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Fox removes report from website about murdered DNC staffer

NEW YORK — Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it “was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting.” The report, published a week earlier, quoted a private investigator …

Tom Cruise reveals ‘Top Gun 2’ to start filming soon

  SYDNEY, Australia — The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he’s about to fly back in. The 54-year-old actor says the long-discussed sequel to “Top Gun” is a sure thing and should start shooting soon. Cruise made the announcement Wednesday in response to questions from anchors on the …

Police say 19 killed in blast at Grande concert

LONDON – The Latest on an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that authorities say killed several people. (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Greater Manchester Police say 19 people have been confirmed dead in an explosion at Manchester Arena that is being treated as a possible terrorist attack. Police said roughly 50 people were injured. Police said …

Johnny Depp sent Paul McCartney a text for ‘Pirates’ cameo

LOS ANGELES –”Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” co-director Espen Sandberg has revealed that Johnny Depp had asked Paul McCartney to make a cameo in the latest installment of the popular franchise via text message. The makers were initially keen to take Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards to play a pirate rocker in …

Big Sean, Major Lazer headline New York’s Hot 100 fest

NEW YORK – Big Sean, Major Lazer and Zedd are set to headline Billboard’s Hot 100 Music Festival on New York’s Jones Beach this summer. The two-day concert gets underway Aug. 19 and will feature more than 30 stars. Other acts include former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello, DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane and Capital Cities. …

Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

DETROIT – The family of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is disputing “inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally” killed himself. The family said in a statement that without toxicology tests completed, they can’t be sure what led to his death, or if any substances were involved. According to lawyer Kirk Pasich, Cornell had a prescription for …

Imagine Dragons to honour to Cornell at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK — Imagine Dragons will pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell in words at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. A spokeswoman for the show’s producers, dick clark productions, told The Associated Press on Friday that the rock band will talk about how the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer influenced them before they hit …

Hugh Jackman’s secret? He didn’t know wolverines are real

NEW YORK — After playing Wolverine in nine movies, Hugh Jackman arguably knows more about the superhero than anyone. But that wasn’t always the case. He recalls researching the animal when he first got the role and being somewhat mistaken about the character. For one thing, he had no idea that a wolverine is a …

DJ Khaled gives Berkeley grads a crash course in winning

BERKELEY, Calif. — A group of future number-crunchers had their commencement crashed by DJ Khaled. The hip-hop star and social media celebrity gave a surprise performance at the ceremony for statistics graduates at the University of California, Berkeley. In a video posted by the school , speaker Steve Stout had just finished his address Thursday …

Birthplace of grunge mourns ‘Seattle’s son’ Chris Cornell

SEATTLE — Grief-stricken Chris Cornell fans left flowers at memorials across Seattle for the musician whose forceful, sombre songs helped cement the city’s place in rock history. One of the locations where people gathered was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Cornell’s band Soundgarden was named. “It’s really sad that …

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