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CNN: Anchor promptly made on-air correction about Arpaio

Dec. 13, 2018 6:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleged in a defamation lawsuit earlier this week against three news organizations that CNN made no effort to correct anchor Chris Cuomo's erroneous statement that the lawman was a convicted felon. But CNN released a statement Thursday saying Cuomo corrected his...

Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

Dec. 13, 2018 5:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87. Bryan and the late Marshall Dodge created their humor in a dormitory...

Josh Brent, nightclub owner hit with $25M verdict in death

Dec. 13, 2018 5:10 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent's teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph (177 kph) in a 45-mph (72-kph)...

Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

Dec. 13, 2018 5:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 92-year-old Holocaust survivor was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street in Oregon. The Oregonian says Alter Wiener, who survived three years in Nazi concentration camps, was struck Tuesday in Hillsboro and died at a hospital. Wiener wrote an autobiography called "From...

In 'Beale Street,' a radiant portrait of young black love

Dec. 13, 2018 4:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Jenkins years ago went on Etsy to have a James Baldwin quote embroidered onto his leather phone case. The line so resonated with the filmmaker that it's also spoken in Spanish by a character in his short film "Chlorophyl." Jenkins no longer has the case but when the Baldwin line is...

Music Review: Eddie Palmieri's latest will move you to dance

Dec. 13, 2018 4:18 PM EST

Eddie Palmieri, "Mi Luz Mayor" (Ropeadope) It might be the winter season for the U.S., but Eddie Palmieri brings the sunshine and warmth with his latest album, "Mi Luz Mayor." The Spanish Harlem, New Yorker is a living legend and cultural treasure — chances are you've heard his melodies or tunes influenced...

McCaskill: Senate has lost its way, must do better

Dec. 13, 2018 4:11 PM EST

Democrat Claire McCaskill had stern words for her soon-to-be former colleagues in the Senate in a farewell speech on Thursday, saying that polarization and fear of political consequences have rendered the body ineffective and unwilling to take on difficult issues. The two-term senator lost to Republican Attorney...

First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

Dec. 13, 2018 3:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named Oliver who is bullied by other ornaments in a family's collection. "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a...

Hours after Springsteen show closes, film drops on Netflix

Dec. 13, 2018 3:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — To director Thom Zimny, the key element in his filmed version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show was in the star's eyes. The Netflix documentary makes its first appearance on the service early in the morning of Dec. 16, hours after the singer's 236th and last performance of "Springsteen...

Yanks try to keep Happ, a 'Death Star' ready to pivot

Dec. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Brian Cashman tried to close a $34 million, two-year deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ, the New York Yankees general manager made clear Wednesday he could shift his focus from pitching to high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado at any moment. "We are prepared to pivot...