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In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center is mostly empty at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in Tulsa, Okla. (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting

Apr. 4, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —CDC recommending Americans cover their faces when leaving...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John appears after performing his nominated song,

Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid

Mar. 31, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Alicia Keys poses for a portrait in New York. Keys' memoir

For new book, Alicia Keys looks to the past to find herself

Mar. 30, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and '90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Alicia Keys poses for a portrait in New York. Keys' memoir

Outtakes: Alicia on Key moments throughout her life

Mar. 30, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, already a New York Times best-selling author, looks to the past and opens up in her new book, “More Myself: A Journey,” to be released Tuesday on Oprah Winfrey’s imprint via Flatiron Books. In outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press, Keys...

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Review: In 'Uncorked,' a full-bodied coming-of-age tale

Mar. 27, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From “Wine Country” to “Bottle Shock,” they are usually light, amiable movies that amble through sunny fields of vines. “Sideways,” of course, is the choice vintage, but most come and go about as quickly...

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New Dua Lipa, 'Just Mercy' among streaming options this week

Mar. 24, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has canceled concert tours, shut down movie theaters and closed down some bookstores, but there's still plenty to listen to, watch and read while self-distancing. This week's releases include new albums from Pearl Jam and Dua Lipa, several worthwhile films...

FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Canadian singer Drake performs on the main stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London.  Drake has landed his 208th song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, setting a new record for most songs on the music chart. The rapper's latest track, “Oprah's Bank Account

With 208th song on Hot 100 chart, Drake sets new record

Mar. 16, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake has landed his 208th song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, setting a new record for most songs on the music chart. The rapper's latest track, “Oprah's Bank Account" with DaBaby and Lil Yachty, debuted at No. 89 on the Hot 100 chart this week and helps Drake surpass the 207-song...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Megan Thee Stallion performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The singer says she works extremely hard in the studio when it comes to writing music, so when she almost couldn’t release her new album due to drama with her record label, she was anxious and uneasy. “I was super-nervous,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press this week after a Houston judge ordered the Friday, March 6, 2020, release of her album as her bitter court battle with her label continues. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Despite drama, Megan Thee Stallion happy to release music

Mar. 8, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion says she works extremely hard in the studio writing music, and so became more than a little worried when she almost couldn’t release her new album because of a dispute with her record label. “I was super nervous,” she said in an interview with The...

Autopsy set for another Mississippi inmate who dies

Mar. 2, 2020 3:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prisoner died Monday, becoming at least the 22nd inmate in just over two months to die in a state prison system that's under U.S. Justice Department investigation because of violence and shoddy living conditions. A state Department of Corrections news release said...

FILE - This is a July 12, 2002 file photo of the entrance to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, Miss. The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the Mississippi prison system after a string of inmate deaths in the past few months, officials said Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis, File)

Autopsies set for 2 more inmates from Mississippi prison

Feb. 28, 2020 3:17 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Autopsies will be done on two more inmates who died in a Mississippi prison that is under U.S. Justice Department investigation. One death occurred Thursday and the other occurred Friday at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. There is “no evidence of foul...