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Actor Dave Bautista is now guardian to 2 abandoned pit bulls

Nov. 14, 2019 3:16 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal shelter sent out a desperate plea after someone had abandoned two pit bull dogs. But volunteers never expected the post would catch the attention of “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista. The 6-year-old pit bulls, Maggie and Ollie, were handed over...

Despite female push, Garth Brooks bests Underwood at CMAs

Nov. 13, 2019 11:53 PM EST

The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks. Wednesday night’s show...

List of winners at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards

Nov. 13, 2019 11:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Complete list of winners from the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. — Entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks — Female vocalist of the year: Kacey Musgraves — Male vocalist of the year: Luke...

The Latest: Garth Brooks wins CMA’s Entertainer of the Year

Nov. 13, 2019 11:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena (all times local): 10 p.m. Garth Brooks has won the Entertainer of the Year honor at the Country Music Association Awards. Brooks won the top award on a night when the...

‘Bits and pieces’: Americans view impeachment on their terms

Nov. 13, 2019 10:17 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Cattle rancher Jeffery Gatzke in South Dakota was listening in as he worked on his tractor in his workshop. The first public hearing on impeaching President Donald Trump is a political show, he thinks, but one he wanted to tune into. Nadxely Sanchez, 18, watched on her phone,...

YouTuber accused of abusing kids for poor performance dies

Nov. 13, 2019 6:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of abusing her adopted children who starred on her popular YouTube channel has died, authorities said Wednesday. Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricardo Alvarado said Machelle Hobson died Tuesday at a Phoenix-area hospital. Her death was ruled natural and there...

Jury recommends death for man guilty of killing 2 officers

Nov. 13, 2019 6:43 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a Florida man convicted of fatally shooting two police officers. The Orlando Sentinel reports the 12-member jury made its unanimous recommendation Wednesday for 48-year-old Everett Glenn Miller. The panel found Miller guilty in September...

Review: ‘The Good Liar’ pairs Mirren and McKellen

Nov. 13, 2019 6:39 PM EST

For a blind date, we could hardly do better than Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. They are brought swiftly together by a computer dating service in the opening minutes of “The Good Liar.” Both click “widowed.” When they cautiously sit down in a quiet London restaurant, and Mirren begins...

Woman says Denver arena guard told her to remove hijab

Nov. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group is protesting after a Colorado arena security guard told a woman to remove her hijab before she could enter to see her 8-year-old daughter sing the national anthem with her school choir at a Denver Nuggets basketball game. Gazella Bensreiti (ben-SRAY-tee) said...

Millions watched opening of Trump hearings, how many heard?

Nov. 13, 2019 5:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans likely saw the House’s first day of open impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The open question is how many actually heard it. For six hours, career diplomats George Kent and Bill Taylor sat before Congress and answered questions. But...