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Bally's buying Tropicana hotel on Las Vegas Strip for $308M

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is being sold. Bally’s Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire the iconic Las Vegas Strip property from Gaming and Leisure P...

AP PHOTOS: Rio de Janeiro artists languish in online exile

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Georgia Szpilman’s soprano voice resounds beautifully in the apartment’s small living room, though the space lacks the acoustics of where her choir used to sing — Rio de Janeiro’...

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Hollywood’s theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the bel...

California lifts COVID-19 limits on indoor worship services

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Monday lifted its limits on indoor worship services in the face of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the coronavirus public health mandates. ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, mayor open new Times Square vaccine site

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the ci...

New Taiwan landmark to be designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A multipurpose facility to be designed by world-famous Spanish architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava is set to become a new landmark in northern Taiwan'...

Russia: Feminist activist on trial on pornography charges

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday opened the trial of a feminist activist and artist charged with disseminating pornography after she shared artwork depicting female anatomy online — a case in l...

After Scott Rudin bullying exposé, there are mostly crickets

NEW YORK (AP) — How have Hollywood and Broadway responded to an exposé detailing routine abuse and bullying by producer Scott Rudin? Mostly, with crickets. The Holl...

After Scott Rudin bullying exposé, there are mostly crickets

NEW YORK (AP) — How have Hollywood and Broadway responded to an exposé detailing routine abuse and bullying by producer Scott Rudin? Mostly, with crickets. The Holl...

Slain South Carolina doctor wrote of faith, life's fragility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie, the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed along with three family members and a repairman by former NFL player Phillip Adams, frequen...

Culture and art must be part of Taiwan's 2030 bilingual plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s plan to develop a bilingual (Mandarin and English) society by 2030 is an ambitious one and should involve culture and art, but it needs to be funded properl...

The pandemic ruined one musical's debut plans. Not for long

NEW YORK (AP) — Huge waves couldn't stop Tori Murden McClure from becoming the first American to row across the Atlantic Ocean solo in 1999. So it's only fitting that a global pandemic couldn't stop a...

China protests transit of US destroyer through Taiwan Strait

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday protested the passage of a U.S. destroyer through the Taiwan Strait in the latest move as both nations increase their naval activity in the region. ...

Classic Stage Company has a treat: Three 'Assassins' casts

NEW YORK (AP) — White House hopefuls may want to steer clear of Classic Stage Company next week: Not one or even two, but three casts of the dark musical “Assassins” are massing. The...

Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challenges facing any ...