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Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain

Apr. 25, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's fifth and final installment as 007 is heading home to Jamaica. Craig, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and director Cary Fukunaga on Thursday launched the film from the Caribbean island nation where Ian Fleming wrote all of...

Emilio Estefan to make documentary on late star Jenni Rivera

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan, who hopes to show the world the person and the friend that he got to know. "I really want people to know her with the same admiration that I had for her as a human...

Sale of tickets for Woodstock 50 delayed for now

Apr. 25, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts has been put on hold for now. Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be available on Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: "Woodstock 50 has delayed its...

Jersey's Springsteen readies a Western-style album

Apr. 25, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off his Broadway run, New Jersey's Bruce Springsteen looked West for inspiration on a new album he's planning to release on June 14. The 13-song disc is his first new studio album in five years. Titled "Western Stars," Springsteen said Thursday the album draws some inspiration from...

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favorite classic films

Apr. 25, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work. Usually "The Essentials" is filmed across two or three days. But the only way it...

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Symphony, union accept Emanuel offer to help end strike

Apr. 25, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Both striking musicians and management of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have welcomed an offer by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to help end a nearly two-month work stoppage over pensions and wages. Representatives for the two sides issued statements accepting Emanuel's Wednesday evening proposal that...

The Latest: Victim describes California crash 'like a movie'

Apr. 25, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on eight people injured in Northern California after a car plows into them (all times local): 9:35 a.m. One of the people injured when a former U.S. Army sharpshooter drove into a group of eight pedestrians said the crash was "like a movie." KTVU-TV reports 15-year-old...

Storm indefinitely delays opening of 50th Jazz Fest

Apr. 25, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A storm moving through the area has indefinitely delayed the opening day of the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The National Weather Service said there was an 80% chance of rain Thursday and some storms might be severe. As the sky darkened ominously, about a dozen people...

Missouri House endorses tax credit program for filmmakers

Apr. 25, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tax credit program for filmmakers would be revived under a bill that has received initial approval in the House. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that lawmakers endorsed the measure Wednesday amid frustration over projects like the drama series "Ozark," which is set in...

Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

Apr. 25, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden's cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden...

Sanders holds 1st press briefing since Feb. 28, but for kids

Apr. 25, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in more than a month Thursday, but the questions didn't come from working journalists. Sanders made herself available for what the White House said was a "kids-only press briefing" held for children participating in "Take...

Harry and Meghan: Newest royal baby could be an American

Apr. 25, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — What would the founding fathers think? Almost 250 years after the United States launched a revolution to rid itself of the British royal family, the next royal baby could be an American. The idea that a scion of the former colonies would be seventh in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II to the...

FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor's homes, City Hall

Apr. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks. The searches pushed the latest political scandal for Maryland's largest city to a...

Chiefs' Hill maintains innocence in domestic violence case

Apr. 25, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs star receiver Tyreek Hill is maintaining his innocence after prosecutors declined to charge him in a domestic incident that involved his fiancee and their 3-year-old. Hill said in a statement released Thursday that his "son's health and happiness" is his "number one...

Sale of tickets for Woodstock 50 delayed for now

Apr. 25, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts has been put on hold for now. Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be available on Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: "Woodstock 50 has delayed its...