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This cover image released by RCA shows "Ctrl," a 2017 release by SZA. (RCA via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. SZA, "Ctrl": As the beat of the opening track of SZA's debut album played at a concert this week in New York City, the entire venue passionately sang the first two minutes of the song "Supermodel," and...
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In this Dec. 9, 2017 photo, Daisy Ridley, right, a cast member in the film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," laughs with Shannon McNabb, from left, Tyler Woodward and Chris Alegria at the premiere of the film at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The teens were among seven teens with life-threatening medical conditions who were among the special guests at the premiere as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
December 13, 2017 - 11:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Woodward was a Star Wars fan long before his cancer diagnosis. His whole life, really. The 17-year-old says he was born "right when all the prequels were coming out" and grew up having lightsaber fights with his two older brothers. So after chemo took his hair last year, he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, members of Bon Jovi from left, Phil X, Tico Torres, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan and Hugh McDonald pose for a portrait in New York. The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)
December 13, 2017 - 7:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 11, 2017, file photo, Funky Monkey Toys store owner Tom Jones plays with a fidget spinner in Oxford, Mich. Fidget spinners were among the most searched topics on Google in 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 13, 2017 - 3:05 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017. The...
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December 13, 2017 - 12:00 am
Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on 'Frida' Megyn Kelly takes on sexual misconduct topic, finds audience PBS suspends...
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FILE - At left, in an Oct. 5, 2017, file photo, Marshall Faulk broadcasts from the field after an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Fla. At center, in a Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, NFL Network's Ike Taylor is interviewed during a media availability on set at the NFL Network studios, in Culver City, California. At right in a Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, NFL Network's Heath Evans is interviewed during a media availability on set at the NFL Network studios, in Culver City, Calif. Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts have been suspended after a former employee alleged sexual misconduct in a lawsuit. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, identified the three as Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans. He says they have been "suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations." (AP Photo/File)
December 12, 2017 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit. The NFL on Tuesday identified the three as Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans. They have...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Daniela Vega in a scene from, "A Fantastic Woman." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best foreign language motion picture on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Director Sebastian Lelio feels that "A Fantastic Woman" has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social message, to a great extent thanks to the performance of its star, Daniela Vega. The film follows Marina, a transgender woman who, after the passing of her older lover, is...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a reporter's question during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 12, 2017 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Jim Acosta says he was warned by the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders not to ask a question during President Donald Trump's bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, further evidence of sour relations between the network and administration. Acosta said Sanders told him that...
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December 12, 2017 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt who? NBC's "Today" show was the most-watched morning program for the first full week after long-time host Matt Lauer was fired because of sexual misconduct charges. The Nielsen company said it was the first time in a year that "Today" had beaten its rival "Good Morning America...
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., center, listens to a staffer before answering questions at a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gillibrand says President Donald Trump’s latest tweet about her was a “sexist smear” aimed at silencing her voice. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 12, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "...
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