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No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

May. 13, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in concrete shoes or long-lost treasure chests. But scuba divers who spent a year cleaning up Lake Tahoe’s entire 72-mile (115-kilometer) shoreline have come away with what they hope will...

Today in History: April 21, Queen Elizabeth II is born

Apr. 21, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 21, the 111th day of 2022. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1975, with Communist forces closing in, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after...

New this week: Camila Cabello, Tony Hawk and 'Tokyo Vice'

Apr. 04, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Tony Hawk may not have seemed the most obvious Academy Awards presenter but he does have a new...

Reissues planned for 'Mambo Kings' and other Hijuelos novels

Mar. 24, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos died in 2013, at age 62, his wife Lori Carlson-Hijuelos has been on a quest to make sure he wasn't forgotten. “Every day this has been my mission,” she said Thursday upon the announcement by...

Review: Brad Mehldau's new challenging, experimental album

Mar. 16, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

“Jacob’s Ladder,” Brad Mehldau (Nonesuch Records) Brad Mehldau’s new album includes a cover of the Rush song “Tom Sawyer,” which brings to mind Mark Twain, which brings to mind a quote attributed to Twain regarding the music of Mahler: “It’s better than it sounds.”...

Georgia teacher creates library of books others tried to ban

Mar. 13, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia teacher has created his own library for sharing books that others have tried to ban. Richard Clifton, an English teacher at the Savannah Arts Academy, started the “little free library” in his front yard during the pandemic to share books with his...

Today in History

Feb. 18, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2022. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49. ...