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Philip McKeon, "Tommy" on '80s sitcom "Alice," dies at 55

Dec. 10, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Philip McKeon, who as a child actor was featured as the son of Linda Lavin's Alice Hyatt in the 1980s CBS situation comedy “Alice,” has died in Texas at age 55, a family spokesman said. Spokesman Jeff Ballard said McKeon died Tuesday after a long illness. He said further details...

In Mexico, effeminate Zapata painting draws fury

Dec. 10, 2019 7:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A painting showing Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata nude and in an effeminate pose has drawn the ire of some of Zapata's descendants and led about 100 farmers to block the entrance to the building where it was on display Tuesday. The painting depicts a nude Zapata wearing high...

New York City concert to honor Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie

Dec. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — New York City will host a concert in February to mark the 80th anniversary of Oklahoma native Woody Guthrie's classic song, “This Land Is Your Land.” The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa announced Tuesday that the concert will take place Feb. 23, 2020, at The Town Hall, which...

Monumental statue of black man defies Confederate monuments

Dec. 10, 2019 6:55 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man in a hoodie astride a horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. At least 1,000 people crowded the lawn of the...

NFL, NCAA football fuel Fox TV's win of the prime-time week

Dec. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by both college and pro football, Fox won a rare title as champ of the broadcast week among networks. Fox's Thursday night NFL airing of the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears was the week's top show of any kind with 18.23 million viewers, and its broadcast of the Big 10 title game...

Fox Nation host McHenry sues, alleging harassment by Tyrus

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The host of a Fox Nation streaming service program sued Fox News and her former co-host Tuesday, alleging he sent her sexually explicit text messages as he harassed her. The Manhattan federal court lawsuit claimed Fox News retaliated against Britt McHenry after she complained by shunning...

Adam Sandler on plunging into the Safdies' 'Uncut Gems'

Dec. 10, 2019 6:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems” when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk. The Safdies like to capture as much authentic New York energy as possible in their films and...

Column: Patriots bring us a new scandal: Spygate 2.0

Dec. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Anyone who's watched the New England Patriots stumble around for the past month or so surely saw this coming. With every wobbly pass delivered by Tom Brady, every disgusted look coming from beneath Bill Belichick's hoodie, every result that went on the wrong side of New England's won-loss ledger, it was clear the...

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

Dec. 10, 2019 5:54 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted the 9 million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm with the winners of...

Cardi B shows up at court in style for strip club fight case

Dec. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B turned up for a court appearance Tuesday in an attempted assault case, staying mum — except for fashion statements — as it proceeds. The Grammy-winning rapper sported a feather-trimmed black coat with a long train and a wide-brimmed black hat to her court date in...