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Expecting a child, Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney

Oct. 15, 2018 4:21 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday for a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific, just hours before Kensington Palace announced that the royal couple are expecting a child in the spring. The trip is their only international tour since the...

Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

Oct. 15, 2018 4:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday. The announcement came as Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Hundreds of people...

Ex-'American Idol' competitor accused of distributing heroin

Oct. 15, 2018 4:09 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former contestant on "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" is accused of distributing heroin. News outlets report 31-year-old Antonella Barba was arrested Thursday by authorities in Norfolk, Virginia, and charged with distributing more than 100 grams of the drug. She's set to appear in...

Kensington Palace says the Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, is pregnant

Oct. 15, 2018 3:43 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, is pregnant.

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting

Oct. 15, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully "overthrow" the government. After reprising his role as Trump on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin flew to...

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Musicians have ratified labor deal

Oct. 14, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago says striking musicians have approved a multiyear labor deal and the season will resume Wednesday. A statement released by the music company Sunday night says members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 ratified the agreement with Lyric Opera...

The Latest: Almirola wins Talladega in Stewart-Haas rout

Oct. 14, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): ___ 5:35 p.m. Aric Almirola finished a Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway by taking his first win of the season with a last-lap pass for the victory. Almirola's win earned him an...

'First Man' blasts off behind 'Venom,' 'A Star Is Born'

Oct. 14, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Neil Armstrong film "First Man" settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly "Goosebumps" sequel and the neo-noir mystery "Bad Times at the El Royale,"...

Saudi crown prince's carefully managed rise hides dark side

Oct. 14, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a kingdom once ruled by an ever-aging rotation of elderly monarchs, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stands out as the youthful face of a youthful nation. But behind the carefully calibrated public-relations campaign pushing images of the smiling prince meeting...

Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO's anti-Nike tweet

Oct. 14, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in...