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UK lawmaker calls Austen among 'greatest living authors'

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A British legislator mistakenly described Jane Austen as one of the UK's "greatest living authors," prompting laughs from fellow lawmakers. More>>

Former intelligence director James Clapper is writing a book

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James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence who has clashed with President Donald Trump, has a book deal. More>>

The Latest: OJ Simpson supporters arrive at Nevada prison

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O.J. Simpson's supporters have arrived at a Nevada prison where the incarcerated former football star will ask a parole board for his freedom. More>>

Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates money

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Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. More>>

Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'

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The longtime performer of Kermit the Frog says Disney's decision to fire him from the role came "as a complete shock.". More>>

Ryan Seacrest back as host of 'Idol' when it returns on ABC

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Ryan Seacrest says he will be back hosting "American Idol" when it returns for a first season on ABC. More>>

Where to watch O.J. Simpson's parole hearing

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Television networks return to an old obsession by presenting live coverage of O.J. Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday. More>>

OJ Simpson making case for his freedom on live TV

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

Moon dust heading to auction after galactic court battle

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A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction _ surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle. More>>

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. More>>

2 top executives retiring from Library of America

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At age 35, the Library of America is in transition: Longtime president Cheryl Hurley and longtime editor-in-chief Geoffrey O'Brien are retiring at the end of the year, the publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

Forest Whitaker guest-stars in a multi-episode 'Empire' arc

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The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc "Empire" this fall. More>>

Malaysia bans 'Despacito' on state radio, TV due to lyrics

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Malaysia's government has banned the Spanish hit song "Despacito" on state radio and television following complains that its lyrics were obscene. More>>

London Zoo welcomes a new kind of visitor: Robotic dinosaurs

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London Zoo is preparing for the opening of a new exhibit on dinosaurs and extinction. More>>

TV series 'The Brave' to film first season in New Mexico

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A new television series that will follow a undercover special operations squad will begin filming in New Mexico this month. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Sen. John McCain's tumor among most aggressive forms of brain cancer; O.J. Simpson poised for hearing before Nevada parole board; bag containing traces of moon dust up for auction. More>>

UK government to take more time to consider Fox-Sky deal

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Britain's culture secretary says she needs more time to consider Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid for the Sky pay television and broadband network. More>>

'Hawaii Five-0' signs 3 new stars in wake of cast departures

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CBS says Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are set to join the cast of "Hawaii Five-0" with its eighth season. More>>

Former intelligence director James Clapper is writing a book

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James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence who has clashed with President Donald Trump, has a book deal. More>>

Fleetwood Mac to earn MusiCares Person of the Year

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Fleetwood Mac will be named the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year, becoming the first group to receive the honor. More>>

Canada governor touches queen's elbow for safety on stairs

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Canada's governor general has said he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London. More>>

Rey finally gets place in Star Wars Monopoly sets sold in US

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Hasbro is now offering a "Star Wars" Monopoly set for sale in the U.S. that includes the female character Rey. More>>

11 key players in OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada

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The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

O.J. Simpson's hearing revisits old obsession for TV

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Television networks return to an old obsession by presenting live coverage of O.J. Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday. More>>

From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole

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Decades after dazzling sports fans and movie audiences, an aging O.J. Simpson will ask for parole after spending more than eight years in a remote Nevada prison for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. More>>

AP names Benjaminson as national news editor for beats

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The Associated Press has named Wendy Benjaminson, a senior leader in its Washington bureau, to a role directing coverage of the cooperative's national reporting teams. More>>

11 key players in OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada

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The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. More>>

The Latest: McCain tells Senate colleague, 'I'll be back'

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President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are sending their thoughts and prayers to Arizona Sen. John McCain after his cancer diagnosis. More>>

2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

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Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. More>>

Helicopter carrying WWE exec makes emergency ocean landing

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The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon was rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York. More>>

Rosie O'Donnell draws criticism over online anti-Trump game

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Rosie O'Donnell is in a new feud with President Donald Trump's supporters after promoting an online game that lets players lead Trump off a cliff. More>>

British royals meet Merkel, tour Berlin Holocaust memorial

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, toured Berlin's Holocaust memorial and visited the city's signature landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, as they kick off a three-day visit to Germany. More>>

