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VMI earns first FCS playoff bid, beats The Citadel 31-17

Apr. 17, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Seth Morgan threw three touchdown passes, and No. 15 VMI will enter the FCS playoffs for the first time with its 31-17 victory over The Citadel on Saturday. The Keydets (6-1, 6-1), who also collected their first Southern Conference title since...

Lawyer: 2 arrested had no role in Confederate chair theft

Apr. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer for of the two people arrested on charges of possessing a stolen Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery said the pair had nothing to do with the theft of the artifact, calling it a misunderstanding. The chair-shaped...

Stolen Confederate monument recovered in New Orleans

Apr. 09, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a Confederate monument that had been stolen in Alabama and was the subject of a ransom note threatening to convert it into a toilet, New Orleans police confirmed Friday. A spokesperson for the New Orleans Police...

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for Jackson, Bieber, DeLorean, dies

Apr. 08, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howard Weitzman, an attorney whose clients included Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and auto maker John DeLorean, has died. He was 81. Weitzman died Wednesday in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles after a brief illness, his wife, Margaret...

Paris Hilton returns to Utah for ceremonial bill signing

Apr. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paris Hilton returned to Salt Lake City Tuesday for a ceremonial bill signing for a law that regulates treatment centers for troubled teens in Utah. The legislation for facilities that treat teens with behavioral and mental health issues gained...

Ransom note threatens to make Confederate monument a toilet

Apr. 07, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

After a Confederate monument was stolen from an Alabama cemetery last month, a group now claiming responsibility is threatening to turn the ornate sculpture of a chair into a toilet. The strange saga began on March 20, when the United Daughters of the Confederacy reported...

Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music Publishing

Mar. 31, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his rich catalog of songs. Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday that it has acquired Simon's catalog, which includes six decades of music, from his time in Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career. Financial...

'A reset button' — Black theater leaders push for change

Mar. 26, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What's better than a powerful voice from the Black theater community singing about change? How about 13 such voices? Vanessa Williams, Billy Porter and Audra McDonald and other founding members of Black Theatre United have recorded the song and video...

VMI beats Samford in OT for first 4-0 start since 1981

Mar. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reece Udinski connected with Jakob Herres in overtime and then Michael Jackson for a two-point conversion, giving VMI a 38-37 victory over Samford on Saturday for its first 4-0 start since 1981. Udinski, who is transferring to Maryland after the...

Oprah’s deft royal interview shows why she’s still the queen

Mar. 08, 2021 17:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were royal victims and villains in Harry and Meghan’s tell-all — or tell enough — interview with Oprah Winfrey. But there was only one immediate and clear winner: the American media queen. While the couple drew both strong support and...