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Cosby camp: Once-beloved actor a victim of racism, sexism

Sep. 26, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A publicist for once-beloved actor Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault Tuesday stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 81, was spending...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that...

Jane Fonda, her life and men star in a revealing documentary

Sep. 21, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As beguiling and powerful as Jane Fonda is onscreen, she has yet to play a role that's a match for her whiplash-inducing life of artistry, celebrity and polarizing activism. Then there's the personal drama, including serial marriages to three very different husbands with their own claims...

Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in 'Outsiders'

Sep. 21, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history. Management for the former White Stripes singer confirmed Friday he donated $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was featured in "The Outsiders." Danny O'Connor is leading an effort to turn...

Lauren Daigle wants to break down walls to Christian music

Sep. 21, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three years ago, Lauren Daigle took home three Dove Awards for her debut record, "How Can It Be," and the Louisiana singer-songwriter got her first taste of the weight of genre's expectations on her shoulders. The 2015 album, one of only a few Christian music albums to have been...

Meghan Markle takes mom to UK cookbook fundraiser

Sep. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace beside...

The Latest: Uganda's pop star politician vows to fight on

Sep. 20, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine is vowing to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying." The singer whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu spoke to reporters shortly after...

Troopers: Missing 10-year-old Alaska girl found dead

Sep. 15, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has been found dead Friday, authorities said, more than a week after she was reported missing in a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska's northwestern coast. Ashley Johnson-Barr's remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Late Friday night,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 14, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Henry Winkler - 1942-2018 - Donates Half Of His Estate To MAGA 2020...

Cuomo's game plan for Dems: Get things done, fight Trump

Sep. 14, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year awash with liberal challengers aiming to retire establishment Democrats, Andrew Cuomo was an obvious target. A consummate insider, Cuomo is the son of a governor who ran his father's campaigns and served as a U.S. housing secretary and state attorney general before being elected...