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  • Alejandro Villanueva

    Steelers tackle Villanueva: mix up led to anthem flap

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alejandro Villanueva just wanted to get a glimpse of the American flag, the symbol he wore on his military uniform during three tours in Afghanistan before beginning an unlikely journey from Army Ranger to the NFL. The massive left tackle and West Point graduate has no interest in becoming a symbol in a fight he wants no ...
  • Orrin Hatch, James Lankford, Thom Tillis

    Fight over young immigrants ensnares aviation bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fight with the GOP over immigration, House Democrats on Monday blocked a bill to extend federal aviation programs and provide tax breaks for hurricane victims. Republicans had hoped to pass a package of legislation addressing the Federal Aviation Administration and the tax breaks, but opposition from Pelosi and other Democrats stopped the bill from being ...
  • Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane Maria

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Every night since Hurricane Maria hit, Miguel Martinez and his family have slept on mattresses on the porch to escape the heat inside their dark, stifling home. But it’s nearly impossible to sleep with temperatures in the mid-80s. At least once a night they climb to the roof to catch a hint of breeze. ...
  • Susan Collins

    Collins’ opposition all but kills GOP health care drive

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push. The Maine moderate said in a statement that the legislation would make “devastating” cuts in the Medicaid program for poor and disabled people, ...
  • The Latest: Seahawks coach calls protest decision difficult

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s criticism of protesting athletes (all times EDT): 7:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says there were difficult conversations in the process of his team deciding to stay in the locker room during the national anthem Sunday. That included supporters of President Donald Trump, who put aside their personal beliefs to ...
  • Agreement reached to end strike by video-game voice actors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video-game voice actors have agreed to end a nearly yearlong strike against several major gaming publishers. The actors union SAG-AFTRA and a representative for the publishers said Monday they reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to end the strike. It calls for actors who work multiple sessions on games to receive additional payments and contains a ...
  • Donald Trump

    Trump’s new travel ban: Third time the charm?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration spent months hashing out new travel restrictions on more than a half-dozen countries, determined to avoid the chaos that accompanied President Donald Trump’s first travel ban. But critics say it’s a mystery why some countries are included and they believe Venezuela and North Korea were added to provide legal and political cover for what ...
  • Puerto Rico Hurrican Relief

    Jennifer Lopez donates $1M to Puerto Rico relief

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts in her family’s native Puerto Rico. Lopez announced during a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday that she would give money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to various charities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Lopez says she’s also enlisting the ...
  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake declares love for Tenn at home state set

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis native Justin Timberlake returned to his home state for one of his few performances this year to declare his love for Tennessee. Timberlake performed on Saturday in Franklin, Tennessee, at the Pilgrimage Festival, a 3-year-old music festival that he now co-produces and is conveniently close to his current home in Middle Tennessee. The pop singer ...
  • Stephen Curry

    Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech and ...
  • Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

    NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization’s annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. The singer and Global Citizen will fund the expansion of a Save the Children pilot program, Healing and Education through the Arts, to violence-scarred young people ...
  • Stephen Curry

    Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

    SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike. Wading into thorny issues of race and politics, Trump’s comments in a Friday night speech and ...
  • Charles Bradley

    Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at 68

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Bradley, known as the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Saturday at age 68. Bradley, who achieved success later in life with his 2011 debut album “No Time for Dreaming,” was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016 and underwent ...
  • Dandy Yankee

    Daddy Yankee’s fans fill 4 trucks with donations in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Daddy Yankee calls, people answer. So when the reggaeton star went on social media to ask fans to help victims of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico, his fans delivered with an avalanche of donations. Diapers, bottled water, mosquito repellent and batteries for flashlights were some of the provisions ...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Football ratings are down; reason unclear

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most television shows would love to have the “bad ratings!” that President Donald Trump tweeted the NFL is suffering from. But he’s generally right that the TV audience size for professional football is off this year. The president tweeted over the weekend: “NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away ...
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle together at official event

    TORONTO (AP) — Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle have made their first official public appearance as a couple. The prince and Markle held hands Monday as they walked toward Toronto’s city hall and attended a wheelchair tennis event at Harry’s Invictus Games for wounded veterans. Both were dressed casually, the prince sporting jeans with a black polo shirt ...
  • Fox sets Jan. 27 airdate for live ‘Rent’ broadcast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox is setting a January airdate for its live production of “Rent,” the award-winning Broadway musical. Based on the Puccini opera “La Boheme,” ”Rent” follows the lives of struggling artists in New York City’s East Village. It’s by the late writer and composer Jonathan Larson. The production is part of broadcast TV’s ongoing fascination with musicals, ...
  • Megyn Kelly

    NBC’s Megyn Kelly says she’s ‘done with politics’ on debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly made her debut as an NBC morning TV host on Monday with the declaration that she’s “kind of done with politics for now.” The former Fox News Channel anchor was in the thick of it during the 2016 presidential campaign, most notably when then-candidate Donald Trump turned on her following her sharp questioning of ...
  • Dinner with Don 2017

