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Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ on health care

Jimmy Kimmel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. Kimmel says a health care bill co-sponsored by the Louisiana Republican fails the “Jimmy Kimmel test,” a phrase coined by Cassidy. The late-night host announced in …

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Billy Bush separating from wife after nearly 20 years

Billy Bush

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Access Hollywood” and “Today” show personality Billy Bush has separated from wife Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage. Jill Fritzo, Bush’s publicist, says in a statement that the couple has “separated for the moment to evaluate their life together.” She adds, “they love each other and their children deeply and are committed to …

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New mom Serena Williams thanks mother for being a role model

New mom Serena Williams is thanking her own mother for being the role model she says she needed. In an open letter to her mother posted to Reddit , Williams calls mom Oracene Price “one of the strongest women I know.” Williams mentions some of the criticisms she’s endured about her muscular body, before telling Price she’s proud that “we …

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Trump mocks Emmy ceremony for low ratings

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday’s Emmy Awards ceremony — where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners. Trump tweets, “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever.” The president’s Tuesday night tweet is a little off: The show was on …

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Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid stage London Fashion Week show

Gigi Hadid

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week has reached its giddy conclusion, the extravaganza more than meeting expectations with a string of shows, parties and presentations. The theme seemed to be a frenzied search for fun and whimsy, a shade less serious and complicated than usual as designers looked forward to next spring and summer. There were big shows by Giorgio …

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Leonardo DiCaprio foundation awards $20M in eco-grants

Leonardo DiCaprio

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world. From lion recovery and mangrove restoration to the defense of indigenous rights and better access to affordable solar energy, the actor announced the grants ahead of his appearance at …

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Member of Kennedy family pays fine after arrest at party

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Court officials in Massachusetts have dismissed a disorderly conduct charge against a Kennedy family member who was arrested last month after complaints about a loud party. The Boston Herald reports 52-year-old Matthew “Max” Kennedy appeared in Barnstable District Court on Tuesday. He was found responsible for a noise violation and paid a $150 fine. Barnstable police …

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Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

James Blake

NEW YORK (AP) — Former pro tennis star James Blake testified on Tuesday that a plainclothes police officer wearing a T-shirt and jeans didn’t identify himself before throwing him to the ground and handcuffing him in a mistaken arrest in 2015 outside a Manhattan hotel. “He never said ‘NYPD.’ He never said ‘officer,'” Blake said at a disciplinary trial for …

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Neko Case’s Vermont home is damaged by fire

BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged Neko Case’s 225-year-old Vermont home. Barnet firefighters were called to the indie musician’s home at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/2ymcclb ) reports the fire could be seen from miles away. Case wasn’t at the home at the time of the …

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Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn’t cause any major damage. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit around 11:20 p.m. Monday and was felt by thousands of residents in west Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, across the San Fernando Valley and as far …

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