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Elizabeth Smart gives birth to third child, a baby girl

Nov. 19, 2018 5:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Teenage kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has given birth to her third child. Smart announced the birth on her Instagram account on Monday with a picture of her holding new daughter Olivia as husband Matthew Gilmour looks on. In her post, Smart says "So happy to welcome Olivia to...

Witness says bloodshed and bribery rampant under 'El Chapo'

Nov. 19, 2018 5:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A star prosecution witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' el CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') is describing the bloodshed and bribery that were trademarks of Guzman's leadership of the Sinaloa cartel. Jesus Zambada told a New York jury Monday...

Saudi king's speech makes no mention of slain journalist

Nov. 19, 2018 3:07 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday gave his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of allegations that the young royal ordered the killing. The annual policy...

Sen. Kamala Harris plans picture book edition of memoir

Nov. 19, 2018 2:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn't only writing for those of voting age. The picture book memoir "Superheroes Are Everywhere" will be released around the same time, Penguin Young Readers announced Monday. Penguin Press is publishing the adult edition, "The Truths We...

Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges

Nov. 19, 2018 1:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine was in federal custody Monday awaiting a Manhattan court appearance. The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez, was among four people arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. An attorney who has previously represented Hernandez...

Rivera, Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Nov. 19, 2018 1:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers' Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez. Left-hander Andy Pettitte and infielders Todd Helton, Michael Young and...

Memorial service set for 'Hee Haw' host, guitarist Roy Clark

Nov. 19, 2018 12:58 PM EST

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A public memorial service is planned in Oklahoma for singer-guitarist Roy Clark, who headlined the TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century. A "celebration of life" service will be held Wednesday at Rhema Bible Church in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow. Clark was 85 when...

Musician Jeff Tweedy displays sense of humor in his memoir

Nov. 19, 2018 12:21 PM EST

"Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)" (Dutton), by Jeff Tweedy In his memoir, "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)," Jeff Tweedy, frontman of the American rock band Wilco, displays a sense of humor that his audiences will know well from his onstage banter. His lyrics can be serious or lighthearted, melancholy or hopeful, and...

Gascoigne charged with sexually assaulting a woman on train

Nov. 19, 2018 10:09 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train. The 51-year-old Gascoigne, who has struggled with alcohol and mental-health problems, was arrested at Durham station on Aug. 20. British Transport Police said Monday that Gascoigne...

Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

Nov. 19, 2018 9:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1936 and another given to "Gentleman's Agreement" in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles...