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Rihanna on new album: 'I just want to have fun with music'

Oct. 1, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music. The pop star, 32, told The Associated Press for her new album she's already held “tons of writing camps" — where songwriters are put into groups to create original...

FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, tourists enjoy a boat ride on the river Cam, in Cambridge, England. The University of Cambridge said Thursday Oct. 1, 2020, that it will kick all fossil fuel investments out of its portfolio within the next decade as part of a plan to end the emissions of greenhouse gases it's responsible for by 2038. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Cambridge University ending fossil fuel investments

Oct. 1, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The University of Cambridge said Thursday that it will kick all fossil fuel investments out of its portfolio within the next decade as part of a plan to end the emissions of greenhouse gases it's responsible for by 2038. The centuries-old English institution is joining a growing list of...

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'Boys in the Band' movie keeps hurtful language of original

Oct. 1, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Revisiting Mart Crowley’s seminal 1968 play, “The Boys in the Band,” in a new movie adaptation on Netflix privies viewers to both the early struggles of the gay community and the offensive, hurtful language of the era. While some of those gay and racial slurs were hard...

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Review: Pandemic inspires Laura Jane Grace with new songs

Oct. 1, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

Laura Jane Grace, “Stay Alive” (Polyvinyl Record Co.) Between life and death in these strange days comes the welcome voice of Laura Jane Grace. The Against Me! singer and guitarist has taken a break from both her superb punk band and her side project, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers....

FILE - This Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Chrissy Teigen, left, and John Legend arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.   Teigen and Legend have revealed the “deep pain” they are feeling, over the loss of their unborn baby following pregnancy complications. Teigen announced their loss on her social media accounts early Thursday, Sept. 30, saying they were

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend grieve their miscarriage

Oct. 1, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

Chrissy Teigen said she and John Legend are in “deep pain” following her miscarriage, which she announced on social media early Thursday. Teigen wrote that they were "driving home from the hospital with no baby. This is unreal." “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear...

Review: Rocker Corey Taylor mixes genres on 1st solo album

Oct. 1, 2020 8:56 AM EDT

Corey Taylor, “CMFT” (Roadrunner Records) Corey Taylor had songs bursting out of him and nowhere to perform them. The singer with the roaring-yet-melodic voice churned out heavy metal and hard rock hits for more than 20 years with Slipknot and Stone Sour. The other tunes Taylor had spinning in his...

National Quilt Museum offering online subscriptions

Oct. 1, 2020 6:22 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The National Quilt Museum in western Kentucky is now offering online subscriptions. Quilt Museum Digital was launched Tuesday as a way to reach quilting and fiber art enthusiasts around the world, museum CEO Frank Bennett told The Paducah Sun. Bennett says he felt the move was necessary...

FILE - In this July 2, 1961, file photo, Dave Brubeck, the American Jazz musician, and his 13-year-old son Christopher, also a musician, arrive at London Airport, United Kingdom, from New York. Nearly eight years after his death, the final solo recording of late American jazz legend Dave Brubeck is set for release Nov. 6, 2020. Verve Records announced that

Last solo recording of jazz icon Dave Brubeck to be released

Oct. 1, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — Nearly eight years after his death, the final solo recording of late American jazz legend Dave Brubeck is set for release next month. Verve Records announced last week that “Lullabies” — a collection of intimate standards often played for children — will...

Lucas Galloway, from left, Jaebyn Drake, Rhett Schieder and Audrey Wilcox pose for a selfie with Baby Yoda on Sept. 20, 2020, while fighting the Holiday Farm Fire in Blue River, Oregon. Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. In early September, A 5-year-old Oregon boy named Carver and his grandmother delivered a toy version of “The Mandalorian” character to a donation center for firefighters. The toy came with a handwritten note from Carver saying the toy was meant to be “a friend” in case they got lonely. Since then, Baby Yoda has been to four wildfires in two states. (Courtesy of Audrey Wilcox via AP)

Added Force: Baby Yoda a boost on Western wildfire lines

Oct. 1, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. A 5-year-old Oregon boy and his grandmother delivered a toy version of the pointy-eared Force user to a donation center for firefighters on Sept. 12 along with a note that read: “Here...

A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...