Arts and entertainment

July 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia and Jay-Z have apparently made up after the Made In America Festival controversy earlier this month. Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted a photo of himself with Jay-Z before the rap mogul's show at the Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. Jay-Z and wife...
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July 31, 2018 - 7:35 am
SPLIT, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is having a national day of mourning to mark the death of Oliver Dragojevic, one of the most popular pop singers in the former Yugoslavia adored for his romantic songs celebrating love and the Adriatic Sea. Commemorating events are held in Split, on the Adriatic coast...
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July 30, 2018 - 9:53 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story July 28 about a Mexican theater company's street performances, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the photographer who inspired the performances was named Oscar Rodriguez. His name is Omar. A corrected version of the story is below: Ballet to cure the...
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July 30, 2018 - 12:16 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Here's a political attack you don't hear every day — or ever: A Virginia congressional candidate says her opponent is unfit for office because he is a "devotee of Bigfoot erotica." Democrat Leslie Cockburn is accusing Republican Denver Riggleman of fetishizing the mythical ape-...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner reacts after being hit by the ball during an at-bat in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 30, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals shortstop Trea Turner apologized Sunday night for some years-old homophobic and racially insensitive tweets, becoming the latest in a series of major leaguers to address offensive language they used on social media. The tweets surfaced hours after Washington's 5-0 loss...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb works in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 29, 2018 - 7:03 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb has apologized for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager. The 25-year-old Newcomb spoke Sunday after nearly pitching a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Major League Baseball said it is aware of the situation and will...
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National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Chipper Jones peaks during an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
July 29, 2018 - 6:48 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Chipper Jones didn't bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable. Jones was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his speech with wife Taylor staring up at him, hours away from giving birth to a son to be named Cooper...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2008, file photo, Bruce Lietzke tees off on the first hole during the opening round of the Champions Tour's FedEx Kinko's Classic golf tournament in Lakeway, Texas. Lietzke, the fun-loving, draw-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens, Texas, ranch. (Larry Kolvoord/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 29, 2018 - 1:28 am
ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Bruce Lietzke, the fun-loving, fade-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime — or lack of one — spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was 67. Lietzke's family said he died at his Athens ranch. "Our PGA Tour family lost a treasured...
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July 28, 2018 - 10:51 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of cricket star Imran Khan on Saturday claimed it had acquired the support of the lawmakers required to form a coalition government after winning this week's polls, as a secular party angered over alleged fraud rallied in the northwest. "People have voted us into power...
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) fist bumps teammate linebacker Jaylon Smith, right, during NFL training camp, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
July 27, 2018 - 10:19 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee fired back at free agent receiver Dez Bryant after his former teammate called him a "snake" on Twitter while suggesting Lee played a role in the club's decision to release its career leader in touchdown catches. Lee said Friday he "did butt...
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