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Paul McCartney ready to release his 17th solo album

Jun. 21, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul McCartney is inviting fans on a musical journey as he prepares to release his 17th solo album. The former Beatle, who turned 76 on Monday, announced on social media on Wednesday that "Egypt Station" will be released on Sept. 7. The title comes from the name of one of McCartney's...

Days after buying Time Warner, AT&T launches new TV service

Jun. 21, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is launching a new streaming service incorporating television networks from the Time Warner company it just bought. The WatchTV service, a cable-like package of more than 30 TV channels delivered over the internet, is an example of the "skinny bundles" coming from telecom and...

Report: Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike is well

Jun. 21, 2018 4:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A state news agency is quoting a Russian human rights official as saying that jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is in satisfactory condition despite a monthlong hunger strike. Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia's annexation of Crimea, has been refusing food since mid-May. He was...

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

Jun. 21, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix's guitar...

Fashion designer Kate Spade to be buried in Kansas City

Jun. 21, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fashion designer Kate Spade will be buried Thursday in Kansas City, where she was born. Services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church. Her father, Frank Brosnahan, says it's the same church where Spade's grandparents wed. Spade was found...

Longtime Tennessee broadcaster John Ward dies at 88

Jun. 20, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Ward, the radio voice of Tennessee football and men's basketball for over three decades, has died. He was 88. Vol Network tweeted that Ward died Wednesday night in Knoxville. Tennessee athletic officials confirmed Ward's death. Ward became Tennessee's radio play-by-play voice...

Peter Fonda apologizes for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet

Jun. 20, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Fonda apologized Wednesday for a late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested 12-year-old Barron Trump should be ripped from "his mother's arms and put in a cage with pedophiles." The all-capitals tweet in the wee hours went on to call President Donald Trump an expletive. The actor...

The Latest: New Jersey's Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as MVP

Jun. 20, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NHL awards show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times local): 7:15 p.m. New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. Hall beat out Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar and Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between three...

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Jun. 20, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time limit from...

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson are engaged

Jun. 20, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's true, Pete Davidson says: He and Ariana Grande are engaged. The "Saturday Night Live" cast member confirmed their rumored engagement to Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "Tonight Show." Fallon put Davidson on the spot Wednesday, telling him he didn't have to get engaged to the pop star to come...