BBC forced to disclose salaries of top-earning stars

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The publicly funded BBC has published the names and salaries of its highest-earning actors and presenters, revealing that its best-paid star, radio host Chris Evans, earns more than 2.2 million pounds ($2.9 million) a year. More>>

'Despacito' sets record for most streamed song of all time

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"Despacito," from Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has become the most streamed track of all time in six months, with more than 4.6 billion plays across streaming platforms. More>>

Breezier All-Star game sees bump to 9.3 million viewers

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Baseball's breezier All-Star game saw a turn-around in viewership from last year's record low. More>>

Discovery Channel asks Shark Week viewers to be donors, too

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Discovery Channel wants Shark Week viewers to be donors, too. More>>

Independent feature 'Icebox' to film in New Mexico

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New Mexico will serve as the backdrop for a new independent feature film about a boy who is caught by US immigration authorities after leaving his home in Honduras. More>>

Auction of Madonna's panties, love letter from Tupac halted

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A New York judge has stopped an impending auction of pop star Madonna's personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur and a pair of worn panties. More>>

'Game of Thrones' debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

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Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it's the same with the "Game of Thrones" ratings. More>>

Mayer on changing his live shows: 'I want to be competitive'

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John Mayer says watching Drake perform live encouraged him to step up his stage production and take more risks during his own concerts. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for July 10-16

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for July 10-16. More>>

Last duet: Kenny, Dolly announce final performance together

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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like "Islands in the Stream" and "Real Love," will make their final performance together this year. More>>

Prince William, Kate visit WWII camp, Gdansk on Poland trip

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have been guided by two Holocaust survivors around the site of a former Nazi German concentration camp in Poland and then visited the historic city of Gdansk. More>>

Ed Sheeran back on Twitter after brief disappearance

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Singer Ed Sheeran's Twitter account is back online hours after it suddenly vanished. More>>

With Clooney assist, US aid groups team up on Africa crisis

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Eight of the largest U.S.-based aid groups are joining together in a new campaign to address what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years. More>>

Harvey Atkin, who played Morty in 'Meatballs,' dies at 74

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Harvey Atkin, the Canadian actor who played summer camp director Morty in "Meatballs," has died. More>>

Jury: Railroad to pay $3.9M for train death of film worker

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Jury: CSX railroad must pay $3.9 million for role in movie worker's death on train bridge in Georgia. More>>

Pink, Coldplay, Harry Styles to perform at iHeartRadio fest

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Pink, Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles will perform at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival this fall. More>>

Singer Zac Brown visits teen in Philadelphia hospital

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Singer Zac Brown has visited a teenager in a hospital who missed the band's latest Philadelphia concert after he was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident. More>>

Jessica Alba and 2 daughters announce baby No. 3

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Jessica Alba is expecting baby No. 3. The actress made the announcement in a picture on Instagram of herself and her two daughters. More>>

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US. More>>

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

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This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. More>>

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store. More>>

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com. More>>

Disney Parks name Star Wars lands Galaxy's Edge

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Disney Parks doesn't want Han Solo or Luke Skywalker to save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands. More>>

Mellencamp son Speck arrested after fight in Indiana

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A son of rock star John Mellencamp has been arrested in Indiana on charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement. More>>

Daniel Radcliffe comes to aid of mugging victim in London

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the help of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London. More>>

Red Bull Culture Clash heads to Atlanta in late August

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Producer Mike WiLL Made-it and Wondagurl will be featured in a music battle event with the winner determined by crowd reaction. More>>

Cameras turned off again for White House press briefing

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A must-see event of the early Trump administration, the White House briefing, is off-camera again. More>>

Bryce Dallas Howard says N. Zealand like 'some other planet'

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Actress Bryce Dallas Howard says her enthusiasm for New Zealand hasn't dimmed since she first visited at age 5 and was so stunned by the scenery she felt like she'd been transported to some other planet. More>>

Studio: Kermit actor fired for 'unacceptable' conduct

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The Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal of Steve Whitmire as the longtime voice of Kermit the Frog. Whitmire had been with the Muppets since 1978. More>>

Authorities: Aaron Carter weaving 'all over' Georgia highway

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Aaron Carter on Twitter: feels his "celebrity was targeted" during weekend arrest in Georgia on charges including driving under the influence. More>>

Jury: Railroad to pay $3.9M for train death of film worker

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Jury finds railroad responsible in movie worker's death on train bridge, awards $3.9 million in damages. More>>

Box office top 20: The Apes unseat Spider-Man

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"War for the Planet of the Apes" overtook "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at the box office but failed to live up to its predecessor. More>>

British royals feted on visit to Poland with their children

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have arrived in Poland, the first leg of a goodwill trip to two European Union nations that seeks to underscore Britain's friendly ties despite its negotiations to leave the bloc. More>>

Farm to honor Tom Brady with corn maze in his image

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A Massachusetts farm is honoring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. More>>

Garcia at British Open this weekend, his wedding the next

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A sweet year for Sergio Garcia who hopes to make it even better at Royal Birkdale. More>>

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

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A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the "Mission: Impossible" TV series has died. More>>

Garth Brooks offers free honeymoon after fans get engaged

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Garth Brooks says he'll pony up for a Hawaiian honeymoon for a couple who got engaged at his concert in Oklahoma City over the weekend. More>>

Ryan Phillippe posts hospital picture after 'freak accident'

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Actor Ryan Phillippe has posted a picture of himself laid up in a hospital bed with a broken leg following what he calls a "freak accident.". More>>

'Little House on the Prairie' cabin in Kansas to be rebuilt

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The deteriorating log cabin at the "Little House on the Prairie" site in Kansas is expected to soon get a makeover. More>>

Delta tells Ann Coulter her insults are 'unacceptable'

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Delta Air Lines has pushed back at Ann Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment. More>>

Ed Sheeran posts set picture after 'Game of Thrones' cameo

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Ed Sheeran has posted an on-set picture following his 'Game of Thrones' cameo, in which the 26-year-old British singer appeared as a Lannister soldier in Sunday's season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama. More>>

Joe Biden memoir coming out Nov. 14

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Joe Biden's memoir is coming out Nov. 14 and will be called "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.". More>>

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

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George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. More>>

Samantha Harris hosts Gordon Ramsay's new 'Culinary Genius'

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Samantha Harris is the host of a Fox TV cooking contest show debuting next month. More>>

Report: 'Walking Dead' stuntman fell head-first on concrete

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An assistant director told authorities a stuntman fatally injured during production of "The Walking Dead" fell head- and neck-first onto concrete. More>>

'War for the Planet of the Apes' roars past 'Spider-Man'

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"War for the Planet of the Apes" took down "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales. More>>

Prince Charles' wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, turns 70

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Prince Charles' wife Camilla is turning 70 with few complains, although she admits her feet are sore after a long day of royal duties. More>>

Singer Aaron Carter, girlfriend arrested in Georgia

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Singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in northeast Georgia. More>>

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

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A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the "Mission: Impossible" TV series has died. More>>

Who's next: Jodie Whittaker 1st female star of 'Doctor Who'

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The BBC says Jodie Whittaker is the next star of the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" _ the first woman to take the title role. More>>

'Infinity War' upstages 'Star Wars' at star-studded fan expo

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A hair-raising teaser trailer for "Avengers: Infinity War" stole the show at the star-studded presentation of the Walt Disney Studios upcoming live-action films at the studios' fan convention. More>>

Disney fans get look at 'Incredibles 2,' 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'

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Some royally familiar voices are coming back to the big screen in the "Wreck-It Ralph" sequel. More>>

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

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George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. More>>

McCarron stuns Langer to win Senior Players Championship

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Scott McCarron fired a bogey-free 6-under 66 and took advantage of an uncharacteristic crash by three-time defending champion Bernhard Langer to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship. More>>

Justin Trudeau's summer playlist includes Drake, Fiona Apple

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released an official Spotify playlist. More>>

Hit for-profit New Mexico art venue seeks out tiny investors

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The startup company behind a popular immersive art exhibition space in New Mexico is seeking out equity investors online as it lays the groundwork to take its themed entertainment to a major metropolitan market. More>>

Coroner: 'The Walking Dead' stuntman dies after on-set fall

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A stuntman for "The Walking Dead" has died from injuries suffered in a fall on the Georgia set of the hit television show, the first on-set death in the U.S. in nearly three years. More>>

The Latest: Disney Parks name Star Wars lands Galaxy's Edge

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Mary Poppins is back and Disney fans are going wild for the return of the stern nanny and her topsy-turvy world. More>>

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher honored as 'Legends' by Disney

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Mark Hamill says he can't believe that he has been bestowed one of Disney's highest honors and Carrie Fisher isn't there to see it. More>>

