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Benson driving at 'high rate' of speed before fatal crash

Aug. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police said Monday they are still investigating the weekend motorcycle crash that killed former Texas Longhorns running back and NFL player Cedric Benson and a woman passenger. According to police, witnesses said Benson was driving his BMW motorcycle at a high rate of speed through a...

Vince Gill weighs hard truths with emotional depth on 'Okie'

Aug. 19, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vince Gill might make people break down in tears when they listen to his vulnerable new record in which he sings about regret, marriage, faith, sexual abuse and hard choices. But then again, so did he. When the country singer recorded his song "When My Amy Prays," about his...

Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65

Aug. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Hiers, who left behind landscaping to help his celebrity sister Paula Deen grow her Savannah restaurant business as she rose to fame, has died at age 65. "Bubba was the greatest brother who was loved by so many people," Deen said in an emailed statement Monday. "We will miss him...

Lots to sample on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh dining scene

Aug. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich decided to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District in 2001, she arrived in a neighborhood filled with warehouses and factories. This narrow stretch of streets in the shadow of the city's downtown office towers had long been home to food...

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

Aug. 19, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet. John took to Instagram on Monday to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and...

Brad Paisley out; Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

Aug. 19, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime. But she won't be on her own: The CMAs announced Monday that "special guest hosts" Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The organization says...

The Rock announces wedding on Instagram

Aug. 19, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a simple "We do," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced his wedding to his longtime girlfriend on Instagram. A photo of the movie star and Lauren Hashian was posted on the social media site. Both were wearing white, and they were standing overlooking the ocean. The post said the date of...

Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

Aug. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

AUWAHI, Hawaii (AP) — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said. The singer-songwriter visited Auwahi Forest Restoration Project with volunteers who are trying to revive plant life in the area, The...

Search for wealthy Polish film producer missing on lake

Aug. 19, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers in Poland are searching for a celebrity businessman and socialite who went missing after falling from a motorboat into a lake. Piotr Wozniak-Starak, the producer of some of Poland's most popular movies, hasn't been seen since late Saturday or early Sunday. Police, alerted to...

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

Aug. 19, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans. Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to Beijing's...