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The Latest: Ex-NFL player out on bond after being arrested

Aug. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of former NFL player Richie Incognito on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Former NFL player Richie Incognito is out of jail after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of an Arizona...

Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

Aug. 21, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande...

Funeral home: Motown Funk Brother fret man Eddie Willis dies

Aug. 20, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A funeral home director says Eddie Willis, a key session guitarist for Motown Records, has died at his Mississippi home. Clark-Williams Funeral Home Director Clinton Williams said Willis died Monday in Gore Springs. He was 82. Willis' daughter, Terez Willis, told the Detroit Free Press he...

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Aug. 17, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the...

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Aug. 16, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade_our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for...

Brazilian prosecutors charge 'Dr. Bumbum' with murder

Aug. 16, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors have filed a murder charge against celebrity plastic surgeon Denis Cesar Barros Furtado over the death of a patient who was given injections to enlarge her buttocks. Furtado was widely known in Brazil "Dr. Bumbum" — Brazilian slang for backside. He was...

The Latest: Fans mourning Franklin in Detroit, New York

Aug. 16, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Fans are mourning Aretha Franklin at some of the places where the legendary singer performed. Several people, some visibly mourning, walked or drove by New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit Thursday morning after news...

Aretha Franklin's music rising on charts following her death

Aug. 16, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's music quickly climbed the iTunes' charts following her death on Thursday. Her "30 Greatest Hits" album hit the No. 1 spot, replacing Nicki Minaj's new album, while "Respect" topped the songs' charts. More songs from Franklin, including "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural...

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies in Detroit at 76

Aug. 16, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told...

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Aug. 16, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. She died at her home in...