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AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Feb. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EST

Ahead of Sunday's 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: "Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Born,"...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Feb. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. Some key moments in the story: Jan. 29 — Jussie Smollett tells Chicago police he was physically attacked by two men in downtown...

Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Feb. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe, a department spokesman said...

The Latest: 2 brothers meet with police in Smollett case

Feb. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Chicago police spokesman says two brothers who were arrested and later released from custody in connection with the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have met with police and prosecutors at...

Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

Feb. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after a...

Detroit Council rejects car stunt due to Confederate flag

Feb. 19, 2019 5:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit City Council has banned a hot rod and custom car show from allowing a stunt jump to take place because some of the participating vehicles have carried Confederate imagery. The Detroit News reports that the council on Tuesday rejected Autorama's request for permission to perform...

Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose knot

Feb. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway. The knotted strings surfaced after Sunday's show when a model hired to walk (but not wear...

Meghan Markle spotted in New York for rumored baby shower

Feb. 19, 2019 5:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan Markle has been spotted at several swanky venues in New York City, cradling her baby bump as she visited friends for what is rumored to be a baby shower. The 37-year-old pregnant Meghan, formally known as the Duchess of Sussex, was seen Tuesday entering The Mark hotel on Manhattan's...

A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for Venezuela

Feb. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dueling concerts are being staged this week on both sides of Venezuela's border with Colombia. After billionaire Richard Branson announced an aid concert in Colombia on Friday to benefit Venezuelans suffering from the country's humanitarian crisis, Nicolas Maduro's government...

Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

Feb. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after models had paraded through the aisles, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in a...