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After 2017 election, US poised to fight fake news - in Kenya

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:04am

Just ahead of Kenya's disputed 2017 election, video clips started spreading on social media of a slick-looking CNN broadcast asserting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had pulled far ahead in the polls. But the CNN broadcast was fake, splicing together real coverage from CNN Philippines with other footage with the network's iconic red logo superimposed in the corner.

James Patterson donating $2 million to classroom libraries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:36am

James Patterson is stepping up his game.

Bill Murray takes nap at SXSW premiere of 'Isle of Dogs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:22am

Bill Murray took a catnap at the premiere of the film "Isle of Dogs."

Pitbull to speak at United Nations about global water crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:50am

Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull is heading to the United Nations to discuss the global water crisis on World Water Day.

Dior men's designer Kris Van Assche departs after 11 years

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:06am

Christian Dior has announced that its long-time menswear designer Kris Van Assche is to leave the Parisian fashion house.

Jim Carrey criticized for portrait believed to be Sanders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:52am

Jim Carrey is being criticized on social media for a portrait he painted that is believed to be White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

After broken hand, Flight of the Conchords tour postponed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 1:34pm

The music comedy group Flight of the Conchords has postponed a series of tour dates after Bret McKenzie injured his hand in what he called a "very rock 'n' roll injury — falling down some stairs."

Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:58am

In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher. Helen Morgan wrote to the celebrity composer-conductor-pianist in hopes he could share the theme that guided his compositions — something she could pass along to her students for inspiration.

Egypt censors play 'Before the Revolution,' director appeals

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 9:36am

Egypt's state censors prohibited the performance of a play just hours before its Sunday premiere in Cairo, the latest episode in authorities' unrelenting crackdown on free speech.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to speak at MIT about the role of culture

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:50pm

World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma is set to give a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Vandal tags mural created by British graffiti artist Banksy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:56pm

British graffiti artist Banksy is drawing crowds to his New York City mural but for an unfortunate reason.

Barbra Streisand says no #MeToo moment marred her life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 1:39pm

Barbra Streisand says she's never suffered sexual harassment in her long career.

The 'force' with Mark Hamill at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:24am

Mark Hamill has tweeted that "today the whole galaxy is Irish" as he appeared as international guest of honor at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade.

With torn ligament, SZA powers through performance

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:36am

R&B singer SZA didn't let a torn ligament in her foot slow her down at a concert for her feverish fans in New York City.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:59am

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Spokeswoman: Damon not fleeing to Australia in Trump huff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:56am

A publicist for Matt Damon is batting down reports that the actor is moving to Australia with his family, and that such a move would have been inspired by anger over President Donald Trump.

Theron calls idea of arming US teachers 'so outrageous'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 6:28am

Actress Charlize Theron says the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or "adding more guns" to the situation is "so outrageous."

Reality TV star pleads guilty to 2 counts in fatal DUI wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:10pm

A former reality TV star charged with killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors.

ProPublica leads media into correction of murky CIA story

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 7:46pm

The news organization ProPublica issued a detailed correction of a story about Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's choice for the next CIA director, and the waterboarding of a detainee the year after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The Latest: Trump lawyer claims up to $20m in damages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 7:06pm

The Latest on Stormy Daniels and President Trump (all times local):