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Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

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Two people familiar with the financial fraud investigation of Michael Cohen say his lawyers are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, possibly within hours. More>>

Yankees slugger Stanton touched by Miami reception in return

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Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton says it's weird but good to be back in Miami for a two-game series. More>>

Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

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Melania Trump is encouraging technology and social media companies to provide more opportunities for children to share ideas on how to be good citizens online. More>>

Rapper Post Malone's jet blows 2 tires but then lands safely

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Authorities say a plane that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport will attempt to make an emergency landing at an airport in Massachusetts. More>>

'Crazy Rich Asians' hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia Video included

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Hoopla over 'Crazy Rich Asians' to premiere in Singapore as critics debate its take on city's uber rich. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 13-19

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Aug. 13-19. More>>

Idris Elba not shaken OR stirred by Bond questions

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Idris Elba not shaken OR stirred by questions about whether he'll become the first black James Bond. More>>

Argento denies sexual assault, says Bourdain made payment

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The Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento says she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she paid $380,000 after he accused her of sexual assault. More>>

Madonna says she didn't intend to do tribute to Franklin

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Madonna responded on Instagram to criticism about her MTV Video Music Awards appearance and the lengthy anecdote she told about Aretha Franklin. More>>

MTV arrests steep decline in its video awards show

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MTV appears to have slowed the steep decline in interest for its video music awards. More>>

The Latest: Fans say they prayed for rapper on troubled jet

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A private jet that blew two tires during takeoff at a small New Jersey airport has landed safely at an airport in New York. More>>

Tony Award-winning actress Barbara Harris dies at age 83

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'Nashville,' 'Freaky Friday' actress Barbara Harris has died at age 83. More>>

Danny Boyle departs James Bond over 'creative differences'

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The next James Bond movie has lost its director. More>>

Drake visits patient, 11, who invited him to her birthday

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A young suburban Chicago heart patient received a visit from Drake after she recorded a video of herself dancing to the rapper's "In My Feelings" and invited him to her birthday party. More>>

Lawmakers want Congressional Gold Medal for Aretha Franklin

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A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers is introducing legislation to honor Aretha Franklin posthumously with the Congressional Gold Medal. More>>

Loyola celebrity nun Sister Jean celebrating 99th birthday

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Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four. More>>

Kelly Marie Tran breaks silence about online harassment

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Kelly Marie Tran is breaking her silence about online harassment months after deleting her Instagram account. More>>

Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

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Cardi B will make her first public appearance since giving birth at the MTV Video Music Awards, and it might be worth it because she could win big. More>>

Madonna's rambling Aretha Franklin tribute earns backlash

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The backlash was swift for Madonna's rambling, egocentric Aretha Franklin tribute at VMAs. More>>

Court says rap video was threat to police, not free speech

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The state Supreme Court is upholding the conviction of a Pittsburgh rapper for threatening police, saying lyrics that named two city officers were 'highly personalized'. More>>

Court won't remove judge, tells Meek Mill to appeal ruling

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a request from rapper Meek Mill to remove a Philadelphia judge from his case after she denied his request for a new trial. More>>

The Latest: Post Malone, Aerosmith merge to close VMAs

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Cardi B walked into the MTV Video Music Awards as the night's top nominee and already a winner. More>>

Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks

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Jon Stewart has made a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. More>>

Actor Adam Driver says he had KKK neighbors in Indiana

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"Star Wars" actor Adam Driver raises some eyebrows in his northern Indiana hometown after saying Ku Klux Klan rallies were frequent during his childhood, some of his neighbors were members. More>>

Smoltz calls for changes in baseball in the analytics era

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Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz says baseball needs to make some changes _ and quick _ to make the game more watchable. More>>

Comedian Andy Gross apologizes to outraged Purdue students

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Comedian Andy Gross is apologizing after a performance at Indiana's Purdue University angered some students and led school officials to call parts of his act inappropriate. More>>

Logic stages immigrant protest at VMAs with parents, kids

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Logic stages an immigrant protest with parents, kids in 'We are All Human Beings' T-shirts. More>>

Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

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A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world. More>>

Stonestreet makes video of Kansas State recruiting trip

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"Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet is making a tongue-in-cheek video series that chronicles his recruiting visit to the Kansas State football program. More>>

