• Phelps to get special honor from SI at ceremony

    In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Michael Phelps poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Phelps will be named Sports Illustrated's "Person of the Year" at a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Although LeBron James is getting Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year award, Michael Phelps’ phenomenal year won’t go unrecognized at an event next week that will celebrate both athletes.

  • Musical celebrating Harold Prince heads to Broadway in 2017

    In this June 4, 1995 file photo, Harold Prince holds his Tony award for best director in a musical for "Show Boat,"at Broadway's Minskoff Theater in New York. "Prince of Broadway," a musical celebrating Prince, the most decorated Tony Award-winner in history, will make its Broadway debut next summer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — A musical celebrating the most decorated Tony Award-winner in history will make its Broadway debut next summer.

  • Brooke Shields’ gift list sweetens sales for Vermont syrup

    In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. actress Brooke Shields attends a news conference in Vienna, Austria. Shields' gift list is sweetening a Vermont family farm's sale of maple syrup. The 109-year-old Robb Family Farm in Brattleboro, Vt., says it's seen a 60 percent jump in sales since the actress listed the syrup among her 12 best holiday gifts for women. Her list was published in People Magazine's holiday gift guide last month.  (AP Photo/Hans Punz, File)

    BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Brooke Shields’ gift list is sweetening a Vermont family farm’s sale of maple syrup.

  • Isinbayeva to oversee Russian anti-doping agency

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been chosen to chair the new supervisory board of the Russian anti-doping agency, which is struggling to recover its reputation after repeated doping scandals.

  • Met stages female composer’s opera ‘L’Amour de Loin’

    In this Nov. 23, 2016 photo, Mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford appears as the Pilgrim and bass-baritone Eric Owens as a French troubadour in a scene from Kaija Saariaho's "L'Amour de Loin" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Pilgrim is bringing word to the troubadour of the beautiful Countess of Tripoli. (Ken Howard/Met Opera via AP)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Spanning five brief acts, “L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar)” tells of a long-distance and ultimately doomed romance between a medieval French troubadour and the countess of Tripoli.

  • Filming in Roswell to produce noise of gunfire, explosions

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell officials say a local move-production company’s filming in the city involves use of explosives and firing of blank gunshots so residents in the area of the filming may hear explosions and gunfire.

  • Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

    President-elect Donald Trump shades his eyes while looking at supporters during a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Time magazine on Wednesday named Donald Trump its Person of the Year, bestowing what the president-elect called an “honor” even as he derided the idea that he’ll lead “the Divided States of America.”

  • Dogs and babies among Helen Mirren’s acting inspirations

    In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Helen Mirren attends the premiere of "The Comedian" during the 2016 AFI Fest at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. The Oscar-winning actress said she hopes to capture the magic of dogs and babies in her performances because “you cannot take your eyes off them ... they are fantastic.” Mirren spoke at a Manhattan lunch celebrating her AARP cover for December/January. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Mirren’s acting inspirations involve fur and diapers.

  • Emotions raw on witness stand at Will Smith death trial

    In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The trial for Cardell Hayes charged with second-degree murder in the April 9, 2016, shooting death of Smith begins with jury selection Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Early testimony in the trial of the man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith sometimes dealt more with the emotional effects of Smith’s slaying than with facts.

  • Hayward scores 28, Jazz hold on for 112-105 win over Suns

    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) grabs a rebound as Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler (4) looks on in the first half during an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — What started as an easy night on the court turned into another tough fourth quarter for the Utah Jazz, who blew a 19-point lead and were outscored in the period for the third straight game.