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Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

Sep. 16, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment. The New York Police Department said that officers found the...

Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country's shock

Sep. 16, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says he is anguished because his family knows he often used to socialize with Nabonibo. Nabonibo shocked many...

'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Mrs. Maisel' guest stars capture Emmys

Sep. 16, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trio of Emmy-honored actors are winners again for their guest performances in TV series, joined by an awards newcomer. Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones received trophies for their "The Handmaid's Tale" roles at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony. Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won on the...

New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

Sep. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars, found dead in Manhattan apartment.

Pettersen putt wins Solheim Cup for Europe

Sep. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Suzann Pettersen hit the final putt of the Solheim Cup, and as it turned out, the final putt of her career. Pettersen holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Gleneagles as Europe won the last three matches to capture the Solheim Cup on Sunday, 14 1/2-13 1/2, in the most...

Detroit's Orchestra Hall celebrating centennial in many ways

Sep. 15, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An acoustical and architectural gem in Detroit is turning 100, and the milestone is being marked in numerous ways. Centennial celebrations for Orchestral Hall include a free concert on Oct. 23 by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which makes its home on the stage. Orchestra officials say the...

College bribery scandal revives debate over Connecticut case

Sep. 15, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman's 14-day jail sentence in the college admissions scandal is reviving debate over the case of a black, homeless mother in Connecticut who received a much longer prison sentence. The Connecticut Post reports that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie...

Louisiana's annual book festival is looking for volunteers

Sep. 15, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's 16th annual state book festival needs volunteers for the November event. This year's festival in Baton Rouge will be held Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature 250 authors and panelists. The free festival is held in and around the Louisiana Capitol, with readings...

These Virginia slopes are alive with 'The Sound of Music'

Sep. 15, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NELLYSFORD, Va. (AP) — The experience starts as soon as the audience gets on the ski lift. Singing nuns also are riding the lift, the von Trapp children are playing croquet and badminton — and marching to and fro — and Austrian music is playing over the speakers. The hills truly are alive...

Niemann takes 2-shot lead into final round at The Greenbrier

Sep. 14, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann was an 18-year-old amateur when he arrived in West Virginia two years ago and tied for 29th in the only PGA Tour event he played outside of the U.S. Open. In 2018, he improved to a tie for fifth at the tournament. Now he has a chance to become the first...