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The Latest: Democrats hear Rihanna; Republicans see Hammond

May. 22, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the gubernatorial primary in Georgia (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Political candidates and their teams of advisers, spokespeople and assistants work hard to control their own message, right down to the music played at campaign events. And in the race for Georgia's next...

The Latest: Polls close for Arkansas' 2018 primary election

May. 22, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Polls have closed for Arkansas' 2018 primary election. Voters still in line at the poll-closing time will be allowed to cast a ballot. Democratic and Republican voters on Tuesday were picking party nominees for this...

Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

May. 22, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction Tuesday with "Flights," a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy. "Flights" beat five other finalists, including Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi's horror story "Frankenstein...

Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester anniversary

May. 22, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday as dignitaries, survivors, first responders and the people of Manchester gathered to mark the anniversary of the concert bombing that killed 22 people. The pop star told survivors and the families of victims that she was "thinking of...

Drummer accused of stealing from Fats Domino won't be tried

May. 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — Prosecutors won't pursue charges against a drummer accused of stealing rare coins and a passport from famed New Orleans musician Fats Domino. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick's office dropped the case against 65-year-old Ernest "Box"...

Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

May. 22, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly sexually abused and demeaned a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment and infected her with herpes, according to a lawsuit that furthers a string of misconduct accusations against the platinum-selling singer. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday in New York...

Review: Shawn Mendes fragile and soulful on self-titled CD

May. 22, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

Shawn Mendes, "Shawn Mendes" (Virgin EMI) The month of May is turning into a banner one for album releases from young, good-looking, sensitive singer-songwriters blessed with awesome falsettos. First came Charlie Puth and now comes his tour mate Shawn Mendes. Mendes' self-titled third album follows the successes...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

May. 22, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 20, 2018: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Black Panther (2018) 2. Red Sparrow 3. Deadpool 4. Fifty Shades Freed 5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 6. The Greatest Showman 7. The Disaster Artist 8. 12 Strong 9. Thor: Ragnarok 10. Peter Rabbit iTunes Movies US...

A farewell to the road for Paul Simon

May. 22, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Farewell tours don't always mean farewell, but are a ripe time for appreciation and appraisal. Paul Simon's concerts and a new biography offer the opportunity for both. Simon's "Homeward Bound" tour began last week in Vancouver and takes him across North America, to Europe and an eventual...

Alabama doctor acquitted in rock guitarist's overdose death

May. 22, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jurors acquitted an Alabama physician accused of prescribing drugs that killed a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down. The not guilty verdict was returned Monday in the case of Dr. Richard Snellgrove, court documents show. Snellgrove had been indicted on 13 counts of unlawful...