Elton John Playing White House Lawn as Part of Farewell Tour

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Elton John was all in on a plan to perform at the White House before the world-famous rockin’ piano player hangs it up — he says — for good. John was swinging by the South Lawn on Friday night for a show he’s calling “A Night When … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II Dies, Charles Becomes King

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed condolences to the British royal family over the death of Queen Elizabeth II. He noted in the statement Friday that Elizabeth was the first British monarch to visit China, which she did in 1986. “Her death is a great loss to the British people.” The statement added that … Read more

Children of Climate Change Come of Age in ‘Katrina Babies’

BY DREW COSTLEY, AP Science Writer Edward Buckles, Jr. was 13 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and completely upended his life. Buckles and his family moved from New Orleans to Lafayette, Louisiana for several months while their hometown began to recover from the catastrophic storm. He told The Associated Press he doesn’t remember much … Read more

Anti-Vax Group in Europe Thrives Online, Thwarts Tech Effort

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press Troubled by the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients showing up at his hospital, the French doctor logged on to Facebook and uploaded a video urging people to get vaccinated. He was soon swarmed by dozens, then hundreds, then more than 1,000 hateful messages from an anti-vaccine extremist group known as … Read more

Former Israeli PM Netanyahu Has Memoir Coming in November

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a memoir coming out this fall. “Bibi: My Story” will be published Nov. 22, three weeks after elections are to be held in Israel. “Born a year after the founding of the Jewish state, I have dedicated my … Read more

Conservative Networks Minimize Insurrection on Anniversary

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — At one point Thursday afternoon, Rep. Adam Kinzinger was on CNN recounting what he was doing a year earlier when the US Capitol was attacked. At the same time, MSNBC was reporting on the Justice Department probe into what led up to the riot. Yet … Read more

Jan. 6 Hearing Dominates Top TV Networks — Except One

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — America’s top television networks on Thursday turned prime time over to a gripping account of former President Donald Trump’s actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol — with one prominent exception. The top-rated news network, Fox News Channel, stuck with its … Read more

U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant Among Kennedy Center Honorees

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s going to be a “Beautiful Day” for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honors in December. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers … Read more

What to Watch as Jan. 6 Panel Returns to Prime Time

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee is headed back to prime time for its eighth hearing — potentially the final time this summer that lawmakers will lay out evidence about the US Capitol insurrection and President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat. Thursday’s hearing … Read more

Hutchinson’s Jan. 6 Committee Testimony a Television Hit | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer SYRACUSE, NY (AP) — Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony before the Jan. 6 committee was a big hit with television viewers, easily reaching a larger live audience than any of the four other daytime hearings. Hutchin’s riveting testimony about former President Donald Trump’s temper as plans to … Read more