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Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in the debates

Jun. 26, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Jun. 26, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans gathered at his grave for a daylong celebration of his life and music Tuesday, with some traveling thousands of miles to join in the singalongs, selfies and moment of silence that marked the 10th anniversary of the death of the King of Pop. "If you have a...

Gooding due in court as lawyer seeks groping case dismissal

Jun. 26, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. is due in court as his lawyer seeks the dismissal of charges that the actor grabbed a woman's breast without consent at a New York City bar. A hearing for Gooding is scheduled for Wednesday morning in Manhattan. It's his first court appearance since his June 13 arrest and...

Bahrain conference: Peace critical for US plan for Mideast

Jun. 26, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Stability and security are critical to the success of a $50 billion U.S. economic plan for the Palestinians that focuses entirely on infrastructure and development, omitting political aspects that are key to resolving to long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international...

Country music singer donates $10K for housing

Jun. 26, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Country music singer Chris Stapleton and his wife have donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Lexington. WKYT-TV cites a statement from the agency in reporting that Stapleton made the donation through his charitable fund, Outlaw State of Kind. Stapleton is a native of Paintsville...

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has heart operation

Jun. 25, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has undergone a heart operation at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. His representative, the public relations agency of Shuman Associates in New York, said Tuesday that doctors called the operation a success and said his heart is performing at 100%. Tilson Thomas...

Wyoming capitol building renovation reveals hidden paintings

Jun. 25, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Workers have discovered oil paintings hidden on six vault doors in the Wyoming Capitol Building. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the discovery of the art works uncovered during renovations in late May were announced Tuesday. Officials say EverGreene Architectural Arts workers removed...

Jerry Carrigan, drummer for Elvis, George Jones, dies

Jun. 25, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, Tennessee, died at age 75 in Chattanooga. His cousin, Tom Carrigan, said he learned of Carrigan's death last Thursday, but he...

Fox's Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza

Jun. 25, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings surge from the channel's solo extended coverage of President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff. Viewers watching last week's rally in Orlando, Florida, helped cable star "Hannity" earn a rare top 10 showing among both...

Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

Jun. 25, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. "Not guilty, sir, honor," said the rapper dressed in a dark blue and light pink pantsuit with her hair tinted blue as she pleaded in state court to...