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Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

Jul. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds. Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the Aug. 23-24 festival was canceled due to "circumstances beyond our control," including two federally-protected piping...

"Family" reunion; Close ties still bind 1979 Pirates

Jul. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Candelaria can't quite pinpoint when the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates adopted "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge as the club's de facto theme song on the way to a World Series title. Ultimately, the timing doesn't really matter. What matters is that every word rang true. The proof came on...

Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

Jul. 20, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail," a hollow offer in a criminal justice system that doesn't include bail. Trump tweeted that during "a very good call" with Prime...

Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

Jul. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard. One of the posts on the Twitter account @metpoliceuk late Friday called for British rapper Digga D's release. The...

Events fall as mercury rises; moon commemoration called off

Jul. 19, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have canceled an outdoor festival featuring soccer star Megan Rapinoe, musician John Legend and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah because of the heat forecast for the weekend. OZY Fest had been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio...

Brazil leader seeks greater control over cinema industry

Jul. 19, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he wants a "filter" on the country's audiovisual production, possibly limiting public funding to projects his administration deems fit. Bolsonaro said Friday that without some sort of filter, he will consider shutting down the government-run...

Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

Jul. 19, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed to take place in Jerome on Saturday. Event organizers with...

Trump says he's trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

Jul. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. "I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden...

Judge orders R. Kelly moved to New York for court hearing

Jul. 19, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered R&B singer R. Kelly to be transferred from Chicago to New York City for an Aug. 2 hearing on federal sex charges. Judge Harry Leinenweber issued the transfer order on Thursday. Kelly was already facing state sexual abuse charges in Illinois when he was arrested July...

Star trio from 'Knots Landing' keep each other in stitches

Jul. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 40 years after first forging their friendship while working together on the nighttime soap "Knots Landing," actresses Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills are now more than just friends — they're a sister act. At one point in their interview Thursday night with The...