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UK bomber said to have told mother 'Forgive me' before blast

Jill Lawless, Paisley Dodds, Maggie Michael and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:43pm

Britons faced stepped-up security, authorities pushed forward with raids they said were uncovering key evidence and a trans-Atlantic rift opened Thursday in the aftermath of a deadly concert bombing.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:40pm

Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City.

Leaks from bombing probe antagonize British officials

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:28pm

The ongoing leaks of sensitive information that have been a hallmark of the Trump administration are antagonizing one of America's closest allies, with officials in Britain incensed over details of the Manchester bombing investigation finding their way into the news.

Italy court nixes directors named for 5 museums after reform

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:06pm

Italy's much-hailed modernizing of its bureaucratic museum system, a reform effort that including the hiring of non-Italian candidates from abroad for director's posts, was dealt an embarrassing setback when an administrative overturned some of the appointments following challenges from Italians disgruntled about the new rules.

The Latest: Relative says UK bomber called Britons infidels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:10pm

The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local):

Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks he once alienated

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:56pm

After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending carefully targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia.

Child actors take the Cannes Film Festival by storm

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 1:08pm

The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn't an ideal place for children. Few of its movies are PG-rated, nor is much of the nightlife.

NBC's live 'Bye Bye Birdie' pushed from December to 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:54pm

NBC is saying bye-bye this year to its tradition of an annual live holiday musical. The network confirming that "Bye Bye Birdie" has been pushed from its announced December airdate into 2018. No new airdate was announced.

After Manchester attack, Aerosmith still on European tour

Sian Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:54pm

Aerosmith's Joe Perry says the band's European dates will not be canceled in the wake of Monday's deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

Memoir from dancer David Hallberg coming in November

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:00pm

David Hallberg is working on a memoir about his rise from childhood bullying victim to principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet.

Chris Cornell's wife writes note: 'I know that was not you'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:40am

Chris Cornell's widow has penned a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life.

Pattinson, Sandler lead Oscar contenders out of Cannes

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:04am

It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan plans book for young people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:30am

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who became a national celebrity after speaking at last year's Democratic National Convention, has a book planned for young readers.

US Senate votes to name courthouse after actor Fred Thompson

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:00am

The U.S. Senate has voted to name Nashville's new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in at least 20 movies and in the TV series "Law & Order."

Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Manchester children's hospital following the concert attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:30am

Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Manchester children's hospital following the concert attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May: UK threat level to remain at 'critical' level, public should be vigilant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:24am

Prime Minister Theresa May: UK threat level to remain at 'critical' level, public should be vigilant.

From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:42pm

Dani Mathers earned fame posing as a nude model. She gained notoriety on the other side of the camera when she snapped a photo of an unwitting and unwilling subject — a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison honored by Authors Guild

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:54pm

Toni Morrison praised the power of literature and the "community" of writers. James Patterson told some jokes, and even sang.

Prospective juror gets laughs from comedian-defendant Cosby

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:53pm

The sex assault case against Bill Cosby turns on serious questions about his actions with women behind closed doors, but the comedian and others unexpectedly fell into laughter Wednesday during questioning of one potential juror.

'Hamilton' star to perform at Boston July 4th celebration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:40pm

Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton," will be among the guest artists at Boston's iconic July Fourth concert and fireworks celebration.