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Group plans $230M stadium to keep MLS team in Columbus

Dec. 7, 2018 1:42 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are part of a group planning to build a $230 million stadium for the Columbus Crew as part of a bid to keep the Major League Soccer team in the city. The Haslams and Columbus-area investors announced in October they are trying to buy the...

Cohen Media Group purchases Landmark Theatre chain

Dec. 4, 2018 5:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Oscar-winning production and distribution company is getting into the movie theater business. Representatives from the Cohen Media Group say Tuesday the company has purchased Landmark Theatres, the nation's largest independent theater chain. Landmark Theatres has 252 screens in 27...

In 'Seduction,' Howard Hughes' Hollywood no haven for women

Dec. 4, 2018 12:15 PM EST

"Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood" (Custom House), by Karina Longworth Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth's "Seduction" is an astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker Howard Hughes....

NHL deals with uncertain situations on eve of Seattle vote

Dec. 3, 2018 8:40 PM EST

SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Things are going well enough that the NHL is ready to expand to Seattle and the salary cap keeps going up. But the league is still dealing with a few uncertain situations on the eve of what should be a slam-dunk expansion vote to bring Seattle into the fold. The Ottawa Senators'...

NHL Board of Governors to vote on Seattle expansion

Dec. 2, 2018 4:55 PM EST

SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is one step away from landing an NHL franchise. Team and city executives have already secured more than 30,000 season-ticket deposits, got an arena plan passed through local government and wowed the executive committee of owners. It all pays off Tuesday when the NHL Board of...

'Stop this chaos:' Weinstein lawyer urges sex case dismissal

Nov. 29, 2018 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest push to have Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case thrown out, the movie producer's lawyer said Thursday that a woman accusing him of a 2013 rape pressured a friend to corroborate her account, but that the friend wouldn't "make up a story." The friend told defense...

William, Kate pay tribute to UK soccer team owner

Nov. 28, 2018 11:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Kate have paid tribute to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who died with him in an Oct. 27 helicopter crash outside the soccer team's stadium. Vichai's family welcomed them Wednesday to a tribute site covered with flowers. Kate left a bouquet as...

Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

Nov. 26, 2018 3:00 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The signs of progress are impossible to miss. And that's the point. Four years out from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar wants you to know it's growing. Evolving. Not just physically but politically and — this small Muslim nation tucked into a corner of the Arabian Peninsula...

A few honorary Oscars firsts at this year's Governors Awards

Nov. 19, 2018 6:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg teased Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall about the beginnings of their relationship, actress Cicely Tyson brought more than a few people to tears while proudly clutching her Oscar and publicist Marvin Levy sang a few lines from "Hamilton" to an audience that included...

Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

Nov. 13, 2018 5:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New...