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  • Erupting volcano forces 6,000 evacuations on Vanuatu island

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The Manaro volcano on Ambae island has been active since 2005 but recent activity has raised fears of a major eruption. National Disaster Management Office Director Shadrack Welegtabit says Vanuatu plans to declare an emergency ...
  • Roger Stone

    Trump associate denies Russia collusion ahead of House visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone says there is “not one shred of evidence” that he was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election. Stone is defending himself in a lengthy statement released ahead of a closed-door appearance before the House intelligence committee Tuesday. He has also released a series of supporting documents, including direct messages ...
  • The Latest: Marc Anthony spits fire at Trump for Puerto Rico

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s criticism of protesting athletes (all times EDT): 10:50 p.m. Marc Anthony has some scathing words for Donald Trump, pleading with the president to forget about football and focus instead on hurricane-hammered Puerto Rico. Anthony tweeted on Monday night: “Mr. President shut the f— up about NFL. Do something about our people ...
  • ADB raises Asia growth forecast as global conditions improve

    HONG KONG (AP) — The Asian Development Bank raised its growth forecast Tuesday for Asia’s developing economies because global trade and conditions in the world’s biggest economies are improving more than expected. The Manila, Philippines-based lender said it now predicts the region’s economy will expand 5.9 percent this year and 5.8 percent in 2018. That’s up from the ADB’s earlier ...
  • Sister of murder victim hit by car outside Vegas courthouse

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister of a murder victim was hit by a car Monday on a sidewalk outside the Las Vegas courthouse where the man charged in the killing is standing trial and she is on a list of potential witnesses, authorities said. It wasn’t clear if the crash was directly related to the injured woman’s possible testimony, ...
  • Ted Cruz

    The Latest: Graham defends McCain vote against health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is defending his friend, GOP Sen. John McCain, against criticism from President Donald Trump. McCain, who decisively voted against a GOP health care bill in July, is opposed to the latest, last-ditch version sponsored by Graham ...
  • The Latest: UN regrets Iraq’s Kurds went ahead with vote

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local): 5 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expressing regret that Iraq’s Kurds have gone ahead with an independence referendum. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Guterres noted the referendum was “unilaterally declared, included disputed areas” ...
  • 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 ...
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle together at official event

    TORONTO (AP) — Hand in hand, Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first official public appearance as a couple. Markle might have even left a wedding hint. 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. Markle wore a white ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: Marc Anthony spits fire at Trump for Puerto Rico

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s criticism of protesting athletes (all times EDT): 10:50 p.m. Marc Anthony has some scathing words for Donald Trump, pleading with the president to forget about football and focus instead on hurricane-hammered Puerto Rico. Anthony tweeted on Monday night: “Mr. President shut the f— up about NFL. Do something about our people ...
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle together at official event

    TORONTO (AP) — Hand in hand, Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first official public appearance as a couple. Markle might have even left a wedding hint. 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. Markle wore a white ...
  • Bills’ Hughes upset with Jim Kelly criticizing team protest

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes is upset with Jim Kelly after accusing the Hall of Fame quarterback for attempting to divide the team by publicly criticizing LeSean McCoy for how he protested during the national anthem on Sunday. “I was very disappointed in him,” Hughes said on Monday. “It was not cool, very unacceptable. And ...
  • 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 ...