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Catriona Gray of the Philippines, left, reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
December 17, 2018 - 12:58 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Philippines' Catriona Gray was named Miss Universe 2018 in a competition concluding Monday in Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation. Gray wore a sparkling red dress she said was inspired by a volcano in the Philippines as she was...
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In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, "justice" is displayed in a Merriam-Webster dictionary in New York. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle and President Trump's Twitter feed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 17, 2018 - 12:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and "misinformation...
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FILE- In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Cardi B, left, and Offset arrive at the Maxim Super Bowl Party at the Maxim Dome in Minneapolis. Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night, Dec. 15, 2018 and asked her to get back together with him. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)
December 16, 2018 - 6:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night and asked her to get back together with him. Cardi B on Sunday said in an Instagram video that she...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Animations shows a scene from "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." (Sony Pictures Animation via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 3:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel's marquee superheroes. The film led a host of newcomers that debuted to...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, Pete Davidson speaks at a Comedy Central Roast at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. New York police were concerned about Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, to make sure he was OK. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 16, 2018 - 12:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star to make sure he was OK. A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande's ex-...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, attends a high-tech forum for youth in Yaroslavl, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Putin said that Russia has a big potential for the development of high-tech industries. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 9:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, popular music. Putin says "if it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it." But Putin said at a St...
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December 14, 2018 - 9:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles. A best-picture Oscar for "Gentleman's Agreement," the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism, sold for $492,...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2013, file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS is pledging $20 million in grants to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from the scandal that forced the ouster of Moonves. CBS said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 that the money will go toward helping the organizations expand their work and “ties into the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its own workplace culture.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2018 - 8:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. The announcement comes as the network's crisis deepens,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Shakira performs at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Spanish prosecutors charged the Colombian singer with tax evasion on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
December 14, 2018 - 9:54 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The charges published Friday allege Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Kanye West attends the Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Event held at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park during New York Fashion Week in New York. West appeared to reignite a feud with the fellow rapper in a series of tweets on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in which he claimed Drake had called trying to threaten him. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2018 - 9:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West is not sending Christmas cheer to Drake. West appeared to reignite a feud with the fellow rapper in a series of tweets on Thursday in which he claimed Drake had called trying to threaten him. West wrote "So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you...
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