Times' tax story is talker, but perceptions mostly hold
NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando Sentinel Editor-in-Chief Julie Anderson was curious how readers in polarized central Florida would react to her newspaper leading Monday's edition with a report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017 — and no income tax at all in 10 of the previous 15 years.
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine to be honored by PEN America
NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine who was forced out of her job last year by the Trump administration, is being honored by PEN America.
Malta seeks shark tooth fossil presented to Prince George
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta says it will seek to retrieve a shark tooth that was presented to Britain’s Prince George by veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, who found the fossil during a holiday on the Mediterranean island in the 1960s.
Dissident Ai Weiwei protests possible extradition of Assange
LONDON (AP) — The dissident Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei staged a silent protest outside London's Old Bailey court on Monday against the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he is wanted on an array of espionage charges.
Milan fashion gives small opening to Black Lives Matter
MILAN (AP) — When asked why there aren’t more people of color in the Italian fashion industry, officials have cited a lack of candidates in homogeneous Italy.
Review: Nick Hornby creates a couple worth cheering for
“Just Like You,” by Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books) Has the world ever needed a Nick Hornby book more than it does today? The British novelist who gave us “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy” is back with “Just Like You,” an endearing love story that defies convention.
Steve Harvey talks show revival on Facebook Watch, NBC split
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having his daytime talk show canceled by NBC last year hasn't stopped Steve Harvey. While he waited for a new opportunity, the comedian continued to make his presence regularly felt on TV as the host of “Family Feud” and as an emcee for multiple recurring jobs, including the annual Miss Universe pageant.
Q&A: Copeland looks to her youth in new kids book 'Bunheads'
NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland has long told the story of the childhood ballet teacher who recognized her talent and took the young dancer, then 13, from the cramped motel room she was living in to stay in her own house for three years, so she could continue her training.
The only debate moderator to return, Fox's Wallace preps
NEW YORK (AP) — Four years ago when he first moderated a general election presidential debate, Chris Wallace was firm and funny in trying to get Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stop talking simultaneously.
Slave sale block set to be displayed in museum, with context
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 176-year-old stone block that was used for slave auctions in Virginia will go on display at the Fredericksburg Area Museum, with signs explaining the context of recent protests against racial injustice that left it covered in graffiti.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 4-10: Oct. 4: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 91. Actor Felicia Farr (“The Player,” “Kotch”) is 88.
Brussels imposes curfew on bars as coronavirus cases soar
BRUSSELS (AP) — Facing a surge of new coronavirus cases far higher than in other parts of Belgium, Brussels authorities are closing bars early in the EU institutions capital city.
Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live show
MILAN (AP) — It’s been a season of disruption at Milan Fashion Week. The hybrid live-virtual formula meant anyone from their homes could watch delightful videos like Moschino’s marionette fashion show, created with the help of Jim Henson Studios, and featuring models wearing tiny Moschino creations while Anna Wintour and other top fashion editors nodded from the front row.
Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith returns to TV
NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks shy of a year after abruptly quitting Fox News Channel with a declaration that “truth will always matter,” Shepard Smith returns to television this week at his unexpected new home.
'Beginning' triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain
SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, scooping up four of its top prizes including best film and best director.
Alexie, Pilkey books among most 'challenged' of past decade
NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association.
New rule may strip pollution protections from popular lakes
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, a power company received permission from North Carolina to build a reservoir by damming a creek near the coastal city of Wilmington.
Attenborough gives shark tooth to 7-year-old Prince George
LONDON (AP) — Veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough has given Britain’s Prince George a giant shark tooth fossil after a private viewing of his new documentary at Kensington Palace.
3 Bollywood stars questioned in drug investigation
NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Bollywood actors, including top star Deepika Padukone, were questioned by India’s narcotics agency on Saturday as part of an investigation into the movie industry’s alleged links with drug peddlers and cartels, officials said.
Billie Lourd introduces newborn son in surprise announcement
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Billie Lourd has announced the birth of her son. Lourd announced on her social media Friday that she and her fiance, Austen Rydell, welcomed their newborn son into the world.
Milan Fashion: Marni avenges lockdown with global video
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week continued in disjointed, discombobulated style for the third day on Friday, veering from the physical to the digital, with an uneasy eye fixed on the economic damage wrought by coronavirus.
Nobel laureate refuses local honor over Poland's LGBT 'rift'
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning writer Olga Tokarczuk has declined an honorary citizenship from the region of Poland where she lives because she would have had to share the honor with a Roman Catholic bishop who has made hostile comments about the LGBT community.
Review: Lydia Loveless deals with tough times on ‘Daughter’
Lydia Loveless, “Daughter” (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records) Lydia Loveless has been through much in the past few years and “Daughter,” her first original album since 2016, keeps her heart on her sleeve and reveals that not all the scars have healed.
Q&A: Underwood on holiday album and her little drummer boy
NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Award for cutest collaboration of the year goes to Carrie Underwood and her 5-year-old son Isaiah. He’s the little singing boy providing the adorable vocals on “Little Drummer Boy,” one of the 11 tracks on the country superstar’s new Christmas album, “My Gift,” out Friday.
Sculpture of John Paul II with rock, red water makes waves
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new statue that depicts the late pope St. John Paul II throwing a boulder into red water has provoked debate in his native Poland and revived memories of a 1999 Italian sculpture that showed him crushed under a meteorite, to which the new work was intended as a counter-statement.