• Q&A: “La La Land” composer on his moment in the spotlight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For “La La Land” composer and songwriter Justin Hurwitz, it’s been a long, laborious ride from dreaming up the musical with his old college roommate Damien Chazelle over six years ago to becoming the toast of awards season. His catchy score and songs have broken through, too, securing their own place in the spotlight and overshadowing the likes of Justin Timberlake and Lin Manuel-Miranda in the awards races.

  • Met scraps Bondy’s ‘Tosca,’ replaces it with realistic sets

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera is scrapping Luc Bondy’s maligned production of Puccini’s “Tosca” after just 59 performances, less than one-third the total of its predecessor by Franco Zeffirelli.

  • Under Armour CEO responds to criticism of Trump praise

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The CEO of Baltimore-based sports apparel company Under Armour is responding to criticism he received after calling President Donald Trump “an asset to the country.”

  • Kate Upton three-peats as SI’s swimsuit queen

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Upton is so nice she’s made the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover thrice.

  • Day faces big challenge to stay at No. 1

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of Jason Day’s goals at the start of the year was to stay at No. 1 for the entire calendar year. The year is not even two months old, and already he is facing his first big challenge.

  • AP Interview: Pullman reveals ‘His Dark Materials’ follow-up

    LONDON (AP) — Here are words millions of readers have waited many years to hear: Lyra Belacqua, and her daemon, are back.

  • Cuban players: We paid thousands for journey to US baseball

    MIAMI (AP) — Two Cuban baseball players told a federal jury Tuesday that they paid tens of thousands of dollars from signing bonuses with Major League Baseball teams to a smuggling network that prosecutors say was overseen by a Florida sports agent and his trainer associate.

  • Woman chained in container says she was raped daily

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and warned that if she ran or tried to hurt him, she would die.

  • ‘La La Land’: The curiously divisive Oscar front-runner

    NEW YORK (AP) — These are divisive times. Agreement is hard to come by. Passions on both sides are inflamed. And “Saturday Night Live” is providing some of the most trenchant satire on the matter.

  • Fired for Venus Williams remark, ex-commentator sues ESPN

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open sued the sports network Tuesday for wrongful termination.