Hemingway’s Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements
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Hemingway’s Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements

HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. foundation will ship nearly $900,000 in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway’s books, letters and photos — the first major export of construction materials to Cuba since President Barack Obama loosened the trade embargo on the island. The Boston-based Finca Vigia Foundation has been trying for … Continue reading

Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M 
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Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M 

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The California property that once served as Michael Jackson’s home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley features such amenities as a train station, six-bedroom house, 50-seat movie theater and … Continue reading

Separating earthquake fact from fiction in ‘San Andreas’
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Separating earthquake fact from fiction in ‘San Andreas’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood Sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge. Hollywood’s favorite geologic bad guy is back in “San Andreas” — a fantastical … Continue reading

2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change
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2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform. “My party has let the bond it once enjoyed with minorities fray to the point that it is near … Continue reading

Review: A search for true love in ‘The Beekeeper’s Daughter’
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Review: A search for true love in ‘The Beekeeper’s Daughter’

  “The Beekeeper’s Daughter” (Simon & Schuster), by Santa Montefiore International best-selling author Santa Montefiore writes an epic romance that spans two generations in her new novel, “The Beekeeper’s Daughter.” Readers are transported back and forth between Massachusetts and England unraveling a timeline that stretches over four decades. It’s the story of a daughter’s journey … Continue reading

‘Heather Has Two Mommies’
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‘Heather Has Two Mommies’

  NEW YORK (AP) — A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago, angering conservatives over the morality of same-sex parenting and landing libraries at the center of community battles over placement in the children’s stacks. Today, Heather — … Continue reading

New fashion museum exhibit documents Lauren Bacall: The Look
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New fashion museum exhibit documents Lauren Bacall: The Look

NEW YORK (AP) — On stage, screen and magazine covers, Lauren Bacall was known as “The Look,” but in her regular life, the late icon described her style as “studied carelessness.” Now, more than six months after her death, student curators at the Museum at theFashion Institute of Technology have managed to capture both sides … Continue reading

400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California
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400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their country of origin, federal officials say. The books, “Stirpium Historiae” and “Rariorm Plantarum Historia Anno 1601,” were taken from Italy’s Historical … Continue reading