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Dave performs on stage on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Rapper cites Meghan at UK music awards, wins album of year

Feb. 19, 2020 1:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Soulful London rapper Dave brought a political edge to the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, giving a performance that alluded to racism in Britain's government and coverage of the royal family before he won the coveted album of the year prize. Previously an unpredictable and...

A police officer guards outside a Hollywood Hills home where a fatal shooting occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Label: Rapper Pop Smoke slain in Hollywood Hills shooting

Feb. 19, 2020 1:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a break-in early Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said. “We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke,” Republic Records said in a statement. “Our prayers and...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jury back for 2nd day of deliberations in Weinstein trial

Feb. 19, 2020 11:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury deliberations resumed Wednesday at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial with jurors focusing on the testimony of a former TV and film production assistant who accused the disgraced movie mogul of sexually abusing her in his Manhattan apartment. A note from the jury said it wants to...

FILE - In this June 2, 1996, file photo, Zoe Caldwell holds her award for Leading Actress in a Play for her role in

Actress Zoe Caldwell, Tony winner for 'Medea,' dies at 86

Feb. 18, 2020 8:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner who brought humanity to larger-than-life characters, whether it be the dotty schoolteacher Miss Jean Brodie, an aging opera star Maria Callas or the betrayed, murderous Medea, has died. She was 86. Her son Charlie Whitehead said Caldwell died...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Republican Rep. Brady Brammer, poses for a portrait at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. A proposal to require warning labels on pornography in Utah passed the state House on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, a move an adult-entertainment industry group called a dark day for freedom of expression. Brammer, the lawmaker behind the plan to mandate the labels about potential harm to minors, says it’s aimed at catching the “worst of the worst.”(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah lawmakers get tough on porn, ease up on polygamy

Feb. 18, 2020 7:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers voted Tuesday to put new regulations on pornography and remove some on polygamy in separate proposals moving quickly through the Legislature in the deeply conservative state. Senators voted unanimously to change state law to remove the threat of jail time for consenting...

Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves a Manhattan courthouse after closing arguments in his rape trial in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Week 4 of Weinstein trial: Closing arguments, two universes

Feb. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein grinned as he left court, and his lawyers said he was confident heading into what could be his last weekend of freedom as his New York City rape trial moves closer to a verdict. Jurors are set to start deliberating Tuesday, their task put off a day because court is closed...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, recording artist Lizzo performs at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Party at Meridian on Island Gardens in Miami. Fresh from winning three Grammys, singer Lizzo visited Mexico City for a private concert, surprising her fans with acoustic versions of her hits and a toast with tequila. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Lizzo talks diversity, self-confidence and femininity

Feb. 14, 2020 5:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fresh from winning three Grammys, singer Lizzo visited Mexico City for a private concert, surprising her fans with acoustic versions of her hits and a toast with tequila. The star from Detroit, who won best pop solo performance (“Truth Hurts”), best traditional R&B...

Bills not renewing contract of chief administrative officer

Feb. 14, 2020 5:20 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills aren't renewing the contract of chief administrative officer Dave Wheat. No reason was provided in a statement released by Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula on Friday. The two thanked Wheat for nearly 20 years of work with the Bills, while informing him his...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in his rape trial, in New York, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a 'tale,' not a case

Feb. 13, 2020 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer told jurors Thursday that prosecutors in the rape case against him were acting like moviemakers, conjuring up a world "where women had no free will.” “In the alternative universe that prosecutors have created for you, Harvey Weinstein is a...

FILE - In this May 25, 2018 file photo, Darius Rucker performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.  The Country singer couldn’t quite believe it when he was surprised this week with the news that his song “Wagon Wheel” was certified eight times platinum, making it one of the top five most popular country singles ever.   On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, Rucker stopped by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to his items in an exhibit, but his label, Universal Music Group Nashville, surprised him with a plaque featuring eight platinum-colored records.  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" keeps rolling

Feb. 13, 2020 2:26 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) — Country singer Darius Rucker couldn’t quite believe it when he was surprised this week with the news that his song “Wagon Wheel” was certified eight times platinum, making it one of the top five most popular country singles ever. On Wednesday, Rucker stopped by...