In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo Nicole Maines poses at her home in Portland, Maine. Maines, a transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsui

Activist to star as TV's first transgender superhero

A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero.

Husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen wins Hemingway contest

July 22, 2018
In this Saturday, July 21, 2018, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Michael Groover, left, husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen, right, a
After eight previous tries, the husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest held in the city where writer Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote during the 1930s.

Emmett Till's Minnesota cousin says 'we want justice'

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Deborah Watts co-founded the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation in 2005.
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Harvey Weinstein arrives for his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in New York.

Weinstein trial moves swiftly with more accusers on deck

Harvey Weinstein's trial is moving at a faster pace than predicted, with three more of his accusers expected to testify before the end of the week .
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NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., via video link Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

Judge frees NFL star Antonio Brown from house arrest

A Florida judge freed NFL free agent Antonio Brown from house arrest Tuesday, allowing him to travel freely as he awaits trial on charges that he attacked the driver of a moving truck.
Music
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Huey Lewis pushes past hearing pain to keep making music

There's mixed news when it comes to Huey Lewis these days. The good part is that the '80s hitmaker and his band have their first new album in 19 years and a jukebox stage musical.
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Ben Afquack at the Minnesota State Fair. "Pretty much, he’s a duck that goes on adventures in Minnesota."

This adventurous Minnesota duck is now a viral internet sensation

A fluffy white bird from St. Paul is currently the most famous duck in Minnesota, thanks to some fast feet, fowl puns and a viral video.
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January 27
Mimi Haleyi, right, arrives to testify in Harvey Weinstein's trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 in New York.

'I'm being raped': Weinstein accuser details alleged assault

Harvey Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi testified Monday that weeks after arriving in New York to work for one of his shows, she found herself fighting in vain as the once-revered showbiz honcho pushed her onto a bed and sexually assaulted her, undeterred by her kicks and pleas of, "no, please don't do this, I don't want it."
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January 27
In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho appears during an interview at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland. Kobe Bryant and

Author deletes children's book co-written with Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant and Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho were working together on a children's book, but the author of "The Alchemist" said he deleted the draft after Bryant's death in a helicopter crash.
Movies
January 27

Grandson's pitch coaxes Redford out of retirement, briefly

Midway through the film festival he founded more than four decades ago, Robert Redford hopped out of a car and hollered to his grandson. The 28-year-old Dylan Redford was later that evening to premiere at Sundance a film he co-directed.
Movies
January 27

DiCaprio, Zellweger and more Oscar hopefuls attend luncheon

Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and dozens of other Academy Award nominees bowed their heads in a moment of silence Monday for Kobe Bryant to open the annual Oscars luncheon, a somber moment in an otherwise sunny annual affair that serves as a meet-and-greet, celebration and training session for each year's class of nominees.
Celebrities
January 27
Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Britain's Prince Andrew has provided "zero cooperation" to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.
Music
January 27

Nicki Minaj's brother sentenced to 25 years to life

The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home.
Celebrities
January 27

Avenatti greets prospective jurors for extortion trial

California lawyer Michael Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday to fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.
Music
January 27

Billie Eilish, a voice of the youth, tops the Grammy Awards

Singer Billie Eilish, who gave voice to young people struggling with depression on a do-it-yourself album she made at home with her older brother, is atop the music world.
Music
January 27

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 2-8

Feb. 2: Comedian Tom Smothers is 83. Singer Graham Nash is 78. Actor Bo Hopkins is 76. Singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 74.…
Music
January 27
Billy Ray Cyrus, left, and Lil Nas X perform at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Lil Nas X, Alicia Keys added key moments at the Grammys

What was already a chaotic week leading up to the Grammys suddenly took a somber turn with the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who…
Music
January 27
Alicia Keys, from left, and Dua Lipa present Billie Eilish with the award for best new artist at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 202

Billie Eilish sweeps Lizzo in a historic Grammy battle of the newcomers

Lizzo seized her Grammy moment, but 18-year-old Billie Eilish pulled off a historic sweep of the top prizes.
Music
January 27
YG, from left, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled and Meek Mill point to a screen showing Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant during a tribute at the 62n

Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys

From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music's biggest night Sunday at the arena in downtown Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant played for 20 years for the city's NBA team.
Music
January 27
Calmatic, left, and Lil Nas X accept the award for best music video for "Old Town Road (Official Movie)" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, J

Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys

The edgy, avant-pop album that siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas created in a small bedroom made a big splash at the 2020 Grammy Awards, winning 11 honors for the musical family.
Music
January 26
Lizzo arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.

The Latest: Billie Eilish wins 5 in dominant Grammys

The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times local):
Music
January 26

Music mainstays and newcomers speak out on Grammy inclusion

Drama over fairness and inclusion at the Grammy Awards carried over to music's big night Sunday as newcomers and mainstays in the industry supported Sean "Diddy" Combs and his powerful speech putting the Recording Academy on a clock to fix the nomination process when it comes to rap and R&B in major categories.
Music
January 26

List of Grammy Award winners

A list of winners so far in top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards.

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