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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings kick of Miami's Art Basel

Dec. 02, 2021 13:34 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — After a pandemic hiatus, the official Art Basel show is back in Miami with all its eccentric glory, a dizzying list of celebrity attendees and dozens of spin-off shows that are already generating a buzz, including a phenom child painter and a $4 million Banksy sale. ...

Alicia Keys teases new songs at small show ahead of art fair

Dec. 02, 2021 10:17 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys guided a few hundred people at a small show in Miami through a 10-minute meditation before asking them to make some choices. Keys wanted concert goers gathering for an immersive exhibit on the eve of Art Basel Miami...

Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 18:42 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, was fatally shot at their home in Beverly Hills, California, early Wednesday, police said. Police and paramedics arrived at the home...

Past molestation evidence allowed in Duggar child porn trial

Dec. 01, 2021 14:45 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jurors in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial on child pornography charges can hear evidence that he admitted to molesting four girls nearly 20 years ago, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks rejected a...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial this week on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan....

Vegas police confirm case involving R&B singer Trey Songz

Nov. 30, 2021 20:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police said Tuesday they’re investigating sexual assault allegations involving R&B artist Trey Songz at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. In a statement, Las Vegas police said sex crimes detectives received a complaint about a Sunday incident involving the...

Rihanna's officially 'right excellent,' named Barbados hero

Nov. 30, 2021 12:00 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, but hesitated before she stood up. Before her, top Barbadian government officials encouraged her to join them at a crucial moment in her...

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Nov. 30, 2021 10:58 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and...

Josh Duggar trial to begin over child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2021 07:26 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial over federal child pornography charges. Duggar, who appeared in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” was charged in April with two counts of downloading and...