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Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 1:54am

U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year's recipient of a prize dubbed the "Jewish Nobel," has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over recent events in the country, the Genesis Prize Foundation said.

Pacino, De Palma remember 'Scarface' at Tribeca reunion

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:01am

Old "Scarface" friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster epic — like Tony Montana's rise from dishwasher to drug lord — has grown in stature.

As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:58pm

Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.

Bette Midler to return to 'Hello, Dolly' for a summer run

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:28pm

Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly.

Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:51pm

Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.

Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:14pm

The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston's City Hall.

Bono gets new George W. Bush Medal for leadership

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:54pm

Rock star Bono, frontman for the band U2, has been presented with the first of what the George W. Bush Presidential Center intends to be an annual medal for individuals who change the world in some way.

The Latest: Doctor said Prince 'doesn't look really well'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:49pm

The Latest on the investigation into Prince's death (all times local):

Co-defendant in Hawaii concert scam gets 2 months in jail

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 5:06pm

A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to two months in jail and four months home confinement for his role in scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened.

Oscar-nominated film inspires billboard for Oklahoma victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 3:17pm

The Oscar-nominated film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" inspired an Oklahoma woman to create her own signs in the hopes of solving the 2016 killings of her daughter and another woman.

'60 Minutes' report details progression of Alzheimer's

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 2:13pm

Filmed over 10 years, a "60 Minutes" report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer's disease takes on a patient.

High winds delay opening of Coachella festival camping

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:37pm

Gusty winds swept the mountains and deserts of Southern California on Thursday, forcing managers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to close campgrounds where thousands of fans were heading for the annual event's second weekend.

Authors share memories of friendship with Barbara Bush

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 11:44am

Sandra Brown knew she had a friend in Barbara Bush from the moment she heard the story about the 2000 election, when then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was in a virtual tie with then-Vice President Al Gore for the presidency.

Minnesota prosecutor closes 2-year probe into Prince's death without filing criminal charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:45am

Minnesota prosecutor closes 2-year probe into Prince's death without filing criminal charges.

County attorney: No evidence any person associated with Prince knew he possessed counterfeit pills containing fentanyl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:39am

County attorney: No evidence any person associated with Prince knew he possessed counterfeit pills containing fentanyl.

Carver County attorney says evidence shows Prince thought he was taking Vicodin, not fentanyl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:37am

Carver County attorney says evidence shows Prince thought he was taking Vicodin, not fentanyl.

Previously persona non grata, Cannes welcomes back Von Trier

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 10:24am

Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival.

Nat Geo says 'Frankenstein' author is its next 'Genius'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:06am

"Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley is the National Geographic TV network's third genius.

Documents: Doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince will pay $30,000 to settle federal civil claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:01am

Documents: Doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince will pay $30,000 to settle federal civil claim.

Armed police will patrol rail stations at royal wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:54am

British officials say armed and undercover police officers will patrol train stations with routes leading to Windsor when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle on May 19.