Detroit museum marking War of 1812 anniversary

DETROIT (AP) — A museum is celebrating the bicentennial of Detroit’s independence from the British. Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of when the British left the city for the last time on Sept. 29, 1813. The Detroit Historical…

MC Lyte, Kendrick Lamar highlight BET Hip-Hop

ATLANTA (AP) — MC Lyte said she was initially nervous following a video tribute that honored the veteran rapper for her career achievements at the eighth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards Saturday. Once MC Lyte gathered herself, she thanked…

C-Span to highlight former first lady from Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — C-Span will feature a former first lady from Ohio on an episode of its “First Ladies: Influence and Image” series. The episode featuring Florence Harding and a visit to the Harding Home and Museum in…

Ohio railway makes list of best family train trips

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A popular tourist attraction in southeastern Ohio’s Athens County has been named among the world’s best train trips for families. The Athens Messenger reports (http://bit.ly/1eHL6HH) that the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville made…

Royal Mint coins to mark Prince George christening

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Mint says it will create a set of coins to mark the christening of Prince George next month. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby son will be christened at the Chapel Royal…

Miss Philippines wins Miss World in Indonesia

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Security is tight ahead of the crowning of Miss World on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the event was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups. Despite threats from the Islamic Defenders Front…

‘Blue Bloods’ actor’s film to screen in Wayne

WAYNE, Mich. (AP) — A film starring an actor from the hit TV show “Blue Bloods” is to have its Midwest premiere at a theater in suburban Detroit. “Infiltrators” is to screen Saturday at the State-Wayne Phoenix Theatre…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. ___ CBS’ “Face the…

Simons stamps his natural mark on Dior

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of square meters (yards) of hanging vines, wisteria and roses — some real, some fake — created a garden setting though which designer Raf Simons’ took guests on the latest Christian Dior journey for…

Albuquerque set to say goodbye to ‘Breaking Bad’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Emmy-award winning series “Breaking Bad” is set to air its last show Sunday and the city where it was filmed is preparing for the end. Albuquerque will celebrate the AMC series finale with…

Gillian Anderson to star in London ‘Streetcar’

LONDON (AP) — Former “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson is returning to the London stage next year as Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Anderson will play the fading beauty who relies on the kindness of strangers in…

Fort Wayne orchestra, musicians in tough talks

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Negotiations for a new musicians’ contract aren’t harmonious as the Fort Wayne Philharmonic starts its 70th season. The orchestra’s musicians union says its members voted to unanimously authorize a strike if contract talks…

New book takes scholarly look at ‘Breaking Bad’

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Walter White, the lead character in the hit television series “Breaking Bad,” will have his guns blazing in the series finale, predicts the author of an upcoming book on the series. University of Southern…

4 funny guys go men-tal on CBS sitcom ‘We Are Men’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — We all know that men, in matters of love, are likely to be wounded warriors. So says “We Are Men,” CBS’ amusing new sitcom about four men making the best of their shared bachelorhood…

From 3D Sabbath to real ‘Purge,’ new ways to scare

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzy Osbourne can’t help himself. While on a behind-the-scenes trek through a Universal Studios Hollywood attraction based on the recently released Black Sabbath album “13,” Osbourne spots a bloody mannequin corpse reclining on a…

Dance music festival takes precautions over drugs

ATLANTA (AP) — Organizers of the electronic dance music festival TomorrowWorld are taking extra precautions to maintain a safe environment for concertgoers this weekend after two drug-related deaths occurred at a similar festival in New York this summer.…

Songwriters Ahrens and Flaherty celebrate 30 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The songwriting team of composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens has lasted longer than many marriages — 30 years, a number that even shocks the duo. “It’s insane. I like to say we…

Kimmel and Kanye West are at war _ or are they?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West either are engaged in a bitter feud or a wild parody of one. A skit poking fun at West on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday provoked an irate…

Jury gets negligence case over death of Jackson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a bitterly fought five-month trial, a negligence lawsuit by Michael Jackson’s mother against his concert promoter is in the hands of a jury after a final plea by a Jackson lawyer to punish…

Indie film partly shot in Detroit set to premiere

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An independent film shot partly on Detroit’s Belle Isle and in the city’s Greektown entertainment district is scheduled to make its Detroit-area premiere. Detroit author Elizabeth Atkins says “Anything is Possible” will be…