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First ride featuring Mickey Mouse debuts at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney Co. was built on the shoulders of Mickey Mouse, so it may come as a surprise that there never has been a theme park attraction based on the lovable rodent.
'Inside the Actors Studio' host James Lipton dies at 93

'Inside the Actors Studio' host James Lipton dies at 93

LOS ANGELES — James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean who got hundreds of Hollywood luminaries to open up about their life and art and became an unlikely celebrity himself as the longtime host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” died Monday.
Media faces challenges in covering coronavirus outbreak

Media faces challenges in covering coronavirus outbreak

NEW YORK — Covering the coronavirus story requires careful navigation and constant attention.
Ottawa journalist and historian Mark Bourrie wins final RBC Taylor Prize

Ottawa journalist and historian Mark Bourrie wins final RBC Taylor Prize

TORONTO — Mark Bourrie believed that "Bush Runner" would be his last book. But after winning the RBC Taylor Prize, Bourrie suspects he may have at least one more title left in him.
Public Enemy kicks out Flavor Flav after campaign dispute

Public Enemy kicks out Flavor Flav after campaign dispute

NEW YORK — Public Enemy has abruptly fired founding member Flavor Flav following a public spat over a decision by members of the rap pioneers to perform at a Bernie Sanders campaign event.
Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

LOS ANGELES — The Recording Academy on Monday fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and said she was sexually harassed by a top lawyer for the organization, which she
Amtrak names former air cargo executive as new CEO

Amtrak names former air cargo executive as new CEO

Amtrak named a former air cargo executive as its new president and chief operating officer Monday. William Flynn will take over in mid-April.
Ecology and kinetic styles grace Paris Fashion Week shows

Ecology and kinetic styles grace Paris Fashion Week shows

PARIS — Models wearing animal outfits joined the finale of Stella McCartney's fur-free and leather-free show Monday, as the British-American designer continued to shine a light on the environment and animal cruelty in the industry.
France's Louvre stays shut amid staff fears of virus spread

France's Louvre stays shut amid staff fears of virus spread

PARIS — Tourists trying to visit the Louvre Museum on Monday were out of luck, as the world's most visited museum stayed closed for a second straight day because of workers' worries about the potential spread of the new virus.
Long-rumoured Woody Allen memoir coming in April

Long-rumoured Woody Allen memoir coming in April

TORONTO — A memoir by Woody Allen, rumoured for years and once thought unpublishable in the #MeToo era, is coming out next month.