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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...

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...

US rep: Taylor Swift endorsement 'least expected' life event

Oct. 18, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper says receiving Taylor Swift's endorsement was like "manna from heaven," calling it "the least expected thing that's ever happened" to him and "one of the great honors" in his life. Swift unexpectedly waded into politics in an Oct. 7 Instagram post....

Country women lift each other up at CMT Artists of the Year

Oct. 17, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This one's for the girls, during a night when CMT honored all female stars, from Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini, at their annual Artists of the Year show in an empowering night of lifting up each other. Although female artists still struggle to get airplay,...

Casey wins debut with Pistons, 103-100 over Nets

Oct. 17, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — It took the Detroit Pistons over three minutes to score in their first game under new coach Dwane Casey. Then at the end, they committed two straight shot-clock violations while trying to close out the victory. After all that, the Pistons won anyway. "We'll take it," Casey said. "In this...

3 members of Machine Gun Kelly's entourage wanted in assault

Oct. 17, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Three members of rapper Machine Gun Kelly's entourage are wanted in connection with an alleged attack on an actor in Atlanta last month. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports police said Wednesday that battery warrants were obtained for 28-year-old Brandon Allen, 24-year-old John...

Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin singing anthem

Oct. 17, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem. Former Pistons star Isiah Thomas spoke briefly, asking for a moment of silence for Franklin, who died in August. After the moment of silence, and...

Michael Buble shuts down rumors of retirement from music

Oct. 17, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Buble is shutting down rumors that he's going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview. Buble told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he is not planning on retiring anytime soon. He disputes an Oct. 13 interview published in the Daily Mail that said...

Gustavo Dudamel wins the Gish Prize, a top arts honor

Oct. 17, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel has been named the recipient of a top arts prize worth approximately $250,000 for his craft and music education advocacy. The 37-year-old Venezuelan conductor will receive the 25th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize during a ceremony...