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Ariana Grande tells fans she’s struggling with an illness

Nov. 16, 2019 10:00 PM EST

Singer Ariana Grande is telling her fans that she has a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick” and might force her to cancel upcoming shows on her world tour. Grande, 26, says in videos posted Saturday on Instagram that “my throat and head are still in so much pain.” While...

GOP woman gets outsized role at impeachment hearing

Nov. 16, 2019 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn’t take long at Friday’s impeachment hearing before Rep. Elise Stefanik, the House Intelligence Committee’s only Republican woman, was gaveled down by the panel’s Democratic chairman. Republicans kept the 35-year-old Harvard graduate from upstate New...

A boat lost in 1891 is discovered in Lake Michigan

Nov. 16, 2019 8:50 AM EST

LELAND, Mich. (AP) — A late 19th-century shipwreck has been discovered in northern Lake Michigan. The discovery of W.C. Kimball was announced this week with photos and videos documenting the details on social media, MLive reported. Shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson, Technical Diver Steve Wimer and a group...

The Latest: Ousted Ukraine ambassador has her say in hearing

Nov. 16, 2019 2:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says congressional Democrats are drowning government agencies with an “avalanche of subpoenas” in order to “incapacitate” the...

Minnesota school district may monitor students’ online posts

Nov. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the summer of 2017, Minnetonka Public Schools Superintendent Dennis Peterson attended a conference in Baltimore put on by the Education Research and Development Institute, a for-profit company that connects education technology businesses with school administrators. While in...

Ex-ambassador’s testimony shines light on conservative media

Nov. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s impeachment testimony on Friday spotlighted the role of conservative media in her downfall and the chilling reminder that she remains a social media target. The ousted ambassador recalled a series of articles by reporter John Solomon,...

Twitter details political ad ban, admits it’s imperfect

Nov. 15, 2019 4:13 PM EST

Twitter’s new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. But the company quickly acknowledged Friday that it expects to make mistakes as individuals and groups look for loopholes. Twitter is defining political content to include...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 15, 2019 2:01 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows a rigged voting machine in Mississippi as a voter clicks...

Swift questions AMAs performance over fight with music group

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs. “Right now my performance at...

Diplomat built reputation as solid pro, but saw it sullied

Nov. 15, 2019 7:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine watched in disbelief as her reputation was publicly sullied in a slow-burning campaign to discredit her. She was unceremoniously ousted from her job even as her boss assured her she had done nothing wrong. On Friday, diplomat Marie Yovanovitch gets...