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Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

Oct. 20, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober. With wife Barbara Bach Starkey — herself a recovering...

Philadelphia songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

Oct. 19, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track's other co-writers. A jury last week awarded the sum to Daniel Marino. His...

Manning stresses importance of financial literacy for kids

Oct. 19, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

Eli Manning recognizes that the numbers in a playbook aren't the only important statistics. Manning wants children, including his three daughters, to have a strong set of financial skills. "I think it's so important for kids to understand what it means to save, to have a budget, to be smart about spending money,"...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 19, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Michael Buble to retire from music THE FACTS: The Canadian singer...

Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019

Oct. 19, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year. MGM Resorts International on Friday said the pop superstar in February will kick off a series of regularly scheduled shows at Park Theater inside the Park MGM casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears in a statement...

Ambassadors for Motown sound seek more of it in hometown

Oct. 19, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — From the auditorium of Detroit's main library on a recent weeknight emerged the sound of Motown: Spirited takes of tunes that sprung from a studio just a few miles away and made their way around the world. Some of Detroit's best singers and musicians breathed new life into beloved songs more...

Old-school R&B group The O'Jays get into a political groove

Oct. 19, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The iconic R&B group The O'Jays has always made music for the heart. Now the group is going for the jugular on what it says is its last album. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees known for the classic song "Love Train" on Friday released the politically charged single "Above the...

Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

Oct. 19, 2018 9:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather. The 26-year-old also was given balloons and a cake to...

Hip-hop, health care share spotlight in pivotal House race

Oct. 18, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office. Democrat Antonio Delgado is running on...

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

Oct. 18, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...