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A universe of flawed heroes: Stan Lee was ahead of his time

It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth's angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel blockbusters of the past decade. But Stan Lee, who died Monday, was far more than that. It's no stretch to say that he helped…

Correction: Lin-Manuel Miranda story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 11 about the MacDowell artist colony's annual Chairman's Evening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that "Hamilton" playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda would be speaking at the event in Manhattan next month with visual artist Carrie Mae Weems. Playwright Tony Kushner will be appearing with Weems. A corrected version of…

Obama stops at former high school; speaks with students

CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama visited her old Chicago high school and held a roundtable discussion with some 20 students who had been given excerpts from the former first lady's new memoir. Monday's stop at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School comes a day before the release of her book, "Becoming." She'll talk with Oprah…

Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a wildfire destroyed or imperiled the homes of celebrities and other Southern California residents. Red carpets for the Sandra Bullock film "Bird Box" and "Under the Silver Lake" with Andrew Garfield were canceled Monday, an American Film Institute festival spokeswoman…

Mets' Tim Tebow adds offseason TV hosting job

New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has another offseason job. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback will host "Million Dollar Mile," a 10-episode high-stakes physical competition show on CBS. Contestants will have a chance to win $1 million every time they run the Million Dollar Mile. In their way stands a…

Mira Sorvino urges #MeToo to do more than 'name and shame'

NEW YORK (AP) — Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in "naming and shaming" perpetrators. The Oscar-winning actress was one of the first to come forward with allegations of abuse against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and her resilience has not wavered. She wants to work with…

Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to…

Djokovic cruises past Isner in ATP Finals opener

LONDON (AP) — The opening matches at the ATP Finals led to a debate over whether conditions at the O2 Arena were trickier than in past years. Novak Djokovic ended it. The Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion made an impressive start to his campaign for a sixth title by dismissing John Isner 6-4, 6-3 on…

Catch the cameo: A list of Stan Lee's movie moments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Part of the fun in watching Marvel movies was finding out how Stan Lee would make his presence in his famous cameos. Here is a list of them throughout the years. 1989 "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk" (TV movie) — Jury foreman 1995 "Mallrats" — Himself 2000 "X-Men" — Hot…