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Stacey and Jonah take an elementary school spelling test, and have to EAT school supplies for each word they misspell.  Will it be Play-Doh, crayons, or glue? Listen…

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  • New Malaysian government repeals law banning ‘fake news’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s new government on Thursday repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting “fake news,” in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers. The bill was rushed through Parliament in April under former Prime Minister Najib Razak despite concerns that it would be used to silence dissent …
  • Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, dies at age 93

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, dies at age 93.
  • The Latest: 4 Afghan policemen die trying to defuse car bomb

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a deadly suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul (all times local): 4:30 p.m. An Afghan official says four policemen were killed and four were seriously wounded as they were trying to defuse a car bomb in southern Kandahar province. Provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani says the policemen …
  • Polish president vetoes law on EU Parliament elections

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president has vetoed a law on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to get seats. Andrzej Duda said Thursday in announcing the veto that that the legislation would have left “a large number of citizens” without …
  • Brennan: Trump worked with Russians and now he’s desperate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Thursday that President Donald Trump yanked his security clearance because his campaign colluded with the Russians to sway the 2016 election and is now desperate to end the special counsel’s investigation. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Brennan cites press reports and Trump’s own goading of Russia during …
  • The Latest: Truck driver who survived bridge plunge returns

    MILAN (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local): 1:35 p.m. An Italian truck driver who survived the plunge from the collapsed Genoa highway bridge with a dislocated shoulder and bruised hip says he still can’t look at the bridge he used to cross every day. Luciano Goccia returned to …
  • European stock markets pick up after losses in Asia

    TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets are higher in European trading as Turkey’s currency crisis abated somewhat and after a downbeat day in Asia. Benchmarks in Germany and France rose Thursday while shares in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.5 percent to 12,221 and in France the CAC 40 advanced 0.6 percent to 5,338. Britain’s …
  • Ugandan pop star, government critic, to face military court

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda’s government was due to face a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president’s motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones. Lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine, will be tried under military law because he allegedly possessed a …
  • Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon. Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey and organization co-founder Katie Couric also will take part in the Sept. 7 fundraiser. Stand Up To Cancer said Thursday that this year’s live, hour-long telecast commemorates 10 years …
  • Grime star Stormzy launches scholarship for black students

    LONDON (AP) — London rapper Stormzy is setting up a scholarship to help black students attend Britain’s prestigious Cambridge University. The grime artist says the Stormzy Scholarship will pay the 9,250 pound ($11,750) a year tuition fees, plus a maintenance grant, for two undergraduates at the 800-year-old university this year and in 2019. Stormzy said Thursday that “if you’re academically …
  • Donald Trump

    Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head. The rock …
  • New McCartney love song takes direct, ‘raunchy’ approach

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man who co-wrote “I Want to Hold Your Hand” more than a half century ago is speaking more directly these days. Sir Paul McCartney released a new single on Wednesday called “Fuh You,” where the key line — “I want to fuh you” — contains a fudged version of a common obscenity. The 76-year-old former …
  • Arnelle Hardy

    Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

    DETROIT (AP) — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday. The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. Franklin’s ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited Franklin, who is seriously …
  • Aretha Franklin

    Correction: People-Aretha Franklin story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about Stevie Wonder and Rev. Jesse Jackson visiting Aretha Franklin at her home, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jackson visited Franklin on Tuesday. Jackson was originally scheduled to visit Tuesday but later rescheduled for Wednesday. A corrected version of the story is below: Stevie Wonder visits ailing Aretha Franklin Stevie …
  • Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon. Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey and organization co-founder Katie Couric also will take part in the Sept. 7 fundraiser. Stand Up To Cancer said Thursday that this year’s live, hour-long telecast commemorates 10 years …
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman

    Black Americans aren’t buying Omarosa’s turn against Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump’s side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call him a racist as she sells her new book …
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman

    Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won’t be silenced

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Manigault Newman, who is promoting her new book about her time in …
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman

    Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of racism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and “that dog,” as a clash rooted in the reality star’s accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Manigault Newman did another round of interviews to …
  • Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault

    Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump’s political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been pushed out of his West Wing. The revelation this week that former White House …
  • Liev Schreiber

    Actor Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer

    NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Actor Liev Schreiber on Tuesday denied allegations that he attacked a local photographer while he was in suburban New York filming the popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” The 50-year-old was hit with a harassment violation after photographer Sherwood Martinelli claimed Schreiber damaged his camera when he tried to photograph him on June 7. Schreiber appeared in …
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman

    Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared Tuesday that she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle. In an interview with The Associated Press, Manigault Newman, who is promoting her new book about her time in …
  • Adrian Buitenhuis

    Paul Walker’s brothers open to ‘Fast’ franchise return

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly five years after Paul Walker’s death, his brothers say they’re open to playing his character again in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother and help complete “Furious 7” after he died in a fiery off-set car crash in November 2013. His face was digitally …
  • Van Damme’s son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix. Nicholas Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday. He’s now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3 and authorities say Van Varenberg likely will get probation. Tempe police arrested …
  • Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when college graduation is in sight and the job …
  • Judge cites casting couch’s history, OKs Weinstein suit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a “commercial sex act.” U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet said the lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble last …
  • Sean Young

    Actress returns laptops, calls theft claims publicity stunt

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two laptops actress Sean Young was accused of stealing from a movie production company that had fired her were returned Tuesday after the new director urged her to “please turn yourself in to the police, who are looking for you.” The two laptops producers said she stole from a New York studio of the “Charlie Boy” …
  • Stormy Daniels’ lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

    HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress went to immigration court Tuesday to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala. A judge denied Michael Avenatti’s request to dismiss the removal case against the boy, whose mother was deported in June. Avenatti and another attorney …
  • Sean Young

    Sean Young under investigation for alleged laptop theft

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Sean Young was under investigation Monday in New York after the alleged theft of two laptops belonging to a production company that fired her from a new film she was directing. A New York Police Department spokeswoman said no charges have been filed against the 58-year-old star of the 1980s film “Blade Runner.” However, detectives …
  • Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon. Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey and organization co-founder Katie Couric also will take part in the Sept. 7 fundraiser. Stand Up To Cancer said Thursday that this year’s live, hour-long telecast commemorates 10 years …
  • Adrian Buitenhuis

    Paul Walker’s brothers open to ‘Fast’ franchise return

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly five years after Paul Walker’s death, his brothers say they’re open to playing his character again in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother and help complete “Furious 7” after he died in a fiery off-set car crash in November 2013. His face was digitally …
  • Suspect says smashing Trump’s star was ‘right and just act’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a “rightful and just act.” Austin Clay pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge Wednesday in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Clay took a pickax to Trump’s star on Hollywood Boulevard on July 25. It recognizes Trump for his …
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman

    Black Americans aren’t buying Omarosa’s turn against Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump’s side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call him a racist as she sells her new book …
  • Arnelle Hardy

    Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

    DETROIT (AP) — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday. The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. Franklin’s ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited Franklin, who is seriously …
  • Aretha Franklin

    Correction: People-Aretha Franklin story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about Stevie Wonder and Rev. Jesse Jackson visiting Aretha Franklin at her home, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jackson visited Franklin on Tuesday. Jackson was originally scheduled to visit Tuesday but later rescheduled for Wednesday. A corrected version of the story is below: Stevie Wonder visits ailing Aretha Franklin Stevie …
  • Liev Schreiber

    Actor Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer

    NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Actor Liev Schreiber on Tuesday denied allegations that he attacked a local photographer while he was in suburban New York filming the popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” The 50-year-old was hit with a harassment violation after photographer Sherwood Martinelli claimed Schreiber damaged his camera when he tried to photograph him on June 7. Schreiber appeared in …