Category: State and National

Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debt

Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debt

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement ... Read More

‘Big Bang Theory’ exits TV airwaves with emotional episode

‘Big Bang Theory’ exits TV airwaves with emotional episode

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an ... Read More

Disney slates Fox films, ‘Avatar’ pushed another year

Disney slates Fox films, ‘Avatar’ pushed another year

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Now armed with the upcoming releases of 20th Century Fox, the Walt Disney Co. on ... Read More

Lily Collins, Zac Efron take on the Ted Bundy story

Lily Collins, Zac Efron take on the Ted Bundy story

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is hardly any violence in the Ted Bundy movie "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and ... Read More

Roy Moore vs. Sacha Baron Cohen lawsuit moves to New York

Roy Moore vs. Sacha Baron Cohen lawsuit moves to New York

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit that former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore filed against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen will be heard in New York. ... Read More

ESPN The Magazine to stop print edition in September

ESPN The Magazine to stop print edition in September

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN The Magazine is ending its print edition in September after 21 years. The magazine launched in March 1988 and was ... Read More

Investor pulls out of Woodstock 50, leaving fest in shambles

Investor pulls out of Woodstock 50, leaving fest in shambles

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock 50 is proving to be as chaotic as the original festival held in 1969. ... Read More

Streaming service Spotify hits 100 million paid user mark

Streaming service Spotify hits 100 million paid user mark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Music streaming service Spotify said Monday that its paying subscribers have reached 100 million for the first time, up 32% on ... Read More

MoviePass founder’s next act: Watch ads, see free movies

MoviePass founder’s next act: Watch ads, see free movies

By ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stacy Spikes co-founded MoviePass, a subscription service that lets you frequent movie theaters for a ... Read More

Alabama Senate approves lottery bill, first big hurdle

Alabama Senate approves lottery bill, first big hurdle

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A proposal to start a state lottery narrowly cleared its first major hurdle in the Alabama ... Read More

‘Avengers: Endgame’ poised to topple box-office records

‘Avengers: Endgame’ poised to topple box-office records

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — By any measure, the release of "Avengers: Endgame" is a movie-theater event unlike any other. ... Read More

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

By MATT O'BRIEN and STEPHEN WRIGHT Associated Press Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches ... Read More

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and TOM KRISHER AP Business Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars ... Read More