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South Korean president visits UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jan. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On a trip to the United Arab Emirates, the president of South Korea on Sunday reportedly reached a preliminary multibillion-dollar deal to sell Seoul’s surface-to-air missiles to Abu Dhabi and pledged deeper cooperation with the Gulf Arab federation. ...

Los Angeles police investigate Ye after battery complaint

Jan. 13, 2022 15:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after a battery report was filed Thursday against Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. The incident that spurred the complaint took place in downtown Los Angeles at about 3 a.m. Thursday, LAPD spokeswoman Redina Puentes said. No...

Man charged with storming Capitol made rap videos about riot

Jan. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

A South Dakota man charged this week with storming the U.S. Capitol last year performed rap songs about the riot in videos posted on his YouTube channel, federal authorities say. A relative told the FBI that Billy Knutson was a rapper who sold his music online and has a YouTube...

Man arrested in Young Dolph's death; 2nd man charged

Jan. 12, 2022 16:20 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Tennessee man wanted in the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph in his hometown of Memphis was captured Tuesday in Indiana, while another man was indicted on murder charges, authorities said. A grand jury indicted Cornelius Smith, 32, on first-degree murder...

Official: Young Dolph slaying suspects have criminal history

Jan. 12, 2022 15:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two of the men arrested in connection with the killing of rapper Young Dolph had a history of violent crime, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Authorities also said that they have not yet identified a motive for the shooting. Young Dolph, whose real name was...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 16-22

Jan. 10, 2022 08:06 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 16-22: Jan. 16: Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 88. Singer Barbara Lynn is 80. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 79. Singer Katherine Anderson Schaffner of The Marvelettes is 78. Country singer Jim Stafford is 78. Radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger...

St. Louis man gets life in prison for killing boy, 3 others

Jan. 06, 2022 16:02 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole for robbing and killing four people, including a 10-year-old boy. Ja'Vonne Dupree, 24, was convicted in October of four counts of first-degree murder and other crimes. One of the victims,...

Music: 2021 was a good year for Wallen, Adele — and vinyl

Jan. 06, 2022 11:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New data from the music industry confirms what a lot of people long suspected — 2021 was a very good year for Morgan Wallen, Adele and vinyl. MRC Data's year-end report, presented in collaboration with Billboard, showed that Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 9-15

Jan. 03, 2022 09:49 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 9-15: Jan. 9: Actor K Callan (“Lois and Clark”) is 86. Singer Joan Baez is 81. Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 78. Actor John Doman (“Gotham”) is 77. Singer-actor Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) is 72. Singer Crystal Gayle...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 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 Donald Rumsfeld...