Los Angeles authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

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The New York Times reports that Italian actress Asia Argento _ one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement _ recently settled a lawsuit filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him. More>>

MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

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MTV is launching a drive to get young people registered and voting this fall, the first time the youth-centric network is doing so in a non-presidential election year. More>>

Peter Jackson's WWI film to premiere at London Film Festival

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"The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson's new film _ a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color _ has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October. More>>

Beating King of Pop, The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time

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The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become history's best-selling album of all-time. More>>

David Cross show on at Utah college after 'offensive' tweet

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The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive.". More>>

Box office Top 20: 'Crazy Rich Asians' gets even richer

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Box office Top 20: 'Crazy Rich Asians' gets even richer. More>>

Funeral home: Motown Funk Brother fret man Eddie Willis dies

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A funeral home director says Eddie Willis, a key session guitarist for Motown Records, has died at his Mississippi home. More>>

Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

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A southern Oklahoma casino says 14 fans suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. More>>

The Latest: The new alternative facts: 'Truth isn't truth'

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Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn't truth. More>>

'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office

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Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg's action-packed "Mile 22". More>>

Comedian Andy Gross stirs outrage at Purdue University

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Comedian Andy Gross stirred outrage at Indiana's Purdue University, which says the Los Angeles-based performer's act during a student orientation was inappropriate. More>>

Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

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The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears. More>>

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas make their engagement official

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have officially announced their engagement. More>>

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee celebrate release of new song

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Janet Jackson and Daddy Yankee celebrate release of new song "Made for You" in New York. More>>

MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

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MTV is launching a drive to get young people registered and voting this fall, the first time the youth-centric network is doing so in a non-presidential election year. More>>

John Williams composition about ghost making world premiere

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A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. More>>

MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

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The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin _ they're just not sure how they will do it. More>>

Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

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Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, is attending a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House. More>>

The Latest: Wickens hospitalized after IndyCar crash

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The Latest: Graham Rahal wrecks Spencer Pigot at start of IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway. More>>

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

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Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit. More>>

Josh Gordon 'humbly' returns to Browns after health absence

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Browns receiver Josh Gordon 'humbly' returns to team after extended absence to deal with health. More>>

AP source: It's not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's stash of documentation is said to include video, emails, text message and other material. More>>

Correction: Backstreet Boys Concert-Oklahoma story

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At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. More>>

Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

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Stan Lee's restraining order against a former business manager has been extended for three years. More>>

A focused Mackenzie Phillips takes it one day at a time

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Mackenzie Phillips is upending expectations with her portrayal of a brutal inmate on "Orange is the New Black.". More>>

Aretha Franklin came to Washington to sing _ and for history

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Throughout Aretha Franklin's career, 'The Queen of Soul' often returned to the nation's capital for performances that at times put her in line with key moments of U.S. history. More>>

Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

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Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom. More>>

The Latest: Kurt Busch wins Bristol for 6th victory

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Paul Menard crashes early at Bristol to damage his playoff hopes. More>>

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

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Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his party won the most votes in last month's election despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf. More>>

Yankees celebrate 1998 World Series championship team

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New York Yankees celebrate 1998 World Series championship team. More>>

Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performances

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Television producer Ken Ehrlich worked with Aretha Franklin to help create some of her most magical performances, including her legendary performance of the aria 'Nessun Dorma' on the 1998 Grammys. More>>

Jefferson Airplane co-founder: Botched surgery ruined career

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A co-founder of the classic rock band Jefferson Airplane is accusing a New York City hospital of destroying his music career with a botched tracheotomy. More>>

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

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The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. More>>

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

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Queen of Soul gave black Americans "Respect" as a staunch supporter of civil rights. More>>

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76 Video included

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Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76. More>>

Washed out: Water woes scuttle Phish's 3-day music festival

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Fans of the rock band Phish have been thrown a curveball by the last-minute cancellation of a three-day music festival in central New York because of health concerns stemming from torrential rains that contaminated drinking water. More>>

Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

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Hundreds of chefs, among them some of the world's top cooks, have gathered to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine Joel Robuchon. More>>

FBI seeks help to find stolen art depicting Old West

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FBI seeks help in rounding up more than a half-million dollars' worth of stolen art. More>>

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin Video included

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Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded. More>>

Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles

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Police say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car. More>>

