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The Bud and Broadway Home Team have to send out their emails before they can leave for the weekend. This week Broadway sends one to Lowe’s customers, Captain Mac sends one to Broadway, Kelly sends her to Kane Brown and well Bud sent his to sickness! Read More »

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  • Catalan leader says Spanish PM Rajoy’s attempt to “humiliate” Catalonia is an “attack on democracy”

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalan leader says Spanish PM Rajoy’s attempt to “humiliate” Catalonia is an “attack on democracy”
  • After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to ‘new phase’ in Syria

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group’s ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria. That assessment, in a statement released Saturday, runs counter to warnings in recent days from his national security aides that the ...
  • Catalan leader makes veiled independence threat, tells lawmakers to counter Spain’s planned takeover

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalan leader makes veiled independence threat, tells lawmakers to counter Spain’s planned takeover.
  • John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, John Connally, Nellie Connally

    Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Subject to the receipt of further information,” he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet, “I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.” ...
  • Martin Truex Jr.

    Truex confident as NASCAR’s dominant driver hits Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. already looks like the coolest cat at the club, with his shades and scruff and disarming smile, yet he has even more reason to be relaxed and confident at Kansas Speedway this weekend. Start with the fact that he’s already clinched a spot in the next round of NASCAR’s playoffs with his ...
  • Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede. Even moderate Catalans were aghast at the scope of the move, and the ...
  • After years of influence, GOP kingmaker’s future uncertain

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina political strategist Richard Quinn has boasted a client list that includes Republican notables such as Lindsey Graham and John McCain. The veteran consultant’s name has long been synonymous with Republican political success in South Carolina. Quinn’s indictment this week on criminal conspiracy and illegal lobbying charges could mean difficult and, at the very least, ...
  • UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles’s braids

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. Knowles — who had released a song called “Don’t Touch My Hair” — complained on Instagram that an elaborate braided crown on her head had been digitally removed from the cover photo. The magazine ...
  • George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush

    5 living ex-presidents attend Texas hurricane relief concert

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush are putting aside politics ...
  • Nets’ national anthem singer kneels to finish performance

    NEW YORK (AP) — The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener took a knee at the end of her performance. Justine Skye was nearing the completion of the song Friday night when she went to one knee for the finish. There were some cheers, but appeared to be more boos from the crowd at Barclays Center to ...
  • Jason Aldean

    Jason Aldean releases ‘I Won’t Back Down’ for charity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Aldean’s moving rendition of “I Won’t Back Down” on “Saturday Night Live” will soon be raising money to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting. The song was made available on Friday on various sites. Aldean’s representative says all proceeds will be donated to the Direct Impact Fund dedicated to victims of the tragedy. Aldean ...
  • Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez, Brie Larson among presenters at InStyle Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez, Brie Larson, Faith Hill and Kate Bosworth are among the presenters set to hand out honors at next week’s InStyle Awards. The InStyle Awards honor the best-dressed of Hollywood as well as celebrity makeup artists, designers and stylists. Gomez will present an award to the best makeup artist, while Larson will present the designer ...
  • Survivors attend benefit concert for Vegas shooting victims

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time since the attack. Theresa Almada, 49, drove Thursday evening from San Diego back to Las Vegas to attend a country music concert ...
  • Vegas shooting survivors attend benefit concert

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time since the attack. Theresa Almada, 49, drove Thursday evening from San Diego back to Las Vegas to attend a country music concert ...
  • George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush

    5 living ex-presidents attend Texas hurricane relief concert

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush are putting aside politics ...
  • Fox News duped by phony military hero, removes false story

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has removed a false story from its website, saying it was duped by an artist the network highlighted as a Vietnam veteran, a member of the first U.S. Navy SEAL team and a much-decorated war hero. The report, which aired Oct. 8, focused on 72-year-old glass artist John Garofalo, who “despite health issues” ...
  • Jack Phillips

    Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don’t get to choose their customers. They say that abiding by laws that bar discrimination based on sexual ...
  • Harvey Weinstein

    TV Academy votes to consider expelling Harvey Weinstein

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Television Academy says it has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. The academy’s board of governors issued a statement Friday declaring that “sexual harassment in any form is abhorrent and totally unacceptable.” The academy, which bestows the Emmy awards, said a hearing has been set for November to consider “action ...
  • Joan and Melissa Rivers

    E! cancels Joan Rivers’ ‘Fashion Police’ after 22-year run

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — E!’s long-running series, “Fashion Police,” will come to an end next month with a special finale featuring its late host and co-creator Joan Rivers. The series began in 1995 and became a staple on the red carpet at major awards shows with Rivers commentating on celebrity looks. It continued after Rivers’ 2014 death with her daughter, ...
  • John McCain

    Sen. John McCain to visit daughter on ‘The View’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “The View” is giving new panelist Meghan McCain a birthday present on Monday. It’s a visit from her dad. The daytime talk show said Thursday that it has booked Sen. John McCain as a guest. Meghan McCain, who joined “The View” last week, turns 33 on Monday. The visit is especially poignant since the 81-year-old Arizona ...
  • John McCain

    Sen. John McCain to visit daughter on ‘The View’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “The View” is giving new panelist Meghan McCain a birthday present on Monday. It’s a visit from her dad. The daytime talk show said Thursday that it has booked Sen. John McCain as a guest. Meghan McCain, who joined “The View” last week, turns 33 on Monday. The visit is especially poignant since the 81-year-old Arizona ...
  • This week in odd news: Bathtub gator; Too fat for prison?

