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  • Marlins trade RHP David Phelps to Mariners for 4 prospects

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins’ highly touted bullpen has been a bust, and so the dismantling began Thursday. A seller once again as the trade deadline approaches, Miami sent right-hander David Phelps to the Seattle Mariners for four prospects, including highly regarded outfielder Brayan Hernandez. Also acquired by the Marlins to shore up their weak farm system were right-handed ...
  • The Latest: Nevada parole board weighs OJ Simpson’s release

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Nevada parole board is heading into deliberations on whether to grant O.J. Simpson release from prison. The four commissioners who questioned Simpson by videoconference walked out of the room after hearing testimony from Simpson, his daughter and the victim in the armed robbery ...
  • O.J. Simpson

    O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — A gray-haired O.J. Simpson pleaded with a Nevada parole board Thursday to set him free after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel room heist, insisting — as he has all along — that he was only trying to retrieve mementos stolen from him and never meant to hurt anyone. The former ...
  • The Latest: Kuchar posts career-best in major to share lead

    SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Matt Kuchar matched the best front-nine score ever at Royal Birkdale. And even following that with nothing but pars on the back nine, the American still shot his best score in a major. Kuchar saved par from behind the 18th green and shot 5-under 65 ...
  • Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsured

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade their party’s senators to back the reeling legislation in an upcoming showdown vote. An earlier projection by Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts on the ...
  • Van Taylor, Brian Birdwell

    Texas Senate aiming to move divisive bills at breakneck pace

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate staged an unusual midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people before opponents have time to mobilize against them. Senators passed bills allowing the Texas Medical Board and other state agencies to continue operating during the opening ...
  • Pilar Abel

    In surrealist twist, Dali to be exhumed in paternity lawsuit

    FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — Salvador Dali’s eccentric artistic and personal history took yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago. Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader, claims her mother had an affair with ...
  • Common, Mahalia Hines

    Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates money

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem the funds on Thursday. Students cheered loudly after they learned the ...
  • Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee

    Malaysia bans ‘Despacito’ on state radio, TV due to lyrics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has banned “Despacito” on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song’s record-breaking popularity. The ban applies only to government-run radio and TV outlets, not to private stations or YouTube or the music streaming services fueling the song’s success. Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak said Thursday the song was ...
  • Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

    Fleetwood Mac to earn MusiCares Person of the Year

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fleetwood Mac will be named the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year, becoming the first group to receive the honor. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the 28th annual benefit gala will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Jan. 26, 2018, two days before the 2018 Grammy Awards. The organization said ...
  • Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee

    ‘Despacito’ sets record for most streamed song of all time

    SANTA MONICA, California (AP) — “Despacito” has become the most streamed track of all time with more than 4.6 billion plays across streaming platforms. Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced Tuesday the song by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and the accompanying remix featuring pop star Justin Bieber had surpassed the previous record holder — Bieber’s 2015 hit ...
  • Madonna

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — An impending auction of pop star Madonna’s personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair, was halted by a judge on Tuesday. Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Leibovitz ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles to pull 22 items ...
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it’s the same with the “Game of Thrones” ratings. The HBO drama’s seventh-season premiere last weekend drew a record-setting 10.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen company figures released Tuesday. That eclipsed previous top-rated “Game of Thrones” episodes, including the 8.11 million who watched the season five finale in 2015 ...
  • Mayer on changing his live shows: ‘I want to be competitive’

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Mayer never relied on multicolored lighting, confetti and pyrotechnics to help him during his live shows, like some of his peers. But the singer-songwriter-guitarist wanted to step up his game, and he said watching Drake perform live encouraged him to beef up his stage production and take more risks during his concerts. Mayer will launch ...
  • Steve Whitmire

    Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: ‘Complete shock’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime performer of Kermit the Frog says Disney’s decision to fire him from the role came as “a complete shock.” Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire’s “repeated unacceptable business conduct” over many years was to blame for his dismissal. Disney owns the ...
  • Ryan Seacrest

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seacrest in! Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting “American Idol” when it returns for its first season on ABC. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” which she has co-hosted with Seacrest since he joined her in May. “I am happy to confirm … that Ryan Seacrest is returning as the ...
  • Yale Galanter

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession. ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom after spending more than eight years locked up for armed robbery and assault. CBS said it will air part ...
  • UK government to take more time to consider Fox-Sky deal

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s culture secretary needs more time to consider Twenty-First Century Fox’s takeover bid for the Sky pay television and broadband network. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said Thursday in an update before Parliament breaks for recess that she is not yet in a position to make a final decision on whether or not to refer the matter to ...
  • TV series ‘The Brave’ to film first season in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series that will follow a undercover special operations squad will begin filming in New Mexico this month. Officials with the state film office say work on the first season of “The Brave” is scheduled to start at the end of July and will run through the beginning of December. Production will take ...
  • Yale Galanter

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession. ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom after spending more than eight years locked up for armed robbery and assault. CBS said it will air part ...
  • Forest Whitaker

    Forest Whitaker guest-stars in a multi-episode ‘Empire’ arc

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall. Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during ...
  • Common, Mahalia Hines

    Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates money

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem the funds on Thursday. Students cheered loudly after they learned the ...
  • Yale Galanter

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession. ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom after spending more than eight years locked up for armed robbery and assault. CBS said it will air part ...
  • Malcolm LaVergne

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

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — 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. Others involved in Thursday’s hearing have varying ties to the former football, TV and movie star who was acquitted of murder in 1995 in Los Angeles but convicted of armed robbery ...
  • O.J. Simpson

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

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and ’70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He kept that role until the 1994 killings of his ex-wife and ...
  • O.J. Simpson

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

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and ’70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed. He kept that role until the 1994 killings of his ex-wife and ...
  • Yale Galanter

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession. ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom after spending more than eight years locked up for armed robbery and assault. CBS said it will air part ...
  • Malcolm LaVergne

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

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — 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. Others involved in Thursday’s hearing have varying ties to the former football, TV and movie star who was acquitted of murder in 1995 in Los Angeles but convicted of armed robbery ...
  • The Latest: Nevada parole board weighs OJ Simpson’s release

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Nevada parole board is heading into deliberations on whether to grant O.J. Simpson release from prison. The four commissioners who questioned Simpson by videoconference walked out of the room after hearing testimony from Simpson, his daughter and the victim in the armed robbery ...
  • O.J. Simpson

    O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — A gray-haired O.J. Simpson pleaded with a Nevada parole board Thursday to set him free after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel room heist, insisting — as he has all along — that he was only trying to retrieve mementos stolen from him and never meant to hurt anyone. The former ...
  • Common, Mahalia Hines

    Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates money

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem the funds on Thursday. Students cheered loudly after they learned the ...
  • Ryan Seacrest

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seacrest in! Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting “American Idol” when it returns for its first season on ABC. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” which she has co-hosted with Seacrest since he joined her in May. “I am happy to confirm … that Ryan Seacrest is returning as the ...
  • UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a rowing regatta, visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. Prince William and his wife, Kate, took to the waters of the Neckar river on Thursday afternoon, coxing two opposing boats in a ...
  • Yale Galanter

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

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession. ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom after spending more than eight years locked up for armed robbery and assault. CBS said it will air part ...
  • Canada governor touches queen’s elbow for safety on stairs

    LONDON (AP) — Canada’s governor general says 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. David Johnston, who met with the 91-year-old monarch on Wednesday to mark Canada’s 150th birthday, was seen gently touching her elbow as she ascended steps at London’s Canada ...