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Rap lyrics, Kavanaugh take the stage in pivotal House race

Oct. 18, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office. Democrat Antonio Delgado is running on...

Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M

Oct. 18, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that's far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011. Travis Jones is a listing agent with Engel &...

'First Reformed' leads Gotham Awards nominees

Oct. 18, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Schrader's religious thriller "First Reformed" is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, including nods for best feature and best actor for star Ethan Hawke. The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards on Thursday. The...

2 'Love & Hip Hop' stars arrested in separate incidents

Oct. 18, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two stars of this past season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" have been arrested in separate incidents in metropolitan Atlanta. Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, known as Tommie Lee, was arrested Tuesday on assault and child cruelty charges. Citing a Smyrna police warrant, WSB-TV reports the...

4-year-old boy shot, wounded in apparent case of road rage

Oct. 18, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been shot and wounded an apparent case of road rage after one vehicle cut off another in a Kansas city. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says the boy was among six children inside a sport utility when someone in a silver Ford Mustang fired two...

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

Oct. 18, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...

Rapper's motion for drug charge dismissal denied

Oct. 18, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge in South Dakota has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against rapper Chief Keef. The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in June 2017 at the Sioux Falls airport when drugs were found in his carry-on bag after he performed at the University of Sioux...

New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president

Oct. 18, 2018 9:14 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military has led to harsh exchanges as the 1980s killings challenge a new president who preaches unity but refuses to apologize for his alleged role in one of the country's deepest wounds. The screening in the capital, Harare, would have...

Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claims

Oct. 18, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar...

Turkish photographer Ara Guler dead at 90

Oct. 18, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ara Guler, an acclaimed Turkish journalist and photographer known as "the Eye of Istanbul" for his iconic black-and-white pictures of the city and its residents, has died. He was 90. The Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul said that Guler died of heart and respiratory failure late...