Cosby to serve sentence at Philly-area prison
Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault.
University of Minnesota awarding honorary degree to Prince
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota will award the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.
AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people feel anxious about election
WASHINGTON (AP) — Engaged? Check. Anxious? Check. With weeks to go until the November midterm elections, more young Americans are interested but, according to a new poll, they're also feeling more anxious about the results.
Copy of 'Lady Chatterley' used at obscenity trial for sale
LONDON (AP) — A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of the novel's publisher is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000), auctioneer Sotheby's said Wednesday.
Westminster Abbey gets Hockney-designed stained glass window
LONDON (AP) — A stained glass window by artist David Hockney, based on a design he sketched on an iPad, was unveiled Wednesday amid the marble and monuments of London's ancient Westminster Abbey.
Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.
Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth had it all planned. "Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service," his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds Tuesday during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library.
Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning richly deserved and long overdue.
Quotes, reaction to Cosby's sentence of 3-10 years in prison
Quotes from the hearing and reactions to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a Temple University athletics administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home: ___ "Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it.
CBS taps media industry veteran Parsons as interim chairman
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it has named media industry veteran Richard Parsons as interim chairman of the board as the company moves to reshape itself following the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves.
Bill overhauling songwriter royalties heads to Trump's desk
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president's desk for his signature.
Wildfire smoke costs famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world said Tuesday that it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke forced it to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances.
'Making a Murderer' sequel set to premiere Oct. 19
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A sequel to the popular "Making a Murderer" documentary series about a Wisconsin murder case is set to premiere Oct.
Review: Nile Rodgers returns with Chic to make us boogie
Nile Rodgers & Chic, "It's About Time" (Virgin EMI) The cover of the new Chic album might be familiar. Does anyone else vaguely recognize the image of two models gazing seductively into the camera fiddling about with whistles? For those old enough to know, it's the promise of boogie.
'America's Got Talent' finale gives boost to NBC
NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" ended its summer run last week with the most-watched entertainment programs on television since May, although its popularity dipped this summer.
Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 17-23
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: New England at Detroit, NBC, 19.46 million.
Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water
PARIS (AP) — With a powerful front row of stars, Saint Laurent headlined the second day of Paris Fashion Week in an eclectic French twist on American styles that featured models walking on water.
The incriminating statement by Cosby referred to by judge
The judge who sentenced Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 cited the entertainer's own words as evidence he had committed a crime.
In 'Free Solo,' a steeper challenge for Honnold than El Cap
TORONTO (AP) — The important thing to rock climber Alex Honnold is that the movie screen be big. IMAX, whatever. But big. It's shortly before the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Free Solo," the documentary that chronicles Honnold's legendary, ropeless ascent up Yosemite's El Capitan, a 3,000-foot wall of sheer granite and possibly the world's most fabled rock face.
Greek court convicts 2 over 'religious' museum oil attacks
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has given four-year suspended prison sentences to two Bulgarian women who smeared centuries-old artifacts in three Athens museums with frying oil for apparently religious reasons.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic to open AFI Fest
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex" is having its world premiere at the 32nd AFI Fest in Los Angeles.
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s mother is releasing of book of letters
NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is working on a book of letters she sent him while he was in prison.
Andrea Constand's impact statement: Bill Cosby 'robbed me'
Victim impact statement submitted in writing by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, and released by prosecutors at Cosby's sentencing Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania: To truly understand the impact that sexual assault has had on my life, you have to understand the person that I was before it happened.
Books on famine, factories vie for $75,000 history prize
LONDON (AP) — A story of starvation in Stalin's Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the world are among finalists for a $75,000 history book prize.
Review: Paul Collins' power pop propels 'Out of My Head'
Paul Collins, "Out of My Head" (Alive Naturalsound Records) New York-born Paul Collins has been carrying the torch of power pop for decades in bands like The Nerves and The Beat as well as a lengthy solo career.

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