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Story of Ugandan chess player inspires Alicia Keys song
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alicia Keys has always been a supporter of female empowerment, so when the singer watched the new film "Queen of Katwe" and saw its female lead, Phiona Mutesi, win best male chess player, she was overjoyed....

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show....

Tim Burton slammed for comments on new movie's diversity
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tim Burton is getting criticized on social media over his explanation on why his new movie's cast is overwhelmingly white....

NATO boss in autobiography: Obama backed my candidacy
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- NATO's secretary-general says his bid to become the alliance's chief was supported by President Barack Obama, who worked behind the scenes to make it happen....

November court date set in crash that injured Tracy Morgan
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Prosecutors and the defense lawyer in the 2014 crash that injured actor Tracy Morgan are due in court in November....

Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note....

Hart? Hanks? New film academy members offer Oscar host ideas
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- The newest members of the film academy will cast their first Oscar ballots this season, but the choice for Oscar host - usually decided in October - will be strictly up to Oscar brass....

AP PHOTOS: Artist gets out his boxing gloves to create
MILAN (AP) -- When he creates artwork, Omar Hassan doesn't get out his paintbrushes; he gets out his boxing gloves....

2 Van Gogh paintings recovered by Italian anti-Mafia police
ROME (AP) -- Italian police have found two Van Gogh paintings that were stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002 hidden in a farmhouse near an organized crime syndicate's Naples-area stronghold, investigators said Friday....

Literature Nobel to be announced Oct. 13, later than usual
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says this year's winner will be announced on Oct. 13, a week later than in previous years....

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