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Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band |Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired...

Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band |Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired...

Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band |Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired...

Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo share baby photo |Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine spent his first Father's Day as a dad of two.Supermodel Behati Prinsloo shared a photo on Instagram of the 39-year-old holding their second daughter, Gio Grace, who was born in February. Their first...

Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band |Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend.Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired...

Northwestern University revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree |Jun 18, 2018

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University has revoked the honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby two decades ago —the first time the school has taken such a step in its 167-year history.In a news release, the school in the Chicago suburb of...

The Latest: Senate backs bill promoting film diversity |Jun 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to California's film tax credit program (all times local):4:30 p.m.The California Senate is supporting a bill aimed at promoting diversity in California's film and television industry.It...

Michael Jackson's elephant escapes enclosure at Florida zoo |Jun 18, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo.The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens posted on Facebook that Ali the bull elephant wandered through a gate that...

Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida |Jun 18, 2018

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida, authorities said.The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort...

The Latest: Senate backs bill promoting film diversity |Jun 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to California's film tax credit program (all times local):4:30 p.m.The California Senate is supporting a bill aimed at promoting diversity in California's film and television industry.It...

Bail revoked for promoter of failed music fest in Bahamas |Jun 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Bail was revoked Monday for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island by a judge who called him a flight risk and a nonviolent danger to the community.U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said Billy...

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist held in 2013 Tennessee DUI death |Jun 18, 2018

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The original bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down is accused of violating probation from a deadly crash in Tennessee because of his arrest in Mississippi on weapons and drug charges.A judge in Jackson County,...

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again |Jun 18, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velvet...

The Latest: Fan rushes to scene of XXXTentacion's death |Jun 18, 2018

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on rapper XXXtentacion's fatal shooting in Florida (all times local):8:20 p.m.One Florida fan wasn't content to watch the news of XXXTentacion's fatal shooting through his phone or computer.When 21-year-old...

Firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouse |Jun 18, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse.Akron (AK'-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city...

Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media |Jun 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone conversation with her executive producer over the weekend, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King wondered if there wasn't more the network could do on the story of children being separated from parents through the Trump...

Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship |Jun 18, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn't want him to leave.Eric Abramovitz, currently with the Nashville Symphony...

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City |Jun 18, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born. The Kansas City Star reports that services for Spade are planned for 3 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of...

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit |Jun 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in...

Ex-3 Doors Down bass player arrested, drugs, weapons found |Jun 17, 2018

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) — One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home.Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, in a news release, said 46-year-old Todd Harrell, the...

TV host Jimmy Kimmel beat by Sen. Ted Cruz in charity game |Jun 17, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in...

Rapper Kamaiyah's court date in airport spat may be delayed |Jun 16, 2018

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for rapper Kamaiyah expects her first court date in a Connecticut airport disturbance case will be postponed as he and a prosecutor work to resolve misdemeanor charges.The 26-year-old hip-hop artist from California...

Actor says husband's Tesla car shot flames in traffic |Jun 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Mary McCormack has shared video of her husband's Tesla car shooting flames while in Southern California traffic.McCormack said in an accompanying tweet Friday that there was "no accident" and the incident was "out of the...

AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations |Jun 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AMC Networks says Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels.The media company said that it's had a positive relationship with Hardwick but takes seriously...

Detroit honors Jackson brothers with ceremonial keys to city |Jun 16, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — They didn't get a street named after them, but they did get the keys to the city. The Detroit Free Press reports that Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon Jackson got a warm reception Friday in the hometown of Motown...

'Dancing with the Stars' Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy engaged |Jun 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dancing with the Stars" cast members Jenna Johnson and Valentin Chmerkovskiy (shmehr-KAWF'-skee) are engaged.Johnson on Thursday tweeted photos of her 32-year-old fiance on his knee popping the question in Venice. The next...

Apple announces multi-year content deal with Oprah Winfrey |Jun 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple says it has reached a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service.Apple said Friday the programs will be released worldwide as part of a lineup of original content.Apple has...

Rap trio Migos to receive ASCAP Vanguard Award |Jun 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The streaming juggernauts Migos will receive the ASCAP Vanguard Award for their successful year in music.The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said on Friday the trio of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff will earn the...

Thrice-deported felon sentenced to 8 years in federal prison |Jun 15, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Mexican citizen to eight years in prison for an immigration conviction — more than double the recommended term — citing his lengthy criminal history and the fact that he's already been deported...

