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Dutch Tulip Forecast: Brilliant, With a Chance of Tourists

As spring flower fields around the Netherlands burst into bloom, painting the countryside with dazzling swaths of red, white, and blue, a modern day tulip bubble may be forming: tourists. More than a million foreign sightseers are expected to visit this country of 17 million people on Easter weekend, a record, the Dutch Tourism Bureau …

Prince Memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ Coming Out in the Fall

The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.   Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that “The Beautiful Ones” will combine a Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his 2016 death, the 288-page book will include …

Melinda Gates Talks ‘Brash’ Microsoft Culture in New Book

Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn’t discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that culture. “That wasn’t my job to …

Monir Farmanfarmaian, Prominent Iranian Artist, Dies At 97

Prominent Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian has died in her home in Tehran at the age of 97, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Sunday. Farmanfarmaian, known for her mirror mosaics and reverse glass paintings, had her first solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2015. The Monir Museum, devoted to her life …

Nigeria’s Women Football Struggles for Funds

Nigeria’s women’s football team, the Super Falcons, dominate the African Women’s Championship – winning 9 out of 11 recognized titles. But the players complain of low salaries, delayed paychecks, and being treated as second class players to the men’s team, as Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja. …

Boy Scout "Girls" Troops Gain Popularity in the United States

It is a tradition in some families for boys to join the Boy Scouts of America. And now it’s becoming a tradition for girls, too. In February, girls were officially allowed to join all activities in the Boy Scouts, now called Scouts BSA to reflect the change. But the girls and boys are in separate …

Adele and Husband, Simon Konecki, Separate

Adele and her husband, Simon Konecki, have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will …

Salt Lake Temple Closing for Four-Year Renovation

An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years for a major renovation to help it withstand earthquakes and be more welcoming to visitors, leaders said Friday.  Authorities are also keeping a careful eye on construction plans after a devastating fire this week at Notre …

Ghanian Rapper Turned Director Taps Traditional Themes in First Film

A new film called “The Burial of Kojo” is a tale of family tensions with an overlay of magical realism. Set in Ghana, it is the first feature from Blitz Bazawule, a Ghana-born rapper and director. As Mike O’Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, the film got its start as a crowd-funded project and is being …

Ghanaian Rapper-Turned-Director Taps Traditional Themes in 1st Film

A new film called “The Burial of Kojo” is a tale of family tensions with an overlay of magical realism. Set in Ghana, it is first feature from Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule, an Ghana-born musician and director who wanted to avoid the cliches of many films set in Africa, themes of war and famine.  Bazawule maintained …