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Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: 'I love you 3000'

Aug. 24, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Tom Holland has made an appearance at a Disney fan convention amid the news that Spider-Man will no longer be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Earlier this week, it was reported...

Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

Aug. 24, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow." Barack Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake's "Too...

Correction: Placido Domingo-Europe story

Aug. 24, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about Placido Domingo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Caterina Bolognese, the head of the gender equality division at the Council of Europe, said Domingo should apologize. She said Domingo should apologize if he committed the sexual harassment that nine women...

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

Aug. 24, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands." Money's comments appear in a video released Saturday from his AXS TV reality series "Real Money." The full episode...

Frustrated with event ticketing? New ventures try to help

Aug. 24, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Event organizers hoping to eliminate ticket scams and huge markups in the secondary market are increasingly turning to companies that use technology to allow fans to buy and resell their tickets while putting caps on prices. Partnering with such companies allows event organizers to...

Hundreds pays respects to former Louisiana Gov. Blanco

Aug. 23, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco at a public visitation Friday evening in Cajun country. Mourners in her beloved home region waited in long lines to say goodbye at St. John the Evangelist Cathedra in Lafayette, the Daily...

Review: Taylor Swift taps into her joyful side with 'Lover'

Aug. 23, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

Taylor Swift, "Lover" (Republic Records) If you want an easy way to see how far Taylor Swift has come since her last album, just compare the two covers. If 2017's "reputation" featured a photo of Swift unsmiling in black and white, "Lover" is an explosion of color, clouds and sparkles. The superb new 18-track...

Biggest ever Kentridge show explores Africa's history

Aug. 23, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Evocative videos, graphic tapestries, charcoal drawings, woodcut prints, sculptures and immersive sound installations combine in the largest single show by South African artist William Kentridge to explore compelling themes including South Africa's apartheid history and the...

'Power' heads toward its finale, but its influence grows

Aug. 23, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the first episode aired five years ago. Since then, Jackson has joyfully watched as his words have come to fruition....

5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened

Aug. 23, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper's concert at an Algiers sports stadium that left five youths dead, including a 13-year-old. The prosecutor's office in Sidi M'Hamed said in a statement on Friday that an inquiry to determine the...