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FILE - This combination of file photos shows actors Patrick Stewart, left, and Samuel L. Jackson.  Stewart and Jackson will be among the readers for a new audiobook about famous American legal cases.

New audiobook features Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson

Jan. 16, 2020 8:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson and Lucy Liu will be among the readers for the audio edition of a new anthology edited in part by the American Civil Liberties Union. “Fight of the Century” is a collaboration between the ACLU and authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet...

West Point cadet sought donations to host porn star for date

Jan. 15, 2020 3:18 PM EST

A West Point cadet briefly tried to raise money online to cover travel and lodging costs for an adult film star to be his date for a formal banquet at the storied academy. The GoFundMe page was offline Wednesday, but the military news website Task & Purpose said the page titled “Help Me Bring Diamond...

Tim Hudson hired as Auburn's volunteer pitching coach

Jan. 15, 2020 12:40 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former major league pitcher Tim Hudson is Auburn's new pitching coach. Auburn announced Wednesday that Hudson will be a volunteer assistant and pitching coach for the program, where he once starred as a two-way player. Hudson played 17 years in the major leagues with Oakland, Atlanta...

Rafael Nadal of Spain, left, and Deb Boirg, an Australian firefighter celebrate as they play a game of tennis together during the Rally For Relief at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Tennis stars have come together for the Rally for Relief to raise money in aid of the bushfire relief efforts across Australia. (Scott Barbour/AAP Image via AP)

Tennis stars raise millions for Australian wildfire victims

Jan. 15, 2020 6:50 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open's Rally for Relief to aid wildfire charities on Wednesday. Tennis Australia said the night helped raise nearly 5 million Australian...

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, director Martin Scorsese poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film

Scorsese and 'The Irishman' honored by AARP

Jan. 11, 2020 11:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes may not have shown much love to filmmaker Martin Scorsese and his epic “The Irishman,” but the AARP has. The lengthy mobster's tale was just best movie for grownups, in the 19th annual awards doled out by AARP The Magazine. The awards ceremony was held...

FILE - This Jan. 5, 2020 file photo shows actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. DiCaprio's environmental organization will donate $3 million to help the efforts toward the wildfire relief in Australia.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

DiCaprio's Earth Alliance gives $3M to Australia fire relief

Jan. 9, 2020 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief efforts in Australia. The foundation said Thursday that it has started the Australia Wildfire Fund to help with an “international response to the catastrophic...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Charles Barkley arrives at the NBA Awards o at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The former Auburn University star and NBA Hall of Famer says he's donating $1 million to Miles College, a historically black institution in Fairfield, Alabama. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Former NBA star Charles Barkley donates $1M to Miles College

Jan. 9, 2020 5:24 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Charles Barkley has donated $1 million to historically black Miles College. The Basketball Hall of Famer and former Auburn star told interim president Bobbie Knight about the donation on Wednesday, news outlets reported. “I’ve gotten to know Bobbie over the last year...

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) pulls in the game winning touchdown pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. The Vikings won 26-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Glove love: Rudolph's mitts go from scam to fundraiser

Jan. 9, 2020 4:35 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — In the celebratory chaos of the victorious locker room, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was approached after his game-winning touchdown catch in overtime in New Orleans by a man with a media credential asking if he could have his gloves for a charity event. Rudolph didn't...

Atlanta Hawks' Young cancels $1M in medical debt for locals

Jan. 8, 2020 8:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The holiday season is over but Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young still had some charity gift giving in mind: wiping out medical debt for hundreds of the city's residents. The 21-year-old star donated $10,000 to a medical debt erasure agency which relieved over $1 million in debt for those...

FILE - This May 14, 2019 file photo shows Jimmy Kimmel at the Walt Disney Television 2019 upfront in New York. Kimmel will host a prime-time edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with stars as the contestants and winnings earmarked for their causes of choice. It will debut this spring on ABC. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Stars will compete on ABC's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

Jan. 8, 2020 3:45 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel is going to help celebrities help their favorite charities. He’s hosting a prime-time edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with stars as the contestants and winnings earmarked for their causes of choice. “Regis came to me in a dream,...