April 19th, 2018

Entertainment News

Bono gets new George W. Bush Medal for leadership

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

DALLAS – Rock star Bono, frontman for the band U2, has been presented with the first of what the George W. Bush Presidential Center intends to be an annual medal for individuals who change the world in some way. Former President George W. Bush presented the George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership to Bono ... Read More »

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Co-defendant in Hawaii concert scam gets 2 months in jail

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

HONOLULU – A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to two months in jail and four months home confinement for his role in scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened. The university paid a $200,000 deposit in 2012 and began selling tickets before learning that neither Wonder ... Read More »

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At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser

By Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – It’s long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he molested her? Cosby has insisted he handed 1 1/2 tablets of the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to Andrea Constand to help ... Read More »

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The Latest: Doctor said Prince ‘doesn’t look really well’

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A doctor who treated Prince told the musician’s bodyguard about two weeks before his death that he “just doesn’t look really well.” The investigative file released Thursday includes text messages between doctor Michael Schulenberg and Prince’s longtime friend and bodyguard ... Read More »

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The Latest: Cosby expert doubts impact of small blue pills

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A defence drug expert says he doesn’t know of any small blue pill that could have produced the symptoms that Bill Cosby’s chief accuser described on the night she says the comedian gave her pills and molested her. Cosby ... Read More »

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The Latest: Cosby lawyers say witness isn’t co-operating

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Bill Cosby’s lawyers want jurors to hear deposition testimony from an unco-operative witness they say sheds light on Andrea Constand’s motive for accusing the comedian of drugging and molesting her. Cosby’s lawyers said in court papers Thursday that the ... Read More »

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The Latest: Judge says Cosby jury should get case next week

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial says jurors should have the case next week. Judge Steven O’Neill said in court Thursday there are only a few more days of testimony in the case that pits Cosby against ... Read More »

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The Latest: Prince fan says superstar didn’t get justice

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 2:20 p.m. At least one Prince fan says she doesn’t believe he got justice when a Minnesota prosecutor announced that no criminal charges would be filed in the musician’s accidental overdose death two years ago. Thirty-nine-year-old Kimberlee Andrus of Austin, Minnesota, attended ... Read More »

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8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

GALT, Calif. – Thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets worth about $800,000 when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization that was going to distribute them to participants at a conference in Southern California, officials said. The trailer owned by Future Farmers of America was stolen Wednesday from the group’s ... Read More »

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High winds delay opening of Coachella festival camping

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

INDIO, Calif. – Gusty winds swept the mountains and deserts of Southern California on Thursday, forcing managers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to close campgrounds where thousands of fans were heading for the annual event’s second weekend. “The National Weather Service has issued a severe high wind warning beginning Thursday morning lasting ... Read More »

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