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The Latest: Avenatti says he represents 3 R. Kelly victims

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti says that he now represents three victims of singer R. Kelly, three whisleblowers who have information about the case and three parents of victims. Speaking at a press conference in...

Diddy's 'Making the Band' officially coming back to TV

Jul. 15, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy's "Making the Band" is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020. "Making the Band" made its debut on ABC in 2000 when Lou Pearlman, who managed the...

Judge combines R. Kelly hearings in separate federal cases

Jul. 15, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court hearing for R&B singer R. Kelly has been pushed back a day and will instead be held Tuesday when the singer was expected to be arraigned. Federal judges were supposed to meet Monday in Chicago to figure how to proceed in the case that involves separate indictments out of...

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Jul. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most...

Ugandan singer Bobi Wine plans to run for president in 2021

Jul. 15, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election "on behalf of the people." But Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, said he is concerned about his safety after what he believes was an...

Cuban singer becomes pioneer of #MeToo movement on island

Jul. 15, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Dianelys Alfonso has a bold presence — brightly colored tattoos, spandex bodysuits, Technicolor hair — and a clarion voice that won her the label "Goddess of Cuba" for her turns on songs ranging from ballads to reggaeton. Now she's also the center of a new phenomenon in Cuba...

Bobi Wine, Uganda's pop star opposition leader, says he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in 2021 polls

Jul. 15, 2019 8:25 AM EDT
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Bobi Wine, Uganda's pop star opposition leader, says he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in 2021 polls.

Underwater music festival held in Florida Keys

Jul. 15, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Divers and snorkelers gathered underwater to listen to music and coral reef protection messages in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival was staged Saturday at Looe Key Reef, an area of the sanctuary about six miles south of Big Pine...

Frittelli wins John Deere for first PGA Tour title

Jul. 14, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open, finishing at 21-under 263 after the bogey-free final round at TPC...

Mental hospital patient died in dogpile; no charges filed

Jul. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A patient at a state mental hospital in South Carolina died earlier this year after being at the bottom of a dogpile of several employees — something specifically prohibited in their training. Three of the 13 employees involved in the death of 35-year-old William Avant in...