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  • Opera pops up at NYC garage, dive bar, basketball court

    NEW YORK (AP) — Opera has been popping up recently at the most unlikely New York places: a revamped garage, a dive bar, a basketball court and even an old aircraft carrier. It’s part of a festival with an in-your-face goal — to bring this once grandiose art form to ordinary places where people hang out. The New York Opera ...
  • Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan

    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames. The tanker flipped over Sunday and the fire from the oil spill engulfed scores of residents who had rushed to collect leaking fuel. Another 50 people have been seriously injured. Dr. Rizwan Naseer, director of Punjab ...
  • Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night. The fire near the town of Brian Head is 8 percent contained and has destroyed at least 13 homes, fire officials said. About 1,000 firefighters and support personnel are battling the blaze, which started June 17 by someone ...
  • Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire

    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire.
  • Alex Faedo

    Faedo fabulous again, Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alex Faedo dominated TCU for a second straight time, and now he and his Florida Gators teammates will face a familiar opponent in the College World Series finals. The Detroit Tigers’ first-round draft pick pitched three-hit ball for 7 1/3 shutout innings to lead the Gators to a 3-0 win Saturday night, setting up an all-Southeastern ...
  • Mitrione pummels Emelianenko in Bellator heavyweight bout

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Mitrione pummeled 40-year-old MMA heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko in just 74 seconds to win the co-main event of Bellator’s Madison Square Garden debut. Mitrione (12-5) and Emelianenko both connected on right hands and hit the canvas late Saturday night. But Mitrione, who briefly played in the NFL, pounced and smashed Emelianenko (36-5) with uppercuts and ...
  • AP Top Entertainment News at 1:03 a.m. EDT

    Gaga on gay pride: It’s a time to shine light on equality Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks Dior designer celebrates decade at helm at Paris menswear Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival In Moscow, 1 million people ...
  • Opera pops up at NYC garage, dive bar, basketball court

    NEW YORK (AP) — Opera has been popping up recently at the most unlikely New York places: a revamped garage, a dive bar, a basketball court and even an old aircraft carrier. It’s part of a festival with an in-your-face goal — to bring this once grandiose art form to ordinary places where people hang out. The New York Opera ...
  • Melissa Cochran

    Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. Among the attendees was Keith Malda, a police officer in London who was one of the first responders ...
  • Lady Gaga

    Gaga on gay pride: It’s a time to shine light on equality

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of gay rights, says pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality. “This weekend is a time for us all to reflect on the importance of tolerance and the importance of bravery and kindness, (and) the importance of us supporting one another,” the pop star said in an ...
  • Radiohead

    Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s famed Glastonbury music festival has embraced an unlikely headline act: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn, 68, received a rock star welcome from thousands of festival-goers, who chanted his name and held up signs that read “I love Jeremy Corbyn” as he took to the festival’s main stage. Corbyn gave a wide-ranging speech on women’s rights, ...
  • Tupac Shakur

    Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

    NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did ...
  • John Legend

    John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper noted the future R&B singer’s sharp attire, his steady gaze and crisp ...
  • Johnny Depp

    Depp’s ‘assassin’ comments the latest in celebrity anger

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president. “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Depp asked the crowd at Glastonbury Festival, in reference to the death of Abraham ...
  • NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College’s president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden’s appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” College officials said they received complaints about Durden’s interview with Carlson. Durden, who is black, discussed a ...
  • Allison Tolman

    Freshman series ‘Downward Dog’ canceled by ABC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC’s freshman sitcom “Downward Dog” has been canceled by ABC, the show’s executive producer said. The last two of the show’s eight episodes will air Tuesday, executive producer Jimmy Miller said Friday. ABC “loved it creatively and wanted to do more, but could not figure out a way to get it done financially,” Miller said in ...
  • Lawyers seek to free inmate featured in ‘Making a Murderer’

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” petitioned for his immediate release Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that his confession was coerced. Lawyers for Brendan Dassey filed papers Friday with the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that he be released on his own recognizance, saying Thursday’s ...
  • University of Missouri revokes Cosby’s honorary degree

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. University system President Mun Choi recommended that the board strip the comedian of a doctorate in humane letters he received in 1999. Choi cited allegations from several women that Cosby sexually assaulted them. Choi says Cosby’s ...
  • Darren Simpson

    Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain’s youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday. Northern Ireland-born Simpson worked at multiple restaurants in London, Ireland and Australia and appeared in Australian television’s “My Restaurant Rules,” “‘Live This,” and “Ready Steady Cook.” ...
  • Judges: ‘Making a Murderer’ confession improperly obtained

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years earlier. Dassey told detectives ...
  • Stephen Colbert, Evelyn McGee-Colbert

    Colbert goes to Russia, vows to search for Comey ‘tapes’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Colbert is on a mission to Russia. The host of CBS’ “The Late Show” is on assignment there for a future broadcast, the network said Thursday. Colbert, whose steady political wisecracks have been accompanied by a rise in his ratings, wasted no time in taking a dig at President Donald Trump over the possibility of ...
  • Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin’s) married a Scottish actress. Mnuchin exchanged vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mrs. Trump wore a pink blush dress and the president was in a tux. Vice President Mike Pence also ...
  • Tupac Shakur

    Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

    NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did ...
  • John Legend

    John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper noted the future R&B singer’s sharp attire, his steady gaze and crisp ...
  • Lauren Hutton

    Lauren Hutton to be honored at Maine film festival

    WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Lauren Hutton is going to be this year’s honoree at the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival. The 73-year-old actress, model and producer will be awarded the Mid-Life Achievement Award next month in Waterville, Maine. Festival programmer Ken Eisen told the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2u03TZ6) that Hutton was part of what he described as a golden age ...
  • Actress Mira Sorvino urges support for trafficking victims

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino urged all nations and the business community on Friday to ramp up financial support for victims of human trafficking, saying the services such funds provide “mean the difference between life and death.” Sorvino, who has been a U.N. goodwill ambassador for the global fight against human trafficking, told a U.N. meeting that ...
  • Ron Howard

    Ron Howard hopes to honor ‘great work’ done on Han Solo film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Howard says he hopes to honor the great work that’s already been done on the Han Solo film and help to deliver on its promise. The Oscar-winner has only been in the pilot’s seat on the Star Wars spinoff film for a day but is not wasting any time making his passion for the franchise ...
  • Burt Reynolds

    Watch ole ‘Bandit’ run: Fans ride to Georgia for film’s 40th

    ATLANTA (AP) — They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit.” About 350 cars this week retraced actor Burt Reynolds’ wild ride from the Texas-Arkansas line to ...
  • Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the guests as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin’s) married a Scottish actress. Mnuchin exchanged vows Saturday night with Louise Linton at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. Mrs. Trump wore a pink blush dress and the president was in a tux. Vice President Mike Pence also ...
  • Tim Phillips, Adam Brandon

    Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative

    COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) — Chief lieutenants in the Koch brothers’ political network lashed out at the Senate Republican health care bill on Saturday as not conservative enough, becoming a powerful outside critic as GOP leaders try to rally support for their plan among rank-and-file Republicans. Tim Phillips, who leads Americans For Prosperity, the Koch network’s political arm, called the ...
  • Lady Gaga

    Gaga on gay pride: It’s a time to shine light on equality

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of gay rights, says pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality. “This weekend is a time for us all to reflect on the importance of tolerance and the importance of bravery and kindness, (and) the importance of us supporting one another,” the pop star said in an ...
  • Dior designer celebrates decade at helm at Paris menswear

    PARIS (AP) — Celebrating a decade at the creative helm of Dior Homme on Saturday, designer Kris Van Assche held court with Christian Slater, Jamie Bell and Kata Mara at his catwalk collection that paid homage to the iconic Dior suit. Here are some highlights of the spring-summer 2018 menswear collections at Paris Fashion Week. DIOR HOMME It was the ...
  • Tupac Shakur

    Writer sues Tupac filmmakers, alleges copyright infringement

    NEW YORK (AP) — A magazine writer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the new Tupac Shakur biopic, saying that portions of the film are based on his articles about the late rapper. Kevin Powell says in the federal lawsuit filed Friday that “All Eyez On Me” borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did ...
  • Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world’s ugliest dog

    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. She was a favorite of the Northern California crowd from the start, often plopping ...
  • Berlin gives celebrity welcome to 2 giant pandas from China

    BERLIN (AP) — Two giant pandas — Meng Meng and Jiao Qing — received a celebrity welcome Saturday in Berlin from the German capital’s mayor and the Chinese ambassador after they safely weathered a long flight from China. Meng Meng and Jiao Qing flew the animal equivalent of first class, getting royal treatment on their 12-hour-flight from Chengdu in southwestern ...