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France to hold daylong tribute to Notre Dame firefighters

PARIS (AP) — France is paying a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from encroaching flames. French President Emmanuel Macron will host the firefighters for a special gathering to share “words of thanks,” according to his office. Top government ministers […]
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Judge says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now single

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are officially single, though more work is left before the terms of their divorce are final. Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that Judge John W. Ouderkirk entered a judgment Friday, saying the couple is no longer married. Her name was also restored to just Jolie, […]
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Gambler sets another 1-day winnings record on ‘Jeopardy!’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on “Jeopardy!” James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week. Due to the game show’s taping schedule, the records were actually set one day apart, […]
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‘Bridesmaids’ writers Wiig, Mumolo to reunite 8 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — “Bridesmaids” writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are finally reuniting, eight years after their smash hit comedy. Lionsgate announced Wednesday that it will produce “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” from a script by Wiig and Mumolo. They will each also co-star in the film as best friends who […]
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Lindsay Lohan’s stepmom pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after state police said she tried to commandeer an occupied bus and attacked its driver. Thirty-six-year-old Kate Major Lohan apologized while entering the third-degree misdemeanor plea Wednesday. Lehigh County prosecutors withdrew other charges including drunken driving. Authorities say she was angry after […]
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Survivor of Texas tornado describes escape from grass house

ALTO, Texas (AP) — A survivor of a deadly Texas tornado says he managed to crawl out of a grass house at a Native American historic site before the twister hurled it into the distance with two other people still inside. Jeff Williams of Nacogdoches (nak-uh-DOH’-ches) is president of Friends of Caddo (CAD’-oh) Mounds, a […]
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Monty Python celebrate ‘Life of Brian,’ honor ailing Jones

LONDON (AP) — Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic “Life of Brian” are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones. Jones is “very robust” although “on the downhill slope” due to dementia, according to his friend and colleague Michael Palin. Jones was diagnosed in 2015 with […]
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Both sides want Weinstein hearing closed to press, public

NEW YORK (AP) — Both sides in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case want the press and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul’s next court appearance. Prosecutors argue the April 26 hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein’s right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose allegations against him aren’t […]
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Berry Gordy fulfills dreams with Motown reaching 60 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for “all people” in the world fulfilled. Gordy told the packed Microsoft Theater at the “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” that he wanted his […]
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Beyoncé drops surprise new album

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé has surprised her fans by releasing a soundtrack to her Netflix documentary “Homecoming.” The 37-year-old superstar debuted “Homecoming: The Live Album” Wednesday, the same day a Netflix documentary exploring her historic performances at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was released. She was the first black woman to […]
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Texts: Chicago prosecutor called Smollett ‘washed up celeb’

CHICAGO (AP) — Text messages show the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett told her top deputy that Smollett was a “washed up celeb” who was overcharged. The office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx released thousands of documents from the investigation late Tuesday in response to media […]
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Greta takes climate change campaign to Vatican, meets pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has brought her climate change campaign to the Vatican, where she met with Pope Francis and carried a sign saying “Join the climate strike.” Thunberg arrived late for Francis’ general audience on Wednesday and took her seat in the VIP section in St. Peter’s Square. […]
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Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of a Japanese megahit comic series of master thief Lupin The Third, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11. The story of Lupin’s heists […]
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Andy Hui apologizes after taxi camera captures infidelity

HONG KONG (AP) — A tearful Hong Kong celebrity Andy Hui apologized after a newspaper published footage of his apparent dalliance with an actress that was captured on a camera installed in a taxi. Hui, an actor and singer, married Hong Kong pop star Sammi Cheng in 2013. The 51-year-old apologized at a news conference […]
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Huerta, Hansberry documentaries among Peabody Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Profiles of activist Dolores Huerta and writer Lorraine Hansberry are among the Peabody Award winners for documentary programs. “Independent Lens: Dolores” and “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes-Feeling Heart” both aired on PBS. The films are among the eight Peabody-winning documentaries to be honored May 18 in New York along with winners in […]
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Stars from Willie Nelson to Anna Wintour donate to 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week’s first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the crowded field of more than a dozen […]
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Michael Jackson estate hits back at ‘Leaving Neverland’

BOSTON (AP) — The co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate says he’s confident the late superstar’s supporters will be able to protect his legacy and brand in the wake of a documentary detailing allegations of sexual abuse. Longtime entertainment attorney John Branca criticized filmmakers of HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” for not reaching out to the estate and […]
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Notre Dame an inspiration in film, music and books

NEW YORK (AP) — The Notre-Dame de Paris, which sustained a devastating fire Monday, has inspired writers, painters and filmmakers for hundreds of years. Here are some notable examples: PAINTING: Henri Matisse painted it often— in intimate blue, a distant green, a pinkish haze. It served as a melancholy backdrop for William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “The Bohemian,” […]
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Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ to premiere at Cannes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Elton John biopic “Rocketman” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. “Rocketman” will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it’s to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday confirmed the premiere, which Variety first reported. The film stars Taron Egerton […]
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Fox draws nearly 2.6 million viewers for Sanders town hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders took heat from some Democrats for holding a town hall on Fox News Channel but there’s one result hard to argue with: it was the most-watched candidate events in the election campaign so far. An estimated 2.55 million people saw Sanders’ town hall Monday in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the […]
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Upset Bill Cosby says insurer settles another accuser’s suit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby says his insurance company is settling another lawsuit filed by a female accuser without his permission. Cosby in a statement accuses American International Group Inc. of “egregious behavior.” He says he could have proven he was in New York during the alleged 2008 encounter with 18-year-old Chloe Goins […]
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‘Today’ show co-anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

NEW YORK (AP) — “Today” show co-anchor Hoda Kotb’s family has grown. In a telephone call on Tuesday, the 54-year-old told her colleagues that she has adopted a second child. Hope Catherine joins 2-year-old sister Haley Joy. Kotb adopted Haley Joy in 2017. Kotb says Haley is marching around saying “I’m a big sister.” She […]
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‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ actress Georgia Engel dies at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A friend of Georgia Engel, the actress who was part of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” says she has died at age 70. John Quilty, who was also her executor, said Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. The cause of death wasn’t known because she was a Christian Scientist and […]
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Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the late icon “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture.” Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke. David W. Blight’s 900-page “Frederick Douglass” was named the […]
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David Brion Davis, scholar of slavery, dead at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — David Brion Davis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who documented the centrality of slavery in Western culture through a landmark trilogy that made him among the world’s most respected and influential scholars, has died. Davis, a professor emeritus at Yale University, died Sunday at age 92. Yale announced that he died of […]
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Peyton Manning goes deep with pass at NFL’s storied history

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as he had the true touch when he threw passes, set records and won two Super Bowls, Peyton Manning has the right approach when looking at some of the NFL’s greatest moments. ESPN, NFL Films and the league itself clearly felt that way. Manning, a lock for the Pro Football […]
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Paris emergency services now trying to salvage the artwork stored in Notre Dame Cathedral from the huge fire

PARIS (AP) — Paris emergency services now trying to salvage the artwork stored in Notre Dame Cathedral from the huge fire.
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Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for her […]
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Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK’-lin), her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam. Loughlin and Giannulli said in court documents filed Monday they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment and plead not guilty. The couple and […]
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Jay-Z to perform at newly renovated Webster Hall in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with a performance next week. Tickets for the April 26 show go on sale Friday. It will be Jay-Z’s first time performing at the venue located in Manhattan’s East Village. Webster Hall has operated as a […]
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