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Paul Walker's brothers open to 'Fast' franchise return

Aug. 15, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother and help complete "Furious 7" after he died in a fiery off-set car crash in...

'The Voice' runner-up Agen to perform at Arts Awards event

Aug. 15, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana teenager who was last year's runner-up on NBC's "The Voice" talent competition will perform at an October event honoring the latest winners of Indiana's Governor's Arts Awards. Seventeen-year-old Addison Agen of Fort Wayne will perform an original composition during the Oct....

Review: A low-key rom-com for Gen-X in 'Juliet, Naked'

Aug. 15, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

"Juliet, Naked " is a charming and smart little film about early middle age, second chances, regrets and the intoxicating freedom of written correspondence that's nearly impossible to explain without either spoiling something or being willfully misleading. That's actually one of its attributes: Everything only...

Rape case dropped against Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis

Aug. 15, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta are dismissing a rape case against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis that stemmed from an alleged assault more than five years ago while he was at Georgia Tech. Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that "after...

Governor's Day at state fair puts focus on November election

Aug. 15, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republicans, led by Gov. Bruce Rauner, rallied the faithful Wednesday by pledging to make the GOP the state's majority party in the November election. Republicans at the annual Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair were buoyed by predicted thunderstorms that failed to...

Woman who served time for abusing baby now charged in death

Aug. 15, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a woman who served time for abusing an infant and is now charged with murder after the baby's death. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports a Wake County grand jury indicted 34-year-old Sharon Helen Hayes Monday on a murder charge. Wake County Assistant...

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station

Aug. 15, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station's operators $15,000 — a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the...

Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

Aug. 15, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy...

The Latest: Pearl Jam unapologetic for White House poster

Aug. 15, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a Pearl Jam concert poster that shows the White House in flames (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Pearl Jam's bassist is unapologetic for a concert poster that has Republicans crying foul. Jeff Ament said in a statement Wednesday that he was the "sole conceptualist" for the...

New McCartney love song takes direct, 'raunchy' approach

Aug. 15, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who co-wrote "I Want to Hold Your Hand" more than a half century ago is speaking more directly these days. Sir Paul McCartney released a new single on Wednesday called "Fuh You," where the key line — "I want to fuh you" — contains a fudged version of a common...