• In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, violinist Rachel Barton appears at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Pine says an American Airlines flight attendant and captain would not allow her violin as a carry-on from Chicago to Albuquerque, N.M. She says federal regulations and the airline’s own policy specifically permit violins as carry-ons. American spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the American Eagle flight captain determined that the instrument could not be safely secured in an overhead bin or under a seat. Barton was rebooked for travel Friday, April 29, 2016, and received an apology from the airline. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of regulations that permit violins and other small instruments as carry-on luggage.

  • In this image released by Disney, Ruby Barnhill portraying Sophie, right, appears in a scene with the Big Friendly Giant, voiced by Mark Rylance in "The BFG," opening nationwide on July 1. (Disney via AP)

    Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.

  • This image released by Acorn TV shows Macenzie Crook, left, and Toby Jones in a scene from "Detectorists." Crook, who starred in "Pirates of the Caribbean," films and "Game of Thrones," writes, directs and stars in this TV series. (Acorn TV via AP)

    ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Crook finds gold with ‘Detectorists’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For those in search of buried treasure, Mackenzie Crook is your man.

  • Durant-Leonard matchup highlights Thunder vs. Spurs

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two years ago, the Thunder’s Kevin Durant tweeted that Kawhi Leonard was a good player who got a lot of help from the San Antonio Spurs’ system.

  • In this May 10, 2015 file photo, actor Bill Pullman attends the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards in New York. Pullman reprises his role as President Whitmore in the "Independence Day," sequel, "Independence Day: Resurgence," in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2016.  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Pullman’s ‘Independence Day’ call-to-arms lives on

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Thomas J. Whitmore, famed speech-maker and defender of the planet from aliens, has the kind of poll numbers Hillary or Donald dream about.

  • In this June 8, 1987 file photo, Alain Boublil, left, and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the French creators of "Les Miserables" hold two of the eight Tony awards won by the musical in New York. The duo are being celebrated Monday, May 2, 2016, with a star-filled concert at The New York Pops. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

    ‘Les Miserables’ creators turn their attention backward

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, creators of the stirring musicals “Les Miserables” and “Miss Saigon,” are once again reworking their show “Martin Guerre” and hope to put it in an opera house with its original ending.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince  presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed sources, reported that prescription pills were found but that it wasn't clear whether they had been prescribed to Prince. Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

  • In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Jada Pinkett Smith, left, and Will Smith arrive at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Smith and Pinkett-Smith are adding their star power to President Barack Obama's initiative to boost opportunities for vulnerable young Americans. The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation said Friday, April 29, 2016, it will launch a “Careers in Entertainment Tour” to support Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative on its two-year anniversary. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith join Obama youth initiative

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are adding their star power to President Barack Obama’s initiative to boost opportunities for vulnerable young Americans.

  • A crowd celebrates after watching the Philadelphia Eagles pick Bismarck native and former North Dakota State University quarterback Carson Wentz as the second pick in the first round of the NFL football draft on the scoreboard video screen at the Community Bowl in Bismarck, N.D., Thursday, April 28, 2016.   (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT MBO

    Carson Wentz mania reigns supreme in North Dakota

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles merchandise is about to become a hot item in North Dakota.

  • Hackett apologizes for “pure stupidity” in groping incident

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Two-time Olympic 1,500-meter freestyle champion Grant Hackett has publicly apologized for a drunken incident on a flight home from the Australian Olympic trials earlier this month, when he was accused of groping a male passenger who reclined the seat in front of him.