• In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 photo, actor Michael B. Jordan, right, and writer-director Ryan Coogler, from the upcoming film "Creed," pose for a portrait in Los Angeles. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 25, 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

    Life imitates art for ‘Creed’ director Ryan Coogler

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fruitvale Station” writer-director Ryan Coogler is sending a love letter to his father in the form of the latest “Rocky” film.

  • In this Sept. 29, 2015 photo provided by Big Beach Films, Joel Edgerton, right, and Ruth Negga, as Richard and Mildred Loving, stand on the set of the movie "Loving," being shot in the Richmond Va. area. Nearly 60 years after a Virginia couple defied a state law prohibiting interracial marriage, starting a battle that eventually overturned such laws nationwide, their story is heading to the big screen. (Ben Rothstein/Big Beach Films via AP)

    Film shows interracial pair’s battle for the right to marry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Vintage cars lined the Virginia drag racing track where men and women wearing high-waisted pants and long skirts waited eagerly for popcorn at the concession stand and children darted in and out of the crowd. But as soon as the movie director yelled “cut,” the actors relaxed, chatted and pulled on coats to stay warm in between shots on a cold, rainy afternoon.

  • This image provided by Tiggly shows Tiggly Words. Tiggly aims to make learning fun by combining toy shapes and letters with apps for iPads or Android tablets. (Tiggly via AP)

    Gift Guide: Kiddie tech beyond video games, tablets

    NEW YORK (AP) — What to get a tech-savvy kid who’s tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM’s Watson artificial-intelligence system.