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Indian court says Bollywood actor guilty in 2002 case

Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at a court in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Media reports say a Mumbai court has held Khan guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a 2002 hit-and-run case. The court on Wednesday charged Khan with culpable homicide, saying all charges against him had been proved, Press Trust of India said. (AP Photo)MUMBAI, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been found guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged through the courts for more than 12 years.


Author to face critics of new book about city's rape cases
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer doesn't like to make public appearances, so there will be no book tour to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."
Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself.
Prince announces 'Rally 4 Peace' concert Sunday in Baltimore

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for album of the year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Prince has announced plans to perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. A statement issued Tuesday, May 5, 2015, says the pop icon will perform Sunday, May 10, at “Rally 4 Peace,” a concert at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)BALTIMORE (AP) — Prince has announced plans to perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.


Outcry over Australian 'poverty porn' documentary

Journalists gather at a protest outside public broadcaster SBS studios in Sydney, on May 6, 2015An Australian mayor has accused public broadcaster SBS of promoting "poverty porn" in a controversial new documentary about working class Sydney residents, as a picket line of garbage trucks protested the programme Wednesday. SBS is set to air "Struggle Street", a three-part series, from Wednesday night showcasing the lives of people in multicultural Mount Druitt, one of Sydney's more disadvantaged suburbs, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of the city. "What I saw wasn't a documentary, it was simply publicly-funded poverty porn," he said on a petition at Change.org, which has attracted almost 3,000 supporters. "I share the outrage of local residents who feel they were lied to about what this documentary would be.


Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Under armed security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American Center.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman bring awareness to vets

Musician Billy Corgan, right, and Hoda Kotb perform at National Concert Day at Irving Plaza on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — When Smashing Pumpkins takes the stage this summer, part of the band's mission will be to raise awareness of the plight of U.S. military veterans.


Food critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo provided by AP Images for George Dickel, barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang, right, shows Meatopia founder Josh Ozersky how to chop Lang's award-winning barbecue at the George Dickel Experience during Meatopia in San Antonio. Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, May 4, 2015, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A cause of death hasn’t been released, but an autopsy was planned for Tuesday. (Darren Abate/AP Images for George Dickel, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47.


Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans

In this April 30, 2015 photo, a woman takes a picture of a replica of U.S. artist Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog," made out of Styrofoam and using the same techniques used for the floats in Rio's Carnival parades, at an exhibit designed by Mexican artist Damian Ortega and titled "End of Matter" at the Modern Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At left is a replica of British artist Henry Moore's "Archer." At bottom center is a replica of the late French-American artist Louise Bourgeois' "Cumul I." Behind, center right is a replica of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto's "Glip Family." The copies, which museum officials calls "homages," are all true to the size of the originals, so "Balloon Dog" stands at more than 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) tall, like the polish stainless steel original. "Cumul I," the copy of the diminutive cloud-shaped formation sculptor Louise Bourgeois crafted in marble, could almost be confused with a chunk of Styrofoam litter from the workshop. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.


Fans push to preserve Jim Morrison's New Mexico home

The childhood home of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, sits in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A group of fans want his home to be a historical site and placed in a list of tourist attractions in the city, KOAT-TV reports. Historian and fan Anthony Gomez says because Morrison spent important years in New Mexico's biggest city, his childhood home should be protected as a remembrance. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fans of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, are in a push to preserve his childhood home in New Mexico.


Prince to lead peace concert in Baltimore

US singer and musician Prince on May 5, 2015 announced a peace concert in Baltimore on Mother's Day after the death in police custody of an African American man sparked sometimes violent protestsPrince announced a peace concert in Baltimore on Mother's Day after the death in police custody of an African American man sparked sometimes violent protests. Prince said that Sunday's concert would take place at an arena in downtown Baltimore -- a stark contrast to the famously eccentric singer's preference in recent years for announcing shows at the last minute. "In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the US," a statement from Prince's promoters said.


Sam Smith sees specialist for voice, cancels more shows

British singer Sam Smith had earlier cut short a tour of Australia after doctors noticed a hemorrhage on his vocal cords following a concert in SydneyLos Angeles (AFP) - Young singing sensation Sam Smith on Tuesday saw a US specialist for vocal cord problems after he canceled more dates following an intense touring schedule.


