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Fox News veteran Shepard Smith quits; hopes 'facts will win the day'


Shepard Smith, the chief news anchor of Fox News and a sometime critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, abruptly quit the network on Friday after 23 years. | Video

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. to face new U.S. charges in groping case

NEW YORK Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.'s trial on charges of groping a woman at a Manhattan bar was postponed Thursday as prosecutors revealed they had brought new charges against him in connection with another incident.

U.S., Film, Television Oct 10 2019

Czechs bid final farewell to Karel Gott, Eastern Europe's Sinatra

PRAGUE Czechs bid a final farewell on Friday to singer Karel Gott, standing in line for hours to pay their respects to the man whose popularity in former communist Europe earned him the nickname the "Sinatra of the East".

Oct 11 2019

Former NBC News host Matt Lauer accused of rape in Farrow's new book, Variety says

(This story corrects paragraph three to show Sochi held Winter Games, not Summer Games)

Oct 10 2019

Whodunnit? Row between wives of English footballers Rooney and Vardy goes viral

LONDON A row between the wives of two top English soccer players has gone viral after one accused the other of leaking stories about her to a tabloid newspaper.

Oct 09 2019

Ginger Baker, drummer in 1960s group Cream, dies aged 80

LONDON British rock music drummer Ginger Baker, a co-founder of the 1960's supergroup Cream with bass player Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton, died on Sunday aged 80.

Music Oct 06 2019

Diahann Carroll, TV trailblazer for black women, dead at 84

NEW YORK Diahann Carroll, a versatile singer and stage actress who quietly blazed a trail for black women on American television in the late 1960s by playing a widowed nurse and single mother in "Julia," died on Friday at age 84, her manager said. | Video

Oct 04 2019

Charmed lives and comebacks: Eddie Murphy returns in 'Dolemite Is My Name'

LOS ANGELES Sure, Eddie Murphy hasn't been around for a while, and his new movie "Dolemite Is My Name" is getting rave reviews. But don't call it a comeback.

Film, Arts, Oct 04 2019

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to have rape trial moved out of New York City

NEW YORK Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on Thursday lost his bid to get his upcoming rape trial moved out of New York City, where he has said intense media scrutiny would make it impossible for him to get a fair jury.

U.S., Oct 03 2019

Two women accuse actor James Franco of sexual exploitation in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES Two women filed a civil lawsuit against Hollywood actor James Franco on Thursday, accusing him of running a bogus film school where young women eager to advance their acting careers were duped into auditioning nude or shooting explicit sex scenes. | Video

U.S. Oct 04 2019