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October 13, 2018 - 8:27 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Popular young opposition leaders from East Africa say they are uniting efforts with others in West and Southern Africa to form a movement to drive change against the misrule that has plagued the continent. Kenyan legislator Babu Owino said late Friday in a talk with Ugandan...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Jay-Z and Beyonce watch Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans in Oakland, Calif. Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 12, 2018 - 7:43 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit "Halo" and "Ava Maria" after saluting the character of Warner...
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Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank during their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (Jonathan Brady, Pool via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 12:02 pm
WINDSOR, England (AP) — Britain's Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding Friday at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It was the second wedding extravaganza of the year for the royal family, which seems to be riding a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, singer Lorde poses for photographers during an promotional event in Hong Kong. An Israeli court has ordered two New Zealand women to pay over $12,000 in damages for allegedly helping persuade the pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Israel. The suit was filed under a law that allows civil lawsuits against anyone who calls for a boycott against Israel. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
October 12, 2018 - 4:23 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two New Zealand activists dismiss an Israeli court order to pay damages for allegedly helping persuade pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Israel. The women say the ruling aims "to intimidate Israel's critics." Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab said on Friday that instead...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Taupin in Los Angeles. An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the “crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook.” Don’t expect “Your Song” to sell for a song. Bonhams, the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop “in the six-figure range” during the Nov. 19, 2018, Manhattan auction. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 11, 2018 - 7:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An auction house says it will offer the original handwritten lyrics from the "crown jewel of the Elton John and Bernie Taupin songbook." Don't expect "Your Song" to sell for a song. Bonhams , the auctioneer, estimates the hammer will drop "in the six-figure range" during the Nov. 19...
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Taylor Swift performs "I Did Something Bad" at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
October 10, 2018 - 6:54 am
Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los...
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Taylor Swift arrives at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
October 09, 2018 - 10:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 American Music Awards (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Taylor Swift won artist of the year at the American Music Awards. She beat out Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone at the fan-voted show Tuesday night. The singer, who opened up politically...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, actress and singer Lady Gaga poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "A Star Is Born" in London. Next year's Met Gala theme will be 'camp,' organizers revealed Tuesday, Oct. 9. It's a shift in tone and content from this year's meditation on Catholicism. The celebrity co-chairs will include Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles, along with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Met Gala will be downright campy. No, seriously: The Metropolitan Museum announced Tuesday that "Camp: Notes on Fashion" will be the title of its next blockbuster spring Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met Gala, where...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Swift jumped into a contentious midterm political race with a rare endorsement, but her focus on gender issues and human rights made her political statement a personal one. While she’s gotten criticized from Republicans and Trump, Swift stuck to the issues important to her in her decision to vote for Democratic candidates in Tennessee. She might gain some haters, but Swifties and others have applauded her for speaking out. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 12:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift's first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but many observers don't think her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race will result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star. President Trump and...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Swift posted on Instagram Sunday, Oct. 7, that she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift's music "about 25 percent less now" that she's endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. Trump was asked about Swift's decision to wade into politics as he returned to Washington after a trip to Florida. Swift...
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