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Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

Dec. 16, 2018 10:26 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Catriona Gray of the Philippines was named winner of the Miss Universe 2018 competition in the Thai capital Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries to claim the prize. The 24-year-old Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-place Sthefany Gutierrez...

Russell scores 32, Nets beat Hawks 144-127 for 5th straight

Dec. 16, 2018 7:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson watched the Nets let a 21-point lead slip to two and was reminded of the offensive flaws that sent the team spiraling on an eight-game skid a few weeks ago. Needing a spark on the offensive end, Atkinson made sure D'Angelo Russell led the way. Russell scored 32...

Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage

Dec. 16, 2018 6:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night and asked her to get back together with him. Cardi B on Sunday said in an Instagram video that she wishes...

Brazil police say faith healer has turned himself in

Dec. 16, 2018 4:43 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women turned himself in Sunday to authorities in Brazil's central state of Goias, after spending almost a day as a fugitive, police said. Joao Teixeira de Faria, who is known as Joao de Deus, had been given until 3...

The Latest: Chicago Bears clinch NFC North

Dec. 16, 2018 4:33 PM EST

The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 4:30 p.m. The Bears have joined the Saints and Rams in the NFC playoff field. All three are division winners. The Cowboys remain in the NFC East lead despite getting shut out for the first time since 2003 with a 23-0 loss to the Colts. The Seahawks and Vikings are...

'SNL' gets fresh round of Trump wrath after Christmas skit

Dec. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is criticizing "Saturday Night Live" on Twitter again the morning after a Christmas-themed spoof on the sketch-comedy show focused on him. Trump on Sunday called "SNL" and NBC "democratic spin machines." On Saturday night, "SNL" opened with an "It's a Wonderful...

'Spider-Verse' swings to the top; 'Mortal Engines' tanks

Dec. 16, 2018 3:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel's marquee superheroes. The film led a host of newcomers that debuted to varying...

Kids at a Vatican charity give Pope Francis a birthday cake

Dec. 16, 2018 9:23 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Children who frequent a Vatican pediatric dispensary have given Pope Francis a birthday cake, a day before he turns 82. Francis joked with them Sunday, saying he hoped "such a big cake doesn't give indigestion" and blew out a candle atop the treat decorated in the Vatican's...

Police visit 'Saturday Night Live' star after Instagram post

Dec. 16, 2018 12:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star to make sure he was OK. A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande's ex-fiance on...

'The Notorious RBG' draws sold-out audience in New York

Dec. 15, 2018 11:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unlikely national rock star. But "The Notorious RBG" is now the subject of a second film about her this year — in theaters on Christmas Day. On Saturday evening, the 85-year-old Brooklyn native appeared in person, expressing love...