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Trump and Omarosa spar over claim he used N-word

Aug. 14, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Late Monday, Trump tackled Manigault...

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

Aug. 13, 2018 10:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Late Monday, Trump tackled...

The Latest: Family of shooting victim pleased with charge

Aug. 13, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white Florida man (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Family members of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed at a Florida convenience store say they are pleased the suspect was charged with manslaughter. On Monday, prosecutors...

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

Aug. 13, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former...

American Book Awards honor cultural diversity

Aug. 13, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity. The American Book Awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus Foundation, founded in 1976 by author-poet Ishmael Reed. Winners...

Analysis: Trump still flirts with racially tinged rhetoric

Aug. 13, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There has been no reset, no moment of national healing. One year after blaming "both sides" for violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters, President Donald Trump still flirts with racially tinged rhetoric — and feels little blowback from Republican leaders or...

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

Aug. 12, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate fire from...

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

Aug. 12, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. The star of shows such as "The Wire" and "Luther" on Sunday posted an...

'The Meg' chomps $44.5M, 'BlacKkKlansman' opens strong

Aug. 12, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood's sizzling summer, the shark thriller "The Meg" opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. "The Meg" had been forecast by some analysts for closer to half that total. An American-Chinese...

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

Aug. 11, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils and other events, but police had a brief, tense confrontation with demonstrators angry over the heavy security...