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British director Ken Loach participates in a media conference prior to receiving an honorary degree from the Brussels ULB university in Brussels on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The university has come under criticism alleging it was too tolerant by awarding Loach an honorary doctorate, since the director has been accused in the past of anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
April 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels ULB university honored British director Ken Loach with a special doctorate on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel and outspoken rebukes from Jewish organizations about anti-Semitism allegations. Loach, who is known for his strong defense...
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Toni Battle stands inside a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, which opened to the public Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Battle, who drove from San Francisco to attend said "I'm a descendant of three lynching victims," her face wet with tears. "I wanted to come and honor them and also those in my family that couldn't be here." (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
April 26, 2018 - 12:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to get a first look at a lynching memorial and museum that opened Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 black people who were slain in lynchings and other racial killings...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Avicii accepts the award for favorite artist - electronic dance music at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Avicii’s family released a statement Monday, April 23, 2018, saying they “would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother.” They say they are grateful for his fans around the world who loved his music. Swedish-born Avicii, whose name is Tim Bergling, was found dead, April 20, in Muscat, Oman. He was 28. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
April 26, 2018 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii's family says the late performer "could not go on any longer" in a second statement released this week. The Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ, born Tim Bergling, was found dead last week in Muscat, Oman at age 28. Details about his death were not revealed. His family says...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump is tweeting his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” in response to the tweets from West, who called the president “my brother.” West tweeted a number of times Wednesday expressing his admiration for Trump, saying they both share “dragon energy.” The rap star also posted a photo of himself wearing Trump’s campaign “Make America Great Again” hat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 26, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is praising Kanye West, saying the rapper has "good taste" because he supports Trump. Trump says in an interview with "Fox & Friends" that West has "good taste" and sees the decline in unemployment rate among black and Hispanic Americans. Trump says, "He...
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Porn actress Stormy Daniels arrives at federal court in New York, Monday, April 16, 2018, to attend a court hearing where a federal judge is considering how to review materials that the FBI seized from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer to determine whether they should be protected by attorney-client privilege. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 26, 2018 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress alleging an affair with Trump. Trump spoke by phone Thursday to "...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 26, 2018 - 9:39 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial kicked off a second day of deliberations by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who said accuser Andrea Constand once spoke of framing a prominent person to score a big payday. The seven men and five women were to...
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Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 26, 2018 - 9:15 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial kicked off the a second day of deliberations by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who said accuser Andrea Constand once spoke of framing a prominent person to score a big payday. The seven men and five women were...
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Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 26, 2018 - 9:13 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial kicked off the a second day of deliberations by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who said accuser Andrea Constand once spoke of framing a prominent person to score a big payday. The seven men and five women were...
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FILE - In this Thursday June 18, 2009 file photo, Britain's Prince William, left, and Prince Harry pose together during a photocall a the Royal Air Forcebase at Shawbury, England. Britain's royal officials said Thursday April 26, 2018, Prince Harry has asked elder brother Prince William to be best man at his wedding when he marries U.S. actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 26, 2018 - 8:27 am
LONDON (AP) — It's a family affair: Britain's royal officials say Prince Harry has asked elder brother Prince William to be best man at his wedding next month. Kensington Palace said Thursday that William is "honored" to be playing the key role when Harry marries U.S. actress Meghan Markle at...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, comedian Patton Oswalt, left, and his wife Michelle McNamara arrive at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Patton Oswalt is crediting his late wife for her work in pursuit of the so-called Golden State Killer. Michelle McNamara had made it her mission to find the person responsible for at least 12 murders and 50 rapes throughout California in the 1970s and 80s. She died in April 2016. On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, authorities said a DNA match led them to arrest Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, as a suspect. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 26, 2018 - 7:53 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 1 a.m. Comedian Patton Oswalt says it's "great news" that police arrested a suspect in the brutal murders and rapes that his late wife had spent years investigating. Oswalt appeared on "Late...
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