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FILE - In this Thursday, May 14, 2020, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Doral, Fla. A federal appellate court has stayed a lower court ruling that gave impoverished Florida felons the right to vote. The order issued Wednesday, July 1, 2020, disappointed voting rights activists and could have national implications in November's presidential election. In May, a federal judge ruled that Florida law can’t stop disenfranchised felons from voting because they can’t pay back any legal fees and restitution they owe. DeSantis immediately appealed to the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, requesting a stay of the ruling and a review of the case by the full appeals court. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Florida reports 10,000 daily coronavirus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida has reported 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time. That daily number on Thursday is six times higher than the daily record less than a month ago. The state also reported 67 deaths for the second time in a week. The seven-day average for daily deaths is...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from July 5-July 11, from left, RZA attends the BET Hip-Hop Honors on Sept. 29, 2012, in Atlanta. RZA, Kevin Hart attends the Big Screen Achievement Awards on April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas, Ringo Starr poses for a portrait on Sept. 23, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif, Wolfgang Puck arrives at the Oscars on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, Tom Hanks arrives to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Rome Film Festival on Oct. 13, 2016, Sofia Vergara arrives at a Stand Up To Cancer event on Sept. 7, 2018, in Santa Monica, CalifSofia Vergara arrives at a Stand Up To Cancer event on Sept. 7, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif and Suzanne Vega poses for a portrait on March 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

Jun. 29, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11 July 5: Musician Robbie Robertson is 77. Singer Huey Lewis is 70. Country keyboardist Charles Ventre of River Road is 68. Singer Marc Cohn is 61. Actor Dorien Wilson (“The Parkers,” ″Sister, Sister”) is 58. Actress Edie Falco (“Nurse...

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BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

Jun. 28, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers,...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, actor Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers at the premiere of the

World leaders, stars unite at event aimed at fighting virus

Jun. 28, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A summit that included a star-studded virtual concert hosted by Dwayne Johnson has raised nearly $7 billion in cash and loan guarantees to assist the poor around the globe whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Global Citizen said its summit with world leaders had raised...

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Review: HAIM hits its stride in confident, creative album

Jun. 25, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

HAIM, “Women In Music Pt. III” (Columbia Records) The group HAIM — composed of sister trio Este, Danielle and Alana Haim — has been carving out space since 2007, but with “Women in Music Pt. III” they’ve found their space and are thriving within it. There’s...

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Review: One-musician show by Ray LaMontagne on ‘MONOVISION’

Jun. 24, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

Ray LaMontagne, “MONOVISION” (RCA) Ray LaMontagne takes a comprehensive less-is-more approach on “MONOVISION,” his eighth album. A solo work in the truest sense of the term, LaMontagne played all the instruments, wrote all the tunes and even engineered and produced the 10-song...

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Review: Ferrell spins a warm-hearted spoof in ‘Eurovision’

Jun. 24, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

“ Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” Will Ferrell’s goofy and highly quotable parody of the long-running European spectacle, is the first great comedy of 2020 and it couldn’t have come soon enough. There hasn’t been much to laugh about lately. The competition,...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from June 28-July 4, Mel Brooks, from left, attends the premiere of

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 28-July 4

Jun. 22, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 28-July 4 June 28: Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 94. Comedian John Byner is 83. Bassist Dave Knights of Procol Harum is 75. Actor Bruce Davison (“X-Men”) is 74. Actress Kathy Bates is 72. Actress Alice Krige is 66. Jazz singer Tierney Sutton is 57. Actress...

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Darren Criss reveals songwriting chops and a goofier side

Jun. 22, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Great songs have been inspired by all kinds of things — like love, dreams and heartache. Now comes an unlikely one inspired by a hot dog. That's the comedic premise of the first episode of Quibi's new 12-part series “Royalties,” starring Darren Criss and Kether Donohue...

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Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert

Jun. 22, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to make coronavirus tests and treatment available and equitable for all. The advocacy organization Global Citizen and the European Commission...