Oprah Winfrey reflects on President-elect Donald Trump
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Oprah Winfrey reflects on President-elect Donald Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — As Oprah Winfrey reflected Thursday on this week’s election, she said she was initially in disbelief after learned Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. But the media mogul, who was vocal in her support for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, found some comfort in watching President Barack Obama and president-elect … Continue reading

Massive celebrity backing failed to lift Clinton campaign
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Massive celebrity backing failed to lift Clinton campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — One lesson from the 2016 campaign: Celebrities guarantee attention, but they don’t ensure votes. Few presidential candidates attracted as much A-list support as did former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But rallies in Ohio with LeBron James, Beyonce and Jay Z did not prevent Republican rival and President-elect … Continue reading

Review: New ‘Call of Duty’ a spacey but conservative sequel
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Review: New ‘Call of Duty’ a spacey but conservative sequel

Sticking with tradition despite a planet-hopping sci-fi setting, the latest “Call of Duty” is a conservative iteration of the annual first-person shooter franchise with safe, market-tested upgrades: a wisecracking robot, spaceship dogfights, ray guns and a scarred Kit Harington. While “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” (Activision, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, $59.95) includes … Continue reading

The 13 women who could show Bill Cosby had a pattern
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The 13 women who could show Bill Cosby had a pattern

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Did Bill Cosby drug and molest young women as part of a “signature” crime spree spanning five decades? Prosecutors preparing for his sexual-assault trial hope to call 13 of about 60 accusers to show just that. The defense will question their relevance and attack their credibility in high-stakes pretrial hearings that start … Continue reading

US, Cuba assessing efforts to save Hemingway artifacts
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US, Cuba assessing efforts to save Hemingway artifacts

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. and Cuban officials and scholars are meeting in Boston to discuss joint efforts to preserve artifacts at Ernest Hemingway’s former Cuban estate. The forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is focusing on a U.S.-Cuban collaboration to ensure the literary icon’s legacy lives on in both countries. Wednesday … Continue reading

“Revolution Radio” is Green Day back on straight and narrow
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“Revolution Radio” is Green Day back on straight and narrow

  Green Day, “Revolution Radio” (Reprise Records) “Revolution Radio” sees Green Day back on the straight and narrow, a dozen potent tunes encasing the punk attitude with plenty of pop hooks. The band shakes off a few years in the wilderness, including personal crises and artistic diversions, with a no-frills collection in which they work … Continue reading

Guitar hero Eric Johnson displays acoustic talents on “EJ”
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Guitar hero Eric Johnson displays acoustic talents on “EJ”

Eric Johnson, “EJ” (Provogue/Mascot Label Group) Texas guitar hero Eric Johnson concentrates on piano, acoustic guitar and intimate ballads on “EJ,” a quieter effort with oscillating results. Covering Jimi Hendrix, Les Paul and Simon & Garfunkel amid a set of original instrumentals and sung ballads, Johnson’s patented fluid runs and clean tones provide the usual … Continue reading

Dublin’s murder squad hunts for a killer in ‘The Trespasser’
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Dublin’s murder squad hunts for a killer in ‘The Trespasser’

“The Trespasser” (Viking), by Tana French Though Detective Antoinette Conway always dreamed of working in the murder squad, now that she’s made it to the Dublin Castle grounds where Ireland’s best detectives track down killers, she wants out. Her co-workers harass her, and the majority of cases that make it to her desk involve domestic … Continue reading

Stage musical to be made from novel ‘Madame Sousatzka’
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Stage musical to be made from novel ‘Madame Sousatzka’

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical based on the novel that was turned into the Shirley MacLaine film “Madame Sousatzka” is hoping to make it to Broadway. Producer Garth Drabinsky said Wednesday the show “Sousatzka” has songs by the composer-lyricist team of David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr., whose Broadway shows include 1996’s “Big.” It … Continue reading