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Michelle Obama, Gaga, J.Lo to join Oprah on wellness tour

Nov. 20, 2019 9:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s going on tour, and she’s bringing a rock star lineup with her, including former first lady Michelle Obama and Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga. Live Nation announced Wednesday that Winfrey’s wellness arena tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined)...

New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas, Eilish lead in noms

Nov. 20, 2019 8:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys are screaming “Cuz I Love You” to Lizzo: The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated act. Lizzo picked up nominations for album of the year with her...

The Latest: Lizzo leads Grammy nominations with 8

Nov. 20, 2019 8:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Grammy nominations (all times local): 8:41 a.m. The Grammys are screaming “Cuz I Love You” to Lizzo: the breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated act....

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

Nov. 20, 2019 8:42 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore has been charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. An 11-count federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses Catherine Pugh of using her “Healthy Holly” children’s books to enrich...

Singer-rapper Lizzo scores a whopping 8 Grammy nominations, while Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X earn six nominations each

Nov. 20, 2019 8:41 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-rapper Lizzo scores a whopping 8 Grammy nominations, while Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X earn six nominations each .

Series of books planned, based on NYT’s “1619 Project”

Nov. 20, 2019 8:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times’ acclaimed “1619 Project” will be the basis for a series of books, for readers of all ages. Random House Group imprints have acquired rights to the books, the publisher announced Wednesday. The books will build upon the Times’ magazine special...

Iconic singer hopes to close financing gap for African women

Nov. 20, 2019 7:54 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The insect-eaten money fluttered in pieces to the floor. For global music star Angelique Kidjo, that image of her grandmother having to use a closet as a bank is driving her desire to see African women leap the many obstacles to obtaining credit — and respect. The Benin-born...

Molly Solomon promoted to lead NBC Olympics coverage

Nov. 20, 2019 7:43 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Molly Solomon began her career at NBC Sports as a researcher for its Olympics coverage. Nearly 30 years later, she will lead its coverage. NBC announced on Tuesday that it has promoted Solomon to executive producer and president of the network’s Olympics unit, becoming the first...

Muted launch for Google's game-streaming service Stadia

Nov. 20, 2019 5:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling video games and a convoluted pricing scheme. Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit, called...

Dance teacher pleads guilty to exposing teen boy to HIV

Nov. 20, 2019 4:03 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to raping a teenage student and exposing him to the AIDS virus. The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Tuesday that 30-year-old John Conner III avoided trial when he pleaded guilty to...