PORTLAND, Maine | Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music

PORTLAND, Maine | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores. Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have The post PORTLAND, Maine | Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music appeared first…

LONDON | Queen Elizabeth II to attend pop concert for 92nd birthday

LONDON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a Saturday night concert in London featuring British singers such as Sting, Tom Jones and Jamie Cullum. Kylie Minogue, Shaggy The post LONDON | Queen Elizabeth II to attend pop concert for 92nd birthday appeared…

NEW YORK | Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home, took nap

NEW YORK | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep The post NEW YORK | Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home, took nap…

JERUSALEM | Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash

JERUSALEM | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel,” saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli The post JERUSALEM | Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash appeared first on…

NEW YORK | Sarah Jessica Parker calls Cynthia Nixon’s run ‘exciting’

NEW YORK | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Cynthia Nixon’s quest for the governorship of New York state has at least one high-profile fan excited — Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker said Thursday her former “Sex and The post NEW YORK | Sarah Jessica Parker calls Cynthia Nixon’s run ‘exciting’ appeared first…

NEW YORK | Producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead

NEW YORK | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, The post NEW YORK | Producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead…

NORRISTOWN, Pa | The Latest: Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn’t around

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): Noon Jurors are seeing Bill Cosby’s travel records as his lawyers make the case that he never The post NORRISTOWN, Pa | The Latest: Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn’t around appeared…

LOS ANGELES | ‘Scandal’ cast participates in live reading of final episode

LOS ANGELES | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Kerry Washington hopes that when people look back on “Scandal,” they remember the show as courageous and bold. The woman who made the character Olivia Pope a household The post LOS ANGELES | ‘Scandal’ cast participates in live reading of final episode appeared…

NORRISTOWN, Pa | Judge delays ruling on Cosby accuser’s confidante

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Bill Cosby’s lawyers want jurors at his sexual assault retrial to hear from accuser Andrea Constand’s confidante before deliberations get underway next week — but they’re having trouble The post NORRISTOWN, Pa | Judge delays ruling on Cosby accuser’s confidante appeared first on…

JERUSALEM | Portman’s snub of ‘Jewish Nobel’ triggers Israel backlash

JERUSALEM | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. actress Natalie Portman’s decision to snub a June ceremony in Israel where she was to have received a prize dubbed the “Jewish Nobel” triggered an angry backlash Friday The post JERUSALEM | Portman’s snub of ‘Jewish Nobel’ triggers Israel backlash appeared first on…

BERLIN | German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play

BERLIN | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play Friday about Adolf Hitler’s youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands, despite objections The post BERLIN | German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play appeared…

NEW YORK | Ariana Grande releases new song, first since 2017 bombing

NEW YORK | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Ariana Grande has released her first song since a 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom. The 24-year-old posted a video of “No Tears Left The post NEW YORK | Ariana Grande releases new song, first since 2017 bombing appeared…

JERUSALEM | Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

JERUSALEM | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year’s recipient of a prize dubbed the “Jewish Nobel,” has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over The post JERUSALEM | Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony appeared first…

NEW YORK | Bette Midler to return to ‘Hello, Dolly’ for a summer run

NEW YORK | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly. The Divine Miss M is returning to the Tony Award-winning revival of “Hello, Dolly!” on July The post NEW YORK | Bette Midler to return to ‘Hello, Dolly’ for a summer…

SALT LAKE CITY | Child of Utah family with TV show dies after house fire

SALT LAKE CITY | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Police say a 2-year-old boy whose polygamous family is featured on a reality TV show has died following a fire in a southeastern Utah home. The Deseret The post SALT LAKE CITY | Child of Utah family with TV show dies after…

NEW YORK | Study shows TV employment exceeding newspapers

NEW YORK | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  For what is believed to be the first time, the number of journalists working in local television newsrooms exceeds that of people in newspaper offices. The Radio Television The post NEW YORK | Study shows TV employment exceeding newspapers appeared first on STL.News.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Expert: Benadryl, quaaludes could’ve affected Cosby accuser

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Bill Cosby’s chief accuser could have been made woozy either by the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl or by quaaludes, a prosecution expert testified Thursday at the comedian’s The post NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Expert: Benadryl, quaaludes could’ve affected Cosby accuser appeared first on…

MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Prince’s doctor denies illegal prescription

MINNEAPOLIS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 10:25 a.m. An attorney for a Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a The post MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Prince’s doctor denies illegal prescription appeared first on STL.News.

MINNEAPOLIS | Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription

MINNEAPOLIS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a The post MINNEAPOLIS | Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription appeared first…

NEW YORK | Nat Geo says ‘Frankenstein’ author is its next ‘Genius’

NEW YORK | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley is the National Geographic TV network’s third genius. The network announced Thursday that the 19th-century writer will be the next subject of what is The post NEW YORK | Nat Geo says ‘Frankenstein’ author is its next ‘Genius’ appeared…

STOCKHOLM | Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man’s alleged misdeeds

STOCKHOLM | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  An internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden as outrage grows after a The post STOCKHOLM | Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man’s alleged misdeeds appeared…

NORRISTOWN, Pa | Cosby talk of quaaludes aired in court ahead of drug expert

NORRISTOWN, Pa.| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Bill Cosby’s lawyers turned to their star witness in the comedian’s sexual assault retrial, countering the harrowing accounts of a half-dozen accusers with a woman who says chief accuser The post NORRISTOWN, Pa | Cosby talk of quaaludes aired in court ahead of drug…

STOCKHOLM | Another member quits Nobel literature academy

STOCKHOLM | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution The post STOCKHOLM | Another member quits Nobel literature academy appeared first on STL.News.

WASHINGTON | Howard commencement to feature “Black Panther” Boseman

WASHINGTON  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The “Black Panther” is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University. The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give the keynote address at The post WASHINGTON | Howard commencement to feature “Black Panther” Boseman appeared first on STL.News.

LOS ANGELES | Charlize Theron says she’s not leaving the United States over concern about racism and her black children

LOS ANGELES  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Charlize Theron isn’t leaving the United States over racism concerns. But the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says: “I am constantly The post LOS ANGELES | Charlize Theron says she’s not leaving the United States over…

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi Arabia to hold private screening of ‘Black Panther’ ahead of movie theaters opening to public next month

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | By AYA BATRAWY , Saudi Arabia is to hold a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther” to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom that are expected The post RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi Arabia to hold private screening of ‘Black Panther’…

MINNEAPOLIS | Prosecutors in Minnesota plan an announcement on the two-year investigation into Prince’s death from a drug overdose

MINNEAPOLIS  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Wednesday that they’re ready to make an announcement in their two-year investigation into the musician’s death from an accidental fentanyl The post MINNEAPOLIS | Prosecutors in Minnesota plan an announcement on the two-year investigation into…

STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign

STOCKHOLM  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Sweden’s king said Wednesday he wants to change the rules of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even The post STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy,…

NORRISTOWN, Pa | Jurors are hearing Bill Cosby’s deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Jurors are hearing Bill Cosby’s deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex. Cosby The post NORRISTOWN, Pa | Jurors are hearing Bill Cosby’s deposition testimony about giving quaaludes…

STOCKHOLM | Swedish king wants to let Nobel body members resign

STOCKHOLM  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Sweden’s king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign. Academy head The post STOCKHOLM | Swedish king wants to let Nobel body members resign appeared first…