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'This is my family': Where the travel ban debate hits home


At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life. His wife is stuck in war-torn … Click to Continue »


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


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 … Click to Continue »

At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser


It's long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby's sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he molested … Click to Continue »

Horoscopes for Thursday, April 19, 2018


Aries March 21-April 19 It's a day for hastening slowly. You might have to do a touch of softshoe shuffling if your high strung spirits of yesterday offended the innocent … Click to Continue »


Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston


The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston's City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner and several of Houston's leading … Click to Continue »

Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer


A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was … Click to Continue »


Police save overdose victim during unrelated drug bust


Coventry police say officers saved a person from overdosing while conducting an unrelated drug bust. The department said the detectives were arresting 37-year-old Samuel Jackson on Wednesday as part of … Click to Continue »

San Francisco board votes to keep controversial statue


San Francisco authorities reversed a decision to remove a 19th century statue near City Hall that some say is degrading to Native Americans. San Francisco's Board of Appeals late Wednesday … Click to Continue »

Champ Eagles vs. Atlanta to open season, also play in London


Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on … Click to Continue »


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


The Latest on the investigation into Prince's death (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A doctor who treated Prince told the musician's bodyguard about two weeks before his death that he … Click to Continue »

Thursday, Apr 19


Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government


Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped … Click to Continue »


In ‘I Feel Pretty,’ Amy Schumer tackles body image, and it’s complicated

If you’ve ever walked into a store and were embarrassed to tell the salesperson your real size, or entered the gym locker room and wanted to hide, you’re part of … Click to Continue »

‘Super Troopers 2’ is a sequel stuck in permanent adolescence

In the sequel “Super Troopers 2,” a highway patrolman (Kevin Heffernan) shoots and kills a bald eagle intentionally. That’s the level of satire in a lowbrow comedy so irreverent it … Click to Continue »


Boy meets horse in the unsentimental ‘Lean on Pete’

There is painfully little love, except for the warm and compassionate filmmaking itself, in Andrew Haigh’s tender and heartbreaking coming-of-age drama “Lean on Pete.” In his first American film, Haigh, … Click to Continue »

‘Final Portrait’ draws a fuzzy picture of an artist

From the moment we hear the French cafe-style accordion music, we suspect that “Final Portrait” won’t be painting too far outside the lines. Chronicling roughly two weeks in Paris in … Click to Continue »


Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame


The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual-assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified on Wednesday, a … Click to Continue »

Trump calls sketch released by Daniels 'a total con job'


President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent … Click to Continue »

David Copperfield testifies in Las Vegas tourist injury case


David Copperfield told a Nevada jury it would be his fault if an audience participant got hurt because of something he did wrong during an illusion. But the magician didn't … Click to Continue »


First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'


The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though … Click to Continue »


Ex-Playboy model settles lawsuit over alleged Trump affair


A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump settled her lawsuit Wednesday with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from … Click to Continue »

Olivia Wilde: If my son think he's Moana, that's fine with me

Olivia Wilde's child loves the music from "Moana," Disney's animated story about the brave, strong-willed daughter of a Polynesian chief who sets out on a great adventure. And if her … Click to Continue »

Kansas teen asks Harry Connick Jr. to fix her bad singing. Everyone laughs

What Claire Long of Prairie Village lacks in singing talent, she absolutely makes up for in charm, pluck and good humor. Conceding to recording artist Harry Connick Jr. on his … Click to Continue »

Watch Shawnee Mission East student Claire Long sing with Harry Connick Jr.


Shawnee Mission East senior Claire Long asked Harry Connick Jr. to help fix her bad singing. … Click to Continue »

Wednesday, Apr 18


KC Record Store Day festivities to include live performance by Shooter Jennings

The 11th annual Record Store Day will be celebrated Saturday at independent record stores all over the U.S., which will be offering thousands of RSD “exclusives.” Among the list of … Click to Continue »


The Latest: First Saudi Arabian movie theater screens film


The Latest on Saudi Arabia screening film in first movie theater to open in the country (all times local): 9 p.m. Saudi Arabia is screening the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" … Click to Continue »


Minnesota prosecutors plan announcement on Prince death


Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver … Click to Continue »


Hotel Artemis (Official Trailer)


Jodie Foster plays The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. Surrounded by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, and Zachary Quinto.…


Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George … Click to Continue »


Zlatan gets Visa endorsement deal heading into World Cup


Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic still hasn't officially confirmed he's playing in Russia this summer, the LA Galaxy superstar has already landed a big World Cup endorsement deal. Visa announced Tuesday that … Click to Continue »

Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC


Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real. The wife of the … Click to Continue »