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Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- A Mexican police officer said Monday a gunman has killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen....

Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76....

PBS: No 'red flag' on funding under Trump, but it's early
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said....

PBS Kids round-the-clock TV, online channel launches Monday
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- PBS is launching a round-the-clock children's channel that will be available on member stations and digital platforms....

'Get Smart' actor Dick Gautier dead at 85
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV's "Get Smart," has died. He was 85....

Russian performance artists requests asylum in France
MOSCOW (AP) -- A controversial Russian performance artist says he has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape charges against him....

John Lewis books sell out on Amazon day after Trump's tweets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two of John Lewis' books have sold out on Amazon after the Democratic congressman claimed the top spots on the retailer's best-seller list....

Vietnam doc makes Ken Burns, Trent Reznor partners
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Ken Burns and Trent Reznor would seem two unlikely collaborators, but both describe their recent work on the upcoming PBS documentary on the Vietnam War as among the most satisfying of their careers....

'Hidden Figures' keeps orbit at top; Affleck, Scorsese flop
NEW YORK (AP) -- Labors of love, one from Martin Scorsese, the other from Ben Affleck, proved costly at a casualty strewn weekend box office where the uplifting NASA drama "Hidden Figures" stayed on top for the second straight week....

The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing
ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) -- After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May....

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