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin rolls out the red carpet for Mars Video included

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The second person to walk on the moon rolled out the red carpet for the red planet. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Brazil court dismisses Ryan Lochte false report case

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A Brazilian court has dismissed a criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. More>>

Correction: Emmy Nominations-Quotes story

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Stars like Elisabeth Moss and Leslie Jones react to their nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards. More>>

Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to dodging $1.7M tax debt

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Rapper DMX has pleaded not guilty to charges he's been dodging the IRS. More>>

Beyonce introduces newborn twins Sir Carter and Rumi

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Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born. More>>

Massachusetts museum to sell 2 Norman Rockwell works

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A Massachusetts museum plans to sell two works by Norman Rockwell in an effort to refocus its mission and solidify its future. More>>

Rams tight end Higbee pleads guilty to assault in Kentucky

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Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge that stemmed from a 2016 fight in Kentucky. More>>

Winfrey, DuVernay tease 'A Wrinkle in Time'

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Ava DuVernay says she wanted to direct an adaption of Madeleine L'Engle's fantasy classic "A Wrinkle in Time" because she saw herself in it. More>>

Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew dies in Miami at age 53

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A founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has died. More>>

Britain's Natural History Museum unveils huge whale skeleton

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Britain's Natural History Museum has suspended a gigantic blue whale skeleton in its main entrance _ drawing attention to vanishing species in an environment under strain. More>>

Castmates pay tribute to late 'Glee' star Cory Monteith

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Some former "Glee" castmates of Cory Monteith have paid tribute to the late actor on the fourth anniversary of his death. More>>

New TV network to focus on Olympics making debut on Saturday

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A new TV network focusing on Olympic sports and athletes debuts on Saturday, a partnership between NBC Universal and the international and U.S. Olympic organizations. More>>

Rapper arrested after shooting now jailed in Arkansas

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A rapper arrested in Alabama after a shooting that injured 28 people in Arkansas is being returned there. More>>

Ex-player sues Ohio St. for using image in marketing program

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Some of Ohio State's most famous student-athletes have sued the university over a marketing program the ex-athletes say used their photos without permission and robbed them of compensation. More>>

New York museum recreates scene of Nazi war criminal's trial

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A New York museum is recreating the Jerusalem court where Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was tried in 1961 for engineering the deaths of millions of Jews. More>>

Last member of 'Kind of Blue' album to perform in New Mexico

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The last surviving member of the Mile Davis "Kind of Blue" jazz album is scheduled to perform in Albuquerque as part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival. More>>

The Latest: Britain will have a Wimbledon champ, after all

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Play in the men's semifinals at Wimbledon has started. More>>

Rapper DMX busted on tax fraud charges

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Rapper DMX has been arrested in New York on federal tax fraud charges. More>>

Man charged with murder in fatal TI concert shooting

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A hip-hop podcaster has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting at a popular New York concert venue before a T.I. performance. More>>

Fired voice of Kermit the Frog says he's 'devastated'

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The puppeteer who was fired after 27 years as Kermit the Frog said Thursday he is "devastated to have failed" Muppets founder and his mentor Jim Henson. More>>

Emmy nominations pit mainstream programs against niche fare

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When the nominees are announced Thursday in Los Angeles, NBC's "This is Us" has a chance to show network dramas can be Emmy worthy. More>>

Judith Light remembers late manager after Emmy nomination

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Judith Light is celebrating her first Emmy nomination without her manger of 36 years. More>>

Cooper: Trump aide like 'Hungarian Don Rickles'

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CNN's Anderson Cooper calls President Trump aide Sebastian Gorka 'the Hungarian Don Rickles' following insult-laden exchange. More>>

Partial list of Primetime Emmy Award nominations

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Partial list of Primetime Emmy Award nominations. More>>

Cosby trial cost $219K, more than half paying for overtime

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Officials say Bill Cosby's trial last month in suburban Philadelphia cost the local government $219,000, with more than half going toward overtime pay for deputies, detectives, security guards and court personnel. More>>

Hip-hop stars, from Chance to Snoop to Common, get Emmy love

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Hip-hop acts are getting real love from the Television Academy this year: Chance the Rapper, Common, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J are among the musicians nominated for Emmy Awards. More>>

