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Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:09am

The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard.

Trump offers to guarantee A$AP Rocky's bail in Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:49am

U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail."

Putin: Russians, Ukrainians are 'one people'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:59am

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes Russians and Ukrainians constitute one nation and that the countries should find a way to integrate.

Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed at event in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:55am

Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach Saturday while attending an event in southern China, with police saying his injuries were not life-threatening. The motive was unclear.

'Game of Thrones' cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:01pm

"Game of Thrones" may be over but the cast can't seem to get away from stray coffee cups.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:34pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Brazil leader seeks greater control over cinema industry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:44pm

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he wants a "filter" on the country's audiovisual production, possibly limiting public funding to projects his administration deems fit.

Verse averse: State poet laureate pick nixed after criticism

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:34pm

There are poetry slams, and then there are slammed poets.

Judge orders R. Kelly moved to New York for court hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:43pm

A judge has ordered R&B singer R. Kelly to be transferred from Chicago to New York City for an Aug. 2 hearing on federal sex charges.

Lawyers: Actor is a victim, so special prosecutor not needed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 2:24pm

Lawyers for Jussie Smollett on Friday filed motions contending that because the actor was the victim of an attack earlier this year in Chicago a judge should reverse his decision to appoint a special prosecutor.

Russo brothers field questions from Avengers at Comic-Con

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:07pm

"Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo are doing a victory lap at San Diego Comic-Con Friday.

Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 1:01pm

A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion.

Trump says he's trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:46pm

Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks.

Universal to release 2 new films in its 'Halloween' saga

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:45pm

Universal says it will release two new "Halloween" films, including one with the ominous title "Halloween Ends."

'Titans' cast, crew heartbroken after crew member is killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:01am

The producers of the web series "Titans" say the cast and crew are heartbroken after a special effects coordinator was killed while preparing for a stunt.

As Pam Grier celebrates 70, she finds peace off the grid

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:24am

Pam Grier's role as the owner of a hardware store in rural Nebraska in the ABC sitcom "Bless This Mess" isn't a complete departure for the film legend: She lives in rural Colorado and has spent much of her life on ranches to find serenity from Hollywood life.

Star trio from 'Knots Landing' keep each other in stitches

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:53am

Nearly 40 years after first forging their friendship while working together on the nighttime soap "Knots Landing," actresses Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills are now more than just friends — they're a sister act.

Gina Torres steps into the spotlight with 'Suits' spinoff

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:50am

Gina Torres used to wonder about the back story of her "Suits " character, Jessica Pearson.

Painting, stolen by Nazi soldier, is back in Florence museum

Frances D'Emilio and Gregorio Borgia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:08am

A Dutch still-life painting, stolen by retreating Nazis and sent by a German soldier as a present to his wife, came back to a Florence museum on Friday, thanks largely to a relentless campaign by the Uffizi Galleries' director, a German.

Swiss celebrate once-in-a-generation winegrowers' festival

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:14am

Swiss residents and tourists alike are partying like they haven't since 1999.