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FILE -This June 12, 2011 file photo shows Larry Kramer, left, and Daryl Roth embracing after they won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for

Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer

May. 27, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease: “At a time when the federal government sat paralyzed in denial of a disease that was ravaging an entire generation of LGBTQ...

A chain portrait of George Floyd is part of the memorial for him, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, near the site of the arrest of Floyd who died in police custody Monday night in Minneapolis after video shared online by a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Victim in police encounter had started new life in Minnesota

May. 27, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

Before he died after being pinned for minutes beneath a Minneapolis police officer's knee, George Floyd was suffering the same fate as millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic: out of work and looking for a new job. Floyd moved to Minneapolis from his native Houston several years ago in hopes of...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, Tom Cruise poses for photos during a red carpet event for the movie

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

May. 27, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit. The space agency's administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said before Wednesday’s planned launch of two NASA astronauts aboard a SpaceX rocket that Elon...

In this April 20, 2017 photo released by NBC,  Jimmy Fallon, host of

Fallon apologizes for using blackface in 20-year-old skit

May. 27, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Fallon tweeted on Tuesday that “there is no excuse for this.” Discussion of...

Stockton man charged with child-abuse death of daughter, 7

May. 27, 2020 5:49 AM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A Stockton man was charged with the child-abuse death of his 7-year-old daughter, who was found in the garage of the Central Valley home, authorities said. Billy Dee Williams, 30, was arrested Saturday after officers were sent to check on the child's welfare at a home on Candlewood...

This combination photo shows, top row from left, Antonio Banderas, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close and Elvis Costello, second row from left, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Danai Gurira and Anne Hathaway, third row from left, John Leguizamo, Audra McDonald, Sandra Oh and David Hyde Pierce, who are among the stars expected to attend the June 1 virtual event, called “We Are One Public,” a benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater. (AP Photo)

Stars to come out to support NYC's The Public Theater

May. 26, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a star in his own right but even he has had to gulp at the wattage on tap for the upcoming benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater. Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys, Daniel Craig, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close, Elvis Costello,...

FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird will preside over The ESPYS two-hour broadcast airing June 21 on ESPN. All three live in the Seattle area. Rapinoe and Bird are partners who share a household, which conveniently eases some logistics. Wilson’s singer-wife, Ciara, is likely to make an appearance, too.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

May. 26, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year's top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, author and film producer, George R. R. Martin, left, speaks in Santa Fe, N.M. Martin, the famed author of the “Game of Thrones” fantasy series, has joined a group to buy the historic Santa Fe Southern Railroad, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

George R.R. Martin joins group to buy historic railway

May. 26, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — George R.R. Martin, the famed author of the “Game of Thrones” fantasy series, has joined a group to buy the historic Santa Fe Southern Railroad. Violet Crown cinema owner Bill Banowsky, National Dance Institute of New Mexico co-founder Catherine Oppenheimer and Martin...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, Awkwafina, born Nora Lum, poses for a portrait to promote her Comedy Central series

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6

May. 26, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6: May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 90. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 82. Keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet is 80. Actress Sharon Gless (“Cagney and Lacey”) is 77. Actor Tom Berenger is...

Actor Gary Sinise to speak at Freed-Hardeman benefit dinner

May. 26, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) — Freed-Hardeman University has announced that actor and activist Gary Sinise will speak at the Tennessee school's annual benefit dinner later this year. The event is set for Dec. 4 and helps to raise funds for scholarships at the university. Sinise has been an advocate for the...