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Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday. The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves' disease in the past few days. Treatment is necessary and will…

Noomi Rapace explores the female bodyguard life in 'Close'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities like Nicole Kidman…

Review: Deerhunter balances bleak with upbeat on new album

Deerhunter, "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (4AD) Leveled, steady, Bradford Cox coaxes, "Come on down from that cloud/And cast your fears aside." That perfect line leads Deerhunter's "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" — cradling listeners in choruses that describe imminent oblivion. Deerhunter's latest album is bleak, but in such a way that invokes a sense…

Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to 'change the culture'

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing. The younger actor spoke about the incident on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, "Star Trek Discovery" on Thursday in New…

Review: Franti shares the love on 'Stay Human Vol. II'

Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Stay Human Vol. II" (Thirty Tigers) Michael Franti has plenty of love to share on "Stay Human Vol. II." There are love songs for his wife, love songs for his fans and love songs for humanity — all woven around Franti's signature reggae-infused pop beat. "This is for everybody I love…

Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle. An alarming photo showing Philip's toppled black Land Rover dominated the front pages Friday of Britain's tabloids. The Daily Mirror's…

The Latest: Giuliani denies report Trump told Cohen to lie

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Donald Trump's personal attorney is denying that the president told his former legal fixer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the details of a Trump business proposal in Russia.…

Technology near for real-time TV political fact checks

NEW YORK (AP) — A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate. The mystery is whether any network will choose to use it. The response to President…

Correction: Cruise Ship Jump story

MIAMI (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about a man who jumped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the man's hometown. He is from Vancouver, Washington. A corrected version of the story is below: Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship Royal Caribbean International says…