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'Roseanne' ends season with a hopeful note as storms brew

May. 22, 2018 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The reboot of "Roseanne" ended the season Tuesday with a flood, a feast and a prayer. It was a hopeful climax to a show that's been popular and yet also divisive. Roseanne Barr, who plays the titular character on the hit ABC show, plans to go to the hospital for knee surgery when her family...

AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion

May. 22, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday. No, he's not planning another comeback. He's got a bigger goal to tackle. Mental health. After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest — Phelps is hoping to make a difference for...

The Latest: Democrats hear Rihanna; Republicans see Hammond

May. 22, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the gubernatorial primary in Georgia (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Political candidates and their teams of advisers, spokespeople and assistants work hard to control their own message, right down to the music played at campaign events. And in the race for Georgia's next...

The Latest: Polls close for Arkansas' 2018 primary election

May. 22, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Polls have closed for Arkansas' 2018 primary election. Voters still in line at the poll-closing time will be allowed to cast a ballot. Democratic and Republican voters on Tuesday were picking party nominees for this...

Handling of harassment claim shakes up Utah comic convention

May. 22, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City's annual comic convention is dealing with a rift over its handing of a sexual misconduct allegation that's caused several participants to back out of planned appearances. In a blog post Tuesday, young adult fiction author Shannon Hale accused organizers of the annual...

Trayvon's parents say Weinstein's company owes them $150,000

May. 22, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Company owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet unaired television series based on their son's legacy. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed court papers last week in...

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

May. 22, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A reporter for The Associated Press was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard Tuesday for trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants in which some reporters were welcomed and others were not. An aide to EPA...

Dikembe Mutombo to receive Sager Strong Award

May. 22, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball player Dikembe Mutombo will receive the Sager Strong Award at this year's NBA Awards show. The award is named for longtime Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager and presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage,...

'Wake-up call': Vegas casino workers vote on citywide strike

May. 22, 2018 7:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers gathered at a university arena in red T-shirts and work uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge financial implications for the tourist-dependent destination. Members of the Culinary Union...

Clint Walker, star of TV's 'Cheyenne,' dies at age 91

May. 22, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Walker, the towering, strapping actor who handed down justice as the title character in the early TV western "Cheyenne," has died, his daughter said Tuesday. Walker died Monday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in his longtime home of Grass Valley, California at age 91, his...