CBS News announces partnership with BBC

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CBS News says it has agreed to share reporting and video with BBC News, a partnership it says will extend the reach of both organizations. More>>

Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong to be auctioned in NY

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Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong during the first lunar landing is being sold at a New York auction. More>>

APNewsBreak: Irish novelist wins Ohio literary peace award

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An Irish novelist, journalist and essayist has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. More>>

Jimmy Buffett's home state ends ban on Margarita pitchers

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Jimmy Buffett's childhood home of Alabama is backing off a short-lived ban on the sale of pitchers of Margaritas. More>>

US, French first ladies visit Paris, celebrate French style

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First Lady Melania Trump is taking her own path through Paris as she and the president began a two-day visit to the French capital, starting at a children's hospital. More>>

The Latest: TV academy change boosts NBC's Emmy nods total

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The Latest: The stage is set for 2017 Emmy Award nominations. More>>

Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

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Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors. More>>

Tony club finally admits next-door neighbors Brady, Bundchen

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An exclusive club in the tony town where Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen live has finally admitted the celebrity couple. More>>

Hip-hop stars, from Chance to Snoop to Common, get Emmy love

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Hip-hop acts are getting real love from the Television Academy this year: Chance the Rapper, Common, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J are among the musicians nominated for Emmy Awards. More>>

Shia LaBeouf apologizes for racist tirade during arrest

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Shia LaBeouf has apologized for a racist tirade against officers who arrested him for public drunkenness last weekend in Georgia. More>>

Golf clubs Trump once used fetch just under $30K at auction

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Some of Donald Trump's golf clubs are in new hands; they sold at auction for just under $30K. More>>

Dave Eggers writes middle-school novel 'The Lifters'

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Dave Eggers' next literary adventure will be for a younger crowd. More>>

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar. More>>

Planned Parenthood head is writing 'Inspirational' memoir

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The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, is writing an "Inspirational" memoir. More>>

Kid Rock hints at potential US Senate run in Michigan

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Musician Kid Rock is hinting that he may run for U.S. Senate in Michigan. More>>

Some soft landings for Trumps, but rumblings at Fox

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Donald Trump Jr. found soft landing with Sean Hannity, but not everyone at Fox is so friendly. More>>

Loretta Lynn at home after stroke, will delay next album

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Country legend Loretta Lynn is back at home recovering after a stroke she suffered in May. Her new album will be delayed until next year and all her remaining tour dates this year have been canceled. More>>

EU to crack down on illegal sale of cultural heritage

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The European Union plans to tighten rules and enforcement on the illegal import of art heritage objects which now are often used to finance extremist groups. More>>

No quiet desperation at Thoreau's 200th birthday observance

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Fans of 19th century writer, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau are converging on his Massachusetts hometown to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth. More>>

How the AP-NORC poll on power in Washington was conducted

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The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on confidence in institutions and power in Washington was conducted by NORC on June 8-11. More>>

How the AP-NORC poll on power in Washington was conducted

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The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on confidence in institutions and power in Washington was conducted by NORC on June 8-11. More>>

Kim Kardashian West: Streaks on table were marble, not drugs

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Kim Kardashian West is clearing things up after some of her social media followers claimed to see lines of cocaine on a table in the background of one of her posts. More>>

German police arrest 4 in brazen gold coin heist in Berlin

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Special police units in Germany have raided several homes in Berlin in connection with a 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin stolen from a city museum. More>>

'America's Got Talent' airs audition of contestant who died

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"America's Got Talent" has aired the audition of a contestant who died in a car accident last month. More>>

Police release arrest video of Buffalo Bills player in Ohio Video included

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Police have released cruiser and body cam video of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington's arrest in Ohio on a weapons charge. More>>

'Big Bang's' Melissa Rauch pregnant after miscarriage

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"Big Bang Theory" star Melissa Rauch is expecting her first child with her husband, screenwriter Winston Beigel. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Three-quarters in US say they lack influence

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AP-NORC Poll: Three-quarters of people in the U.S. feel they have too little influence in Washington, while most say lobbyists, rich people and big businesses have too much. More>>

All-Star ratings up slightly from last year's record low

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All-Star ratings up slightly from last year's record low, with AL's 2-1, 10-inning win viewed by average of 9.28 million on Fox. More>>

UK welcomes Spanish king and queen with military pomp

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband have welcomed the king and queen of Spain with an extravagant military parade in London. More>>

