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The Latest: Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

Oct. 22, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Alec Baldwin campaigning for Democratic candidates in Virginia (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Actor Alec Baldwin has knocked on doors and cracked a few jokes in a suburban Richmond neighborhood to try to drum up votes for Democratic legislative candidates in Virginia....

Actor Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

Oct. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — The actor known for his mocking impersonations of Republican President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" campaigned Tuesday for Democratic legislative candidates in a Virginia election that is viewed as a warmup to the 2020 presidential contest. Alec Baldwin told Democrats and...

Celebrities to get drag makeovers in RuPaul's new VH1 series

Oct. 22, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — RuPaul is giving a dozen celebrities the chance to get drag makeovers for charity and bragging rights. VH1 said Tuesday that "RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race" will air as a limited series next year. Each of the four episodes will feature a trio of stars competing for best drag...

Jimenez shoots 63 to win Schwab Cup opener

Oct. 21, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez tied the course record with a 9-under 63 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the opening event of the PGA Tour Champions' three-tournament Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. Jimenez made nine birdies on the County Club of Virginia's James...

Parel, Tolles top PGA Tour Champions playoff opener

Oct. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Scott Parel shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Tommy Tolles in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three tournaments in the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. Parel rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 15th with...

Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change

Oct. 19, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by the climate activism of a Swedish teenager, Jane Fonda says she's returning to civil disobedience nearly a half-century after she was last arrested at a protest. Fonda, known for her opposition to the Vietnam War, was one of 17 climate protesters arrested Friday at the U.S....

Tommy Tolles lead PGA Tour Champions playoff opener

Oct. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tommy Tolles closed with a birdie for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead Friday in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three tournaments in the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. The 52-year-old Tolles had seven birdies in the bogey-free round in cool, breezy conditions on...

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

Oct. 15, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a "misinformed" tweet. Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans...

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Oct. 13, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday's four-hour service, from...

The Latest: Famous figures pay tribute to Jessye Norman

Oct. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the public funeral for international opera star Jessye Norman (all times local): _____ 5 p.m. Famous faces, family members and close friends have honored the life and legacy of international opera icon Jessye Norman at her funeral. Norman's four-hour public service was...