Viewers' Guide: After chaotic debate, Trump, Biden try again
After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage Thursday to give it another go.
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.
Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction
LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British street artist.
Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on her shelf.
James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92
James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced.
Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months after launch
Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.
Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film
NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown in a compromising position in a hotel room with a young woman acting as a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit “Borat” film.
'Bad Hair' movie explores Black women and hairstyle messages
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several scenes in the film “Bad Hair” were so horrifying that some cast members initially second-guessed their own use of hair weave or extensions.
Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue.
Review: Did we need another 'Rebecca'? No, no we didn't.
It’s asking for trouble remaking Hitchcock, but with “Rebecca” you might be able to see a sliver of an opening. It’s justly revered as a ghostly Gothic masterpiece and the only film of Hitch's to win best picture.
Natalie Portman releases children's book of inclusive fables
New York (AP) — Natalie Portman is putting her body through the paces to get into fighting shape for her next Marvel movie. The Oscar winner, preparing to film “Thor: Love and Thunder” in Sydney, Australia, is training hard after a monthslong pandemic pause in her diet and exercise regimen.
Review: Borat is back, and this time he fits right in
Since Sacha Baron Cohen first appeared as his Kazakh journalist on “Da Ali G Show,” Borat Sagdiyev has been remarkably consistent.
Retired AP investigative reporter Pete Yost dies at age 73
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest personality, died Tuesday night at the age of 73.
Review: Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair
No matter how you cut it, “ The Witches ” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl, but for some reason this story about a group of grotesquely disfigured women who hate children always seemed extra sinister even within his generally sinister oeuvre.
Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate
NEW YORK (AP) — This fall's presidential debates have chewed up moderators. President Donald Trump steamrolled Chris Wallace with constant interruptions in the first one, a performance that cost the Republican incumbent support in the polls.
Review: Shemekia Copeland's take on 2020 turmoil falls short
Shemekia Copeland, “Uncivil War" (Alligator) The best protest songs come from a deep well of outrage, connecting with a visceral sense of injustice or posing an urgent question.
Given to Vote: Pearl Jam gets political again during hiatus
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stone Gossard made some serious promises this campaign season. Pearl Jam fans who answered FaceTime calls from the rhythm guitarist got something extra for taking a vote-by-mail pledge — the latest offering from the band in a career full of activism and advocacy for political causes.
Over 60 exhibits damaged at Berlin museums, motive a mystery
BERLIN (AP) — More than 60 artworks and artifacts at some of Berlin's best-known museums were smeared with an oily liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, authorities said Wednesday.
Bill Cosby, now 83, grins in newly released prison mug shot
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A newly released prison mug shot shows Bill Cosby smiling with a disposable mask hanging off his face. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently updated Cosby’s mug shot, something routinely done to document changes to inmates' appearance as they age.
Romance song master Armando Manzanero has more music to give
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armando Manzanero still has music to give. At 84, the Mexican master of romantic music, who has penned Spanish classics such as “Somos Novios” and “Contigo Aprendí”, is still working the tunes on his piano.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world
NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told an online audience Tuesday during a special Time100 Talks episode she curated with her husband, Prince Harry.
Papers shed light on early years of 'Old Ironsides,' Navy
The U.S.S. Constitution Museum has acquired more than 150 documents, including correspondence from President George Washington's secretary of war and the leader of the Haitian Revolution, that shed light on the warship's early years and the young United States' first international conflict.
Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship Series.
Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats
An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet by Eric Trump.
Review: Charming 'Over the Moon' gets lost in lunar orbit
The acclaimed animator behind such powerful figures as Ariel, Aladdin, Tarzan and Rapunzel has a new heroine and she's going further than any of his creations — the moon.