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Members of Japanese pop music band ARASHI listen to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Back row, from left, clockwise, are Satoshi Ohno, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya, Jun Matsumoto and Sho Sakurai. Japanese pop sensation Arashi has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's end: a collaboration with Bruno Mars on their first all-English single. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

J-pop stars Arashi release English surprise before hiatus

Sep. 25, 2020 3:51 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese pop sensation Arashi has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's end: a collaboration with Bruno Mars on their first all-English single. The band told The Associated Press the multi-Grammy Award-winning musician delved into their back catalogue...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Megan Thee Stallion attends Variety's Hitmakers Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif. In an Instagram Live video Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time that fellow rapper Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger when she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills more than a month earlier. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory Lanez

Sep. 25, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger. “Yes ... Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your...

The Sambadrome parade runway stands empty in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Sept. 24, said it has delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

Sep. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be held in February. And while the decision is being characterized as a...

Protesters march, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky's largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'No easy answer': Many ask what next in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 24, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In the wake of the decision not to prosecute Kentucky police officers for killing Breonna Taylor, authorities and activists alike wrestled Thursday with the question of what comes next amid continued demands for justice in the Black woman's death. “The question obviously is:...

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Virus delays Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

Sep. 24, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announced that the spread of the coronavirus...

FILE - In this Sep. 17, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva comments on the investigation of the shooting of two deputies during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. A radio reporter taken into custody while covering a demonstration the night two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were shot will not be criminally charged. Josie Huang, a journalist for KPCC, was slammed to the ground by deputies and accused of interfering with the arrest of a protester outside a hospital Sept. 12. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Huang was too close to the deputies. But the Los Angeles County's District Attorney's Office says

Reporter arrested after deputies' shooting won't be charged

Sep. 24, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A radio reporter taken into custody while covering a demonstration the night two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were shot will not be criminally charged, the county's district attorney's office said Thursday. Josie Huang, a journalist for NPR affiliate KPCC, was slammed to the...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 1974, file photo, Evel Knievel sits in the steam-powered rocket motorcycle that will hopefully take him across Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho. Evel Knievel’s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas accuses the moviemaker of improperly basing the “Toy Story 4” character on Knievel. (AP Photo, File)

Evel Knievel's son suing Disney over 'Toy Story 4' character

Sep. 24, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Las Vegas accuses the movie company of improperly basing the new character in last year’s “Toy...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, Thai Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Buddhipongse Punnakanta gestures during a press conference discussing the government's decision to request Facebook to block an account in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s government lodged complaints with police Thursday, Sept. 24, against Facebook and Twitter, alleging they failed to comply with court orders to block content judged illegal under Thai law.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)

Thailand sues Facebook, Twitter for allowing banned material

Sep. 24, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government lodged complaints with police Thursday against Facebook and Twitter, alleging they failed to comply with court orders to block content judged illegal under Thai law. Minister of Digital Economy and Society Buddhipongse Punnakanta said at a news conference that it...

Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) throws a pass against UTEP during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Ehlinger and No. 8 Texas open Big 12 play at Texas Tech

Sep. 24, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

No. 8 Texas (1-0) at Texas Tech (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX). Line: Texas by 18. Series record: Texas leads 52-17. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Texas needs a quick start in the Big 12 as the Longhorns chase their first league crown since 2009. Texas looked good in its season opener but can't afford an early...

In this combination photo, Demi Lovato, left, arrives at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas and Max Ehrich arrives at the

Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

Sep. 24, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have called off their engagement after two months. Lovato and her former fiance have parted ways, according to a person close to Lovato who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter. The split comes after the...