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Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

Jul. 19, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming onstage who has won a Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Springsteen...

Mark Hayes, 1977 Players Championship winner, dies at 69

Jul. 19, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Mark Hayes, who won The Players Championship among this three PGA Tour titles and was the first player to shoot 63 in the British Open, has died. He was 69. Hayes died Monday in Edmond, brother Larry Hayes said. He had early onset Alzheimer's Disease. Hayes won the fourth edition of...

Chance the Rapper announces Chicagoist purchase in song

Jul. 19, 2018 2:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper says he has purchased the former news website Chicagoist, making the announcement in a new song. The Chicago native released four songs on his website late Wednesday including "I Might Need Security," where he proclaims "I bought the Chicagoist." WNYC confirmed the...

Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

Jul. 19, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday...

A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to pop

Jul. 19, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con fans know one thing to be true: Where there is fun, there's usually a line that precedes it. And hours before the annual pop culture convention officially kicked off Wednesday night in San Diego, there were lines everywhere — to get onto the convention floor to buy...

ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

Jul. 18, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danica Patrick's monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500. The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honoring the past year's best athletes and moments on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Her first joke about...

No LeBron, but ESPYs attendees abuzz about newest Laker

Jul. 18, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James was absent from the ESPYs, but was still the talk of the town on the red carpet under a sizzling sun in Los Angeles. "There's a buzz around this city," Lakers teammate Josh Hart said. James was nominated for Best NBA player for the 14th straight year at the ESPYs on...

Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Jul. 18, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late. In the federal court filing in Los Angeles, the attorneys discuss...

MLB: Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

Jul. 18, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. MLB announced the commissioner's office would require Hader to...

Suspected Russian agent has ties to South Dakota businessman

Jul. 18, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent. South Dakota...