Author’s latest 1910s Detroit-set novel coming out

DETROIT (AP) — The fourth novel in Michigan author D.E. Johnson’s 1910s Detroit series is being released. “Detroit Shuffle” is out Tuesday. It’s a follow-up to the Kalamazoo-area resident’s previous works, “The Detroit Electric Scheme,” ”Motor City Shakedown”…

CBS, Time Warner deal ends NY, LA, Dallas blackout

NEW YORK (AP) — A monthlong standoff the prevented millions of homes from watching hit shows like “Under the Dome” and “NCIS” — and threatened to interfere with the start of football season— ended Monday after Time Warner…

CBS on air in NY, LA, Dallas with Time Warner deal

NEW YORK (AP) — TV network CBS and cable provider Time Warner Cable ended their monthlong programming dispute on Monday and resumed broadcasts to millions of homes in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. The agreement ended a…

Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour removed from gov’t

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Youssou Ndour is no longer Senegal’s tourism minister, according to the Cabinet list announced by new Prime Minister Aminata Toure. Over the weekend, President Macky Sall dismissed his former premier in the…

‘Fifty Shades’ movie casts Dakota Johnson, Hunnam

NEW YORK (AP) — The big-screen adaptation of E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” has cast its lead roles. Charlie Hunnam will play the 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson will play the college student he…

NY college houses endangered Thomas Paine writings

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — He helped inspire the American Revolution, but Thomas Paine suffered a broad range of indignities afterward: Political cartoonists lampooned him, he was denied the right to vote and a coin was minted that…

21 months prison for 2 Tunisian rappers

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian court has convicted in absentia a pair of rappers for insulting the police and sentenced them to 21 months in prison for singing excerpts of an anti-police song at a concert, their…

Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite some spectacular flops, Hollywood’s summer concluded with a record $4.7 billion in box-office revenue. The summer movie season closed out on Labor Day weekend as the boy band concert film “One Direction: This…

Maria Pinto launches new collection on Kickstarter

CHICAGO (AP) — Fashion designer Maria Pinto — famous for dressing first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey — is back with a new, more affordable collection that she plans to launch with the help of an online…

Indiana U. to give top award to Jones, 2 others

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University is giving its highest alumni award to soul musician Booker T. Jones and former U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick Paige. Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Schlanger Abrahamson also will receive IU’s…

Musician turns 9/11 survivor stories into song

NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen years after 9/11, an American musician has turned memories of grief into survivor songs — some of them surprisingly joyous. Composer and pianist Jake Heggie said Sunday that his new album titled…

Nine Inch Nails rocks 2nd day of Philly music fest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nine Inch Nails closed the second night of the “Budweiser Made In America” festival with a set that captured the audience — but with a smaller crowd than Beyonce’s the night before. Trent Reznor and…

Lady Gaga debuts ARTPOP at iTunes Festival

LONDON (AP) — With flying pigs and wigs, Lady Gaga debuted her “ARTPOP” songs at the iTunes Festival. The pop star performed seven new songs, as she headlined the event at London’s Roundhouse Sunday night. It is Gaga’s…

Musician turns 9/11 survivor stories into song

NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen years after 9/11, an American musician has turned memories of grief into survivor songs — some of them surprisingly joyous. Composer Jake Heggie said Sunday that his new album titled “here/after (songs…

Beetle Bailey creator honored on 90th birthday

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Beetle Bailey was known to be a lazy Army private, but the creator of the popular comic strip is getting accolades from top military brass and others as he celebrates his 90th birthday. Mort…

NYC music fest canceled after 2 drug-linked deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo has been canceled over drug-related health concerns. The city says it recommended Electric Zoo…

Director: ‘Night Moves’ not a political statement

Associated Press (AP) — Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, for the sake of her dog, drives back and forth between her New York home and the Oregonian landscape that shapes her films, noting along the way the increasing toll…

New song to benefit Detroit Public Schools

DETROIT (AP) — A new song featuring Funk Brothers guitarist Eddie Willis will benefit Detroit Public Schools. The single “Take It Slow” is being released on Sunday. It’s part of the “Back to Class” music series spearheaded by…

Burning Man crowd in Nevada desert tops 61,000

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal official says more than 61,000 people have turned out so far for the weekend Burning Man outdoor art and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. U.S. Bureau of…

Royal ride: Queen’s Daimler sells for $63K

LONDON (AP) — A green Daimler owned and driven by Queen Elizabeth II has been sold at auction for 40,500 pounds ($62,755.) Auction house Historics said the queen used the vehicle from 2001 to 2004 to travel around…