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Dolphins' Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Aug. 19, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is objecting to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the...

Texas restaurant with famous men named George changes mural

Aug. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas restaurant called George's that features a mural honoring famous men with the same name has been changed to avoid a trademark dispute. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports owner Sammy Citrano discovered that an alphabet letter he'd put on the mural is a Waco city trademark. Citrano...

Earnhardt 'truly blessed' nobody was seriously hurt in crash

Aug. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is "truly blessed" that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee. The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the "quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency...

Writers union says talent agents are violating antitrust law

Aug. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who represent...

Florida battery charge dropped against singer Chris Brown

Aug. 19, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago. Hillsborough County prosecutors filed a notice Friday to drop the charge. The State Attorney's Office released a statement saying...

Wilson, Ciara, Macklemore celebrate joining Sounders

Aug. 19, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson, Ciara and Macklemore say they are honored to be a part of the Seattle Sounders ownership group. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his wife, along with the Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist, said at a Sounders event Monday that a sense of community drew them into joining...

Publisher confirms Halperin book despite intense criticism

Aug. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been officially announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance since facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Regan Arts announced Monday that "How To Beat Trump" will come out in...

Kentucky State Fair changes teen policy after disturbance

Aug. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Minors entering the Kentucky State Fair at night now must have a parent or guardian 21 or older with them following a disturbance during the weekend. Kentucky State Police Sgt. Josh Lawson told The Courier Journal that two adults were arrested and seven unaccompanied teens were cited...

Paul Simon plants a tree at Hawaii forest preserve on Maui

Aug. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

KULA, Hawaii (AP) — Musician Paul Simon joined environmentalists trying to reinvigorate a Hawaii forest on Maui and planted a tree during a ceremony, a report said. The singer-songwriter visited Auwahi Forest Restoration Project with volunteers who are trying to revive plant life in the area, The Honolulu...

New guidelines for rebates follow scrutiny of Fallon award

Aug. 19, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's film and TV production incentive program is changing after questions were raised about past awards, including $267,000 for Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show." Minnesota Public Radio News reports the board that runs the Snowbate program announced the changes Monday. Awards...