    BROKE? NOPE. MAN SAYS HE’S PENNILESS, BUT DEPUTIES FIND $4K ON HIM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio defendant who vowed he was penniless and couldn’t pay a fine now faces a big one after deputies escorting him from court found he had over $4,000 in his clothes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Lawrence Knox swore he was indigent ...
  • Jim Thompson

    New film claims to have solved Jim Thompson mystery

    BANGKOK (AP) — A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia’s most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand’s legendary silk king. The former American intelligence officer turned textile tycoon went for a walk in the Malaysian jungle 50 years ago and never returned. Despite a massive search, no trace of Thompson was ever ...
  • Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

    TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another influential entertainment organization said Friday it would consider booting disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as another woman accused the Oscar winner of sexual abuse. The Television Academy, which bestows Emmy awards, said a disciplinary hearing set for November could lead to termination of his membership. Weinstein, accused of sexually harassing and abusing numerous women over ...
  • Harvey Weinstein

    The Latest: Lawyer says actress accusing Weinstein is scared

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The Los Angeles lawyer for an Italian actress who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape says it has had a “humongous impact on her life” and she is extremely scared. Attorney David M. Ring told reporters Friday that his client ...
  • George R. R. Martin

    George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Author and film producer George R. R. Martin waded into the politics of movie-industry tax breaks on Thursday while endorsing a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico. Martin, a longtime Santa Fe resident and author of fantasy novels behind the “Game of Thrones” television series, made a plea to raise or eliminate New ...
  • Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

    Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Los Angeles have launched an investigation of Harvey Weinstein involving a possible sexual assault in 2013, authorities said Thursday. Detectives have interviewed a possible victim who recently reported she was sexually assaulted by the film mogul, police spokesman Sal Ramirez said. He said he could not answer any questions about where the incident took ...
  • Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

    The Latest: Nyong’o recounts Weinstein massage encounter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o says she had an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at his home in Connecticut. Nyong’o says Weinstein invited her there to screen a film while she was a student at the Yale School of Drama. ...
  • UK paper sorry for airbrushing out Solange Knowles’s braids

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Evening Standard newspaper has apologized to Solange Knowles for digitally altering an image of the singer on the cover of its magazine. Knowles — who had released a song called “Don’t Touch My Hair” — complained on Instagram that an elaborate braided crown on her head had been digitally removed from the cover photo. The magazine ...
  • Ex-prosecutor to sue Cosby accuser, alleging personal injury

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby’s accuser in Philadelphia. An attorney for Bruce L. Castor says the personal-injury complaint will claim Andrea Constand sued Castor for defamation in 2015 so he would lose the prosecutor’s race. The winner, Kevin ...
  • Jason Aldean

    Jason Aldean releases ‘I Won’t Back Down’ for charity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Aldean’s moving rendition of “I Won’t Back Down” on “Saturday Night Live” will soon be raising money to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting. The song was made available on Friday on various sites. Aldean’s representative says all proceeds will be donated to the Direct Impact Fund dedicated to victims of the tragedy. Aldean ...
  • Melania Trump, Herve Pierre

    First lady donates inaugural gown to Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump knew her inaugural gown would be part of history and she had a clear vision for her look, asking the designer for something “modern, sleek, light, unique and unexpected.” The resulting vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown is now part of the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. Mrs. Trump officially donated the couture piece Friday ...
  • Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida during the time he opened his Mar-a-Lago estate as a private club in ...
  • Joan and Melissa Rivers

    E! cancels Joan Rivers’ ‘Fashion Police’ after 22-year run

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — E!’s long-running series, “Fashion Police,” will come to an end next month with a special finale featuring its late host and co-creator Joan Rivers. The series began in 1995 and became a staple on the red carpet at major awards shows with Rivers commentating on celebrity looks. It continued after Rivers’ 2014 death with her daughter, ...
  • Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez, Brie Larson among presenters at InStyle Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez, Brie Larson, Faith Hill and Kate Bosworth are among the presenters set to hand out honors at next week’s InStyle Awards. The InStyle Awards honor the best-dressed of Hollywood as well as celebrity makeup artists, designers and stylists. Gomez will present an award to the best makeup artist, while Larson will present the designer ...