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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Aug. 20, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

Aug. 26: Singer Vic Dana is 78. Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 73. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 69. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 58. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 57. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 52. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 52. Drummer Adrian...

David Cross show on at Utah college after 'offensive' tweet

Aug. 20, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive" but the college won't consider calls for the cancellation of his performance on campus Wednesday. College president Ruth Watkins criticized...

Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

Aug. 20, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump talked up the importance of teaching children positive cyber habits Monday on the same morning that her husband sent tweets deriding current and former U.S. officials, including one message referring to a former CIA director as a "political hack." Asked about the...

MTV VMAs to feature Cardi B, J. Lo and Aretha tribute

Aug. 20, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B will make her first public appearance as a mom at the MTV Video Music Awards, and it might be worth it: She could be the night's big winner. The rapper is the top contender with 10 nominations. She will open Monday's show, which kicks off at 9 p.m. EDT from Radio City Music Hall in...

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint

Aug. 20, 2018 2:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. ...

Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

Aug. 20, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies made a presidential pitch of his own to Democratic voters in New Hampshire on Sunday. Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels...

The Latest: Wickens hospitalized after IndyCar crash

Aug. 19, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest from the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): 10:41 p.m. IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is being treated for injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine following an accident early in the race. IndyCar said the Canadian sustained a pulmonary contusion...

Aretha Franklin came to Washington to sing - and for history

Aug. 19, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

As a 21-year-old Aretha Franklin worked on her singing voice in New York during the summer of 1963, her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, raced to finish the final touches on the planned March on Washington. Nearly five decades later, Franklin found herself in Washington and performing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the...

The Latest: Kurt Busch wins Bristol for 6th victory

Aug. 18, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest from NASCAR's race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Kurt Busch has won the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway to steal the spotlight from his younger brother. Busch's victory was his first of the season and sixth career Cup win on the Tennessee...

Josh Gordon 'humbly' returns to Browns after health absence

Aug. 18, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon kept his word and "humbly" returned to the Cleveland Browns. All they can do is hope he stays clean. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver, who has battled drug and alcohol dependence for much of his life, Saturday ended an extended absence from training camp to deal with his...