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True to form, Avenatti attacks Nike a day after arrest

Mar. 26, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence — of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on...

Judge dismisses some of Levine's claims against Met Opera

Mar. 26, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year. Levine was the Met's music or artistic director from 1976-2016, then became its music director emeritus. He was fired in March 2018 after...

Cardi B responds to backlash over her drugging, robbing men

Mar. 26, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money. The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram that she had "very limited options" and needed to do anything to "survive." The former stripper says...

Royal couple visit UK-linked sites on second day in Cuba

Mar. 26, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla briefly drove a classic British car, visited a statue of John Lennon and cut the ribbon on a British renewable energy project Tuesday, the royal couple's second full day visiting Cuba. They began their public schedule with a short drive in a 1953 MG...

Celebrity lawyer Geragos linked to Avenatti extortion case

Mar. 26, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now Geragos might need a defense attorney himself after being named in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike. Geragos...

Khalid, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson to sing at ACM Awards

Mar. 26, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown, three-time Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley and pop star Kelly Clarkson pulling double-duty with performances with both Jason Aldean and Dan + Shay. The awards show airing on CBS on...

Family of late DJ Avicii to launch foundation in his memory

Mar. 26, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of the Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic dance DJ Avicii (ah-VEE'-chee) is launching a foundation in his memory. The international pop star, whose name was Tim Bergling, died in Muscat, Oman, on April 20, 2018. He was 28 years old. Police said there was no evidence of foul...

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

Mar. 25, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity....

New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982

Mar. 25, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts. Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs and, carrying their recording...

Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

Mar. 25, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film. The service was held inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling pancreatic...