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Yankees' Cortes deactivates account after old tweets surface

May. 16, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes said he deactivated his Twitter account after screenshots surfaced Sunday of tweets from a decade ago that included racial slurs. Cortes appeared to be quoting rap lyrics in at least some of the tweets, and he did not seem...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28

May. 16, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 22-28: May 22: Pianist Peter Nero is 88. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 84. Actor Frank Converse is 84. Actor Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ″Valley of the Dolls”) is 80. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 72. Actor Al Corley...

Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stage

May. 16, 2022 05:03 AM EDT

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur....

Police: 3 hurt after crowds rush exit at Las Vegas festival

May. 15, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A music festival in Las Vegas has resumed after a “security incident” temporarily halted performances on Saturday, authorities said. Las Vegas police said in a statement that three people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after crowds at the...

2 shootings leave 10 injured, 1 dead on Chicago's South Side

May. 11, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One person was killed and 10 were injured in two shootings on Chicago’s South Side in the space of six hours, a spasm of gun violence on the hottest day of 2022 so far, serving as a warning that the city is entering the warmest and deadliest time of year. The...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 15-21

May. 09, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 15-21: May 15: Actor-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 86. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 86. Singer Lenny Welch is 83. Actor-singer Lainie Kazan is 80. Actor Gunilla Hutton (“Petticoat Junction,” ″Hee Haw”) is 80. Actor Chazz...

Driver pleads guilty in crash that killed Nicki Minaj's dad

May. 06, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A hit-and-run driver pleaded guilty Friday in a suburban New York a suburban New York crash that killed the father of Nicki Minaj and was promised a year or less in jail, disappointing prosecutors and the hip hop star's mother. In state court in Long Island's...

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Richie get into Rock Hall of Fame

May. 04, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. The honorees — voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music...

Rapper Kidd Creole sentenced to 16 years for fatal stabbing

May. 04, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Kidd Creole, who was a founding member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in prison for stabbing a homeless man to death on a New York City street. The 62-year-old rapper, born Nathaniel Glover, was found guilty of...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 8-14

May. 02, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 8-14: May 8: Singer Toni Tennille is 82. Country singer Jack Blanchard is 80. Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett is 77. Actor Mark Blankfield (“Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” ″The Incredible Shrinking Woman”) is 74. Drummer Chris Frantz of Talking...