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Roc Nation adds reggae star Buju Banton to its roster

Nov. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company has added reggae star Buju Banton to its jam-packed roster. On Friday Roc Nation announced the partnership with the reggae and dancehall king, whose comeback concert held earlier this year in his native Jamaica was one of the country’s largest shows....

AP source: Yankees plan to not pay $26 million owed Ellsbury

Nov. 22, 2019 3:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to not pay Jacoby Ellsbury the remaining $26 million due under his contract, contending he violated the deal by getting unauthorized medical treatment. New York general manager sent a letter to Ellsbury and his agent, Scott Boras, informing them the team converted his...

Scooter Braun breaks his silence on his Taylor Swift battle

Nov. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Music manager Scooter Braun has broken his silence regarding his public beef with Taylor Swift, who has called Braun out since she discovered he owned her master recordings. Braun wrote a lengthy post on Instagram Friday, saying his family has received “numerous death threats”...

UK’s disgraced Prince Andrew faces uncertain role in future

Nov. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew is scaling back travel and facing an uncertain future as he steps away from the royal role he has embraced for his entire adult life. The latest blow came Friday afternoon when the board of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it was cutting ties to Andrew, who had...

Column: MLB ignores grassroots with plan to whack minors

Nov. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Baseball is already struggling to attract new fans — especially younger ones. So, what brilliant idea have the powers-that-be come up with to expand the popularity of the national pastime? Contraction, of course. With its eyes firmly on the bottom line and not the future of the game, Major League Baseball...

Impeachment story illustrates news industry changes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For readers of some prominent regional newspapers, following the impeachment inquiry is a far different experience depending on whether you seek out newsprint or go digital. Copies of The Charlotte Observer, Tampa Bay Times, Indianapolis Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Idaho Statesman...

Syracuse, bowl-bound Louisville look to follow up big wins

Nov. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bowl-bound Louisville would like nothing more than to add another victory to its turnaround season when the Cardinals play host to Syracuse. If the Cardinals can get the win it would be the final blow to Syracuse’s postseason hopes. The schools’ fortunes have reversed...

AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’

Nov. 22, 2019 10:39 AM EST

ABOARD A US GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of...

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house...

Winfrey, Coates among speakers at tribute to Toni Morrison

Nov. 22, 2019 8:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In offering tribute to Toni Morrison, speakers from Oprah Winfrey to Fran Lebowitz on Thursday each shared a very different, but equally special portrait of the late Nobel laureate, who died in August at 88. Angela Davis remembered a dear friend who as a Random House editor helped launch...