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Q&A: Casey Affleck goes under a sheet for 'A Ghost Story'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Affleck says the intense public scrutiny he received last year around a years old civil sexual harassment lawsuit was sobering and difficult for him and his family, but that he’s trying to move on. Speaking to The Associated Press to promote...

UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center

AP Photo/Matthias Schrader HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. Prince William and his wife, Kate, toured the...

Former intelligence director James Clapper is writing a book

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais NEW YORK (AP) — James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence who has clashed with President Donald Trump, has a book deal. Viking told The Associated Press on Thursday that Clapper, 76, will write about his 6 1/2 years as...

OJ Simpson drawing world attention during plea for freedom

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world’s attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports...

TV series 'The Brave' to film first season in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series that will follow a undercover special operations squad will begin filming in New Mexico this month. Officials with the state film office say work on the first season of “The Brave” is scheduled to start at the end of...

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

AP Photo/HF LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. A beloved football hero in the 1960s and ’70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV...

Malaysia bans 'Despacito' on state radio, TV due to lyrics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has banned “Despacito” on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song’s record-breaking popularity. The ban applies only to government-run radio and TV outlets, not to music streaming services...

Maybe Michelangelo: Is living room painting a masterpiece?

AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Martin Kober is convinced the painting of a dying Jesus that hung above the mantel in his upstate New York childhood home is the work of Michelangelo. Getting experts to agree remains the $300 million hurdle. That’s the...

From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson once thrilled crowds as he ran for touchdowns and hurdled airport seats in car rental ads to achieve Hollywood celebrity before he was acquitted of murder in the 1995 “trial of the century” in Los...

O.J. Simpson's hearing revisits old obsession for TV

AP Photo/Chris Carlson NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will interrupt this presidency on Thursday to revisit an old obsession. ABC, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, HLN and ESPN will show O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing at a Nevada prison, as he seeks freedom...