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Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett’s critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it
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Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November
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FILE - Eric Church performs at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 28, 2017. Church will perform at this year's CMA Awards in Nashville. The show will air on ABC on Nov. 11. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
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Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

A British judge has granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father
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The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters, artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks
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FILE - Playwright August Wilson poses for a portrait at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. on April 7, 2005. The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks. (AP Photo/ Michelle McLoughlin, File)
October 29

Health contractors vetted stars' politics for US virus ad

None of the celebrities agreed to participate in the ad.
October 29
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar wraps up his testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)
October 29

Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in video

Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus
October 29
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Khloe Kardashian watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Los Angeles. Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus. The reality star confirmed her previous diagnosis in a Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, sneak peek clip of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” The bedridden Kardashian spoke in the video with a hoarse voice. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 28

'Extraction' producer David Guillod arrested in sex assault

“Extraction” and “Atomic Blonde” producer David Guillod has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault only months after being charged with assaulting four other women
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October 28

Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

News organizations preparing to follow the vote count next week are preaching caution
October 28
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, the monitor of a television camera shows the set stage for a Democratic presidential primary debate, in Charleston, S.C. Election nights always bring surprises, but media organizations preparing to follow the vote count next week are preaching caution this year. The increase in early and mail-in voting is complicating what used to be a fairly cut-and-dried process of reporting how the story will unfold. News organizations also need to cover voter integrity issues and make plans under a COVID-19 cloud. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 28

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” is making his identify public
October 28
President Donald Trump listens as Nevada business leaders talk at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 28

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous World Series low
October 28
October 28

Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy has pleaded not guilty to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl
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October 28

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a journalist for The New York Times and two other men in Afghanistan
October 28
FILE - This April 9, 1996, file photo shows David Rohde, then of The Christian Science Monitor, at a mass grave site in Kravice, Bosnia. Rohde, reporting for the New York Times, and two other men were kidnapped at gunpoint in Afghanistan in 2008. U.S. authorities announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that an Afghan man, Haji Najibullah, has been brought to the United States to face charges in the kidnapping. The victims were not identified, but the description matched the kidnapping of Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Ludin. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
October 28

Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on 'The Otherside'

After a promising debut, Cam walked away from the Sony Nashville label before releasing her second album “The Otherside.”
October 28
Country singer Cam poses in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 to promote her second album “The Otherside.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 28

Diane di Prima, Beat poet and activist, dead at 86

Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and one of the few women writers in the Beat movement, has died at age 86
October 28
October 28

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who penned songs for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Bobby Bare, has died
October 28
FILE - Artist Billy Joe Shaver poses backstage following his concert "Billy Joe Shaver presented by WMOT/Roots Radio" at City Winery Nashville in Nashville, Tenn. on April 1, 2017. Shaver, who penned songs for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Bobby Bare, has died. His friend Connie Nelson said he died Wednesday in Texas following a stroke. He was 81. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)
October 28

Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed

Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 'Anonymous' op-ed
October 28
October 28

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it
October 28
This combination photo shows poster art for political documentaries, from left, "All In: The Fight for Democracy," "Boys State," "537 Votes," "Slay the Dragon," and "The Fight." The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. Dozens of films, exploring issues from gerrymandering to white supremacists, have sought to illuminate the many issues and trends voters are confronting at the polls on Tuesday. In a presidential election of enormous stakes, filmmakers have rushed to finish their films before Election Day. (Amazon, from left, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max, Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia Pictures via AP)
October 28

'Masked Singer' begets 'Masked Dancer,' set for December

Fox’s hit series “The Masked Singer” is getting company with “The Masked Dancer,” a chance for celebrity contestants to show off their moves in disguise
October 28
October 28

Chelsea Handler says 50 Cent 'wasn't serious' about supporting Trump

"He is supporting Joe Biden," the comedian said of the rapper.
October 28
Comedian Chelsea Handler joins "The View" on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.
October 28

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school
October 28
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Seattle. Wilson and his Grammy-winning wife, pop singer Ciara, are putting their money and celebrity behind rebranding a charter school, which advocates hope will boost the troubled Washington state charter school sector that has suffered from enrollment problems after years of legal challenges. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 28

Gang member who says he beat up R. Kelly sentenced in deaths

A convicted gang member who says he beat up jailed R&B singer R. Kelly in a Chicago cell has been sentenced to life in prison for a racketeering conviction that involved two 1999 murders
October 28
October 28

Artist Tracey Emin reveals she had operation for cancer

British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation
October 28
FILE - In this Friday, June 27, 2014 file photo, British artist Tracey Emin poses for photographers next to her 1998 artpiece, entitled 'My Bed' at an auction house exhibition space in central London. British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation. In an interview published Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, Emin told the website Artnet that a malignant tumor was discovered on her bladder in the spring. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
October 28

