• Worlds of Islam, Michael Jackson collide in Egyptian film

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian ultraconservative Muslim preacher hears on his car radio news of the death of Michael Jackson, the pop singer he idolized in his teens, and he becomes so distraught he crashes his car.

  • First lady set to embark on first solo trip outside US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady. She’s leading the U.S. delegation to an international sporting event for wounded service members, her first solo trip outside of the U.S. to represent her adopted country without President Donald Trump at her side.

  • Dodgers celebrate Tommy Lasorda’s 90th birthday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shortly before the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to clinch the NL West on Friday night, they threw a party.

  • Hannity boycott call fizzling, at least publicly

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel, luxury carmaker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program.

  • Electronic music icon Gary Numan returns to the spotlight

    NEW YORK (AP) — While working on his new album, electronic music pioneer Gary Numan found himself stuck. He’d been working on a song all day in his Los Angeles home studio and his dark waves of industrial synth weren’t crashing quite right.

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

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

  • All opposed? Jordan Klepper’s ‘Opposition’ spoof sure is

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone once famously said that “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”

  • Sion Olympic bid official Constantin steps aside

    GENEVA (AP) — A senior official with Sion’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics stepped down Friday while being investigated by the Swiss soccer league over a physical confrontation with a television analyst.

  • Fowles donates some of MVP bonus to provide bikes to girls

    NEW YORK (AP) — While Sylvia Fowles was sitting out the 2015 season waiting for a trade to the Minnesota Lynx, the 2017 WNBA MVP spent a lot of time cycling. It was a chance for her to stay in shape and keep her mind focused on other things besides basketball.

  • Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.