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Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

Sep. 22, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity. But Republican party organizations tied to a GOP rising star in Congress show no...

Benefit concert to feature "Supergirl" co-stars, newlyweds

Sep. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Supergirl" co-stars and real-life newlyweds Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood will join performers Jane Lynch, Wayne Brady and Laurie Metcalf for a concert being livestreamed Saturday to benefit low-income migrants. The show will also feature Marcia Cross, Grant Gustin, Cheyenne Jackson,...

Cuomo signs bill extending statute of limitations for rape

Sep. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute some sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations for second- and third-degree rape. The Democratic governor was joined by actresses Mira Sorvino and Julianne Moore as well as activists from the...

MLB, players' union donate to Bahamas relief on Clemente Day

Sep. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union have made a joint donation of $210,000 to help with relief and recovery in the Bahamas after the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian. The donation was made Wednesday, recognized as Roberto Clemente Day in the majors. The late Pittsburgh Hall...

Celebs to read bedtime story to help fight homelessness

Sep. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith and Dame Helen Mirren will read a bedtime story during a one-night fundraising event to help fight global homelessness. Smith and Mirren will each tell their story from different locations during the World's Big Sleep Out on Dec. 7. The campaign will encourage people in 50...

The Latest: Injured chief is brother of fallen firefighter

Sep. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a deadly propane explosion in Maine (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Maine public safety officials say a firefighter killed in a propane explosion that injured eight other people was a 30-year member of the Farmington Fire Department. Gov. Janet Mills on Monday ordered...

Model Naomi Campbell takes spotlight at London Fashion Week

Sep. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum. The gala capped a warm day filled with shows and presentations, including runway offerings by Alexa Chung and House of...

Cardi B, A$AP Rocky and more support Rihanna's Diamond Ball

Sep. 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many kids, Rihanna dreamed of someday growing up to be rich, but helping others was at the forefront of her vision. "It's always been important to me before any success," she told The Associated Press Thursday at her annual Diamond Ball charity gala. "As a kid, just seeing those...

Margot Robbie feels 'lucky' to become face of Chanel perfume

Sep. 13, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Robbie feels lucky to build upon the Chanel legacy as the face for the brand's newest perfume. The "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" star said she is ready to lead the campaign for the new Chanel Gabrielle Chanel fragrance. She spoke about her involvement as the company's brand...

With "Eve," Rapsody gains traction in the best rapper debate

Sep. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge. These...