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Emmy ratings up to 7.4 million viewers this year

Sep. 20, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmys accomplished what is becoming a rarity for awards shows these days, by actually increasing its viewership over the previous years. The Nielsen company estimated that 7.4 million people watched Sunday night's show, where the comedy “Ted...

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

Sep. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 100 cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials anounced Monday. The money administered by the RI...

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering

Sep. 20, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the...

'Hotel Rwanda' hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges

Sep. 20, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide was convicted of terrorism offenses Monday and sentenced to 25 years at a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda's repressive government have...

Chenoweth, Miranda, Rivera and more to celebrate Broadway

Sep. 20, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Broadway's biggest lights — including Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chita Rivera and Idina Menzel — will make appearances at Sunday's TV celebration of Broadway’s return. Also due to grace the stage are Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh...

Cassy Joy Garcia offers a way to cook once, get 2 meals

Sep. 20, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some families just love leftovers. What's easier than reheating and digging into yesterday's meal? But that's not Cassy Joy Garcia’s family: They're not leftover fans. So Garcia had to get creative for her latest cookbook, which offers busy home chefs...

Man killed in shootout with police trying to serve warrants

Sep. 20, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man wanted for questioning in a homicide case was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers and his 16-year-old son has been charged in the death of a man whose body was found in the Cumberland River, police said. Adrian Cameron,...

Prosecutors wrap up as R Kelly trial moves into next stage

Sep. 20, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. Several women and two men who were in...

'Outsiders' house: Tiny Tulsa museum draws big names

Sep. 20, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — This summer, it was Leonardo DiCaprio. Then it was Green Day. A tiny museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dedicated to a movie classic and run by an entertainer, is drawing big names in the Heartland. The Outsiders House Museum was created by Danny Boy...

Kamala Harris to face panelists on 'The View' Friday

Sep. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit “The View” studio on Friday for her sixth appearance on the daytime chat show — but her first as vice president. She'll answer questions about the pandemic, Afghanistan and other topics. Harris appeared three...