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Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has 'shifted'

Feb. 16, 2019 9:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say "the trajectory of the investigation" into the reported attack on Jussie Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the "Empire" actor. Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers they had detained for questioning...

Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage

Feb. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married. A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new husband,...

Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in...

Actor William Shatner debuts country songs at Grand Ole Opry

Feb. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor William Shatner boldly went where no "Star Trek" captain has gone before when he took the stage for the first time for the Grand Ole Opry radio show to sing from his new album of country songs. Shatner made his Opry debut on Friday night in Nashville, Tennessee, on the famed...

Daytona 500 announces 4th consecutive sellout

Feb. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fourth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Saturday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 61st running of "The Great American Race." Track president Chip Wile says "this is a tribute to our...

Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

Feb. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater Friday night after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting. A woman had a heart attack and someone broke open an emergency defibrillator, activating an alarm at the...

Flames snap 4-game skid, beating Penguins 5-4

Feb. 16, 2019 5:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A big second period ended up being just enough for the Calgary Flames. Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Frolik, Austin Czarnik, Travis...

Tim Tebow says he advised Kyler Murray to follow his heart

Feb. 16, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. One Heisman Trophy winner to another. Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. Murray, who won...

Checks, tie-dye, baby dolls: It's all at London Fashion Week

Feb. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — From young talents like Alexa Chung and Simone Rocha to London design veteran Jasper Conran, London Fashion Week showed off a diverse range of womenswear ideas for the upcoming autumn and winter season with a busy day of catwalk shows Saturday. The spectacle is bringing much needed color and...

Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

Feb. 16, 2019 3:57 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday. A jury headed by French actress Juliette Binoche chose...