Arts and entertainment

December 17, 2019 - 3:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — ESPN has reached a settlement with a former on-air personality who sued the cable sports giant alleging sexual harassment. In an agreement filed Dec. 12 in U.S. District Court in Connecticut, Adrienne Lawrence agreed to dismiss her lawsuit. “Adrienne Lawrence and ESPN have...
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A protester passes by flares during a demonstration in Lyon, central France, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Workers at the Eiffel Tower, teachers, doctors, lawyers and people from across the French workforce walked off the job Tuesday to resist a higher retirement age, or to preserve a welfare system they fear their business-friendly president wants to dismantle. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
December 17, 2019 - 9:55 am
PARIS (AP) — French union activists cut electricity to nearly 100,000 homes or offices. Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job. Even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday's nationwide protests across France, singing an aria of anger as workers rallied against the government's plan to raise the...
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Navy midshipmen celebrate a Navy touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. Navy won 31-7. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 16, 2019 - 5:28 pm
When is OK not okay? Some West Point cadets and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen flashed what looked like a sideways OK finger gesture during a live television broadcast over the weekend at the Army-Navy football game. Now military officials are probing their intentions. Was it an affirmation? An...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves court following a bail hearing in New York. A lawyer for the Weinstein companies said Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, that 98 percent of creditors are joining a tentative settlement that includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former Weinstein employees who claim they were sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 16, 2019 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein says he is a pioneer in advancing the careers of women in the film industry, saying his work has been forgotten in the wake of allegations of sexual assault. “I feel like the forgotten man,’’ Weinstein said in an interview published Sunday in the New York Post. “I...
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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil warms up prior the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City, at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
December 15, 2019 - 2:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country. China is the Premier League's most lucrative overseas...
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A general view of the new National Stadium is seen Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Tokyo. The stadium is officially completed. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 15, 2019 - 4:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at Sunday's official completion of the new national stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of next year's Tokyo Olympics. It will also host track and field and some soccer. He could have spoken for anyone who has been inside the...
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December 14, 2019 - 9:17 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — They crowded into Nationwide Arena, 13,000 strong, cheering every shot, roaring with every basket. Many were not there to see the game. They came to see LeBron. Both of them. Bronny James made his Ohio debut Saturday, and hit the go-ahead shot in the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers...
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December 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Hall of Fame tight ends Mike Ditka, Kellen Winslow, John Mackey and Tony Gonzalez have been selected to the NFL's All-Time Team. Joining them on the squad is recent retiree Rob Gronkowski. The league revealed the tight ends and offensive linemen for the squad on Friday night. A 26-member panel is...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., leaves after speaking at a campaign event, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 13, 2019 - 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans. “I...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg listens to speeches before addressing the U.N. climate conference n Madrid, Spain. On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, The Associated Press reported on a video circulating online and inaccurately described, in some social media posts, as showing Thunberg firing an AR-15 rifle. The shooter in the video is another young Swede named Emmy Slinge. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 13, 2019 - 2:47 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: A video circulating online shows a person firing an AR...
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