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The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 8:13pm

The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local):

Actor Liev Schreiber set to answer harassment charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 6:39pm

Liev Schreiber is facing a harassment charge in suburban New York, where his lawyer says the actor is accused of shoving a photographer's camera.

Sean Young under investigation for alleged laptop theft

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 6:13pm

Actress Sean Young was under investigation Monday in New York after the alleged theft of two laptops belonging to a production company that fired her from a new film she was directing.

Wu's fight for 'Crazy Rich Asians' part of a bigger crusade

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 5:44pm

Constance Wu had resigned herself to the fact that "Crazy Rich Asians" was not going to work out for her. She was under contract for her sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat", both were filming in the fall, and that was that. "Crazy Rich Asians" would be the first studio-made Asian-American movie in 25 years, and Wu, who has established herself as a crusader for Asian-American representation in Hollywood, would have to sit this historic moment out.

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 5:41pm

President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.

Box office Top 20: 'The Meg' reels in $45.4 million debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 4:04pm

It took until mid-August, but an original movie is finally no. 1 at the box office. After several months of sequel and franchise reboots leading the weekend box office, the shark thriller "The Meg" swam away with $45.4 million in its debut at North American theaters, according to final figures Monday.

American Book Awards honor cultural diversity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 2:28pm

Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity.

Lordy, they have tapes: Secret tapes in Trump orbit not new

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 1:08pm

Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes.

AP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 12:26pm

Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.

Male model convicted of murdering rival after online feud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:22am

A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute.

'Crazy Rich Asians' spurs conversation over representation

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 8:12am

From the time Ricky Yean first heard about "Crazy Rich Asians," he's been excited to see the movie — and not because he likes romantic comedies (although, for the record, he does.)

AP NewsAlert

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 7:34am

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, a person close to the singer confirms to AP.

Home once owned by Howard Hughes sells for $1.35M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 7:33am

A home once owned by billionaire Howard Hughes has sold for $1.35 million.

Issa Rae, Childish Gambino part of Rihanna's Diamond Ball

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 7:06am

Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform.

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 9:06pm

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate fire from allies of the president and national security experts.

Art museum to feature paintings by rocker Mellencamp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 8:34pm

An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works.

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 6:44pm

British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond.

History-making 'Crazy Rich Asians' readies for release

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 6:37pm

It's been 25 years since a major Hollywood studio released an English-language film with a primarily Asian cast. The last was Wayne Wang's adaptation of the generational tear-jerker "The Joy Luck Club," which was released in 1993.

From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man

Jill Colvin and David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 6:22pm

For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News.

The Latest: White House blasts Omarosa for recording talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 12th - 4:54pm

The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local):