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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.

Dave Chappelle set to host benefit concert for Ohio shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:52am

Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting.

Revived 'Designated Survivor' shows how TV world has changed

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:54am

Anthony Edwards walks briskly through the White House in the opening scene of Netflix's "Designated Survivor," spraying comments and commands to the people he comes across as the camera wheels through the set to keep up.

Chicago judge names special prosecutor to investigate the dropping of charges against actor Jussie Smollett

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:54am

Chicago judge names special prosecutor to investigate the dropping of charges against actor Jussie Smollett.

Inmate's mom convicted in plot with lawyer hailed on 'Ellen'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:36am

A Virginia woman has been convicted of conspiring to smuggle drugs and a cellphone to her jailed son with an attorney who gained national attention on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Model became Dior muse by knocking on his door

Hilary Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:26am

Before there were supermodels, there were "mannequins" — living, breathing women who played an active role in designing haute couture by standing very, very still. Designers and artisans would pin, prod or tuck fabric and toiles to the mannequins to bring sketches and ideas to life.

Cecilia Bartoli talks, again, of US return

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:44am

There was a time a generation ago when Cecilia Bartoli's many U.S. fans could count on seeing her regularly in opera or in concert.

'Power' heads toward its finale, but its influence grows

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 6:34am

With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the first episode aired five years ago.

Women, late-in-life new authors expand Japanese literature

Alex Barreira, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:46pm

The works receiving one of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Naoki Prize, have something new in common: For the first time in 85 years, all six of the nominated authors are women.

Men arrested after using open houses to rob celeb's homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:18pm

Prosecutors say two men in Los Angeles were arrested after using open houses to rob homes of celebrities, including singers Usher and Adam Lambert.

Manslaughter case continues against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:21pm

A manslaughter case against Mexican actor Pablo Lyle will move forward after a Florida judge refused to dismiss it under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law.

Miley Cyrus takes to Twitter to deny cheating rumors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:09pm

Miley Cyrus denied rumors Thursday that she cheated on her soon-to-be ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:02pm

Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

Man dubbed 'Boy Next Door Killer' found sane by jury

Katie Campione, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:02pm

Jurors on Thursday found a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and tried to kill a third inside their Southern California homes.

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony

Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:09pm

Prosecutors are bringing a new indictment against Harvey Weinstein in an attempt to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who says he raped her in 1993 .

Sarah Sanders heads to Fox News as a contributor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 9:59am

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, long an ardent defender of President Donald Trump, is joining the broadcast organization long favored by the first viewer.

Daughter's sleep training influenced Knightley's latest role

Louise Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:31am

Keira Knightley's edginess while playing a real-life Iraq War whistle-blower in the political thriller "Official Secrets" wasn't all an act. The decision to sleep train her 3-year-old daughter during filming meant she wasn't faking it when it came to the emotional side of the role.

Body of missing wealthy Polish film producer is found

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:51am

Rescuers have found the body of a Polish celebrity businessman who went missing after falling from his motorboat into a lake, a Polish minister said Thursday.

Kodak Black pleads guilty to federal weapons charges

Marcus Lim, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:56am

Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May.

Man at center of 'Innocent Man' documentary may soon be free

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:37pm

A federal judge has placed the man at the center of a documentary series "The Innocent Man" on the path to potential freedom.