Arts and entertainment

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 26, 2018 - 12:54 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad. Cosby, 80...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Jurors in Cosby's sexual assault retrial are kicking off a second day of deliberations. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 26, 2018 - 12:51 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, arrives at federal court for a conference regarding the FBI's seizure of his records, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in New York. President Trump said Thursday that Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress alleging an affair with Trump. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 26, 2018 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen represented him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal," after previously denying any knowledge of a payment Cohen made to the porn actress who alleges an affair with Trump. Trump spoke by phone Thursday...
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This combination photo shows Colin Jost, left, and Michael Che at the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special in New York on Feb. 15, 2015. NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" will co-host this year's Emmy Awards. The 70th prime-time Emmy Awards will air Sept. 17. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
April 26, 2018 - 12:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" will co-host this year's Emmy Awards. Che and Jost anchor the "Weekend Update" segment of "Saturday Night Live" and are head writers on the long-running sketch show. The Emmy ceremony rotates from the major...
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A Pittsburgh Public work crew prepares to remove the Stephen Foster statue in Schenley Plaza on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The 118-year-old statue of the “Oh! Susanna” songwriter was removed after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted unanimously last October to relocate the statue. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 11:36 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump is tweeting his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support. Trump wrote, “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” in response to the tweets from West, who called the president “my brother.” West tweeted a number of times Wednesday expressing his admiration for Trump, saying they both share “dragon energy.” The rap star also posted a photo of himself wearing Trump’s campaign “Make America Great Again” hat. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 26, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is praising Kanye West, saying the rapper has "good taste" because he supports Trump. Trump says in an interview with "Fox & Friends" that West has "good taste" and sees the decline in unemployment rate among black and Hispanic Americans. Trump says, "He...
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April 26, 2018 - 9:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two survivors of the Parkland school massacre in Florida and the twin sibling of a gun victim from Washington, D.C., will be honored at next month's PEN America gala. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Cameron Kasky and Samantha Fuentes, and Washington, D.C., high school...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, comedian Patton Oswalt, left, and his wife Michelle McNamara arrive at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Patton Oswalt is crediting his late wife for her work in pursuit of the so-called Golden State Killer. Michelle McNamara had made it her mission to find the person responsible for at least 12 murders and 50 rapes throughout California in the 1970s and 80s. She died in April 2016. On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, authorities said a DNA match led them to arrest Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, as a suspect. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 26, 2018 - 6:53 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 1 a.m. Comedian Patton Oswalt says it's "great news" that police arrested a suspect in the brutal murders and rapes that his late wife had spent years investigating. Oswalt appeared on "Late...
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A member of Japanese pop group Tokio, Tatsuya Yamaguchi attends a press conference Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Tokyo. Yamaguchi acknowledged Thursday that he is facing a criminal investigation related to an allegedly indecent act with a teenage girl. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP )
April 26, 2018 - 6:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — A member of the popular Japanese male pop group Tokio apologized Thursday for forcibly kissing a teenage girl at his home. Tatsuya Yamaguchi, 46, said he would suspend work with the band and other entertainment projects. Yamaguchi acknowledged at a news conference that he kissed the...
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April 26, 2018 - 5:54 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels ULB university says it is going ahead with honoring British director Ken Loach on Thursday despite veiled criticism from Prime Minister Charles Michel. Loach, who is known for his strong defense of the Palestine cause and is often critical of the Israeli government, is...
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