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Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims

Nov. 14, 2018 9:30 PM EST

Chris Stapleton is cleaning house, as usual, at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards. The singer-songwriter, who has won at the CMAs every year since 2015, picked up two awards during the show Wednesday night, including single and song of the year for his Grammy-winning hit, "Broken Halos." When he won...

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

Nov. 14, 2018 9:14 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A body was found in a burned home Wednesday, and authorities were investigating to determine if it's the third victim of a huge wildfire in Southern California that destroyed hundreds of homes. Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles counties...

Idris Elba's daughter named Golden Globe Ambassador

Nov. 14, 2018 8:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Idris Elba's daughter has been chosen as the Golden Globe Ambassador to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday that 16-year-old Isan Elba will assume the ambassador title for the 76th annual Golden Globes Awards in January. Her...

BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

Nov. 14, 2018 8:52 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem. Japanese TV broadcasters recently canceled or stopped discussions on appearances in that country after images went viral...

The Latest: CMA Awards begin with moment of silence

Nov. 14, 2018 8:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the Country Music Association Awards being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The 2018 Country Music Association Awards have started with Garth Brooks leading a solemn tribute to the...

Serhii Plokhy wins nonfiction book prize for Chernobyl story

Nov. 14, 2018 7:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A book about the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has won Britain's leading nonfiction literary award. Serhii Plokhy was awarded the 30,000-pound ($39,000) Baillie Gifford Prize at a ceremony in London on Wednesday for "Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy." Plokhy, a...

Analysis: Tales of reinvention abound in Oscars race

Nov. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said there are no second acts in American lives, might have felt differently had he seen this year's Oscar race. In mid-November, there is much solidifying, scrapping and self-promotion to come (not to mention a few potential awards heavyweights). But most of the...

White House claims right to exclude 'grandstanding' Acosta

Nov. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass." U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing CNN and...

Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

Nov. 14, 2018 7:21 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million Wednesday at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction. The "Queen Marie Antoinette's Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl...

When it came to racism, the pen was Stan Lee's superpower

Nov. 14, 2018 6:34 PM EST

Stan Lee was a seminal part of Miya Crummell's childhood. As a young, black girl and self-professed pop culture geek, she saw Lee was ahead of his time. "At the time, he wrote 'Black Panther' when segregation was still heavy," said the 27-year-old New Yorker who credits Lee with influencing her to become a...