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Senator Al Franken cut from PBS David Letterman tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS and WETA say Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken will not appear substantially in David Letterman's Mark Twain Prize special airing Monday night.


Turkey bans all LGBTI events in Ankara, citing security

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country's capital, in a move LGBTI organizations call illegal and discriminatory.


Global warming sage pens novel of Vermont, 'resistance'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — For decades, Vermont environmentalist Bill McKibben has been telling the world about the dangers of global warming and as a diversion from his Cassandra-like quest, he jotted notes about the quirkiness of his home state that has become known for its craft beer, environmental protection and, more recently, its opposition to President Donald Trump.


Museums mark 100 years since death of French artist Rodin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Museums around the world are marking 100 years since the death of French artist Auguste Rodin, including the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.


Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape.


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The Latest: Rape survivor wants Franken's name off bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local):


Model Gigi Hadid pulls out of Victoria's Secret China show

SHANGHAI (AP) — Supermodel Gigi Hadid said Friday she will not be walking the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week, a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of racist behavior.


Yoko Ono's Basquiat painting sells for nearly $11 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) from the collection of Yoko Ono has sold for $10.9 million.


Rare comic showing Superman's 1st appearance to be auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A well-preserved issue of the 1938 comic book that first featured Superman is heading to the auction block.


NPR changes leadership as harassment issues linger

NEW YORK (AP) — National Public Radio elected new leadership on its board of directors on Thursday as the organizations deals with sex harassment issues that led to its top news executive recently being ousted.


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Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each of them marked by his piercing dark eyes and the crude Nazi swastika he carved into his forehead.


Comcast talking to Fox about a deal, source says

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person wouldn't discuss the matter publicly.


Nicaragua's Sergio Ramirez wins Spain's Cervantes prize

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.


Lost Leonardo painting had tangled path to $450 million sale

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a dozen years ago, a worn, touched-up, old painting of Christ went for less than $10,000 (8,450 euros) at an estate sale. On Wednesday, it was auctioned for a record-breaking $450 million (380 million euros) as a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci dubbed "the Last da Vinci" or the "male Mona Lisa." Years of painstaking cleaning and study led scholars to authenticate it as Leonardo's roughly 500-year-old "Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World." But some experts are stunned at the jaw-dropping price for a painting with a patchy history and heavy restoration.


Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.


Imelda Staunton dazzles as 'Follies' hits cinema screens

LONDON (AP) — Imelda Staunton plays a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in "Follies," Stephen Sondheim's dizzying musical about a traumatic reunion of former Broadway showgirls.


British explorer Benedict Allen found in Papua New Guinea

LONDON (AP) — British explorer Benedict Allen, who failed to return on schedule from an expedition in Papua New Guinea, has been found safe in the mountainous jungle nation.


Cards Against Humanity says it's fighting border wall

HOUSTON (AP) — The party game Cards Against Humanity says it's bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.


Miss Golden Globe honor renamed Golden Globe Ambassador

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The group behind the Golden Globe awards says its Miss Golden Globe honoree will now be known as the Golden Globe Ambassador.


Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M

NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.


India ruling party member offers bounty for director, star

Deepika Padukone

'Justice League' disappoints in US with $96 million opening

'Justice League' disappoints in US with $96 million opening

Actor Tom Sizemore denies groping allegations

Tom Sizemore

Daniela Vega, trans actress, stars in 'A Fantastic Woman'

Daniela Vega

Comedy or not, 'Get Out' is a unique Oscar contender

Comedy or not, 'Get Out' is a unique Oscar contender

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Germany: police arrest man over stolen John Lennon objects
Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

Diana Ross

Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year

Pink, Kelly Clarkson

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

Mel Tillis

Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis' death

Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis' death

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