Meghan seeks to postpone trial in privacy suit against paper

The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the January start of the trial in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a letter she wrote to her father
October 28
October 28

Review: A rom-com gone wrong in Netflix's ‘Holidate’

Netflix's newest romantic comedy “Holidate” has an irresistably ridiculous concept
October 28
This image released by Netflix shows Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, right, in a scene from "Holidate." (Steve Dietl/Netflix via AP)
October 28

Author of best-selling 'Maid' takes on college in 'Class'

Stephanie Land, who shared her story of single parenthood and working life in the best-selling memoir “Maid,” is writing a book about the hard truths of college education
October 28
October 28

Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album

The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album
October 28
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The late singer has earned her third diamond certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)
October 28

Tokyo festival opens with grueling boxing 'Underdog' film

Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do
October 28
This undated photo provided by 2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS shows film director Masaharu Take at the movie set of Underdog. Take's films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s "under-class," people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. “Underdog” opens the Tokyo International Film Festival, which starts Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS via AP)
October 28

Jon Stewart will be back in the host's chair for Apple TV+

Jon Stewart is returning to TV with a new home more than five years after bowing out as host of “The Daily Show.”
October 28
FILE- Jon Stewart presents the Pat Tillman award for service on July 18, 2018, at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Stewart will return to television as host of an Apple TV+ public affairs show, the streaming service said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)
October 28

Review: With high sorcery, 'The Craft: Legacy' casts a spell

Two dozen years after the cult favorite teenage witch movie “The Craft” comes a reimagining called “The Craft: Legacy.”
October 28
This image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Cailee Spaeny and Gideon Adlon in a scene from "The Craft: Legacy." (Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)
October 27

Lawsuit demands California museum forfeit Thai artifacts

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit demanding a San Francisco museum give up claims to two religious relics allegedly stolen from Thailand
October 27
October 27

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

A self-improvement guru whose organization, NXIVM, attracted millionaires and actors was sentenced to 120 years in prison by a judge upset that Keith Raniere forced some followers to be sex slaves branded with his initials
October 27
Toni Natalie, left, and India Oxenberg, right, arrive with their attorneys at Brooklyn federal court for a sentencing hearing for self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in New York. Raniere, whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, is expected to be sentenced Tuesday on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 27

Chrissy Teigen delivers heartfelt essay on miscarriage

Chrissy Teigen has written a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend
October 27
FILE - Chrissy Teigen arrives at the Baby2Baby Gala on Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. Teigen has written a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend. Teigen delivered a lengthy essay in a Medium post Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. It's her first public response since she and Legend announced the loss of their son, Jack, in a heart-wrenching social media post with several photos on Sept. 30. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 27

'Voice' co-stars Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani engaged

“Voice” co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani went from competing reality show judges to engaged to be married
October 27
FILE - Gwen Stefani, left, and Blake Shelton arrive at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Shelton and Stefani posted a picture on Tuesday announcing their engagement.A representative for Shelton confirmed the couple recently got engaged while in Oklahoma, where Shelton lives. The two stars met as judges on the singing competition show years ago. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 27

World Series sets another low for television viewers

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever, beating the record set two days earlier in Game 2
October 27
Tampa Bay Rays' Manuel Margot is tagged out at home by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes trying to steal during the fourth inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
October 27

Daniel Menaker, award-winning author and editor, dead at 79

Daniel Menaker, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction and a longtime editor at the New Yorker and Random House who worked with Alice Munro, Salman Rushdie, Colum McCann and many others, has died at age 79
October 27
October 27

If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work

Angry about his interview with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes,” President Donald Trump released an unedited version of the talk on Facebook three days before the broadcast
October 27
In this image provided by CBSNews/60 MINUTES, President Donald Trump speaks during an interview conducted by Lesley Stahl in the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (CBSNews/60 MINUTES via AP)
October 27

Virus cases spike at Milan's La Scala, Naples' San Carlo

The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close due to new government restrictions aimed at curbing the virus’ resurgence
October 27
FILE - In this early Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 file photo, A military vehicle drives past La Scala opera theater in Milan, northern Italy. The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house positive with the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close due to new government restrictions aimed at curbing the virus’ resurgence. La Scala spokesman Paolo Besana confirmed Tuesday that 18 members of the world-class chorus and three woodwind players in the orchestra have the virus. That comes after two singers, including tenor Francesco Meli, tested positive, ahead of planned concert performances last week of “Aida.’’(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
October 27

Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down

The presidential campaign season has brought an unprecedented onslaught of angry musicians who say President Donald Trump can't always get what he wants
October 27
In this combination photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival in Napa, Calif. on May 25, 2019, from left, John Fogerty performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on May 5, 2019 and Phil Collins performs during his "Not Dead Yet Tour" in Philadelphia on Oct. 8, 2018. Young, Fogerty and Collins are among several musicians who are objecting to their songs being used at President Donald Trump's campaign rallies. (AP Photo)
October 27

NXIVM head Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison for turning some female followers into sex slaves

NXIVM head Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison for turning some female followers into sex slaves
October 27
October 27

Review: In 'His House,' nightmares from the migrant crisis

In Remi Weekes’ “His House,” Bol and Rial have fled war in South Sudan only to find new horrors lurking in English shadows
October 27
This image released by Netflix shows Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù as Bol Majur in a scene from "His House." (Aidan Monaghan/Netflix via AP)
October 27

T-Mobile offers up yet another TV streaming service

Yet another service provider is jumping into the TV streaming wars
October 27
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, the T-Mobile logo ppears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Yet another service provider is jumping into the TV streaming wars. This time it is T-Mobile, with its TVision service offering live news, entertainment and sports channels and starting at $10 a month.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 27

Van Halen's California hometown plans memorial to guitarist

Eddie Van Halen’s Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it’s still unclear what form the tribute will take
October 27
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. Van Halen's Southern California hometown will memorialize the late guitar legend, but it's still unclear what form the tribute will take. The Pasadena City Council on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, directed officials to come up with ideas and report back on how to best remember the rock icon who died of cancer Oct. 6, 2020, at age 65. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
October 27

Final 'Miss Peregrine' novel to be published in February

We’ll soon be saying farewell to peculiars, non-peculiars and ymbrynes
October 27
This cover image released by Penguin Young Readers shows "The Desolations of Devil's Acre" by Ransom Riggs, the final installment of the bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, releasing Feb. 23. (Penguin Young Readers via AP)
October 27

A one-man 'A Christmas Carol' fills theater need in pandemic

What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing
October 27
FILE - Jefferson Mays arrives at the "I Am the Night" FYC event in Los Angeles on May 9, 2019. Mays, who won a Tony Award for playing 40 characters in “I Am My Own Wife” and was nominated for another for playing nine roles in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” is readying a new one-man version of “A Christmas Carol” for the holidays, playing some 50 characters. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 27

A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs

Dozens of artists have objected to Donald Trump using their music in his two presidential campaigns
October 27
FILE - Pharrell Williams attends the world premiere of "The Black Godfather," in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019. Dozens of artists have objected to Donald Trump using their music in his two presidential campaigns. Williams sent a cease-and-desist letter after his song ”Happy" was played at a Trump rally in 2018. He was especially angered that the event was hours after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
October 27

Blowin' in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights

Long-lost interviews with Bob Dylan have surfaced at a Boston auction house, and they contain some surprising new insights about the celebrated singer-songwriter
October 27
FILE - Musician Bob Dylan performs with The Band at the Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1974. Transcripts of lost 1971 Dylan interviews with the late American blues artist Tony Glover and letters the two exchanged reveal that Dylan changed his name from Robert Zimmerman because he worried about anti-Semitism, and that he wrote "Lay Lady Lay" for actress Barbra Streisand. The items are among a trove of Dylan archives being auctioned in November 2020 by Boston-based R.R. Auction. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)
October 27

Review: 'Memorial' like a dance gliding between characters

Bryan Washington’s “Memorial” follows the complex relationship between a Black day care teacher and a Japanese American chef
October 27
This cover image released by Riverhead Books shows "Memorial," a novel by Bryan Washington. (Riverhead Books via AP)
October 27

Belgium's ex-King Albert finally receives daughter Delphine

The long-running royal scandal that has riveted Belgium and damaged those involved reached a new milestone when former King Albert II reunited with the daughter he fathered out of wedlock over half a century ago
October 27
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, file photo, Belgium's artist and sculptor Delphine Boel leaves after a press conference in Brussels. Belgium’s former King Albert II has been reunited with Delphine Boel, the daughter he fathered out of wedlock over half a century ago, and in a joint statement released by the Royal Palace Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020, they say “After the tumult, the suffering and the hurt, it is time for forgiveness, healing and reconciliation." (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
October 27

Hugh Laurie goes for bumpy political ride in PBS' 'Roadkill'

Hugh Laurie, who played a doctor in the series “House," takes on a very different character in his latest TV project
October 27
October 27

Review: Why small farms need a reordering of our society

Creating an economy that includes successful small farms will require a re-ordering of the global economy
October 27
This cover image released by Chelsea Green Publishing shows "A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth" by Chris Smaje. (Chelsea Green Publishing via AP)