Jill Janus, singer of the metal band Huntress, dies at 43

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Jill Janus, lead singer of the heavy metal band Huntress, has died. More>>

Bob Mackie's designs for Cher, Carol Burnett up for auction

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Bob Mackie-designed outfits worn by Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross and others are going up for auction. More>>

Georgia company sues R. Kelly over damage to rental homes

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A Georgia property company is suing Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented. More>>

Stormy Daniels drops out of UK reality show at last minute

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Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and nemesis of U.S. President Donald Trump, has pulled out of a British reality-TV show at the last minute after a dispute with producers. More>>

'Respect' indeed: Aretha flipped man's song into epic anthem Video included

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It's easy to forget that "Respect" wasn't originally Aretha Franklin's song, but the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her. More>>

The Latest: Fans mourning Franklin in Detroit, New York

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Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76. More>>

Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city Video included

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Aretha Franklin was Detroit's favorite daughter, often singing at the church where her father once led and headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate. More>>

Browns, Bryant meet as sides try to see if there's a future

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Dez Bryant meeting with Browns, who may sign former Pro Bowl wide receiver. More>>

Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military court

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Ugandan pop star, an outspoken government critic, to face military court after clashes. More>>

US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

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America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people". More>>

Recording: Omarosa offered $15,000 a month to be 'positive'

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Omarosa Manigault Newman has released another secret audio tape that she says proves President Donald Trump wanted to silence her after firing her from the White House. More>>

'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris sets exclusive Netflix deal

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Netflix says it's signed "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. More>>

Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death Video included

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Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday. More>>

Beyond 'The Walking Dead,' Lauren Cohan is ready for change Video included

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After eight seasons of fighting for her life on AMC's "The Walking Dead," Lauren Cohan is embracing change with the new film "Mile 22" and a TV series for ABC called "Whiskey Cavalier". More>>

City tweaks sign for Paul Manafort Drive amid son's trial

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A Connecticut city has tweaked its sign for Paul Manafort Drive because the name agitated some residents. More>>

Pete Davidson talks to GQ about love and Ariana Grande

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"Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson says he's the "luckiest guy in the world" after wasting little time pursuing Ariana Grande. More>>

Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast' franchise return

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Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. More>>

Rapper Juelz Santana pleads guilty to airport gun charge

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Rapper Juelz Santana has admitted that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport. More>>

Aretha Franklin's family says 'We have felt your love' Video included

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Aretha Franklin's family in a statement says 'We have felt your love' and calls soul legend's passing "one of the darkest moments of our lives". More>>

Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

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Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. More>>

Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

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Reese Witherspoon and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Sept. 7. More>>

New McCartney love song takes direct, 'raunchy' approach

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Paul McCartney releases a new song with a fudged version of a common obscenity in its title. More>>

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76 Video included

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Legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died at age 76, according to her publicist. More>>

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

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A report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy. More>>

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station

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The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that had served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. More>>

Suspect says smashing Trump's star was 'right and just act'

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The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a "rightful and just act". More>>

Grime star Stormzy launches scholarship for black students

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London rapper Stormzy is setting up a scholarship to help black students attend Britain's prestigious Cambridge University. More>>

Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin Video included

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People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. More>>

Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

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A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their Arizona apartment last year. More>>

New York names new state author and poet

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New York state has named two new writers as the state poet and author. More>>

Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

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Diversity-focused internship program from film academy program gives Hollywood dreamers a foot in the door. More>>

Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa's turn against Trump

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's decision to turn on President Donald Trump after being fired isn't buying her much with a black community that mostly dislikes the president and never cared for her yearslong alliance with him. More>>

Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

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Aerosmith is the latest act to head to Las Vegas to launch a residency. More>>

'Not an easy time' for Chris Pratt after Gunn firing

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Chris Pratt says "it's not an easy time" as he and the rest of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast look to the future of the hit superhero franchise after Disney fired writer-director James Gunn. More>>

Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

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Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him. More>>

Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

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There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice ratings for a major golf tournament. More>>

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority Video included

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Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book. More>>

The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

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President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog.". More>>

Correction: People-Aretha Franklin story

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Stevie Wonder, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Aretha Franklin's ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home in Detroit on Tuesday. More>>

Actor Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer

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Liev Schreiber is denying allegations that he attacked a local New York photographer while he was in town filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan.". More>>

Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

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Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. More>>

Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit

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A New York judge, citing the long history of the casting couch in Hollywood, says a civil lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein can proceed to trial. More>>

Indiana police say bomb threat halted Rascal Flatts concert

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Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. More>>

Bills GM backs McCoy; eviction of ex-girlfriend finalized

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A lawyer for LeSean McCoy says the eviction proceedings against the Buffalo Bills running back's ex-girlfriend have been finalized and she is no longer living in his Atlanta area home. More>>

Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

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A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake. More>>

Actress returns laptops, calls theft claims publicity stunt

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Actress Sean Young says the producers who fired her from the "Charlie Boy" movie are trying to get publicity by accusing her of stealing two production computers. More>>

Author of book on Columbine writing an account of Parkland

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The author of a best-seller about the Columbine school shootings is working on a book about Parkland. More>>

Box office Top 20: 'The Meg' reels in $45.4 million debut

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It took until mid-August, but an original movie is finally No. 1 at the box office. More>>

Bills' McCoy sued by ex-girlfriend following home invasion

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LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend is suing the Buffalo Bills running back for failing to protect her after she was bloodied, beaten and had $133,000 worth of jewelry stolen during a home invasion last month. More>>

Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

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Former Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot at the NFL a month after he was acquitted of rape charges. More>>

American Book Awards honor cultural diversity

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Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity. More>>

Sean Young under investigation for alleged laptop theft

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New York police say actress-director Sean Young is still under investigation after the alleged theft of two laptops belonging to a production company that fired her. More>>

Male model convicted of murdering rival after online feud

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A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. More>>

AP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill Video included

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Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close with the singer. More>>

Actor Liev Schreiber set to answer harassment charge

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Liev Schreiber is facing a harassment charge in suburban New York, where his lawyer says the actor is accused of shoving a photographer's camera. More>>

'The Meg' chomps $44.5M, 'BlacKkKlansman' opens strong

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The shark thriller "The Meg" became the latest success in Hollywood's sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday. More>>

Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show. More>>

Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

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Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart has died. More>>

Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

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Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit. More>>

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman Monday over book, recordings. More>>

Issa Rae, Childish Gambino part of Rihanna's Diamond Ball

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Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, where Childish Gambino will perform. More>>

Suspect in fatal warehouse fire says he can't get fair trial

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Derick Almena's lawyer says there's little chance he'll get a fair trial in Oakland after a plea deal collapsed when a judge said the 48-year-old showed too little remorse for illegally converting a warehouse where a fire killed three dozen people. More>>

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is releasing an audio recording of a conversation she says she had with President Donald Trump after she was fired from the White House. More>>

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump's allies and national security experts for admitting that she secretly recorded her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. More>>

New book inspired by rap song 'The Deep'

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Saga Press announced Monday that it is publishing a book inspired by a rap song by Clipping, the hip-hop group featuring Grammy winner and "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs. More>>

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. More>>

Nadal ends Tsitsipas' Toronto run on Greek's 20th birthday

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Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday _ and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas' 20th birthday. More>>

Jazz superstar, boxing champ added to Italian American mural

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A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. More>>

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

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British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. More>>

From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man

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From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man. More>>

Music festival to honor Charles Neville

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Charles Neville, the legendary saxophone player for the Neville Brothers, is being honored by an annual music festival in Massachusetts. More>>

Art museum to feature paintings by rocker Mellencamp

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An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works. More>>

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 85

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V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, has died. More>>

Fox's Laura Ingraham: I wasn't talking about race

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Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is trying to tamp down a furor over her remark that 'demographic changes' that most Americans don't like have been forced on the country by immigration. More>>

Justin Timberlake book coming in October

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Justin Timberlake is looking back: The actor and Grammy-winning singer has a book out this fall, Harper Design announced Friday. More>>

Trial delayed as rapper Juelz Santana negotiates for deal

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Rapper Juelz Santana's scheduled trial on charges he tried to get a gun onto a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport has been pushed back so the rapper can continue negotiations for a plea deal. More>>

Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker's health satisfactory

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Russia's prison system is contradicting claims about the worsening condition of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned on a terrorism conviction who has been on a hunger strike for 90 days. More>>

Rascal Flatts abruptly ends show over 'security issue'

