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'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities

Jul. 18, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo. From 1958 to 1960, the king of rock 'n' roll lived in Bad Nauheim (bahd NOW-hime), near Frankfurt in what was...

City attorney criticizes law used to arrest Stormy Daniels

Jul. 18, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The state law that police cited in porn star Stormy Daniels' arrest at a strip club should not be enforced, an Ohio city attorney said.  Future charges filed under that law will not be prosecuted, Columbus city attorney Zach Klein wrote on Wednesday in a memo to the city's police...

Jay-Z unhappy 'Made in America' leaving Philadelphia parkway

Jul. 18, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z said Wednesday he's disappointed that Philadelphia is booting his annual music festival from the city's grandest boulevard, accusing the mayor of having "zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city." Writing in The...

Gary Beach, who won a Tony in 'The Producers,' dies at 70

Jul. 18, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70. Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs,...

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Jul. 18, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says. All 11 people on board the morning flight survived...

Star CB Darrelle Revis retiring after 11 NFL seasons

Jul. 18, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

Revis Island is closed for business. Darrelle Revis, a star cornerback with the New York Jets and a Super Bowl winner with their archrivals, the New England Patriots, has retired. Revis announced Wednesday on social media that he was ending an 11-season career that included four All-Pro selections. "Today, I am...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jul. 18, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Taylor Swift; $10,299,049;...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jul. 18, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. The Rolling Stones;...

Blockbuster not yet selling Russell Crowe's jockstrap

Jul. 18, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Everything in the closing Blockbuster video stores in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap. The Anchorage store is not yet selling the jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" and other memorabilia previously owned by the actor, KTUU-TV...

Trump, Melania Trump mourn fallen Secret Service agent

Jul. 18, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects Wednesday to the family of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland while supporting their overseas trip. Special Agent Nole E. Remagen suffered a stroke Monday during Trump's trip to Belgium, England, Scotland and...