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Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry

Jan. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil...

Q&A: Maroon 5's PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms

Jan. 17, 2019 10:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as a R&B singer....

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

Jan. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver's literary executor, said she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The cause of death was...

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

Jan. 17, 2019 11:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on...

And the nominees won't be (but should be) ...

Jan. 17, 2019 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the Academy Awards. It's a process that always leaves deserving nominees left out for lack of buzz, awareness or...

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The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:02 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:57 a.m. Marin Cilic overcame a pair of match points — including one double-faulted away by Fernando Verdasco — and a two-set deficit for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8), 6-3 victory in the Australian Open's...

Ronnie Milsap returned to his iconic studio for duets album

Jan. 18, 2019 8:35 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology and recording equipment. So it makes sense that he spent a long time getting 13 other singers and bands into the studio to record duets with him for a new album, "Ronnie Milsap: The...

Prince Philip, 97, recovering after car crash

Jan. 18, 2019 7:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband was recovering Friday at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled on a nearby highway in a collision with another vehicle. Witness Roy Warne told the BBC he was driving home from work when the accident involving Prince...

Ex-CEO gets prison term for defrauding Phoenix non-profit

Jan. 18, 2019 12:49 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former CEO has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for defrauding a Phoenix non-profit corporation and ordered to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. The Arizona Attorney General's Office says 67-year-old James Michael Russo was...

Alaska fashion show changes theme after airline objects

Jan. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has changed the theme of its annual fashion show following a complaint by Alaska Airlines. The Juneau Empire reports the Wearable Art show scheduled for mid-February in Alaska's capital changed its theme of turbulence to tailwind. The...

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

Jan. 17, 2019 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times while under the influence of alcohol and drugs in August 2015....

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...

UFC obliging troubled Greg Hardy's desire for 2nd chance

Jan. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Hardy's eyes popped as he saw his name in bold print on the oversized placard that identified him as a UFC fighter. "That's dope! It's got my Twitter thing on it," Hardy said with a laugh. Yes, his Twitter handle @greghardyjr was printed underneath his name to let fans know how to find...

APNewsBreak: SC inmates to get tablets for movies, calling

Jan. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are hoping to combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device to communicate with family, obtain education and even purchase access to approved entertainment services. Corrections Director Bryan Stirling...

Prince Philip, queen's husband, uninjured after car accident

Jan. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England but was not injured. Buckingham Palace said Philip, 97, was checked by a doctor after the accident and determined to be fine. The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday...