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Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens join Country Music Hall of Fame

Oct. 21, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The bestselling country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, joined the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley on Sunday evening, in a star-filled ceremony full of tributes to their lasting legacies. Reba McEntire, Luke...

'Abominable' to skip Malaysia theaters over disputed sea map

Oct. 21, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The animated movie "Abominable" will skip Malaysian theaters after producers decided against cutting out a scene showing a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. Vietnam already pulled the U.S.-Chinese production from theaters over a fleeting image of...

Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo facing misdemeanor charges

Oct. 20, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers backup linebacker Anthony Chickillo is facing multiple misdemeanor charges after being arrested early Sunday. According to court documents, Chickillo was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police and charged with simple assault, property damage and harassment. The...

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'

Oct. 20, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely. Studios on Sunday say the film starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning grossed an estimated $36 million in North America and $117 million internationally in its...

Jennifer Lawrence marries art dealer Cooke Maroney

Oct. 20, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars. The "Hunger Games" star tied the knot with New York art dealer Cooke Maroney on Saturday at a Newport, Rhode Island, mansion. Lawrence's publicist...

'Captain America' Chris Evans helps dedicate youth theater

Oct. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — "Captain America" actor Chris Evans returned to his native Massachusetts this weekend to help dedicate the new home of a youth theater company where as a youngster he honed his acting skills. Evans, wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, helped cut the ribbon Saturday at the Concord Youth...

Jones tops Xfinity playoff contenders in wild Kansas race

Oct. 19, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Jones raced to his first career Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Kansas Speedway after a lapped car wrecked what was shaping up as an entertaining duel between playoff contenders Chase Briscoe and Christopher Bell. It wasn't the end of the drama, either. Fellow playoff...

Parel, Tolles top PGA Tour Champions playoff opener

Oct. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Scott Parel shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Tommy Tolles in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three tournaments in the PGA Tour Champions' Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. Parel rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 15th with...

Artist uses 'historic' markers to raise climate awareness

Oct. 19, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that...

Exhibit on Jefferson's architecture weaves in slavery's role

Oct. 19, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As an architect, Thomas Jefferson envisioned buildings for a new republic — not old-world kings. The domes and columns in his designs recalled ancient Greece and Rome to symbolize liberty and democracy. And yet enslaved Americans were involved in the actual construction. They...