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Disney teases 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen 2,' more at convention

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:42pm

At the Walt Disney Company's biannual D23 convention, a faint image of the "Star Wars" character Emperor Palpatine in the background of a new poster can cause as much of a stir as actual appearances from movie stars such as Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Johnson. But that's no surprise for the most powerful studio in the world, whose characters are stars as big, if not bigger, than the A-listers playing them — at least for the people attending the company's fan convention.

Former US Sen. Al Franken tests welcome on speaking circuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 1:14pm

Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken is testing his welcome on the speaking circuit as he takes more steps into public life after sexual misconduct allegations derailed his political career.

Kanye West hosts service honoring Ohio mass shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 11:29am

Kanye West hosted a Sunday Service in Ohio in support of those affected by the recent mass shooting.

Book tries to show how US democracy hurt Native Americans

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 9:41am

A new book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed the young United States as an entity seeking to erase them from existence.

Legal questions loom as Harvey Weinstein case nears trial

Tom Hays and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 9:08am

Can someone as notorious in the #MeToo era as Harvey Weinstein get a fair trial in the world's media capital?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson takes honeymoon to D23

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 9:00am

The Rock is honeymooning at a Disney convention.

Jolie shares pride in son Maddox, joining Marvel movie

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 8:36am

Angelina Jolie says she's "so proud" that her 18-year-old son is leaving home to study biochemistry in South Korea.

Fund backed by DiCaprio pledges $5M to Amazon amid fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 7:44am

A new environmental foundation backed by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by wildfires .

Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos I recovers after heart surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 25th - 4:49am

Doctors at the hospital where Spain's former monarch Juan Carlos I underwent heart surgery say he is making a satisfactory recovery almost 24 hours after the operation.

Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:29pm

The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it "some new, some old, some fast, some slow."

Britain's Prince Andrew denies knowledge of Epstein's crimes

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 6:12pm

Britain's Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

New 'Star Wars: Episode IX' footage debuts at D23

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 3:30pm

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that "Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker" is going to be an incredibly good time.

Latest: Spider-Man Tom Holland tells fans: 'I love you 3000'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:55am

The Latest on Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local):

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:03am

Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands."

'GMA' host Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet joke

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 6:20pm

"Good Morning America" host Lara Spencer has apologized for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 6:07pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Correction: Placido Domingo-Europe story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:11pm

In a story Aug. 23 about Placido Domingo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Caterina Bolognese, the head of the gender equality division at the Council of Europe, said Domingo should apologize. She said Domingo should apologize if he committed the sexual harassment that nine women accuse him of. The story also incorrectly identified Bolognese's organization as the Council of European Council, and incorrectly stated that Domingo will be singing the title role of "Luisa Miller." He will be singing the role of the title character's father.

'The Bachelor' star gets suspended sentence in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:33pm

A farmer who appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" has accepted a suspended two-year prison sentence for his role in a 2017 Iowa crash that killed another man.

Life-changing 'Power': Stars reflect on series' impact

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 12:14pm

It's tough to overstate the impact of "Power."

5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:02am

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper's concert at an Algiers sports stadium that left five youths dead, including a 13-year-old.