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Country stars from Vegas festival to perform Grammy tribute


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three performers at last year's Route 91 Harvest Festival where a gunman opened fire on fans will perform a tribute at this year's Grammy Awards to honor victims killed at live music events this year.

UK media: Police probe 3rd Spacey sex assault allegation


LONDON (AP) — Britain's media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey.

London Zoo names okapi 'Meghan' to celebrate royal wedding


LONDON (AP) — London Zoo has honored Prince Harry's fiancee by naming its newborn okapi after her.


Aziz Ansari story sparks heated debate over #MeToo Movement


The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its…


The Latest: PBS marks 'Mister Rogers' 50th anniversary


PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local):; 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved…

'Fire and Fury' about Trump's White House sells big 2nd week


NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" sold more than 190,000 hardcover copies last week, the book's first full week of publication, a company which tracks the retail market told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate


What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date.


Football's divisional round viewership down 16 percent


NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewership for the NFL's divisional round playoff games was down 16 percent compared to last year, offering ammunition to critics of the football league, but there are a couple of compelling explanations.

Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Sherlock? It's a mystery


PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch had a ready answer when asked when he might star in another "Sherlock" on PBS.

Award may drop name of author tied to sterilization movement


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended changing the name of a children's book award that now honors a prominent Vermont author and activist accused of once supporting sterilizing people with severe mental and…

50 shows, 5 days: Fashion says "bonjour" to Paris menswear


PARIS (AP) — The traveling fashion press bid "ciao" to Milan and said "bonjour" to Paris on Wednesday as another week of menswear mania that will include 50 shows, endless parties and million-dollar deals got underway in the French capital.

Hugh Wilson, director of 'Police Academy,' dead at 74


NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film "Police Academy" to the popular sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," has died at age 74.

Wednesday, Jan 17


In honor of 'The Post,' the top 10 newspaper movies


NEW YORK (AP) — As an entry into the pantheon of great newspaper movies, Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama "The Post" is inked with deep affection for the analog apparatus of the newspaper business, circa 1971: the hum of…

Group pushes lawsuit saying book infringes on artist's work


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon…

North Dakota tabs Duhamel as tourism pitchman through 2019


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Even North Dakota's tourism director admits it isn't easy promoting a state where the first day of the new year brought temperatures down to a brutal 45 below zero.

Katie Couric returning for Winter Olympics opening ceremony


NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is bringing back Katie Couric to co-host the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea, and will live-stream the pomp for the first time.


Review: They Might Be Giants' 'I Like Fun' is tunefully zany


They Might Be Giants, "I Like Fun" (Idlewild Recordings)

Correction: TV-Katie Couric-Matt Lauer story


In a story Jan. 13 about Katie Couric, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information provided by People magazine, the name of Couric's new documentary series on National Geographic.

Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations


NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Today" show anchor Ann Curry said Wednesday that the atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment when she worked at the morning show left her not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired.


Run by women, Prototype Festival showcases diverse composers


NEW YORK (AP) — In an art form dominated by men, a small organization run by four women is transforming opera with cutting-edge work.

Review: Craig David rewinds the years with great comeback


If the name Craig David sounds vaguely familiar, congratulations — you're officially old. David was the British pop prodigy who at the turn of the millennium had the infectious hits "Fill Me In" and "7 Days." Remember "Hot in Herre" by…

Tomei, Arquette, Nash and Munn to present at SAG Awards


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mandy Moore, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Munn and Rosanna Arquette will be among the presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.


Review: Doc looks back wistfully look at Obama-era diplomacy


Greg Barker had assembled nearly all his footage for "The Final Year," a behind-the-scenes look at President Barack Obama's globe-trotting foreign policy team, when something unexpected happened — so unexpected that it left its main…

Domestic battery charge against 'Glee' actress dismissed


CHESAPEAKE, W.Va. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against an actress on the former hit show "Glee" has been dismissed in West Virginia.

Cuomo donates $111K from Harvey Weinstein to women's charity


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has followed through on a promise to donate campaign contributions he has collected from disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein.

A look back at Grammy fashion through the decades


On May 4, 1959, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Autry and other musical luminaries sat down to formal dinners and golden statues in Los Angeles and New York simultaneously for the very first Grammy Awards.

Preston & Child focus on characters' growth in new thriller


"City of Endless Night" (Grand Central), by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child


Longtime Miss America staffer named its executive director


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A longtime Miss America Organization staffer has been named its executive director of operations.

U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Grammys


NEW YORK (AP) — U2 and Elton John are headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show.

Lebanon reverses move to ban Spielberg's 'The Post'


BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have reversed a decision to ban Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post" ahead of its opening in theaters across the country, a local cinema manager said Wednesday.