    Rickles’ series featuring celeb interviews to debut online

    NEW YORK (AP) — A digital series starring late comedy legend Don Rickles will debut online Monday. The 13-episode show “Dinner with Don ,” produced by AARP Studios, features Rickles interviewing celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg , Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese at his favorite restaurants in Hollywood. Rickles, known as the grandmaster of insult comedy, died ...
  • John McCain

    McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in 2009. McCain ...
  • More than 200 NFL players sit or kneel during anthem

    The Associated Press observed more than 200 players around the NFL kneeling or sitting during the national anthem on Sunday. The highest total was in Washington before the nationally televised night game, where nearly the entire Oakland Raiders team protested, in addition to six Redskins. No one sat or knelt at the Pittsburgh at Chicago game, although the Steelers stayed ...
  • Box office top 20: ‘Kingsman’ crowned No. 1

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” came in a little shy of expectations but still managed to move New Line’s horror hit “It” off the top spot at the North American box office. Fox’s spy comedy sequel to 2015’s “Kingsman” debuted with $39 million, according to final figures Monday. The film cost $104 million to make, but improved ...
  • Chadwick Boseman

    Sterling K. Brown, Chadwick Boseman support NFL players

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Chadwick Boseman have high praise for the pro football players who took a knee in protest of President Donald Trump. The actors — both starring in the upcoming film “Marshall,” about Thurgood Marshall — commended players in the National Football League who sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during the ...
  • James Corden

    James Corden returns to host Hollywood Film Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Corden will return as host of the Hollywood Film Awards later this year. Dick Clark Productions, which produces the awards, made the announcement in a press release Monday. This is the third straight year that the “Late Late Show” host has helmed the ceremony, scheduled to take place Sunday, Nov. 5, in Beverly Hills, California. ...
  • ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox release opened with a weekend-leading $39 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. But “It” still continues ...
  • British actor, director Fiennes gets his Serbian passport

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — British actor and director Ralph Fiennes has received a Serbian passport from the Balkan country’s president after he was granted citizenship earlier this month. President Aleksandar Vucic handed the passport to Fiennes at a meeting Sunday in the Serbian presidency building in Belgrade. Vucic says “we Serbs are happy to have you as a friend and ...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeff Bauman

    ‘Stronger,’ new movie about marathon bombing, hits theaters

    BOSTON (AP) — A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide. “Stronger” captures Bauman recalibrating his life after losing both legs in the April 2013 bombings near the marathon finish line. Tatiana Maslany plays Bauman’s then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley. It’s based on Bauman’s 2014 memoir of the same name. The movie premiered ...
  • Key figure in Northern Ireland peace work subject of film

    BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. premiere of a documentary about Roman Catholic politician John Hume and his efforts in the Northern Ireland peace process is being held in Boston. A screening of “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America” is the opening-night film of the Boston Film Festival that starts Friday. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, the film ...
  • The Latest: Seahawks coach calls protest decision difficult

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s criticism of protesting athletes (all times EDT): 7:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says there were difficult conversations in the process of his team deciding to stay in the locker room during the national anthem Sunday. That included supporters of President Donald Trump, who put aside their personal beliefs to ...
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle together at official event

    TORONTO (AP) — Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle have made their first official public appearance as a couple. The prince and Markle held hands Monday as they walked toward Toronto’s city hall and attended a wheelchair tennis event at Harry’s Invictus Games for wounded veterans. Both were dressed casually, the prince sporting jeans with a black polo shirt ...
  • Puerto Rico Hurrican Relief

    Jennifer Lopez donates $1M to Puerto Rico relief

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts in her family’s native Puerto Rico. Lopez announced during a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday that she would give money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to various charities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Lopez says she’s also enlisting the ...
  • Chadwick Boseman

    Sterling K. Brown, Chadwick Boseman support NFL players

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Chadwick Boseman have high praise for the pro football players who took a knee in protest of President Donald Trump. The actors — both starring in the upcoming film “Marshall,” about Thurgood Marshall — commended players in the National Football League who sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during the ...
  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

    Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising “an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience” led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as “an actor, producer, businesswoman … and a proud New Yorker.” That host is Sarah Jessica Parker. Each participant will get a pair of shoes from her SJP Collection ...
  • Dinner with Don 2017

    Rickles’ series featuring celeb interviews to debut online

    NEW YORK (AP) — A digital series starring late comedy legend Don Rickles will debut online Monday. The 13-episode show “Dinner with Don ,” produced by AARP Studios, features Rickles interviewing celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg , Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese at his favorite restaurants in Hollywood. Rickles, known as the grandmaster of insult comedy, died ...
  • Puerto Rico Hurrican Relief

    New York Gov. Cuomo pledges state aid effort for Puerto Rico

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday launched a state effort to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The Democrat announced the relief effort after visiting the island Friday. It will encourage residents statewide to donate goods and will raise funds from the business community for organizations in Puerto Rico. It also will include efforts from medical professionals ...