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Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina’s largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. From Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina’s five most populous cities all saw significant snow from a system that …

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Ex-Ataris bassist indicted, accused of telemarketing fraud

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former bassist of the rock band The Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges. Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Little Rock, Arkansas, airport on a warrant issued by a southern Illinois federal court accusing him of running a telemarketing business in …

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Stella McCartney hopes fashion can have a ‘Me Too’ moment

Katy Perry, Stella McCartney

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Designer Stella McCartney is ready to see the Me Too movement sweeping Hollywood make its way to the runways. “It’s about time the fashion industry spoke up a little more,” said McCartney during an interview Tuesday at a Los Angeles concert event showcasing her autumn collection. “We are nearly 80 percent women in the company, but …

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U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Grammys

Elton John

NEW YORK (AP) — U2 and Elton John are headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that U2 and John, who will sing one of his classics with Miley Cyrus, will perform at the Jan. 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Sam Smith and Kendrick …

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Stapleton, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse lead Forecastle lineup

Chris Stapleton

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, along with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth and The War on Drugs. The July 13-15 music festival held on Waterfront Park on the banks of the Ohio River is in its 16th year. Weekend passes go on …

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Timberlake previews album in forest-like space, bugs and all

Justin Timberlake

NEW YORK (AP) — If the latest photos from Justin Timberlake’s new album campaign don’t relay the message that he’s into nature and the woods, his first listening for the project drove the point home. Tuesday’s event in New York City to debut “Man of the Woods” was decorated with bushes and trees, while ants coated in black garlic and …

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DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards

Ava DuVernay

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at the NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda Rhimes, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kenya Barris and “Black Panther” …

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Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl

Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a girl for Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, via surrogate. Kardashian West announced Tuesday on her app under the headline “We’re so in Love” that their third baby was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. The couple is “incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams …

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The ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ band wins? Grammy’s biggest shocks

NEW YORK (AP) — There was little doubt who should take home the Grammy for album of the year in 1984. That was Michael Jackson with “Thriller.” He won, of course, but the Recording Academy hasn’t always been seen to make the right call over its 60 years. One weird decision was giving soft rocker Christopher Cross album of the …

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UK police say death of Dolores O’Riordan is not suspicious

LONDON (AP) — The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, British police said Tuesday. A friend said the singer sounded excited and “full of life” just hours before her death. O’Riordan, 46, was found dead Monday morning at a London hotel. Police initially said the death was “unexplained,” but on Tuesday ruled …

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