• NFL's Cam Newton brings Nickelodeon series to White House

    Updated: 28 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has scored big for his new Nickelodeon series that launches Friday. Newton brought 3-year-old Rosie Smolowitz to the White House to interview Michelle Obama for the cable TV series "All in with Cam Newton." The NFL star helps kids fulfill some of their dreams. A White House spokeswoman says the first lady highlighted a program called "Every Kid in a Park." The program grants fourth-graders and their families free access to national parks and forests, and public lands and waters. Mrs. Obama, Newton and Rosie also talked about the Charlotte, North Carolina, youngster's dream to become president, and about staying healthy and active. The interview was condu

  • Trump fosters rivalries as in 'Celebrity Apprentice'

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers. That one of those managers was his wife, Ivana Trump, but didn't earn her any slack. "His tactic there, as our success surpassed the Castle's in 1987, was to shove the Plaza's performance in Ivana's face, like a mirror, holding it up for her to see the reflection of a less than successful manager," John O'Donnell, Ivana Trump's rival in the casino wars, wrote in a 1991 book.

  • Police officials halt shooting of 'COPS' in Manchester

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Manchester police officers no longer have the chance to become reality TV stars after police officials halted the shooting of "COPS" in the New Hampshire city. Chief Nick Willard says he decided to pull the plug on the shoot because the show may cast Manchester in a negative light. Willard says he initially jumped at the opportunity to have "COPS" profile his officers due to their professionalism, but he changed his mind following concerns from business owners and city officials. The documentary show has shadowed officers in 140 cities in the United States. One of Willard's previous departments was featured on the program, which has aired since 1989. Although filming began last week, none

  • UEFA looks to December decisions to shape Champions League

    UEFA looks to December decisions to shape...

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — UEFA is set to decide in December on changing the Champions League as Europe's top clubs chase a new format and bigger share of the competition's billion-dollar annual income. Closed-door meetings of European soccer leaders in Milan around Saturday's Champions League final, making slow progress shaping the competition for the three seasons from 2018, The Associated Press was told. Talk of a breakaway Super League was fueled in January by some wealthy members of the European Club Association (ECA) who saw uncertainty over UEFA's leadership during the FIFA presidential election. Though an American-style closed league is thought unrealistic, one aim is making the current 32-team group stage more attractive

  • Bookkeeper sentenced for stealing from ex-'SNL' cast member

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A bookkeeper who stole $234,500 from former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Joe Piscopo has been sentenced in New Jersey to three years in prison. Frank Larocca's lawyer had asked the judge on Friday to sentence his client to probation and a suspended prison term. But the judge declined, noting the benefits of the plea agreement Larocca received from Morris County prosecutors. The 40-year-old Larocca pleaded guilty in February to theft by unlawful taking. His wife also pleaded guilty to theft and is expected to be sentenced to three years' probation. Prosecutors say Piscopo hired LaRocca to pay his bills and manage his bank account. The thefts occurred between February 2010 and March 2014.

  • As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China

    As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show. And although Chinese officials and state media have denounced Trump's threats of economic retaliation, many Chinese observers see a silver lining in his focus on economic issues to the near-total exclusion of human rights and political freedoms. That appears to make him an attractive alternative to his likely rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, who is regarded as far more criti

  • Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China

    Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China

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    BEIJING (AP) — China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China though, he's only just emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV shows. Although the government has denounced Trump's threats of economic retaliation, many Chinese observers see a silver lining in his focus on economic issues instead of human rights and political freedoms. That could make him an attractive alternative to his likely rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

  • As in 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Trump fosters rivalries

    As in \'Celebrity Apprentice,\' Trump fosters...

    Updated: Sat, May 28, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers. That one of those managers was his wife, Ivana Trump, didn't earn her any slack. "His tactic there, as our success surpassed the Castle's in 1987, was to shove the Plaza's performance in Ivana's face, like a mirror, holding it up for her to see the reflection of a less than successful manager," John O'Donnell, Ivana Trump's rival in the casino wars, wrote in a 1991 book.

  • Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

    Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers...

    Updated: Sat, May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter. Love him or loathe him, Paul Watson, the 65-year-old, silver-haired founder of Sea Shepherd and co-founder of Greenpeace is now a celebrity because of his job: ramming whaling boats for a living. Watson has a hit U.S. reality TV series, "Whale Wars," that has aired on the Discovery Channel since 2008 about his organization's fight against Japanese whalers.

  • Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living

    Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers...

    Updated: Sat, May 28, 2016

    PARIS (AP) — He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter. Love him or loathe him, Paul Watson, the 65-year-old, silver-haired founder of Sea Shepherd and co-founder of Greenpeace is now a celebrity because of his job: ramming whaling boats for a living. Watson has a hit U.S. reality TV series, "Whale Wars," that has aired on the Discovery Channel since 2008 about his organization's fight against Japanese whalers.

  • Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges

    Ex-\'Glee\' star Mark Salling indicted on...

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography. The 33-year-old actor was charged with two counts, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Federal officials said he has agreed to surrender to authorities next Friday, at which time he's also expected to be arraigned in federal court. His publicist did not immediately respond to phone and email messages. Salling was arrested at his home in Shadow Hills last December after Los Angeles police officers and federal agents seized a laptop, hard drive and flash drive they say contained images and videos depicting child pornography.

  • 'Shield' actor's words used against him in murder trial

    \'Shield\' actor\'s words used against him in...