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Country group Rascal Flatts abruptly ended an Indiana concert because of what police call a "security issue" that is being investigated. More>>

Photographer says Bill Murray harassed him at restaurant

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A photographer says actor Bill Murray slammed him against a door and poured a glass of water over him while he was shooting a band at a Massachusetts restaurant this week. More>>

Trump praises Kanye West after Kimmel appearance

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Kanye West was silent when it comes to whether he thinks President Donald Trump cares for black people. More>>

Orchestra approves 3-year contract with Ohio musicians

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The Columbus Symphony announces new contract with its 47 musicians taking effect next month. More>>

In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa 'a lowlife'

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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman says in a new book that she didn't want to believe President Donald Trump was racist but saw it with her own eyes. More>>

The Latest: In wake of book, Trump calls Omarosa 'a lowlife'

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Trump calls former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman 'a lowlife'. More>>

Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

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The family of Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul says the Nobel Literature laureate has died at the age of 85. More>>

The Latest: Koepka takes 2-shot lead over Scott into Sunday

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The third round is underway at the PGA Championship, where Daniel Berger rallied to make the rest of the weekend after a dismal start. More>>

Correction: Britain-Friends story

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Almost 15 years after it was canceled, "Friends" is still there for British viewers. More>>

Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

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Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to a reality TV star. More>>

Actress Sean Young wanted for questioning in burglary

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Police say actress Sean Young is wanted for questioning after she was caught on surveillance video stealing laptops and video production software from a store in New York City. Police say employees at a store in Queens reported a burglary Thursday. More>>

AP Exclusive: Casey Affleck opens up in the wake of #MeToo

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AP Exclusive: With a new movie on the horizon, Casey Affleck opens up in the wake of #MeToo and Time's Up. More>>

Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

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Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa, while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now. More>>

Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

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Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads guilty to possession of about 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. More>>

In Iowa, Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Democrats must fight

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Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the porn actress taking on President Donald Trump, is taking his message to Iowa Democrats. More>>

In book, Omarosa says Trump is a bigot, behaved 'like a dog'

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The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, calling her "a disgruntled former White House employee.". More>>

The Latest: Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book

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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that she saw President Donald Trump behave "like a dog off the leash" at Mar-a-Lago events without his wife, first lady Melania Trump. More>>

Missy Elliott praises woman's karaoke version of 'Work It'

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A Rhode Island woman's karaoke version of Missy Elliott's hit song "Work It," has become an internet sensation, even drawing praise from Elliott. More>>

Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

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Broadcasters, cable channel and streamlining platforms paraded their upcoming shows at the Television Critics Association's summer meeting. More>>

Mayfield and Barkley show the goods, Browns beat Giants

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Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley lived up to the expectations as the top two picks in the NFL draft in their first action as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night. More>>

Former Tour champion Ullrich arrested over alleged attack

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Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich has been arrested and is in police custody for allegedly attacking an escort in a Frankfurt hotel. More>>

Michael Moore's Trump documentary will release in September

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Michael Moore's Donald Trump critique "Fahrenheit 11/9" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21. More>>

PEN America giving artistic expression award to Ai Weiwei

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Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, will be honored this fall by PEN America. More>>

Historic wooden church in northwest Russia destroyed by fire

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An 18th-century church widely seen as a marvel of Russia's wooden architecture has been destroyed by a fire. More>>

Demi Lovato cancels tour dates to focus on recovery

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Demi Lovato has canceled the rest of her fall tour to focus on her recovery. More>>

Lebanese diva breaks taboo with clip announcing cancer fight

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A video clip released on Twitter is how Lebanese singer Elissa chose to share the news of her struggle with cancer with her fans and millions of followers on social media. More>>

Audiobook this fall reveals Rowling's magical influences

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An audiobook coming out this fall will reveal some influences behind the wizardry of Harry Potter. More>>

Marilyn Monroe dresses, personal photos going up for auction

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Dresses that belonged to Marilyn Monroe along with a photo referencing the origins of her name will be going on display and up for auction in Los Angeles. More>>

Q&A: Casey Affleck on new film, his Oscars absence and MeToo

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AP Exclusive: With a new film coming this fall, Casey Affleck speaks about bowing out of the Oscars and how #MeToo and Time's Up has made him reflect on the atmosphere of the set of "I'm Still Here" and past sexual harassment allegations. More>>