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South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at her home

Oct. 14, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul on Monday, police said. The 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn't answer phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam...

Royal Pomp: UK tradition on display for Parliament opening

Oct. 14, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit may have Britain's political system in turmoil, but the State Opening of Parliament Monday provided a return to reassuring rituals dating back centuries. The new parliamentary session was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, in the magnificent...

The Latest: UK to end free movement for EU citizens in 2021

Oct. 14, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:05 a.m. The British government says it will end free movement from the European Union in 2021 as part of post-Brexit immigration reforms. Plans for an immigration bill have been announced Monday in the Queen's Speech, which outlines the programs of...

For Huda Kattan, beauty has become a billion-dollar business

Oct. 14, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world. The 36-year-old Iraqi-American now runs her eponymous empire Huda Beauty, a makeup line valued at $1.2...

Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Oct. 13, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22, according to the...

Mercedes driver Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix

Oct. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — A blistering start from Valtteri Bottas from third on the grid helped the Finnish driver win the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes wrapped up a sixth-consecutive Formula One constructors championship on Sunday. Bottas surged into the lead almost immediately, passing the...

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Oct. 13, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday's four-hour service, from...

Wayne Newton's former ranch Casa de Shenandoah sold

Oct. 13, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Records show that Wayne Newton's former home Casa de Shenandoah has been sold. KTNV-TV reports Clark County records indicate the crooner's former 36-acre ranch sold for $5.56 million in July. The ranch, which includes the "white house" mansion and six other homes and stables, was sold to...

The Latest: Famous figures pay tribute to Jessye Norman

Oct. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the public funeral for international opera star Jessye Norman (all times local): _____ 5 p.m. Famous faces, family members and close friends have honored the life and legacy of international opera icon Jessye Norman at her funeral. Norman's four-hour public service was...

5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

Oct. 12, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police Department...