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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

May. 21, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

iBook charts for week ending May 19, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern - 9781501194313 - (Simon & Schuster) 2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 3. The...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

May. 21, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 19, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 9....

American Airlines cuts bag fees for some sports, music gear

May. 21, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it's cutting the cost of checking oversized sporting gear and musical instruments on flights. American said Tuesday that it eliminated the extra oversize charge for those items and instead will charge regular bag fees, which are lower. Before Tuesday, a...

Ukraine's leader disbands parliament, calls early election

May. 21, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new president on Tuesday formally ordered Ukraine's parliament to dissolve and called an early election for July, hoping to ride the wave of his electoral success to get his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old TV comedian who won 73% of the...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

May. 21, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 19, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Cold Pursuit 2. Apollo 11 (2019) 3. The Upside 4. John Wick - Double Feature 5. Fighting With My Family 6. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part 7. John Wick: Chapter 2 8. What Men Want 9. John Wick 10. The Mule (2018)...

Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc

May. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona. Kapadia had just finished "Senna," his ground-breaking 2010 documentary on the late Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. He...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

May. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending May 17: Fiction: 1. More Bedtime Stories for Cynics by Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Cirocco Dunlap, Aparna Nancherla, Matt Lieb, narrated by Nick Offerman, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Ellen Page, Jane Lynch, Anjelica Huston, Mike Birbiglia, Rachel Dratch, Matt...

Alabama Public Television won't run 'Arthur' gay wedding

May. 21, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children's show "Arthur" because it included a same-sex wedding. The episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" aired nationally on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner. APT...

Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

May. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie with some oddly current pop culture references. With the music and lyrics of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and...

Why Quebec endlessly beckons those on a bicycle

May. 21, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll without bumping into each other too much.  In Quebec City and its hinterlands, cyclists plunge into a history shaped by French explorers, the Roman Catholic Church, aboriginal...