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R.L. Stine among winners of Children's Choice Book Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:10am

The latest chiller from R.L. Stine and a middle-grade novel with a transgender theme are among this year's winners of the Children's Choice Book Awards.

Egypt official blames 'Tom and Jerry' for spreading violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:50am

An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated "Tom and Jerry" series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence.

Fanciful 'Boaty McBoatface' passed over for vessel name

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 5:31am

Boaty McBoatface had captured the public's fancy but British officials said Friday the country's newest polar research vessel will be christened Sir David Attenborough, in honor of the prominent naturalist and broadcaster.

Rapper uses flag and noose to protest Confederate month

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:30pm

A rapper draped herself in a Confederate battle flag and hung a noose around her neck during a performance to protest Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's proclamation of April as Confederate Heritage Month.

Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O'Connor for libel over Prince post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:20pm

Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor over a Facebook post in which the singer accused him of furnishing Prince with drugs.

5 inducted into Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:31pm

Elvin Bishop, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, John Mayall and the Memphis Jug Band have been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee.

"Flight of the Navigator" star charged with bank robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:21pm

A man who starred in Disney's 1986 adventure flick "Flight of the Navigator" when he was a child has been charged in connection with a bank robbery in British Columbia.

Channing Tatum is bringing his 'Magic Mike' act to Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:01pm

Channing Tatum is bringing his "Magic Mike" act to Las Vegas.

Christie opens music hall, invokes his love of the 'Boss'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:41pm

Gov. Chris Christie connected his love for Bruce Springsteen to the importance of arts education as he marked the opening of a university music hall.

Ta-Nehisi Coates has 2-book deal, 1 for work of fiction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:00pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a prize-winning nonfiction author, journalist and comic book writer. Now he's is taking on fiction.

George Clooney, Julia Roberts join Gwen Stefani for karaoke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:50am

Gwen Stefani got a little help from George Clooney and Julia Roberts in "Late Late Show" host James Corden's latest "Carpool Karaoke" segment.

'Jungle Book,' Warner Bros. big winners at trailer awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:20am

While Disney's "The Jungle Book" dominates the box office, the team responsible for getting the word out also got their due at the Golden Trailer Awards. The film won a top four honors at the annual celebration of movie marketing, held Wednesday night in Beverly Hills.

Former Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Maurice Sinet dies at 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:50am

Maurice Sinet, a former cartoonist for French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo who often created controversy with his blunt views, has died. He was 87.

Woody Allen says he's made wife Soon-Yi Previn's life better

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:30am

Woody Allen says in a revealing interview that he has made wife Soon-Yi Previn's life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn't traumatized him.

Actor Danny Glover to get award at Adirondack historic site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:20am

Actor Danny Glover will receive a human rights award at a historic site in the Adirondacks honoring abolitionist John Brown.

Questions: Did Prince's call for help get right response?

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:30am

Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine.

The Latest: Doctor called to help Prince is pain specialist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:40pm

The Latest on Dr. Howard Kornfeld, an addiction and pain specialist, who was asked to help Prince before his death (all times local):

Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist

Eric Risberg and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:20pm

The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.

IU grant to help preserve rare Orson Welles radio recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:00pm

Indiana University has won a $25,000 grant to help with its push to preserve recordings of famed director Orson Welles' radio broadcasts, including some long believed to have been lost.

Questions: Did Prince's call for help get right response?

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:01pm

Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine.