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Winfrey praises Florida students as 'warriors of the light'

Feb. 25, 2018 4:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has nothing but praise for the Florida school shooting survivors who have channeled angst into activism, calling them "warriors of the light" and comparing them to civil rights pioneers. In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Winfrey drew parallels between...

End of the road for TommyXGigi, Dolce&Gabbana fly drones

Feb. 25, 2018 4:42 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Designers have made plays big and small for the loyalty of younger admirers at Milan Fashion Week. They have reached out with Instagram-savvy supermodels like Gigi Hadid, styles that incorporate more elements of street-wear and ever-evolving technology, as highlighted with Dolce &...

Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

Feb. 25, 2018 3:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called "Becoming." "Writing 'Becoming' has been a deeply personal...

Second weekend for 'Black Panther' is one of the best ever

Feb. 25, 2018 3:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever. Ryan Coogler's Marvel sensation is on a box-office course that few films have managed, according to studio...

Q&A: Comcast exec on the future of the cable bundle

Feb. 25, 2018 3:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV streaming player, complete with app-like menus and a voice-activated remote. During the Olympics, X1 merged both TV and online videos to give viewers a one-stop...

Music icon Marian Anderson to be celebrated in her hometown

Feb. 25, 2018 2:39 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The late music icon Marian Anderson will be celebrated in her Connecticut hometown on the 121st anniversary of her birth. Western Connecticut State University in Danbury has scheduled the community gathering for Tuesday. The opera singer is credited with breaking down barriers for...

George Harrison remembered by fellow Beatle on 75th birthday

Feb. 25, 2018 2:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney and George Harrison's widow and son have publicly remembered the late Beatle on what would have been his 75th birthday. "Happy Birthday Georgie. Wonderful memories," McCartney tweeted along with a black and white photograph of the two of them together during the Beatlemania...

Louisiana rapper YoungBoy arrested in Florida as fugitive

Feb. 25, 2018 1:15 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old Louisiana rapper has been arrested in Florida on a fugitive warrant from Georgia. Leon County Sheriff's Office records show Kentrell DeSean Gaulden known by his fans for his artist name YoungBoy Never Broke Again was booked into custody Sunday in Tallahassee. The...

Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

Feb. 25, 2018 12:51 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino promises to flood the city with live music. The music-themed Hard Rock casino opening this summer promises to become an East Coast musical mecca, with over 200 nights of live music in its first year. The global gambling, entertainment and resort...

Russia official calls US charges a joke worthy of Jim Carrey

Feb. 25, 2018 11:12 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says the U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with trying to influence the U.S. presidential election is ridiculous enough to be the work of a professional comedian. State news agency Tass quoted ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova...