• The Latest: Kasich, Carson call for renewed American spirit

    Updated: 57 min ago

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race, with the focus turning to South Carolina and the Republican debate on Saturday night (all times local): 10:50 p.m. John Kasich and Ben Carson agree the spirit of America needs to be restored. Kasich, in his closing remarks, says it's up to Americans to help their neighbors and contribute to their local schools because the "spirit of America doesnt' come from the top down." Carson, meanwhile, says he's the candidate who will be "accountable to everyone and beholden to no one." He says its up to "we the people" to stop the decline of America and restore the country's spiritual life, patriotism and morality. 10:48 p.m.

  • Springfield scouts search for Sasquatch

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — Deep in the woods of Robertson County, there's a group of Boy Scouts on a four-year search for a large, hairy creature that's attracted the attention of the national television program "Finding Bigfoot." Producers from the Animal Planet's show, who have been scouting areas around Nashville to shoot an upcoming episode, paid a visit to Boy Scout Troop 454 at its den just west of Springfield on Sunday, Jan. 24 to see firsthand what kind Bigfoot evidence the boys had collected. On Monday, Feb. 1, the network followed up and filmed scenes for a future episode of Finding Bigfoot, starring the scout troop and their Scout Master Joe Bilyeu.

  • Head of BAFTA: Film industry not diverse enough

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The head of the British Academy Film and Television Awards says its annual ceremony does not feature more ethnic minority nominees because the film industry itself is not diverse enough. Amanda Berry says she supports a peaceful protest against the lack of diversity outside the star-studded event, being held in London on Sunday. Berry told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that not enough movies are made with diverse talent so "the pool of people to draw award winners from isn't diverse enough." She added that "people can only vote on what they've seen." Her comments follow a controversy surrounding racial diversity at the Oscars.

  • 'Project Runway' finalist LeBlanc to speak at NC museum

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Fashion designer and "Project Runway" finalist Justin LeBlanc will discuss how his ties to North Carolina influence his work in a program at the North Carolina Museum of History. The program titled "High Tech Carolina Couture" will start at 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum in Raleigh. LeBlanc searched for North Carolina-based design and textile resources for his new collection, which includes fabric from Tar Heel textile mills and fabric designs that were custom-printed in Durham. LeBlanc is an assistant professor at N.C. State University. He finished third on the 12th season of Lifetime's reality television show "Project Runway" and was eliminated in the ninth of 13 episodes of the fourth season of "Proj

  • NY Fashion Week: Rihanna does Puma, Wu on fast fashion

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights: __ SPORTY STREETWEAR BY RIHANNA FOR PUMA Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines. But at New York Fashion Week on Friday, she let her models make the splashy entrances. After all, she was the designer this time. The singer presented her Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection, heavy on Japanese-inspired streetwear in almost exclusively black and white, with, she said, "a Gothic undertone." As befitting a collection for Puma, it of course featured sneakers, m

  • FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years


    GENEVA (AP) — Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general. Valcke was found guilty by FIFA's ethics committee of wide-ranging offenses, including taking private jets for personal use, destroying evidence and trying to force through an undervalued sale of 2018 and 2022 World Cup television rights for the Caribbean. "Mr. Valcke acted against FIFA's best interests and caused considerable financial damage to FIFA, while his private and personal interests detracted him from his ability to properly perform his duties," the ethics committee said in a statement.

  • Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics


    BOSTON (AP) — Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. The late-night TV host spoke to an audience of Harvard University students on Friday about the value of a liberal-arts education and about his time at the Ivy League school. Harvard President Drew Faust hosted the discussion with O'Brien, who graduated from Harvard in 1985 with a concentration in history and literature. O'Brien sharpened his comedy chops while working for the Harvard Lampoon, the school's storied humor magazine. Among his college pranks, O'Brien says he stole the outfit worn by Robin in the '60s TV show "Batman" when it was displayed on campus. But he also fondly recalled clas

  • Broncos basking in glory of first title since '99


    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — While general manager John Elway maps out plans to keep his team intact, the Denver Broncos are enjoying the spoils of their Super Bowl victory. There's the talk show circuit, anticipation of big financial rewards and the memory of a million fans at the parade celebrating the Broncos' first championship since 1999. The Lombardi Trophy has been taken to owner Pat Bowlen's house. The 71-year-old owner is battling Alzheimer's and he watched the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 from his home in Denver. Team president and CEO Joe Ellis said family members Skyped with Bowlen during the postgame celebration Sunday. As the confetti and celebrations begin to settle, the Bro

  • Q&A: Shatner boldly goes into Nimoy friendship in new memoir


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The walls and shelves inside William Shatner's office are covered with the kinds of memorabilia you'd expect from someone who's served for over 50 years as a pop-culture icon. There are framed awards, art pieces, posters for Montreal sports teams and covers of his past books. Shatner's latest memoir, "Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man," is out Tuesday. In the book, Shatner details his relationship with "Star Trek" comrade Leonard Nimoy, who died a year ago. When he's asked about one image in particular — a picture of Shatner, Nimoy and their late "Star Trek" co-star DeForest Kelley — he doesn't remember where or when the picture was taken. However, he's struck by their body

  • Amazon debuts series based on New Yorker magazine


    NEW YORK (AP) — After working 18 years at "The Daily Show," Kahane Cooperman had only a weekend off last summer before starting a job running Amazon's new video version of The New Yorker magazine. In retrospect, she considers that a blessing. "I would have lost my nerve if I had more time to think about having to do justice to the institution that is The New Yorker magazine," said Cooperman, who created the series with "Going Clear" filmmaker Alex Gibney and Conde Nast Entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff. The New Yorker regularly features a formidable mix of deeply reported stories and profiles, fiction, slices of life, cultural coverage and cartoons.

