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Barr weighs how much of Trump-Russia report to release

Mar. 24, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's efforts to...

Review: DC superhero pic 'Shazam!' is a joy...seriously

Mar. 24, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

Holy superhero fatigue, Batman, "Shazam!" is actually good. OK, so it's basically "Big" with superheroes and villains instead of businesspeople and girlfriends, but director David F. Sandberg has infused his film with so much heart and charm that it hardly matters. Even the deficiencies, like the sluggish...

Sioux City teen to compete in national poetry contest

Mar. 24, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Reciting Noah Buchholz's poem "The Moonlight" puts Foster Johnson in a somber mood, while Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Love's Philosophy" brings out the playful side of the Dakota Dunes girl. However, it is Juan Felipe Herrera's "Let Me Tell You What a Poem Brings" that crystalizes...

Comedian with Parkinson's performs while he still can

Mar. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Behind the stage curtain, Glenn Lurie could see the bar stool waiting for him. It was just a few feet away but for the 57-year-old comedian, every step of the 10 he needed to get there would be slow and uncertain. He made it to his seat, his hands and feet a bit more steady than...

Adele and Jennifer Lawrence whoop it up at NYC gay bar

Mar. 23, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bar patrons in New York's Greenwich Village were in the right place at the right time when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence showed up. The Daily News reports Grammy-winning singer Adele and her Oscar-winning actress pal hit the gay bar Pieces on Friday night, to the delight of the crowd. They...

Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

Mar. 23, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow's efforts...

Balanced BYU uses defense to beat Auburn in NCAA Tournament

Mar. 23, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — BYU brought its own stellar defense against one of the best teams in the country at wreaking havoc all over the court. All week, the Cougars planned to play man defense against Auburn then switched it up to zone and that move paid off. Brenna Chase had 19 points, seven assists and...

Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

Mar. 23, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for "speaking their truth." Streisand had received bitter criticism...

The Latest: Streisand apologizes for Jackson comments

Mar. 23, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Barbra Streisand's comments about the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Barbra Streisand is apologizing outright for her comments about sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. She said in a second statement Saturday that...

Detroit museum festival showcases art, culture of India

Mar. 23, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is continuing a yearlong celebration of the "Arts of Asia" with a two-day event to showcase the art and culture of India. "Celebrate India" takes place April 6-7 at the museum, where film, music, dancing, poetry readings and yoga workshops are part of the...