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Cuban actor Broselianda Hernandez found dead in Miami Beach

MIAMI — An actor who worked for more than two decades in television, theatre and films in Cuba was found dead along the shoreline of Miami Beach with no apparent signs of foul play, police said Thursday.

Ruff story: Picture book to honour Biden dogs Champ and Major

NEW YORK — The publishing world has a new pet project: A picture book about the Biden family dogs, the German shepherds Champ and Major. Dial Books for Young Readers announced Thursday that “Champ and Major: First Dogs” will be published Jan.
New Orleans: Coronavirus nixes Mardi Gras-season parades

New Orleans: Coronavirus nixes Mardi Gras-season parades

NEW ORLEANS — The raucous Mardi Gras parades where riders on elaborate floats toss trinkets to adoring throngs have been cancelled in New Orleans because the close-packed crowds could spread the novel coronavirus.
Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead at Los Angeles home

Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead at Los Angeles home

LOS ANGELES — Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was 28. Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said officers were responding to a medical emergency when they found Brown Jr.

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.

Rapper with flamethrower in custody over NYC bus stunt

NEW YORK — A rapper who shot off a flamethrower while standing on an occupied New York City bus surrendered to police on Wednesday. Authorities said Dupree G.O.D was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.
U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo to serve third 1-year term

U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo to serve third 1-year term

NEW YORK — U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo will serve a third, one-year term and has launched an online project that celebrates Native American poets around the country.
Charles Yu novel, Malcolm X bio win National Book Awards

Charles Yu novel, Malcolm X bio win National Book Awards

NEW YORK — Charles Yu's “Interior Chinatown,” a satirical, cinematic novel written in the form of a screenplay, has won the National Book Award for fiction.
Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Naya Rivera's drowning

Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Naya Rivera's drowning

VENTURA, Calif. — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake.
Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup

Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup

NEW YORK — Al Pacino, Tina Fey and Eli Manning will join a star-studded lineup to celebrate the selfless acts of New Yorkers. Robin Hood and iHeartRadio announced a collaboration Thursday to present “Heroes of New York,” which will air Dec.