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Cameron Kinghorn sings "1999" during a ceremony awarding the late rock star Prince with an honorary degree at the Ted Mann Concert Hall Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota awarded Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 11:37 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis. University President Eric Kaler and Regent Darrin Rosha presented the school's highest honor, the...
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Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018, in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
September 26, 2018 - 10:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention. He used his celebrity status to condemn poor African-Americans, chiding them to pull up their sagging...
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This Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows Bill Cosby, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 1:57 pm
Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault. Corrections officials announced Wednesday that Cosby — now known as Inmate No. NN7687 — will serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix, a new state prison...
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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, centre, accompanied by Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland walk to attend a reception at Kensington Palace, in London, Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. Markle was joined by her mother for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for victims of the Grenfell fire. Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook called “Together.” (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace...
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September 20, 2018 - 6:41 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A lawyer for Ugandan pop star and opposition activist Bobi Wine says his client has been put into a police van and driven away after arriving home from the United States. Medard Sseggona says he "expected...
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This 2018 photo provided by the Jessica Ramos campaign shows Jessica Ramos, a former staffer for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is running against the incumbent Jose Peralta in New York's Democratic Party primary for State Senate in District 13, in the Queens borough of New York. Peralta is among the eight Democratic state senators who now face primary challenges after breaking with their party to join the IDC, which supported Republican control of the chamber, a schism was little noticed outside Albany until President Donald Trump's election galvanized liberals. (The Jessica Ramos Campaign via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 11:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Jessica Ramos, a community organizer and former aide to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh), has beaten an incumbent Queens state senator in the Democratic primary. Ramos on Thursday ousted...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, left, speaks during a Democratic primary debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in New York on July 18, 2018. Democratic primary voters in New York on Thursday, Sept. 13 will settle the primary battle between two-term Cuomo and liberal challenger Nixon. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday Pool, and Evan Agostini/Invision, File)
September 13, 2018 - 8:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist and actress Cynthia Nixon made one last appeal to New York Democrats casting ballots Thursday as their long and sometimes nasty primary contest comes to a close. The outcome of the Democratic race will likely resonate around the nation, as it is a...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, left, speaks during a Democratic primary debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in New York on July 18, 2018. Democratic primary voters in New York on Thursday, Sept. 13 will settle the primary battle between two-term Cuomo and liberal challenger Nixon. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday Pool, and Evan Agostini/Invision, File)
September 12, 2018 - 1:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Polls may show her far behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary, but Cynthia Nixon says she knows something that Cuomo and the pollsters don't. There's a movement, she says, of left-leaning voters tired of piecemeal progress on crumbling subways,...
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This combination photo shows, from left, musician Bruce Springsteen, comedian Jon Stewart, comedian Jim Gaffigan and late night talk show host Seth Meyers who are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, benefitting injured veterans and their families. The comedy event will be held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5. (AP Photo)
September 12, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families Jimmy Carr and Eric Church are also on the bill for the Nov. 5 comedy event at the Hulu Theater at Madison...
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This combination photo shows producers Kathleen Kennedy, from left, Frank Marshall, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson who will be honored, along with publicist Martin Levy, at the film academy’s Governors Awards on Nov. 18. (AP Photo)
September 05, 2018 - 7:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Martin Levy will be getting honorary Oscar statuettes this fall at the film academy's Governors Awards, while producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. The Academy...
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