Van Gogh work fetches over $66 million at New York auction

CORRECTS NAME OF PAINTING TO "THE ALLEE OF ALYSCAMPS, INSTEAD OF THE ALLEE OF ALYSCAMPSIS - This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows the Vincent van Gogh painting, "The Allee of Alyscamps" that the auction house predicts will fetch more than $40 million when it is auctioned in New York on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. It depicts a lush autumnal scene that the artist created in 1888 while working side-by-side for two months with his friend Paul Gauguin in Arles, in the south of France. (Sotheby's via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday.


AC/DC drummer says bandmates ignoring him after legal woes

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrives to face charges at the District Court in Tauranga, New Zealand, on April 21, 2015AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd says his bandmates are ignoring him after he was charged with threatening to kill and drugs offences, despite the Australian wanting to join their world tour. In recent appearances, including at the Grammys this year, the band featured Chris Slade at the drum kit and he is playing on their "Rock or Bust" world tour, which kicked off this week in Europe. I wrote them a letter and I tried to get in touch with Angus but I have had no contact from anybody," he said, referring to band co-founder Angus Young. "He's a great drummer, and he's done a lot of stuff for us.


Mathematics tracks the hip-hop 'revolution'

The arrival of hip-hop creates a large spike on graphics illustrating research findings, which peaks in 1991 when artists like LL Cool J burst onto the sceneOf all the music styles to emerge in the last 50 years, none took the world by storm quite like hip-hop, said researchers Wednesday who tracked pop's evolution with cold, hard stats. More than disco, funk or heavy metal, hip-hop and its spinoff rap appear "to be the single most important event that has shaped the musical structure of the American charts in the period that we studied," said their report. Born as a form of expression for disenfranchised youth in New York City's borough the Bronx, the arrival of hip-hop creates a large spike on a series of graphics illustrating the research findings, carried by the journal Royal Society Open Science. "Hip-hop just sort of blasts out of nowhere," lead study author Armand Leroi, an evolutionary biologist with Imperial College London, told AFP.


5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

This image provided by the Monuments Men Foundation shows a copy of a painting titled "King Charles I in Three Positions Kings," possibly attributed to the school of Anthony an Dyck, oil on copper. The painting, one of five missing since World War II, are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. It had been in a castle near Frankfurt that was confiscated by the U.S. military in 1945 and turned into an officers' club. They were purchased by an American woman who was serving in Germany as a librarian in the U.S. Special Services after the war, said the Monuments Men Foundation. (Anna Bottinelli/Monuments Men Foundation via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.


Challenged by 'Going Clear,' another test awaits Tom Cruise

FILE - In this April 21, 2015 file photo, Tom Cruise, star of the upcoming film "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," makes an appearance at the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2015 in Las Vegas. Cruise was also featured in the Alex Gibney documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the Scientology documentary "Going Clear." Bird called it "a very inside reference," but Garofalo quickly disagreed.


Music Review: Mumford & Sons go digital; songs go thud

This CD cover image released by Glassnote Records shows "Wilder Mind," the latest release by Mumford & Sons. (Glassnote Records via AP)Mumford & Sons, "Wilder Mind" (Glassnote)


Review: Schwarzenegger surprises in zombie drama 'Maggie'

In this image released by Roadside Attractions, Abigail Breslin, foreground, and Arnold Schwarzenegger appear in a scene from "Maggie." (Tracy Bennett/Roadside Attractions via AP)Would you stand by your child if she was slowly dying of a gruesome and highly contagious illness? That's the central question that Arnold Schwarzenegger has to face in "Maggie," a terminal illness drama where the malady at hand involves morphing into a member of the flesh-eating undead.


In online era, chefs face scorn, raves of the amateur critic

In this January 2015 photo provided by FYI Network, FYI's "Say It To My Face!" co-host Anthony Dispensa, center, speaks with Mark Cammarano, left, owner and chef of Cammarano's American Fusion restaurant in Simi Valley, Calif., with other staff from the restaurant. The traditional restaurant review is being drowned out by a chorus of Instagram photos, Yelp rants and blog posts on each and any dinner served. In the new show “Say It To My Face!" chefs and online critics hash it out, opening a fiery debate on new media’s role in a restaurant’s success. (Richard Knapp/FYI Network via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The online reviews had filtered in, and they weren't good: The restaurant Mark Cammarano had invested nearly all of his mother's retirement money in got just two stars.