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2 doors of Wal-Mart founder's first store donated to museums

Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington and The Walmart Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. Read more

'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' separate from award season pack

Film Oscar Contenders

David Bornfriend

In Hollywood's early but rapidly solidifying awards season, two films — radically different in tone and tune — have separated themselves from the pack: "Moonlight" and "La La Land." Read more

Indian actress-turned-politician Jayaram Jayalalithaa dies

India Obit Jayalalithaa

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Jayaram Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, has died. She was 68. Read more

Boy Scouts to relocate national museum to New Mexico

Boy Scouts Museum

John Churchill via AP

From merit badges and uniforms to an impressive collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings, the Boy Scouts of America will be packing up more than a century of scouting history and taking it to the wilds of northern New Mexico. Read more

Canadian band Nickelback to play 2017 Minnesota State Fair

Canadian rock band Nickelback is the first show confirmed for the Minnesota State Fair's 2017 Grandstand Concert Series. Read more

Ex-boxing promoter, hoops coach convicted of embezzlement

A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute was convicted Monday of embezzling from the nonprofit organization he founded three decades ago. Read more

Black film studio in Florida given historic landmark status

A north Florida movie studio that produced silent-era films catering to an African-American audience has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Read more

Byron Birdsall, watercolor painter of Alaska scenes, dies

Byron Birdsall, a prolific painter who spent decades capturing Alaska scenes in watercolors, has died. He was 78. Read more

'Crimetown' podcast tells of mob and political corruption

The podcast "Crimetown" opens with the mayor of Providence attacking a man with a lit cigarette and a fireplace log. Read more

AP PHOTOS: Top feature photos of 2016 from Associated Press

2016 AP Year End Photos

David Davies

Associated Press photographers captured sunrises, sunsets and magical moments in between in a selection of 2016's top feature photos. Read more

AP PHOTOS: Associated Press editors pick best of 2016

2016 AP Year End Photos

Italian navy via AP, File

A presidential election like no other before it in U.S. history provided several of the images selected by Associated Press photo editors as the best of 2016. Read more

AP PHOTOS: 2016's top sports moments

2016 AP Year End Photos

AP Photo

Images captured during an Olympics set against the spectacular backdrop of Rio de Janeiro highlight Associated Press editors' picks for the top sports photos of 2016. Read more

Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

Oscars Jimmy Kimmel

Photo by Dan Steinberg

The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. Read more

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's acquires forensic lab

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake. Read more

You can't stop the beat with 'Hairspray Live!' telecast

TV Hairspray Live! Designer

Trae Patton

In the steadily escalating battle of the TV musicals, NBC's "Hairspray Live!" is the most ambitious contender yet. Read more

To create Baltimore in Hollywood, just ask Derek McLane

TV Hairspray Live! Designer

Trae Patton

Set designer Derek McLane's transition from working on Broadway to the Oscars hit a bit of a bump on his first day. Read more

The Latest: Jury has been selected in Will Smith case

Saints Will Smith Shot Football

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office via AP, File

The Latest on the Will Smith shooting-death trial (all times local): Read more

Lazio's Lulic apologizes for racist insult after Rome derby

APTOPIX Italy Soccer Serie A

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Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic has apologized for a racist insult toward Roma defender Antonio Rudiger following the Rome derby. Read more

Future of 'Mockingbird' play in doubt in author's hometown

This coming spring may be the first time in 27 years during which Harper Lee's south Alabama hometown of Monroeville doesn't host its popular series of performances of the stage adaptation of her landmark novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Read more

Judge denies change of venue motion in murder-for-hire trial

The process of finding six objective jurors to hear the case of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband plodded forward Monday with the judge beginning to wonder if he'll need to have an out-of-town jury hear the case. Read more

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