Some politicians are going through the several stages of panic associated with an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen: remorse, damage control, anger and regret for being duped. One of the comedian's latest targets, defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore, is threatening a defamation lawsuit over an upcoming episode of the comedian's new television series.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Awkward timing. The Justice Department announced new indictments in the Russia probe Friday just as President Donald Trump was meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. Most cable news networks broke away from coverage of the royal pageantry to carry Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's announcement of indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the U.S. election.
NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump found time to attack CNN, NBC and the British tabloid The Sun, and offer fashion advice to a fourth news organization, while talking to reporters Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The leaders faced sharp questions at a news conference following their talks, which came between a reportedly contentious meeting of NATO representatives and Trump's upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) - Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma hometown has doubled in population as thousands gather for a music festival in honor of the "This Land Is Your Land" singer. The Journal Record reports that the town of Okemah jumps from about 3,000 to 6,000 people during the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Performers this year include Grammy winner Jason Mraz, Oklahoma's Turnpike Troubadours, and Annie Guthrie, daughter of Arlo Guthrie and the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.
LONDON (AP) - An alleged Islamic State group supporter who encouraged attacks on 4-year-old Prince George of Britain has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years. Husnain Rashid maintained he'd done nothing wrong during the early part of his trial, but later switched his plea to guilty on four counts of preparing terrorist acts and encouraging terrorism.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year. More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown ("This Is Us") and Glover ("Atlanta") won top acting awards.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Latest on the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Porn actress Stormy Daniels has performed at an Ohio strip club a day after police arrested her at another club. Daniels performed for about 20 minutes at Vanity Gentlemen's Club in Columbus early Friday, baring her breasts but not physically interacting with any patrons. A host warned several times beforehand there would be "absolutely no touching."
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Dartmouth College is hosting a conference marking the 25th anniversary of "Race Matters" by Cornel West. The conference starts Friday. West, professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, is participating in the conference throughout the weekend, including a roundtable discussion on Sunday afternoon.
What do teens really think of movies adapted from young adult novels? You'd be surprised at this list of 45 YA films rated by IMDb users under age 18. 1. Every Day (2018) User Rating: 7.6 Based on the (2012) novel: "Every Day" by David Levithan 2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) User Rating: 8.6 Based on the (2007) novel: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (Book 7) by J.K. Rowling