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  • Phil Ting

    As health bill teeters, Medicaid recipients watch nervously

    While the latest Republican health care overhaul teeters near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety. The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage through Medicaid in the 31 states that expanded the program under former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Medicaid expansion brought health insurance to some 11 million lower-income ...
  • Pat Tillman

    Tillman’s widow: Don’t politicize Pat in effort to divide

    Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, says that her husband’s service “should never be politicized in a way that divides us.” Marie Tillman released a statement to CNN (http://cnn.it/2y4M955 ) on Monday after President Donald Trump retweeted an account referencing Pat Tillman and using the hashtag #StandForOurAnthem. Trump has criticized NFL players for ...
  • China postpones food import controls after global outcry

    BEIJING (AP) — China has delayed enforcing sweeping new controls on food imports following complaints by the United States, Europe and other trading partners that they would disrupt billions of dollars in trade. Rules requiring each food shipment to have an inspection certificate from a foreign government were due to take effect Sunday. But Beijing has decided to grant a ...
  • Xi Jinping

    China hosts Interpol meeting amid concerns over abuse

    BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting an Interpol meeting amid concerns Beijing is using the police network to pursue political foes overseas. President Xi Jinping said in a speech to the Interpol General Assembly on Tuesday that China wants to work with other countries and organizations to achieve “global security governance.” However, Human Rights Watch said Interpol needs to address ...
  • Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the attacker was a 37-year-old Palestinian who approached the ...
  • Erik Spoelstra

    NBA players want change, and now must decide how to proceed

    MIAMI (AP) — NBA teams are going to do something. What, no one is exactly sure yet. The first practice of the year awaits most NBA teams Tuesday — and as if the task of getting ready for a regular season that starts in three weeks wasn’t daunting enough, coaches and players all over the league are trying to decide ...
  • Asian stocks lower as investors watch US-NKorea tensions

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks declined Tuesday as investors watched U.S.-North Korean tensions after a fall in tech shares dragged down Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 20,334.99 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.1 percent to 27,470.59. The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,339.38 and Seoul’s Kospi lost 0.4 percent to 2,371.95. India’s ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jim Kelly tempers criticism of NFL player anthem protests

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has tempered his criticism of NFL players protesting during the national anthem after being accused by Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for attempting to divide the team. “I want to be clear that I agree with the reason some NFL players have chosen to peacefully protest, and appreciate ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...