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'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

2017-01-19T23:09:54Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to NBC crime drama "Crossing Jordan," has died....



Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe

2017-01-20T01:35:21Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- U.S. authorities say billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to settle a foreign corrupt practices investigation of the firm's former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China....



Streaming giants play hero and villain in Oscar season

2017-01-19T20:59:20Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first - but probably not the last - best-picture nomination for a streaming service....



'An Inconvenient Sequel' kicks off climate-focused Sundance

2017-01-19T20:04:14Z

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Ten years after the watershed environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" debuted, climate change is as dire as ever and yet the solutions are right in front of us, say directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, whose film "An Inconvenient Sequel" kicks off the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday....



Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71

2017-01-20T00:47:07Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Michael Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71....



Obama praised for bridging gap between hip-hop, politics

2017-01-19T06:05:23Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief....



Spike Lee won't use Chrisette Michele over inaugural gig

2017-01-19T18:51:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spike Lee says he won't be using Chrisette Michele's music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration....



Bruce Springsteen gives farewell concert for Obama staffers

2017-01-19T17:29:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's farewell gift to some of his longtime staffers was a private concert from "The Boss."...



Graceland Black Lives Matter protest prompts lawsuit

2017-01-20T01:36:57Z

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Five people have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland, saying they were discriminated against at a protest by a coalition associated with the Black Lives Matter movement during the annual vigil commemorating the singer's death....