• Jada and Will Smith address relationship in ‘Table Talk’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With their marriage under social-media scrutiny, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith reaffirmed their commitment to each other as Pinkett Smith admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and Smith were separated.

  • Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

    Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake.

    Updated: 6:02 pm

  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

  • ‘Cowboys for Trump’ ordered to pay fines, register as group

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico group, Cowboys for Trump, must register as a political committee in the state, and pay $7,600 in fines for not filing expenditure reports, an arbitrator ruled Friday.

  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Friday as the S&P 500 notched its third weekly gain in the last four.

  • Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

    Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery rose 93 cents to settle at $40.55 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for September delivery gained 89 cents to $43.24 a barrel.

  • COVID hits dozens of Latin leaders, including presidents

    HAVANA (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through the leadership of Latin America, with two more presidents and powerful officials testing positive this week for the new coronavirus, adding a destabilizing new element to the region’s public health and economic crises.

    Updated: 6:01 pm

  • Church singing ban strikes sour note with California pastor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he’s drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.

  • Lawyer: Over 150 Minneapolis officers seeking disability

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 150 Minneapolis police officers are filing work-related disability claims after the death of George Floyd and ensuing unrest, with about three-quarters citing post-traumatic stress disorder as the reason for their planned departures, according to an attorney representing the officers.

  • Singer says lawsuit over Lady A name is ‘white privilege’

    Singer Anita White, who was sued by a country group over the use of the name Lady A, says the group is using their white privilege against her.