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"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek's Emmy Award comes with ovation

May. 6, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek got a standing ovation as he accepted an Emmy Award as host of "Jeopardy!" — and immediately set the audience at ease, even as he alluded to his cancer diagnosis. Trebek, 78, who announced in March he has advanced pancreatic cancer, told the theater audience Sunday he...

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

May. 6, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Brunei's sultan has said a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an international outcry. The United Nations has called the laws implemented April 3 "draconian" while the U.S....

DeGeneres surprises teachers from viral baby-boom photo

Apr. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A baby boom at one Kansas elementary school has caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. Seven teachers were pregnant at the same time at Oak Street Elementary School in Goddard when the school posted a photo on Facebook last month with the women showing off their bulging bellies. The...

Dozens protest in London against Brunei's anti-gay laws

Apr. 6, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of people protested in London on Saturday against new Islamic laws in Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, while the University of Oxford said it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the sultan of Brunei following international outcry over the...

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Apr. 3, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — New Islamic criminal laws that took effect Wednesday in Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny Southeast Asian nation's shores. The penalties were provided for under...

23rd Annual Webby Award nominees announced

Apr. 2, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple, Spotify, Instagram and some of the year's most talked-about personalities are among those nominated for the 23rd annual Webby Awards for lighting up the internet through excellence and innovation. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the nominees on...

David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long

Mar. 21, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long. He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show. Letterman quit in 2015 after 33 years as a late-night host on CBS and NBC, and is beginning his second season on his more...