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FILE - This March 19, 2018, file photo shows a Google app in Baltimore. Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service. The products unveiled Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, focus on two areas where Google has struggled to make significant inroads. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Google unveils latest Pixel phone, rolls out new TV service

Sep. 30, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service. The products unveiled Wednesday focus on two areas where Google has struggled to make significant...

Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) is shown during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. The last time Baker Mayfield faced a talented, quarterback-seeking defensive line anchored by the No. 2 overall draft pick, things didn't go well. The San Francisco 49ers menaced and mauled Mayfield last season. On Sunday the Browns' QB faces Washington's ferocious front.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Washington's Young misses practice, may not play vs. Ravens

Sep. 30, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Rookie edge rusher Chase Young could miss Washington's game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, and perhaps more, after suffering a groin injury in a Week 3 loss at Cleveland. Young, the No. 2 overall pick, did not practice Wednesday. He instead spent time working out to the side and...

Clare Bronfman arrives at federal court, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Bronfman, the Seagram's liquor fortune heir and a wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group NXIVM in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded with his initials, faces sentencing Wednesday in the federal conspiracy case. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Seagram's heir faces sentencing in branded sex slave case

Sep. 30, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves who were branded with his initials, faced sentencing Wednesday in the federal conspiracy case. Seagram’s liquor fortune heir Clare...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as President Donald Trump walks onto stage for the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP)

Debate commission says it will make changes to format

Sep. 30, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The presidential debate commission says it will soon adopt changes to its format to avoid a repeat of the disjointed first meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. The commission said Wednesday the debate “made clear that additional structure should be added to...

FILE - In this May 21, 2014 file photo, Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as

Argentine cartoonist Quino, creator of 'Mafalda' comic, dies

Sep. 30, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Joaquín Salvador Lavado, an Argentine cartoonist better known as “Quino″ whose satirical comic strip about a socially conscious girl named Mafalda with a loathing for soup,found fans across Latin America, Europe and beyond, died on Wednesday at the age of...

FILE - Musician Mac Davis performs at the Texas Film Awards in Austin, Texas on March 6, 2014. Davis, a country star and Elvis songwriter,   died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 after heart surgery. He was 78. Davis started his career writing hits for Presley, including “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto.” The Lubbock, Texas-native had a varied career over the years as a singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named ACM entertainer of the year in 1974 after the success of songs like “Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me.” (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78

Sep. 30, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,” and whose own hits include “Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me,” has died. He was 78. His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a...

FILE - Shania Twain appears during a portrait session in New York on  June 14, 2019. Twain is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album that turned her into a global superstar. She is releasing a deluxe reissue set of her 1995 breakthrough album “The Woman in Me,” which became the best-selling record by a woman in country music at the time. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)

Shania Twain reflects on breakout album that changed country

Sep. 30, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The record that turned Shania Twain from a struggling singer-songwriter from Canada into a global superstar also changed country music for years to come. Twain is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of “The Woman in Me” with a deluxe reissue set out Friday...

Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza arrives at the Palais de Justice courthouse, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The controversial Congolese activist and four others are going on trial Wednesday on aggravated theft charges for trying to remove a 19th century African funeral pole from a Paris museum, in a protest against colonial-era plundering of African art. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

'It belongs to us!": Tense French trial over colonial art

Sep. 30, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Is dislodging African artwork from a European museum a political statement, or a criminal act? That's the question a French court weighed Wednesday in an emotionally charged trial centered around a Congolese activist campaigning to take back art he says was plundered by colonizers. “It...

Director Schele Williams is writing book on enslavement

Sep. 30, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway director Schele Williams is working on a book for young people about the history of enslavement. Abrams Children’s Books announced Wednesday that Williams' “Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History” will come out in October 2021. The publisher is...

Actors dressed as pantomime dames pose for photographers before they march on Parliament to demand more support for the theatre sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Actors in drag march to highlight virus threat to UK theater

Sep. 30, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As much of Britain’s economy emerged from the coronavirus lockdown, its theaters stayed dark, with performers and staff unwillingly idled. So they made a song and dance about it. Scores of actors, technicians and theater workers led by pantomime “Dames” — male...