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday. Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef used several statements from Michael Jace to make her case that "The Shield" actor should be convicted of first-degree murder in April Jace's May 2014 death. The prosecutor also cited testimony from their 10-year-old son, who heard his father tell his mother, "'If you like running, then run to heaven.'" She said the statement showed Michael Jace planned to kill his 40-year-old wife of nine years, who was an avid runner.

  • AP Exclusive: Bridge collapse survivor linked to IS in Syria

    AP Exclusive: Bridge collapse survivor linked...

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohamed Roble was weeks shy of his 11th birthday when the school bus he was on plummeted more than 30 feet as the bridge beneath gave way. Now, according to court testimony in a federal terrorism trial, Roble — one of the 145 people injured in the Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people — is believed to be in Syria with the Islamic State group. Roble and four of his siblings were on the bus that was carrying 52 students and several adults when the Interstate 35W span collapsed on Aug. 1, 2007, sending shockwaves nationwide about the safety of the country's infrastructure. All of the occupants of their bus survived. His injuries included headaches, arm, neck and back pain, nightmares an

  • Exotic cat dead after fire at hip hop figure's home in Vegas

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged the home of a hip hop figure and left an exotic pet wildcat dead. Rapper and reality TV star Rashid "Mally Mall" Jamal wasn't injured in the Thursday afternoon fire at his two-story home in southeast Las Vegas. A Clark County fire official says firefighters discovered the cat, a caracal, unresponsive after dousing flames. The species is native to Africa, the Middle East and India, and can grow to about 40 pounds. County officials told the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/1VlDNKF ) the rapper had a permit for the cat. In 2014, FBI agents served warrants at the home and Jamal's company, Las Vegas Concierge VS1, as p

  • Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore

    Concert on beach heralds start of summer at...

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore. The hair band icon performed Friday on the Seaside Heights boardwalk before about 1,000 fans to kick off Memorial Day weekend. "Forgive us for the party we're about to have on the beach this weekend!" he urged the crowd, many of whom had similar plans. "We are going to have a good time every single day this summer," said Sal Negrini, of Pompton Lakes, who rented a house near the beach. New Jersey tourism officials predict a strong summer season, the fourth after Superstorm Sandy.

  • 'Full House' property for sale if new family can swing $4M

    \'Full House\' property for sale if new family...

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Victorian that served as the exterior of the iconic 1980s' sitcom "Full House" is for sale, and the price tag for any would-be Tanner family is $4.15 million. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that 1708 Broderick in the wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood is on the market (http://bit.ly/22rezLX ). The 1883 home appears in "Full House" and its recent Netflix sequel, "Fuller House," as the home of Danny Tanner and his fictional family. Real estate agents are stressing the house's Victorian details rather than its TV history. And the off-white exterior with red door that appeared in the TV show is now gone, replaced by a stately purple.

  • The Latest: Actor's attorney seeks manslaughter conviction

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an actor from TV series "The Shield" (all times local): 11:35 a.m. An attorney for a TV actor accused of killing his wife says a prosecutor is overselling her case and a first-degree murder conviction isn't warranted. Defense lawyer Jamon Hicks told a Los Angeles jury Friday that Michael Jace acknowledges he killed his wife, but there isn't enough evidence that the actor planned the killing. Jace played a police officer on series "The Shield." Hicks told jurors that what was going on in Jace's mind is crucial. He called the facts horrible but hoped jurors would listen to the argument that Jace didn't plan the attack. Jace shot his wife three times in the

  • NBC Sports switches up TV schedule for Stanley Cup Final

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports is switching up its broadcast schedule for the Stanley Cup Final. In recent years, Games 1 and 2 had been on NBC, with Games 3 and 4 on cable partner NBCSN. If necessary, the final three games returned to NBC. This season, Monday's Game 1 will air on NBC, but Wednesday's Game 2 will be on NBCSN. NBC Sports announced Friday that if the series between Pittsburgh and San Jose is tied 1-1, Game 3 will be on NBC, putting that pivotal matchup on the main network. Game 4 would be on NBCSN. But if one team leads 2-0, Game 3 will air on NBCSN, with a possible championship-clinching Game 4 on NBC. The potential final three games will remain on NBC.

  • 'Maya & Marty' aims to show variety still the spice of life

    \'Maya & Marty\' aims to show variety still the...

    Updated: Fri, May 27, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you doubt that Maya Rudolph and Martin Short are funny together — indeed, a match made in heaven — just recall their memorable number on the 40th anniversary special for "Saturday Night Live." Rudolph revived her uncanny impersonation of Beyonce, resplendent in her lace bodysuit, her tresses billowing from a wind machine that threatened to blow Short offstage. Their duet was one of the highlights of the broadcast. Now these multitalented stars of TV and film have partnered for a six-week NBC run that promises to whip up the same level of hilarity. Debuting Tuesday at 10 p.m.

  • Trump agrees to debate Sanders but sets stiff price

    Trump agrees to debate Sanders but sets stiff...

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity. Representatives for Fox News, ABC News and CBS News say the networks are interested in hosting such a showdown but would not comment on whether they'd be willing to put up the $10 million Trump is demanding for women's health causes. "We're always interested in more opportunities to hear from the candidates," said ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend. Trump said Thursday a host network would make millions from sky-high ratings and should agree to turn over at least $10 million to women




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