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Amid protests, UK lawmakers to debate Trump visit invitation

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to debate a call for U.S. President Donald Trump to be denied a state visit to the U.K. — but the Conservative government insists the invitation remains firmly in place. Trump opponents plan to demonstrate outside parliament in London as legislators hold a debate Monday. It comes in response to an online petition ... Read More »

Yiannopoulos responds to video posted by conservative site

Milo Yiannopoulos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz. After the polarizing Breitbart News editor was invited this weekend to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference sparked a backlash, the ... Read More »

How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

Tom Brady

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras. Nothing political about that, right? Not exactly. In a divided nation, everything is political. While presidents have been snubbed before, six players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots ... Read More »

Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East 192-182

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more. Anthony Davis took care of that. At the defense-free dunkfest that now serves as the NBA’s All-Star Game, Davis scored a record 52 points and led the Western Conference past the Eastern Conference, 192-182 on Sunday night. He made 26 of 39 shots, ... Read More »

The Latest: Davis breaks Wilt’s record, West wins 197-182

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night’s All-Star game (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night. Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Russell Westbrook was gunning for his ... Read More »

Logano takes advantage of late crash, wins Clash at Daytona

Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The real clash at Daytona came when Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap. That was just the opening Joey Logano needed to get Ford to victory lane again at a superspeedway. Logano stole a win in the Clash at Daytona on Sunday, driving around the crashing leaders to land NASCAR’s first ... Read More »

Actor Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump piece to New Mexico

Shia LaBeouf

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf has brought a performance-art piece against President Donald Trump to New Mexico’s largest city. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2lWMbGd) that LaBeouf, along with two other artists, brought on Saturday a 24-hour live-streaming camera mounted to a wall with the message in block letters: “He will not divide us,” referring to Trump. The artists ... Read More »

The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events

Dante Cunningham, LeBron James

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday’s NBA All-Star events (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers is the All-Star slam dunk champion. Robinson beat Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns in the final round. Robinson clinched the win with a perfect 50 on the final dunk of the night — going over ... Read More »

James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

Clyde Stubblefield

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and had ... Read More »

Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-head on ‘Maher’

Panel left to right: Malcolm Nance - Author, The Plot to Hack America, U.S. Counterterrorism, Intelligence Officer, Larry Wilmore - Producer/ Comedian/ Writer, Jack Kingston - Former Representative

NEW YORK (AP) — While conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos insulted comics Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, his appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was relatively tame — at least until the television cameras were turned off. It was later, during an online-only “Overtime” segment of Maher’s Friday night show, that two of Maher’s three ... Read More »