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Lauryn Hill's classic 'Miseducation' album tops Apple Music's list of best albums of all time

May. 22, 2024 08:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Let the debate begin. Who has the best music albums ever? Apple Music certainly has an idea. The music streaming giant announced on Wednesday their 10 greatest albums of all time with Lauryn Hill’s 1998 iconic “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” claiming the...

Music Review: Twenty One Pilots' concept album 'Clancy' is an energizing end of an era

May. 21, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

The end of an era has come for Twenty One Pilots, and what an ending it is. The alternative pop-rock duo, made up of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, have long been candid about anxiety and depression, themes often represented in Joseph's lyrics as he sings, raps and...

Book Review: 'Ascent to Power' studies how Harry Truman overcame lack of preparation in transition

May. 21, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Harry Truman's ascension to the presidency after Franklin Roosevelt's death was a rocky one, and it came at a pivotal time in the nation's history. Once a senator who complained that the 32nd president treated him like “an office boy,” Truman left the...

Book Review: 'Cujo' character returns as one of 12 stories in Stephen King’s ‘You Like It Darker'

May. 20, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

In Stephen King’s world, “It” is a loaded word. It’s hard not to picture Pennywise the Clown haunting the sewers of Derry, Maine, of course, but in the horror writer’s newest collection of stories, “You Like It Darker,” “It” ranges from a suspicious stranger on a park bench, to an...

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

May. 17, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92. Coleman died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, his daughter, Quincy Coleman, said...

Drake leads the 2024 BET Awards nominations with 7, followed closely by Nicki Minaj

May. 16, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

Drake is the leading nominee for next month's BET Awards, followed closely by Nicki Minaj. The Canadian rapper received seven nominations Thursday, including an album of the year nod for his eighth studio album, “For All the Dogs.” One of the awards he's up for is the music video...

Everybody may love Raymond, but Ray Romano loves Peter Boyle

May. 20, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Baffling” is how Ray Romano calls the continued success of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” nearly 20 years after the CBS sitcom ended its nine-season run. “It goes so fast." That success comes as a surprise to the New York City-born comedian, who admits he’s...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1

May. 20, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1: May 26: Sportscaster Brent Musburger is 85. Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 79. Singer Stevie Nicks is 76. Actor Pam Grier is 75. Actor Philip Michael Thomas (“Miami Vice”) is 75. Country singer Hank Williams Junior is...

Alice Munro, Nobel literature winner revered as short story master, dead at 92

May. 14, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

Nobel laureate Alice Munro, the Canadian literary giant who became one of the world’s most esteemed contemporary authors and one of history's most honored short story writers, has died at age 92. A spokesperson for publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Munro, winner of the...

Cannes kicks off with a Palme d'Or for Meryl Streep and a post-'Barbie' fête of Greta Gerwig

May. 15, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Beneath intermittent rainy skies, the Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the presentation of an honorary Palme d'Or for Meryl Streep and the unveiling of Greta Gerwig’s jury, as the French Riviera spectacular kicked off a potentially volatile 77th edition. ...

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Judge in Tennessee blocks effort to put Elvis Presley's former home Graceland up for sale

May. 22, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Wednesday blocked the auction of Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley, by a company that claimed his estate failed to repay a loan that used the property as collateral. Shelby County Chancellor JoeDae Jenkins issued a temporary...

Judge in Tennessee blocks effort to put Elvis Presley's former home Graceland up for sale

May. 22, 2024 10:32 AM EDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Judge in Tennessee blocks effort to put Elvis Presley's former home Graceland up for sale.

Former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy takes a 7.7% stake in Buzzfeed

May. 22, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

Former Republican presidential candidate and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has purchased a minority stake in Buzzfeed, the digital publishing company that shut down its media outlet last year. Shares of the company skyrocketed more than 50% before the market open on...

Lauryn Hill's classic 'Miseducation' album tops Apple Music's list of best albums of all time

May. 22, 2024 08:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Let the debate begin. Who has the best music albums ever? Apple Music certainly has an idea. The music streaming giant announced on Wednesday their 10 greatest albums of all time with Lauryn Hill’s 1998 iconic “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” claiming the...

Sherpa guide Kami Rita scales Mount Everest for a record 30th time and second this month

May. 22, 2024 01:57 AM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa guide Kami Rita scales Mount Everest for a record 30th time and second this month.

Fox's Greg Olsen wins top analyst at Sports Emmy Awards and CBS' Super Bowl coverage wins top event

May. 22, 2024 01:01 AM EDT

Tom Brady is coming into the booth of Fox Sports top NFL team with seven Super Bowl rings. Greg Olsen is leaving it with another Sports Emmy award. After being named Outstanding Emerging On-Air Talent last year, Olsen was named the top Event Analyst during the...

Today in History: May 22, Lyndon B. Johnson outlines 'Great Society'

May. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2024. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking at the University of Michigan, outlined the goals of his...

Barbie will make dolls to honor Venus Williams and other star athletes

May. 22, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Barbie dolls will honor tennis champion Venus Williams and eight other athletes as part of a project announced by Mattel on Wednesday. The others being depicted as dolls are gymnasts Rebeca Andrade and Alexa Moreno, soccer players Mary Fowler and Christine...

Israel's block of AP transmission shows how ambiguity in law could restrict war coverage

May. 21, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Israel's shutdown and seizure of an Associated Press video camera that provided a live glimpse into Gaza alarmed many journalists, who worried Tuesday about wider implications for coverage of a war largely fought out of the world's sight to begin with. After...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of 2003 sexual assault in lawsuit

May. 21, 2024 21:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former model accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexually assaulting her at his New York City recording studio in 2003 in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the latest in a series of allegations against the embattled hip-hop mogul. Crystal McKinney said she was a successful...