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Northwestern University revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Jun. 18, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University has revoked the honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby two decades ago —the first time the school has taken such a step in its 167-year history. In a news release, the school in the Chicago suburb of Evanston announced its board of trustees discussed...

AFI highlights Clooney's life of acting, activism and pranks

Jun. 18, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney's Hollywood career spans more than three decades, with memorable roles including fighting vampires, playing Batman and drifting through space in "Gravity." But Clooney's other accomplishments, including directing, screenwriting and activism, led to him becoming the latest...

TV host Jimmy Kimmel beat by Sen. Ted Cruz in charity game

Jun. 17, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic. With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to abbreviate...

George Strait part of Hurricane Harvey recovery campaign

Jun. 14, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Country star George Strait is leading a new tourism campaign for a South Texas community that was hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey. Officials with the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce say Strait is participating free of charge. The singer has owned a house in the community for years....

Jose Feliciano donates guitar he performed US anthem 1968

Jun. 14, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was 50 years in the making. Jose Feliciano on Thursday donated to the National Museum of American History the same guitar on which he performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the 1968 World Series in Detroit. His Latin jazz-infused rendition, the first one personalized by a pop...

Kardashian West & woman Trump freed say they won't stop now

Jun. 14, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Kim Kardashian West and Alice Marie Johnson, the woman President Donald Trump freed from life in federal prison, say they won't stop advocating for other people serving long sentences for non-violent drug offenses. The women appeared together in an interview NBC's "Today" show aired...

Brie Larson advocates for diverse critics at film event

Jun. 14, 2018 2:53 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Frances McDormand never uttered the words "inclusion rider" at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written clearly in black capital letters on her backside. It got the point...

UK pub chain snubs Champagne, Prosecco ahead of Brexit

Jun. 13, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A major U.K. pub chain will stop serving French Champagne, Italian Prosecco, and German wheat beers and offer more British drinks ahead of the country's exit from the European Union. Tim Martin, the founder of the JD Wetherspoon chain and a strong advocate for Brexit, said Wednesday that the...

Rose McGowan to go on trial in January on cocaine charge

Jun. 12, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Actress and activist Rose McGowan will stand trial in January on a charge of felony cocaine possession in Virginia. News outlets report McGowan's trial was set on Tuesday, a day after she was indicted. She'll be tried on Jan. 15. Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet...

'Star Wars' Chewbacca actor fights for Venezuelan children

Jun. 11, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He fought in epic battles against the galactic empire. Now an actor who portrayed "Star Wars" legend Chewbacca is fighting for Venezuela's poor with an online fundraising campaign whose proceeds will benefit a charity feeding underprivileged children in the crisis-wracked South...