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Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

Sep. 18, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people. CORE has offered COVID shots at hundreds of...

R. Kelly behavior mirrors abuse tactics, expert witness says

Sep. 17, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors inched closer on Friday to concluding their case at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial, calling two final witnesses to try to further cement allegations he groomed young victims for unwanted sex in episodes dating to the 1990s. One witness...

Former roommates Bosa, Elliott ready to face each other

Sep. 17, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott have been close friends since arriving as freshmen at Ohio State in 2013. On Sunday, the former college roommates find themselves on opposite sidelines in one of the spotlight games of the Week 2 schedule. Bosa and...

Q&A: Jeff Ament feels alive again with Pearl Jam's return

Sep. 17, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament came out of the band’s pandemic sabbatical — which he spent recording a solo album, painting and he dabbled in Olympics analysis with his friend Kenny Mayne — to catch some live music this summer. He saw Guns N’ Roses and Brandi Carlile rocking the stage...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Gabrielle Union on using 'radical honesty' to tell her story

Sep. 17, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles. The actor says she “left nothing out...

Ex-teammate pleads not guilty to killing Miami football star

Sep. 17, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former University of Miami football player pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of killing a teammate outside a South Florida apartment complex in 2006. An attorney for Rashaun Jones, 35, entered the plea during a remote court hearing after prosecutors...

Darius Rucker to sing national anthem at Bills-Dolphins

Sep. 17, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

When Darius Rucker sings the national anthem, which he will do Sunday when his favorite NFL team, the Miami Dolphins, host Buffalo, he always is struck by the significance of the song. The country star who also was the front man for Hootie & the Blowfish doesn't...

Chandler Smith races to first NASCAR Trucks Series victory

Sep. 17, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chandler Smith bumped past Sheldon Creed on a late restart Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and held on for his first NASCAR Trucks Series victory and a spot in the second round of the playoffs. The 19-year-old Georgia driver challenged...

Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92

Sep. 16, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92. Powell died Thursday at...