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Justice Department and CNN spar over Acosta's press pass

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:18pm

President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass."

List of winners at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 9:12pm

Complete list of winners from the 2018 Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sigrid Nunez's novel "The Friend" wins National Book Award

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:11pm

Sigrid Nunez's "The Friend," a meditative novel about grief, books and, not least, a Great Dane named Apollo, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Other winners Wednesday night included Jeffrey C. Stewart's "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" for nonfiction and Justin Philip Reed's "Indecency for poetry.

Idris Elba's daughter named Golden Globe Ambassador

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:25pm

Idris Elba's daughter has been chosen as the Golden Globe Ambassador to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony.

The Latest: Keith Urban wins entertainer of the year at CMAs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:11pm

The Latest on the presentation of the Country Music Association Awards being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local):

Serhii Plokhy wins nonfiction book prize for Chernobyl story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:17pm

A book about the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has won Britain's leading nonfiction literary award.

Mana to be honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:12pm

Mexican rock band Mana will be honored as the Latin Recording Academy's 2018 Person of the Year in a star-studded concert Wednesday, the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony.

Iowa Powerball winner gives $500K to veterans group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:13pm

An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group.

Mexican writer Fernando del Paso dead at 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:29pm

The widely honored Mexican novelist and poet Fernando del Paso has died at the age of 83.

Mrs. Oleson of 'Little House' Katherine MacGregor dead at 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:22pm

Katherine MacGregor, who played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," has died, a representative said Wednesday. She was 93.

Turkey: German-Turkish singer sentenced on terror charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:12am

Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced a German singer of Turkish descent to six years and three months in prison for membership of an armed terror group.

Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:02am

A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million Wednesday at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction.

Poland: Cinematographer charged in first responders' assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:27am

An Oscar-nominated American cinematographer was charged Wednesday with assaulting public officials in Poland after he allegedly attacked paramedics and police who were called to a hotel where he had been seen staggering.

Aerosmith's Perry tweets 'doing well' after hospitalization

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:11am

Joe Perry is feeling the love from fans after he was hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York.

Bollywood meets Hollywood as Indian stars wed in Italy

Luca Bruno, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 5:43am

Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are getting married at a villa on Italy's Lake Como that has screen credits of its own.

NYPD helps Irish family buy tickets to 'Hamilton'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:39am

A family from Ireland is thanking a New York City police officer for helping them see the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

Prince Charles turns 70 with party, new family photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:09am

Britain's Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views.

Venezuelan beauty queens migrate for shot at stardom abroad

Manuel Rueda and Eva Vergara, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:03pm

When the Miss Universe beauty pageant takes place in a few weeks, Chile will be represented by a slender brunette who has a killer smile and speaks Spanish with an unmistakable Venezuelan accent.

Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 8:49pm

Michelle Obama began her 12-stop book tour Tuesday by sitting with Oprah Winfrey before an audience at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls, speaking on everything from piano lessons and washing socks to crying on a plane the day her family moved out of the White House and President Donald Trump moved in.

BTS's agency apologizes over band member's A-bomb shirt

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 8:01pm

The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem.