Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

PARIS — At Paris’ high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story. Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson made a surprise appearance at Atelier Versace in an atypical family night out in Paris. But the real frenzy didn’t start until the 35-year-old “Almost Famous” star turned […]

Sundance Watch: Fans angle for selfies, Reynolds talks poker

PARK CITY, Utah — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard: ____ FIRST LOOK: ‘KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK’ “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” a fiery, evocative and deeply felt look at one of rock’s most misunderstood and tragic […]

First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

PARK CITY, Utah — “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. A week before the premiere, the Church of Scientology took out full-page ads in the New York Times and Los Angeles […]

Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

OSWIECIM, Poland — When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes. That girl, today the 81-year-old Paula Lebovics, doesn’t know who that […]

Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

TOKYO — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home “with a smile on their faces,” as questions rose Tuesday over the government’s handling of the crisis. In the Jordanian capital, Amman, Deputy Foreign Minister Yasuhide Nakayama seemed determined, […]

Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations

HAVANA, Cuba — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country’s decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington. The comments were the first by the 88-year-old revolutionary leader on the talks with the U.S. since the […]

LeBron James leads Cleveland past Oklahoma City

CLEVELAND – The sold-out arena buzzed with fans decked out in matching gold T-shirts. There was a national-television audience, two high-profile teams and All-Stars all over the court. It felt like the playoffs in January. LeBron James played as if it was June. James scored 34 points, including the first eight in the fourth quarter, […]

George Romansic, punk drummer, Rocket writer, dies at 58

George Romansic, a much-loved rock drummer and Seattle record distributor, died Sunday. He was 58. The cause was brain cancer, diagnosed 10 months ago, according to his son, John. Mr. Romansic was known in the music business as a passionate advocate for innovative work as well as a caring, compassionate man. When rock star Patti […]

How globalization is supposed to work

On Wednesday, the day after President Obama’s State of the Union address, a handful of Democratic House members, along with one senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, held a news conference to denounce one of the very few proposals the president put forward that actually has a chance of passage. The objects of their displeasure were […]

Guest: Let voters decide whether to raise the state minimum wage

THE debate over raising our state’s minimum wage is raging. Already the highest of any state, some argue it should be higher — $10.10, $12 or up to $15 per hour. I am a retired business leader, so the only skin I have in this game is my desire for a healthy economy for workers […]

State Fish and Wildlife saltwater salmon creel checks

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