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Gary Clark Jr. is confronting racism with 'This Land'

Mar. 22, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Gary Clark Jr. has created a lot of conversation with "This Land," the provocative first song off his latest album that shares the same name. In the angry blues-rock song, he recounts racial epithets hurled his way and other racist taunts before he defiantly asserts that he too is...

DJ Khaled inspired by son before hosting Kids' Choice Awards

Mar. 22, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the run-up to the Kids' Choice Awards, host DJ Khaled is feeling plenty of support — from his son. The producer-DJ said his 2-year-old son, Asahd, gets excited just watching his dad in the ads promoting the show on Nickelodeon. "When the commercials come on, my son is like...

CNN's profile of Kellyanne Conway gets social media blowback

Mar. 22, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Dana Bash is learning the perils of doing personality profiles in a political city that's always on a war footing. She's received a social media roasting this week for featuring White House adviser Kellyanne Conway as part of her ongoing feature series, "Badass Women of Washington."...

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

Mar. 22, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with the only audience that matters numbering just 12 jurors. While the day...

R. Kelly's trip to Dubai off for now as contracts reworked

Mar. 22, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking the...

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Show focused on black fans, athletes finds SiriusXM home

Mar. 23, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Larry Robinson and Howard Robertson created a pilot for their sports talk radio program "R&R on Sports" in 2013, something was missing from the marketplace. "At the time, there were no national syndicated sports radio shows with two African-American male hosts," Robinson...

New York acquires Catskill land, site of historic hotel

Mar. 23, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has acquired a tract in the Catskills that includes remnants of a historic hotel and provides increased access to a popular network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says the 50 acres in the...

Reel-y! New beer can double as motion picture film developer

Mar. 23, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Delaware created its SuperEight beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots....

Egyptian singer banned after claiming lack of free speech

Mar. 23, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect free speech. A video clip circulated online shows Sherine Abdel-Wahab, during a performance in Bahrain, saying: "Here I can say whatever I want. In Egypt, anyone who talks gets...

Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow

Mar. 23, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the "witch hunt" was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday's news that special...

Can brutal Bethlehem slaying ever be solved after 40 years?

Mar. 23, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The package arrived in the mail several months ago and landed on Bethlehem Detective Tom Galloway's desk with a thud. There was no return address. It held a plastic three-ring binder, containing several pages of meticulously organized notes. A young woman's smiling face on the cover,...

R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying

Mar. 22, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he's in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with the only audience that matters numbering just 12 jurors. While the day...

Texas country singer dies when gun accidentally discharges

Mar. 22, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — A country music singer has died in Texas after his manager says a revolver he was handling during a music video shoot accidentally discharged. Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack says 35-year-old Justin Carter died last weekend at his apartment in The Woodlands,...

Art Mazmanian, star on USC's CWS title team, dies at 91

Mar. 22, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art Mazmanian, an All-American second baseman on Southern California's first College World Series championship team in 1948 who later coached future major leaguers, has died. He was 91. The university said he died Friday in San Dimas, a Los Angeles suburb. No cause was given. Mazmanian...

Stormy Daniels protests Illinois tax on strip clubs

Mar. 22, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Adult film star Stormy Daniels briefly appeared at the Illinois Capitol on Friday to protest the state's tax on strip clubs. The porn actress who alleges she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president read a two-minute statement opposing the tax. Nicknamed the "pole...