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LAS VEGAS | Mana honored as Latin Grammys’ Person of the Year

LAS VEGAS — Mexican rock band Mana became the first group ever to be honored as the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year Wednesday, when its four members were recognized during a star-studded tribute concert for their creative accomplishments and philanthropic efforts. Lead vocalist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bass … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Mana honored as Latin Grammys’ Person of the Year

LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,” Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting $50,000 bail. Avenatti said he has been an … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

WASHINGTON | White House claims right to exclude ‘grandstanding’ Acosta

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta’s White House “hard pass.” U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing CNN and the Justice Department. The news network is seeking an immediate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House claims right to exclude ‘grandstanding’ Acosta

Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs, Keith Urban nabs top prize

Chris Stapleton won the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show’s best performance, almost capping a perfect night. That was until Keith Urban surprisingly won the top prize — entertainer of the year — moments before the three-hour show wrapped Wednesday night. Urban’s actress-wife, Nicole Kidman, was in tears … Continue reading Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs, Keith Urban nabs top prize

NASHVILLE, Tennessee | The Latest: Keith Urban wins entertainer of the year at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Latest on the presentation of the Country Music Association Awards being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local): 10 p.m. Keith Urban has been named entertainer of the year at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards. His wife, actress Nicole Kidman, was in tears as her … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tennessee | The Latest: Keith Urban wins entertainer of the year at CMAs

NEW YORK | Sigrid Nunez’s novel “The Friend” wins National Book Award

NEW YORK— Sigrid Nunex’s “The Friend,” a meditative novel about grief, books and, not least, a Great Dane named Apollo, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Other winners Wednesday included Jeffrey C. Stewart’s “The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke” for nonfiction and Justin Philip Reed’s “Indecency for poetry. On a night … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sigrid Nunez’s novel “The Friend” wins National Book Award

Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims

Chris Stapleton is cleaning house, as usual, at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards. The singer-songwriter, who has won at the CMAs every year since 2015, picked up multiple awards during the show Wednesday night, including single and song of the year for his Grammy-winning hit, “Broken Halos.” When he won single of the year … Continue reading Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims

NASHVILLE, Tennessee | The Latest: CMA Awards begin with moment of silence

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Latest on the presentation of the Country Music Association Awards being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The 2018 Country Music Association Awards have started with Garth Brooks leading a solemn tribute to the 12 people killed during a shooting at a Southern … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tennessee | The Latest: CMA Awards begin with moment of silence