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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture.Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22, …
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — A blistering start from Valtteri Bottas from third on the grid helped the Finnish driver win the typhoon-hit Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes wrapped up a sixth-consecutive Formula One constructors championship on Sunday.Bottas surged into the lead almost immediately, …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit.The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini …
LONDON (AP) — Martin Scorsese said Sunday he's keeping an open mind about the cinema "revolution" sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic "The Irishman" closed the London Film Festival .The director said the rise of streaming platforms was "an even …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.The 73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, played the …
VATICAN CITY (AP) — With Prince Charles looking on, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized Cardinal John Henry Newman, praising the 19th-century Anglican convert who became an influential, unifying figure in both the Anglican and Catholic churches.Francis quoted from one of Newman's most famous …
TITU, Romania (AP) — Romania's autumn fairs are a loud, colorful reminder that summer has come to an end. And for many families in poorer areas of the country, they are one of the few affordable events of the year.Fairs like the one in Titu, northwest of Bucharest, which is on its 187th …
Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold.Several speakers at Saturday's four-hour …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Records show that Wayne Newton's former home Casa de Shenandoah has been sold.KTNV-TV reports Clark County records indicate the crooner's former 36-acre ranch sold for $5.56 million in July.The ranch, which includes the "white house" mansion and six other homes and stables, …
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters (all times local):11:25 p.m.France is halting exports of any arms to Turkey that could be used in its offensive against Kurds in Syria, and wants an immediate meeting of …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Reps. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.___NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.; former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.___CBS' …
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the public funeral for international opera star Jessye Norman (all times local):_____5 p.m.Famous faces, family members and close friends have honored the life and legacy of international opera icon Jessye Norman at her funeral.Norman's four-hour public …
NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police.The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police …
HELSINKI (AP) — Sara Danius, the first woman to lead the Swedish institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at age 57.Her family told Swedish news agency TT that Danius, a literary scholar, critic and author, passed away early Saturday following a long illness.Swedish …
DETROIT (AP) — A one-time FBI informant-turned-Detroit drug lord will be released from a Florida prison earlier than expected.The Detroit News reports that Richard "White Boy Rick" Wershe Jr. is scheduled to be freed Aug. 17, 2020. His original April 2021 release date has been moved up for …
MILAN (AP) — Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks, even if slight, are beginning to show in his support.The 78-year-old singer who rose to stardom …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78.Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief …
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Awkwafina and more stars overcame a dysfunctional teleprompter to toast one another and their charities at a women's luncheon Friday in Beverly Hills."I'm fine but Jen (Aniston) is freaking it back there," DeGeneres said as …
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — International opera star Jessye Norman never forgot her home in a small Southern U.S. city. And Augusta, Georgia, never forgot the woman who grew up among many musical influences to become one of the few black opera singers to gain worldwide acclaim.Augusta is holding …
NEW YORK (AP) — Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Donald Trump, abruptly quit after signing off his final newscast on Friday.Smith, who had signed a contract extension last spring, said that he …

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