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First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

Dec. 13, 2018 3:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named Oliver who is bullied by other ornaments in a family's collection. "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a...

Music Review: Eddie Palmieri's latest will move you to dance

Dec. 13, 2018 3:38 PM EST

Eddie Palmieri, "Mi Luz Mayor" (Ropeadope) It might be the winter season for the U.S., but Eddie Palmieri brings the sunshine and warmth with his latest album, "Mi Luz Mayor." The Spanish Harlem, New Yorker is a living legend and cultural treasure — chances are you've heard his melodies or tunes influenced...

Ex-OU football player sentenced to 5 years for wire fraud

Dec. 13, 2018 3:30 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma football player and fledgling recording star has been sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of almost $900,000. Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old T.J. Hamilton of Dallas was sentenced Thursday and ordered to pay...

Hours after Springsteen show closes, film drops on Netflix

Dec. 13, 2018 3:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — To director Thom Zimny, the key element in his filmed version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show was in the star's eyes. The Netflix documentary makes its first appearance on the service early in the morning of Dec. 16, hours after the singer's 236th and last performance of "Springsteen...

Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

Dec. 13, 2018 2:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87. Bryan and the late Marshall Dodge created punch lines in a dormitory...

Yanks try to keep Happ, a 'Death Star' ready to pivot

Dec. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Brian Cashman tried to close a $34 million, two-year deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ, the New York Yankees general manager made clear Wednesday he could shift his focus from pitching to high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado at any moment. "We are prepared to pivot...

Wichita art gallery reports break-in, theft of 8 pieces

Dec. 13, 2018 2:40 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita art gallery says eight pieces of glass art were stolen during a break-in. The founder of Karg Art Glass, Rollin Karg, says he discovered the break-in and theft early Wednesday. Gallery officials estimated the loss was about $2,500. Police are investigating. The Wichita Eagle...

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment

Dec. 13, 2018 2:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump attacked MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Thursday for using a homophobic slur on the air and tweeted that if a conservative person had said it, "that person would be banned permanently from television." "She will probably be given a pass despite their terrible ratings," Trump...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Dec. 13, 2018 2:15 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of November 28, 2018: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....

2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of 'Eighth Grade'

Dec. 13, 2018 1:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elsie Fisher was about to give up on acting right before Bo Burnham's coming-of-age project "Eighth Grade" came on her radar, and it's a good thing she decided to take one last chance. Her deft portrayal of a lonely teenage YouTuber in her last week of middle school has earned her Golden...