Where's Rey? Despite Monopoly maker's promise, still missing

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Where is the character Rey in the "Star Wars" version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently. More>>

Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

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Robinson Cano's 10th-inning homer off Wade Davis lifted the American League to a 2-1 All-Star win. More>>

Reality TV dad pleads guilty to child rape in Tennessee

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The father of reality TV's "The Willis Family" has pleaded guilty to four counts of child rape. More>>

Art exhibit in Poland shows Auschwitz through inmates' eyes

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Historians say a new exhibition in southern Poland shows the brutality of the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz through artistic work of its inmates. More>>

Vietnam, Scarlett Johansson, Putin part of PBS' new season

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PBS is mixing it up next season with programs about Vietnam, Scarlett Johansson and Vladimir Putin. More>>

Derek Jeter's sister is co-authoring a motivational book

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An upcoming book from Derek Jeter's imprint is co-written by someone close to the former Yankees shortstop: His sister, Sharlee Jeter. More>>

Dana Canedy named administrator of Pulitzer Prizes

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Dana Canedy, who won a Pulitzer Prize at The New York Times, has been named administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes. More>>

AP names McCartney as West Coast entertainment editor

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AP names Anthony McCartney as its West Coast entertainment and lifestyles editor. More>>

Free romance e-sampler highlights 18 new works

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A free e-book compilation is offering readers a taste of romance. More>>

Queen guitarist Brian May to release 3-D book about the band

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Queen guitarist Brian May is releasing a book of 3-D images capturing the rock band's history, "Queen in 3-D". More>>

Ariana Grande to become Manchester honorary citizen

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Manchester officials say they are making U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande an honorary citizen of the city because of her response to the deadly concert attack in May. More>>

Actress Maia Campbell rejects LL Cool J's offer of help

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Struggling former actress Maia Campbell has rejected an offer of help from her one-time sitcom co-star LL Cool J. More>>

Meet the Greeks who call Mount Olympus spiritual home

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Inspired by tales of ancient gods, several hundred people make an annual pilgrimage to Greece's highest mountain, Olympus. More>>

'Morning Joe' host Scarborough explains why he's leaving GOP

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"Morning Joe" host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough blames the GOP's failure to live up to its promises and its loyalty to President Donald Trump for his decision to leave the party and become an independent. More>>

Japan TV sorry over Hitler T-shirt worn by talk show guest

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Japan's public broadcaster NHK has apologized over a cartoon resembling Adolph Hitler's face printed on a T-shirt worn by a talk show guest. More>>

Spain's running of the bulls: 6 injured on Day 6 in Pamplona

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Spanish officials say six people have been treated for injuries but no one has been gored in the sixth running of the bulls at Pamplona's San Fermin festival. More>>

South African jazz musician Ray Phiri dies at age 70

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South African jazz musician Ray Phiri, featured on 'Graceland' album, dies at age 70. More>>

MSNBC's Scarborough says he's leaving GOP

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MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough says he's leaving the GOP because of President Donald Trump. More>>

Men who stopped train attack to star in Clint Eastwood film

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The three California men who thwarted a terror attack on a French train in 2015 will play themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed film about their heroic feat. More>>

'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme

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'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme, to promote sustainable development. More>>

Fox corrects story suggesting Comey released 'top' secrets.

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Fox News Channel has corrected a story suggesting that former FBI Director James Comey leaked 'top secret' government material regarding his conversations with President Donald Trump to the public. More>>

Actor James Cromwell to report to jail for plant protest

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Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell is heading to jail in upstate New York for blocking traffic to protest a power plant. More>>

Madonna welcomed in Malawi as 'daughter of this nation'

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Madonna attends opening of children's wing of Malawi hospital funded by her charity. More>>

Question raised about timeline of Amelia Earhart documentary

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New theory that Amelia Earhart survived a crash landing in the Pacific Ocean during her historic attempted round-the-world flight in 1937 is challenged. More>>

Sitcom 'Odd Mom Out' back for season 3; NY's rich, watch out

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Jill Kargman knows what it's like to be an ill-fitting peg, an experience she brings to brilliant comedic life in Bravo's "Odd Mom Out.". More>>

Judge win draws most Home Run Derby viewers in nearly decade

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Aaron Judge's victory in All-Star Home Run Derby draws event's most viewers in nearly a decade. More>>

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