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In this undated photo provided by Republic Records is Pop Smoke. The up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was fatally shot during a break-in early Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said.

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

Feb. 20, 2020 9:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned. Investigators were not ruling out a robbery, but they were looking at other...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author Dan Brown arrives for the premiere of the movie

No conspiracy this time: Dan Brown writing children's book

Feb. 20, 2020 2:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Brown's next book will have a lighter, more musical touch. The “Da Vinci Code” author is working on a picture story, “Wild Symphony," scheduled to be published Sept. 1. Rodale Kids, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, announced the book Thursday and...

Rhode Island marks 17 years since 100 killed in club fire

Feb. 20, 2020 12:22 PM EST

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 17th anniversary on Thursday of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others. The Feb. 20, 2003, blaze began when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable foam that lined the club's walls as soundproofing....

A police officer guards outside a Hollywood Hills home where a fatal shooting occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Label: Rapper Pop Smoke slain in Hollywood Hills shooting

Feb. 19, 2020 8:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pop Smoke, a rising Brooklyn rapper who had a breakout year of hit songs and albums that made some of the biggest names in hip-hop his fans and collaborators, was fatally shot during a break-in Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said. “We are devastated by the...

Man who went missing at music festival found dead in lake

Feb. 19, 2020 7:29 PM EST

WEST BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Detectives believe they've found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music festival over the weekend, authorities said. A body suspected to be Matt Eastwood, 34, was spotted Wednesday morning floating in a lake near Sunset Cove Amphitheater in West Boca Raton,...

This undated image provided by Focus Features shows actors Anya Taylor-Joy, left, as Emma Woodhouse and Johnny Flynn as George Knightley in director Autumn de Wilde's film

Review: Austen's 'Emma,' humanized but not modernized

Feb. 19, 2020 5:19 PM EST

There's beauty to spare in the new screen adaptation of Jane Austen's “Emma,” from its palatial country estates with their art-filled galleries and manicured lawns, to the exquisitely detailed costumes (those feathered bonnets!), to star Anya Taylor-Joy, whose porcelain skin and blonde ringlets look...

Longtime Indiana amusement park closes gates after 94 years

Feb. 19, 2020 4:28 PM EST

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana amusement park that entertained generations of visitors with rides, midway attractions and lakeside concerts for nearly a century has closed, park officials said Wednesday, citing the park's disappointing performance. Indiana Beach, which opened in 1926 and was...

Dave performs on stage on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Rapper cites Meghan at UK music awards, wins album of year

Feb. 19, 2020 3:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Soulful London rapper Dave brought a political edge to the U.K. music industry’s Brit Awards, giving a performance alleging racism in Britain's government and in media coverage of the royal family before he won the coveted album of the year prize. Previously an unpredictable and...

Policemen stand in front of the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. A female security guard was fatally stabbed on the third floor of the library Tuesday afternoon in a chaotic scene that ended when patrons gang-tackled the suspect until police could take him into custody, the Journal News reported.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Turn music down, library guard asked. Then she was stabbed.

Feb. 19, 2020 1:45 PM EST

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man stabbed a library security guard to death after she told him to turn his music down, authorities said Wednesday. Blanchard Glaudin, 25, has been charged with second-degree murder in Tuesday's stabbing of Sandra Wilson inside Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley,...

This image provided by REGI Music in February 2020 shows the cover for the album “Trouble In Town” by Wild Rabbit Salad. (REGI Music via AP)

Review: Relaxed, charming vibe from duo Wild Rabbit Salad

Feb. 19, 2020 11:52 AM EST

Wild Rabbit Salad, “Trouble in Town” (REGI Music) It’s no surprise that for Wild Rabbit Salad, the ingredients are a bit quirky. “Trouble in Town” includes a cheating song with a cello solo, a happy-hour lament, a tale of haberdashery, two Townes Van Zandt covers and a reference...