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‘American Idol’ contestant exits show amid video controversy

A 16-year-old “American Idol” contestant has dropped out of the singing competition after a video circulated of him sitting next to someone wearing wh...
13:48 13 May 2021

NBA creates social justice award, named for Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appreciates what today’s NBA players are doing in their attempts to make the world better, how they’re using their voices and plat...
13:02 13 May 2021

NFL schedules get off to strong starts with Week 1 twinbills

An additional week of regular-season games will benefit NFL fans right from the start.
5:28 13 May 2021

US hits China and others for repressing religious freedom

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday took aim at China and a number of other countries for repressing religious freedom as it forges ahe...
2:57 13 May 2021

LA Sparks star Ogwumike adds executive producer to resume

LOS ANGELES — Chiney Ogwumike is already one of the busiest athletes in professional sports but the multifaceted basketball player and radio host adde...
23:02 12 May 2021

Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85

CHICAGO — Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers, has died, a spoke...
22:30 12 May 2021

Silenced by pandemic, Met Opera to make brief return

NEW YORK — Silenced for 14 months by the pandemic and dealing with labor strife, the Metropolitan Opera will make a brief return Sunday.
16:42 12 May 2021

Review: Angelina Jolie leads tense ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’

It would be an understatement to say that Angelina Jolie is put through the wringer in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s new film “ Those Who Wish Me ...
16:41 12 May 2021

Andrew McCarthy taps into 80’s nostalgia with new memoir

NEW YORK — Andrew McCarthy admits he “fled” from his shaggy-haired 1980’s persona and didn’t look back for decades. Much like the slouchy blazers he w...
13:59 12 May 2021

Stacey Abrams adds producer to her resume with book deal

LOS ANGELES — Stacey Abrams' new political thriller was snapped up for a small-screen adaptation.
17:02 11 May 2021

2 Thai pro-democracy activists released on bail

BANGKOK — Two jailed leaders of a student-led pro-democracy movement that attracted both support and controversy last year when it called for reform o...
15:36 11 May 2021

Report: Tebow-Meyer reunion on verge of becoming official

Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer are apparently getting back together, this time in the NFL.
19:32 10 May 2021

Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022

NEW YORK — Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022.
19:25 10 May 2021

Review: Witty friends bond in ‘People We Meet on Vacation’

“People We Meet on Vacation,” by Emily Henry (Berkley)
17:08 10 May 2021

Review: CNN anchor Jake Tapper fails in covering a thriller

Devil May Dance,” by Jake Tapper (Little, Brown)
16:28 10 May 2021

Myrtle Beach plans new beautification efforts before summer

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The next step in Myrtle Beach’s downtown beautification efforts has arrived.
4:01 10 May 2021

2 Catholic bishops at odds over Biden receiving Communion

They share Roman Catholicism as a faith and California as their home base. Yet there’s a deep gulf between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Fran...
13:03 9 May 2021

Peter Jackson to make original animated content for Weta

Weta Digital, the Academy Award-winning visual effects company that made “The Lord of the Rings” and “Avatar” possible, is making original animated co...
21:00 18 June 2020

Vatican: Climate change efforts go forward even without US

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican stressed Thursday that the movement to combat climate change is unstoppable and worldwide, although it said it would welcom...
13:42 18 June 2020

Trump administration sues to delay release of Bolton book

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration sued former national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday to delay the publication of a book that the White H...
23:20 16 June 2020

’60 Minutes’ aside, summertime escapism rules network TV

LOS ANGELES — Summertime escapism in the form of talent and game shows ruled on broadcast TV, with “60 Minutes” the exception.
22:49 16 June 2020

Review: Dylan’s ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ masterful, reflective

Bob Dylan, “Rough and Rowdy Ways” (Columbia)
14:03 15 June 2020

Review: Ottessa Moshfegh offers an eccentric murder mystery

“Death in Her Hands,” by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press)
13:34 15 June 2020

Floyd’s death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals

NEW YORK — Gary Phillips, a prize-winning crime novelist from Los Angeles, grew up on TV shows that showed a world nothing like the one he lived in.
15:22 13 June 2020

Famed Thai temple bars foreigners entry over COVID-19 fears

BANGKOK — One of Thailand’s major tourist attractions is barring entry to foreigners, professing fear that they could spread the coronavirus.
12:01 11 June 2020

Family: Kids missing since September found dead in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — The bodies of two children uncovered in rural Idaho are a boy and his big sister who have been missing since September, relatives said,...
5:16 11 June 2020

Easing restrictions in Indonesia’s capital triggers concerns

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Eva Rahmi Salama worries that authorities in Jakarta, Indonesia’s sprawling capital, are acting too soon to lift restrictions put...
8:13 10 June 2020

Asia Today: India surge continues with nearly 10,000 cases

NEW DELHI — The number of coronavirus cases in India continued to rapidly increase Wednesday, with officials reporting nearly 10,000 new cases over th...
5:07 10 June 2020