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'Succession' star Nicholas Braun writes a virus dating song

Aug. 14, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Nicholas Braun, who plays fan favorite Cousin Greg on HBO’s “Succession,” has captured the fraught nature of dating during the pandemic in a catchy new punk song that started as a joke. “If you come within 6 feet, it’s mask on, mask on, mask on,...

FILE - This June 19, 2019 file photo shows U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, left, talking to the media with prosecutor Moira Penza outside Brooklyn federal court after NXIVM defendant Keith Raniere was found guilty on all counts, in New York. A judge has set an Oct. 27, 2020 sentencing date for Raniere, leader of an upstate New York self-improvement group who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of followers into sex slaves. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Sentencing date set for NY self-help guru in sex slave case

Aug. 14, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday. In a conference call, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis told lawyers for...

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Dev Patel celebrates India from his Los Angeles front yard

Aug. 14, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Quarantine brought opportunities to Dev Patel’s front yard. From a safe distance, the British actor was able to enjoy both his birthday and his relationship with India without leaving his L.A. home. The first was courtesy of his girlfriend, Australian actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey, who...

Pregnant cows fatally shot on Charlotte radio host's farm

Aug. 14, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina's Union County are conducting an animal-cruelty investigation involving the deaths of four pregnant Black Angus cows on a Charlotte radio host's farm, the Union County Sheriff's Office announced in a Facebook post on Thursday. John Isley, owner of the land...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019 file photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago. Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.  (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

R. Kelly's manager charged with phone threats to theater

Aug. 14, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's manager has been arrested on charges that he threatened a shooting at a Manhattan theater two years ago, forcing an evacuation and the cancellation of the screening of a documentary addressing allegations that the singer had sexually abused women and girls. Donnell Russell, 45,...

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2019 file photo shows singer J Balvin at the 2019 Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York.  In a pre-taped video that aired Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020,  as Balvin accepted an award at Premios Juventud 2020, the performer revealed he contracted COVID-19 and that it impacted him heavily.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

J Balvin says he is recovering from the coronavirus

Aug. 14, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colombian superstar J Balvin says he is recovering after battling the coronavirus. In a pre-taped video that aired Thursday night as Balvin accepted an award at Premios Juventud 2020, the performer revealed he contracted COVID-19 and that it impacted him heavily. “At this moment, I...

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New Hampshire notables put out word about voting absentee

Aug. 14, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A group of New Hampshire notables has recorded public service announcements to get the word out to residents that they can vote absentee in the state primary and general election during the coronavirus pandemic. Filmmaker Ken Burns, comedian Seth Meyers, and Granite State Challenge...

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Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges writes children's book

Aug. 14, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges has written a children's book with a candid telling of the past and positive message for the future, inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests. Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, announced Friday that Bridges'...

"The Secret" author Rhonda Byrne has new release in November

Aug. 14, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the million-selling self-help book “The Secret” is aiming even higher with her next work. Rhonda Byrne's “The Greatest Secret” is coming out Nov. 24, HarperOne announced Friday. According to the publisher, “The Greatest Secret” takes...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2001 file photo, Britain's Princess Anne with her husband Commander Tim Lawrence ride in a ceremonial carriage through Windsor town centre, where they were guests of Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle to welcome King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan on their state visit to England. Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter, Princess Anne, will be celebrating her 70th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 in a no-nonsense manner that befits her reputation in Britain. Whatever is planned for Saturday, it’s certainly going to be a scaled-back affair because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin/File)

UK's Princess Anne to mark 70th birthday in low-key fashion

Aug. 14, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's only daughter, Princess Anne, will be celebrating her 70th birthday on Saturday in a no-nonsense manner befitting her reputation in Britain. Whatever is planned for the princess, it will have to be a scaled-back affair because of the coronavirus pandemic. Not that the...