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NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,"...

Gisele Bundchen fires back in feud with Brazilian Minister

Jan. 17, 2019 4:50 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian supermodel turned environmental activist Gisele Bundchen is pushing back against the agricultural minister in her homeland, along the way wading into a growing debate about the future of the Amazon. The brouhaha began Monday when Minister Tereza Cristina Dias accused...

Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a 'love letter' to island

Jan. 14, 2019 7:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon said a "Tonight Show" episode taped in Puerto Rico with "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode. "It's a real celebration of Puerto Rico," Fallon told The Associated Press of Tuesday's episode of the NBC...

Documentary puts new attention on R. Kelly sex allegations

Jan. 10, 2019 7:42 PM EST

R. Kelly, one of the top-selling recording artists of all time, has been dogged for years by allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls — accusations he and his attorneys have long denied. But an Illinois prosecutor's plea for potential victims and witnesses to come forward and new...

Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny are 'Tonight' Puerto Rico guests

Jan. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" broadcast from Puerto Rico will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory. Besides previously announced guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fallon said Thursday he will be joined on the Tuesday, Jan. 15, show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna. The three...

Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny are 'Tonight' Puerto Rico guests

Jan. 10, 2019 4:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" broadcast from Puerto Rico will showcase artists with ties to the U.S. territory. Besides previously announced guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, Fallon said Thursday he will be joined on the Tuesday, Jan. 15, show by Jose Feliciano, Bad Bunny and Ozuna. The three...

Rose McGowan to plead no contest to reduced drug charge

Jan. 9, 2019 8:24 AM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for Rose McGowan says the actress and activist will plead no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoid jail time. Attorney Jim Hundley tells WTOP-FM that the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a...

Clemency decision sparks praise, political questions

Jan. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee governor's decision to grant clemency to a woman who killed a man when she was 16 had the potential to pit political interests against widespread support for her cause. Yet the governor says the decision came down to doing the "right thing." Outgoing Republican Gov....

Woman sentenced to life as teen in killing wins clemency

Jan. 8, 2019 10:35 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fifteen years after Cyntoia Brown was charged with murder, the woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 is no longer under a life sentence. Following years of national attention from criminal justice advocates, celebrities and...

Actor Ryan Gosling urges equitable trade in Congo minerals

Jan. 7, 2019 3:21 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As tensions build in Congo over the delay in announcing the election results, actor Ryan Gosling urged equitable trade in the country's strategic minerals. Gosling collaborated on a book about the Central African country with activists and experts on Congo who have urged officials to...