• In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The disclosure that some pills found at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests they came to the superstar illegally. Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental fentanyl overdose. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    Counterfeit pills likely came to Prince illegally

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, file photo, United States' Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Douglas and musician and actress Laura Marano have been added as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America competition, pageant officials made the announcement Monday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

    Gabby Douglas, Laura Marano join Miss America pageant panel

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and musician and actress Laura Marano have been added as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America competition.

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as the Nintendo game character Super Mario during the closing ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abe's brief but show-stopping appearance as Super Mario offered a glimpse at Tokyo's plans for the 2020 games. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP, File)

    AP Explains: Super Mario’s global appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985.

  • In this April 29, 2016 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington. Franklin said in a statement Monday, Aug. 22, that she will have to cancel a few upcoming concerts on doctors' orders. The Queen of Soul said she should be back on the road in November. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Aretha Franklin canceling performances to rest up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is canceling some upcoming concerts to rest up.

  • Correction: Prince Death story

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about pills found at Prince’s estate after his death, The Associated Press misidentified a synthetic drug found in some pills. It was U-47700, not U-4770.

  • In a May 31, 2014 file photo, acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith is shown signing a book for a fan in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Fall is the time for "big books," whatever the page length, and some of the top fiction authors from around the world have new works coming in 2016, including Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Rabih Alameddine, Emma Donoghue, Jonathan Safran Foer and Michael Chabon. (AP Photo/David McFadden, File)

    Rich season of fiction expected this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the weightiest novel this fall, or most any season, Alan Moore has the grandest ambition.

  • In this Aug. 12, 2016 photo, posters advertising an upcoming Rat Pack tribute show is shown at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas. Although Frank Sinatra's presence in Sin City has faded, fans can still locate pieces of his Las Vegas legacy with a little homework and a desire to look beyond popular, contemporary tourist attractions. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    The memory of all that: Can you still find Sinatra in Vegas?

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Popular Frank Sinatra tunes in Las Vegas hotel lobbies have been replaced by the likes of Sia and Rihanna. The final tower of the famed Riviera Hotel and Casino has fallen, and the Sands Hotel and Casino is long gone. A tribute show to the Rat Pack draws mainly retirees.

  • In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Several pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl,a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Official: Pills found at Prince’s estate contained fentanyl

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said.

  • Lawmaker fighting ticket freeze-out in name of Springsteen

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans will crowd into MetLife Stadium three times over the next week to watch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, some because they acted quickly enough to buy tickets at face value — and others because they were willing to pay more on the secondary market.

  • Frank Ocean debuts ‘Blonde,’ his 1st album in 4 years

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wait for Frank Ocean’s latest album is finally over.