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition

NEW YORK (AP) — You don't need to be a wizard to see the "Harry Potter" books come to life.The seven books are getting...

AP PHOTOS: Bosnian promoting 'slow way of life' to artists

DZAFICI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A carpenter who builds traditional Bosnian houses wants to remind people of the old way of life in harmony with...

Pennsylvania college rescinds degree awarded to Bill Cosby

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A university in northeastern Pennsylvania has become the latest school to rescind an honorary degree it granted Bill Cosby.A spokeswoman...

Marvel announces 'Ant-Man' sequel for 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel is going microscopic again. 'Ant-Man' is getting the sequel treatment with 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' set for release on...

Al Franken working on book about his years in Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Al Franken is not done with his career as an author.The second-term Minnesota Democrat, former "Saturday Night Live" writer-performer,...

AP NewsBreak: John le Carre memoir coming in September 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — For his next book, John le Carre is sticking to the facts.The master spy novelist has a memoir planned for...

Germany hopes to exhibit some works from Gurlitt collection

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's culture minister hopes to put some works from the trove accumulated by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt on exhibition next...

New York theater named after stage and TV actor John Cullum

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award-winner John Cullum has gotten the ultimate stage honor — a theater named after him.The American Theatre of...

Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri to star in new BET reality series

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers Snoop Dogg and Birdman, Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri, and entrepreneur Damon Dash are among the stars of a still-untitled...