Latest Michael Jackson News

Lawsuits by Michael Jackson accusers likely to be restored

Nov. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court appeared strongly inclined Monday to give new life to lawsuits filed by two men who accuse Michael Jackson of repeatedly molesting them when they were boys. Three judges from the 2nd District Court of Appeal said in a tentative ruling that lawsuits from James...

Black lawmakers in Virginia set to be key powerbrokers

Nov. 8, 2019 4:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Virginia, where the Confederacy once had its capital and where political power has historically eluded black people, African Americans have just won unprecedented levels of clout. Black officials there give ironic credit for the change to President Donald Trump and the voter...

Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Cabello to perform at AMAs

Nov. 6, 2019 11:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The two biggest breakthrough acts in music this year, Billie Eilish and Lizzo, will perform at the 2019 American Music Awards later this month. Dick clark productions announced Wednesday that other performers at the Nov. 24 event include Camila Cabello, nominated for collaboration of the...

Lions sign cornerback Michael Jackson, adding needed depth

Oct. 30, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Michael Jackson, adding depth at the position while Darius Slay is slowed by an injury. Detroit signed Jackson off the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad and released running Paul Perkins on Wednesday. Dallas drafted Jackson in the fifth round...

Northam campaigns for Dems months after blackface scandal

Oct. 30, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — When a racist photo was discovered on Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page in February, he became an instant pariah among fellow Democrats. A political death watch took shape as the governor used underground tunnels at the Capitol to stay out of sight. Now, nine months later,...

Taylor Swift to receive artist of the decade award at AMAs

Oct. 30, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Superstar singer Taylor Swift will receive the artist of the decade award at the American Music Awards next month. Dick Clark Productions announced Wednesday that Swift will be honored during an ABC live telecast on Nov. 24 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. At the show, she has a...

Trumps hand out Halloween candy, greet kids at White House

Oct. 28, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have handed out candy to hundreds of military families and local schoolchildren as the White House got a head start on Halloween. The children dressed up as astronauts, military officers, pirates and dinosaurs as they greeted the...

Post Malone tops AMA noms, Swift could break MJ's record

Oct. 24, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the top contender at the 2019 American Music Awards, where Taylor Swift has a chance to moonwalk past Michael Jackson's record for most wins at the show. Dick clark productions announced Thursday that Malone scored seven nominations, while newcomer Billie Eilish and Ariana...

Sharpton looks to comfort families after police shootings

Oct. 19, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The 65-year-old civil rights activist has become a constant of the Black Lives Matter era with his presence in the pulpit after police shootings of African Americans, showing up in cities like...

Married NBA refs working to make the right calls at home

Oct. 17, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling first met a few years ago at a meeting of college basketball referees in Virginia, and when the group when out for some socializing that night she asked him to dance. He declined. The refs now agree: That was a bad call. They eventually became the...