  • Obama recites love poem to wife on national television


    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Someone call the fire department. It's about to get hot at the White House. President Barack Obama, who is spending another Valentine's Day apart from his wife, Michelle, did the next best thing short of celebrating the lovers' holiday with her: On Friday's broadcast of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the president recited a love poem he says he had planned to deliver to the first lady in person. "Somebody call the Situation Room because things are about to get hot," said Obama as he stood in front of a red curtain and amid bouquets of red roses and white lilies as Barry White-style music played in the background. "Michelle, this Valentine's Day I'm going to treat you right. I'm going to make you so

  • Ex-hunting TV show host sentenced in poaching case


    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former host of a cable TV hunting show has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in a poaching operation on a remote national preserve in Alaska. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday that footage of some of the illegal hunts was shown on Clark W. Dixon's cable TV show "The Syndicate." The Sportsman Channel suspended the show in September. Dixon of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, pleaded guilty in November in the case that accused him of falsely claiming to be an Alaska resident to take advantage of the state's hunting privileges. Dixon was also ordered to pay a $75,000 fine and forfeit firearms, the small plane he used to transport the animals, and the animals themselves, which wer

  • UK police charge boyfriend in slaying of actress, children


    LONDON (AP) — British police say they have charged the boyfriend of a British actress with murdering her and her two young children. The Metropolitan Police force says Arthur Simpson-Kent is accused of murdering his partner Sian Blake and her children, 8-year-old Zachary and 4-year-old Amon. Simpson-Kent, 48, was arrested early Friday at Heathrow Airport after arriving on a flight from Ghana. Ghanaian police arrested him on Jan. 9 in the western coastal town of Butre. He did not fight extradition. He flew to Ghana after speaking to detectives in Britain on Dec. 16 about Blake and the children, who had been reported missing. Their bodies were found in the yard of their London home in January.

  • English soccer set for another fan protest at Arsenal


    Fan protests have been the theme of the week in European soccer — and there could be another on the way in the most high-profile game in the English Premier League this weekend. Against a backdrop of growing anger in England at rising ticket prices, supporters of Arsenal and Leicester could unite in protest at Emirates Stadium to highlight their unhappiness at a decision to move the game back a day — at just three days' notice — for television coverage. It will be played on Sunday lunchtime instead of Saturday afternoon. A group of Leicester fans is planning to boycott the first five minutes of the match, citing lost money on travel and accommodation booked before the alteration.

  • Legislature passes bill exempting UFC results from request

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When "The Ultimate Fighter" returns to Florida, the public won't be able to find out the results before episodes air. The Legislature passed a bill Thursday providing a public records exemption to Ultimate Fighting Championship for when it tapes episodes of the reality television show in the state. "The Ultimate Fighter" taped its 21st season in South Florida last year. When fights were conducted at the gyms of American Top Team in Coconut Creek and Blackzilians in Boca Raton, results were automatically available through the Florida Boxing Commission before the episodes aired because they were the sanctioning body. The UFC discovered the "glitch" before fans did. The show has been filmed inter

  • APNewsBreak: NBC, USA Network discuss Beverly Hills dog show

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — The dogs are going Hollywood. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that NBC and USA Network are talking to the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills about televising its annual dog show. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because no contract has been signed. NBC has scored big with its Thanksgiving Day broadcast of the National Dog Show, drawing 26.5 million viewers for its telecast last November and a subsequent re-airing. The next Beverly Hills dog show is scheduled for June, likely too soon for a national broadcast.

  • Colorado gun shop owner charged with illegally selling guns

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado gun shop owner who appeared on the reality show "American Guns" is accused of illegally selling firearms after losing his license. U.S. Attorney John Walsh announced Thursday that 52-year-old Richard Wyatt was indicted by a grand jury on conspiracy and tax charges and dealing guns on Tuesday. According to the indictment, Wyatt surrendered his firearms license in April 2012 for unspecified violations of federal laws and regulations. He allegedly continued to sell guns from his suburban Denver shop by conspiring with another gun shop that had a license. Prosecutors allege that after customers paid for guns at Wyatt's shop they were sent to the other shop to fill out background check paperwork and pick

  • Judge: Man is fugitive former child TV host from Louisiana

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that a former Cub Scout leader in the San Diego area is the former child television show host "Mr. Wonder," who fled Louisiana in 1979 amid allegations that he sexually abused children on a camping trip. The decision sets the stage for Frank John Selas III, 76, to be extradited to Louisiana, where he is wanted on two counts of obscene behavior with a juvenile. Authorities say he settled in the San Diego area by 1985 and legally changed his name to Frank Szeles.

  • Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning had a little fun with little brother Eli's sad face at the Super Bowl during an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show." Peyton said he understood why Eli wasn't elated like other relatives in the luxury suite at Levi's Stadium who were jumping and celebrating after Denver's late touchdown sealed the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. He said Eli had his game face on. "Eli and I have always supported each other. I think Eli was analyzing the game and kind of into the game like I would be as if he were playing it. And so he was just as happy," Peyton told host Jimmy Fallon during the show that aired Wednesday night.

  • Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

    Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. Trump owned the pageants at the time, and has since sold them. Univision dropped plans to televise the contests following remarks Trump made about Mexicans during the announcement of his presidential candidacy. The New York developer, making a promise to build a wall on the nation's Southern border, had said that Mexicans had sent some criminals illegally into the U.S. Univision claimed Trump had "offended millions" with his comments.