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Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards

Oct. 16, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. The 28-year-old Louisiana-born artist was the leading artist nominee coming into the...

Vietnam bans animated 'Abominable' over South China Sea map

Oct. 16, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has pulled "Abominable" from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in one scene showed the so-called nine-dash line, a vague and broken outline around the resource-rich waters...

Schilling won't run for Arizona congressional seat

Oct. 15, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's decided not to run for Congress. Schilling told a Phoenix sports radio station Tuesday that he decided not to run because of "things that have been said and done" to his wife and children since he announced he was thinking about...

University may lose Superman papers over Liz Cheney comments

Oct. 15, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming could lose the papers of a longtime "Superman" comic book editor after his son took offense to comments by Congresswoman Liz Cheney. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Hank Weisinger contacted the university's American Heritage Center Tuesday demanding the return...

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

Oct. 15, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a "misinformed" tweet. Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans...

Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

Oct. 15, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman — aka inmate No. 77806-112 — reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal that underscored the lengths some wealthy parents will go to get their children into...

Only 3 returning big network shows see rise in live viewers

Oct. 15, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's sophomore drama "A Million Little Things," reality show "Shark Tank" and the Fox first-responders drama "9-1-1" have something in common that they can take pride in. Over the first three weeks of the television season, they are the only three of 49 prime-time shows returning to ABC,...

Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

Oct. 15, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word. The "Jane the Virgin" actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her...

Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 7-13

Oct. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 7-13. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at New England, Fox, 16.26 million. 2. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at L.A. Chargers, NBC, 14.89 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 12.41 million. 4. NFL...

Missoula couple plans $100M civic events project

Oct. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana business owners have announced plans for a $100 million commercial development including a hotel, a civic event center and two restaurants. Nick and Robin Checota have worked with the city of Missoula on an agreement for a parcel at the downtown Riverfront Triangle near the...