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store |Jun 15, 2018

iTunes charts for week ending June 14, 2018Top Songs1. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B), Maroon 52. Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), Post Malone3. I Like It, Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin4. Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons5. Lose It, Kane Brown6....

Keith Fahnhorst, 49er tackle who won 2 titles, dies at 66 |Jun 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former star San Francisco 49ers tackle Keith Fahnhorst has died at 66.The team said Friday he died Tuesday. No cause was given.Fahnhorst won two Super Bowls in his 14 seasons with the franchise and was an All-Pro in 1984. He...

Divorce finalized for 'Glee's' Naya Rivera and actor husband |Jun 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Naya Rivera's marriage to husband Ryan Dorsey is over after nearly four years.A judge in Los Angeles finalized the pair's divorce Thursday. Rivera and Dorsey will share custody of their 2-year-old son.The 31-year-old...

James Corden talks about his London shows, Trump-era humor |Jun 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Corden brings a gleeful buoyancy to his CBS late-night show, whether he's bantering simultaneously with all his guests or dueting with stars as he drives.But CBS' smoothly produced "The Late Late Show" suggests just how...

NY Philharmonic may relax no-pants dress code for women |Jun 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky.The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its...

Hundreds gather to honor Cardinals legend Red Schoendienst |Jun 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to say goodbye to Red Schoendienst. Among them are current and past St. Louis Cardinals players as well as fans.The Hall of Fame second baseman's public funeral was Friday at the Cathedral...

NY high court nixes Trump's bid to delay defamation suit |Jun 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's highest court has turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing.The state Court of Appeals...

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr arrested on rape charges |Jun 14, 2018

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.The San Diego Union-Tribune reports sheriff's deputies...

Millie Bobby Brown deletes Twitter account over memes |Jun 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Stranger Things" actress Millie Bobby Brown has deleted her Twitter account after users posted memes depicting her as homophobic.The memes featured photos of the 14-year-old with homophobic slurs.It is not clear why she was...

Wife tells AP: D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87. |Jun 14, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Wife tells AP: D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87. .

Whirlwind World Cup awaits Fox's lead voices Strong, Holden |Jun 14, 2018

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — At this point, it all feels familiar for John Strong and Stuart Holden.The lead broadcasters for Fox's English-language coverage of the World Cup in the United States are starting their Russian adventure in Sochi, where they...

FDA clears 1st generic film strip of addiction drug Suboxone |Jun 14, 2018

U.S. regulators have approved the first generic version of an under-the-tongue film for treating opioid addiction.The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a generic version of Suboxone, a film strip that dissolves under the tongue....

Tiny Dust-to-Digital record label gathers big attention |Jun 14, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — A tiny Georgia-based record label has made big noise in the music world with new releases of hard-to-find recordings compiled from old 78 rpm discs and obscure archives.Since its first release in 2003, Atlanta-based Dust-to-Digital...

Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died |Jun 14, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died Wednesday night in his sleep in...

Bill Cosby ousts legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing |Jun 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has ousted the high-powered defense team whose aggressive tactics failed to sway jurors from convicting him of sexual assault in April.Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Thursday that Tom Mesereau and the rest of...

Welcome center to open at mansion after long-running battle |Jun 13, 2018

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Rhode Island is opening a welcome center that has drawn strenuous opposition from neighbors, preservationists and many descendants of the Vanderbilt family.The Preservation Society...

Court documents: Police investigating possible elder abuse of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee |Jun 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court documents: Police investigating possible elder abuse of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.

Police investigate elder abuse of Marvel Comics' Stan Lee |Jun 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating reports of elder abuse against Marvel Comics' Stan Lee.The investigation was revealed in a restraining order granted Wednesday against a man who has been acting as Lee's business manager and...

Man accused of human smuggling after dozens found in trailer |Jun 13, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A South Texas man has been charged with human smuggling after 54 immigrants, including some children, were found in a semitrailer in San Antonio.Officials said Wednesday the federal charges were filed against 36-year-old...

Actor John Schneider released from jail in alimony dispute |Jun 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dukes of Hazard" star John Schneider is free hours after he was jailed for an alimony dispute.The 58-year-old Schneider was released from the Los Angeles County Jail on Tuesday when his three-day sentence was cut short because...

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe |Jun 13, 2018

WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival.Firefighters used a power saw to free the woman from her predicament at last weekend's...