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Score! Scrabble dictionary adds 'OK,' 'ew' to official play

Sep. 24, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" on Monday, four years after the last freshening up. The...

Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time

Sep. 23, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week. Lise-Lotte Lublin and Chelan Lasha, who appeared with attorney Gloria Allred, also said they hoped they would be allowed to read victim impact...

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Sep. 23, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules. The tweet was posted July 20 and includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm...

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

Sep. 23, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9,"...

Aretha Franklin exhibit debuts with eye toward her legacy

Sep. 23, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin's public visitations after her death is again holding space for her — this time with an exhibit featuring photographs, videos and the red shoes she wore at the first funeral viewing that drew global attention. Billed as a "tribute to the...

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Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

Sep. 24, 2018 4:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague...

Weighing whether to can Rosenstein, Trump tuned in TV hosts

Sep. 24, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions. The TVs on the plane, tuned as always to Fox News, carried headlines about an explosive new story: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had...

Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for '04 sex assault

Sep. 24, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes but preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more. Cosby was...

Man explains why he donated Bob Wills collection to OKPOP

Sep. 24, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Decades ago, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys transformed a Tulsa venue — Cain's Ballroom — into the Carnegie Hall of Western swing. Step inside and you can hear echoes from the past. In the future, Wills will have a presence on both sides of Main Street. The Tulsa World...

Will Smith bungee jump is latest stunt near Grand Canyon

Sep. 24, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — At the end of the 1991 movie "Thelma & Louise," the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff. One of cinema's most iconic endings wasn't filmed in the national park in...

Out of Cambodian jail, filmmaker strolls on beach back home

Sep. 23, 2018 11:54 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian filmmaker James Ricketson took a stroll on a Sydney beach at dawn Monday while recuperating from more than a year in a Cambodian prison, his nephew said. Ricketson, 69, landed in Sydney on Sunday night two days after his 15-month stint in a Phnom Penh prison ended with...

The Latest: Lions lead Patriots 10-0 early in 2nd quarter

Sep. 23, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The winless Detroit Lions could hardly have asked for a better start against New England. The Lions lead 10-0 after Matthew Stafford's 3-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay early in the second quarter. New England does not have a...

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Sep. 23, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules. The tweet was posted July 20 and includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm...

Carson Wentz leads Eagles to 20-16 comeback win over Colts

Sep. 23, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz shook off rust and defenders. Wentz threw a touchdown pass on his first drive in nine months, Wendell Smallwood ran in from the 4 for the go-ahead score and the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 20-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. "It was a long time...

White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson works last game in booth

Sep. 23, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — He gone. Well, sort of. Longtime Chicago White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson worked his final game Sunday, closing out a colorful TV career after three-plus decades in the booth. The White Sox paid tribute to Harrelson with a couple different videos, and he fought back tears...