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Actress Lindsay Lohan announces engagement in Instagram post

Nov. 29, 2021 06:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan has told her followers on Instagram that she's engaged. Lohan announced her engagement to boyfriend Bader Shammas and showed off a traditional oval diamond ring with a photo of the couple looking happy, locked in...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Nov. 28, 2021 16:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41. Abloh's death was announced Sunday by the luxury group...

Police: Endangered Florida teen may be in North Carolina

Nov. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EST

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old South Florida girl may have been kidnapped and taken to North Carolina by someone she met in an online video game, police said Sunday. North Miami Beach police said in a tweet posted early Sunday. Jeimy...

Who is the real Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein enabler or pawn?

Nov. 28, 2021 11:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell spent the first half of her life with her father, a rags-to-riches billionaire who looted his companies' pension funds before dying a mysterious death. She spent the second with another tycoon, Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while charged with sexually...

Texas high school football playoff pairings

Nov. 28, 2021 00:00 AM EST

Texas high school football playoff pairings, provided by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine and texasfootball.com and distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Quarterfinals Allen (11-2) vs Southlake...

FACT FOCUS: Why WHO skipped ‘nu,’ ‘xi’ for new COVID variant

Nov. 27, 2021 21:08 PM EST

The name of a newly identified variant of the coronavirus has had some social media users scratching their heads about the World Health Organization’s system for labeling certain versions of the virus. The WHO chose on Friday to dub the variant, first reported to the...

Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

Nov. 27, 2021 18:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. ...

Louisiana man pleads guilty in airline baggage scam

Nov. 27, 2021 14:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty in an airline baggage scam that resulted in more than $300,000 in fraudulent claims, federal prosecutors said. Pernell Anthony Jones, Jr., 31, of Kenner, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 27, 2021 11:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr, Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Gov. Tate Reeves, R-Miss.;...