Arts and entertainment

This is a screen grab take from CCTV China on Friday Feb. 16, 2018 showing dance sequence in an Africa skit shown on state television showing an Asian woman blacked up. The Chinese comedy sketch broadcast on state media showing an Asian woman with her face blacked up has drawn accusations of racism. The skit was shown on state broadcaster CCTV on Thursday night and depicted the opening of a Chinese-built high-speed rail in Kenya. (CCTV via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 7:44 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people in Beijing were left wondering why it would be considered offensive. The skit was shown...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:12 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — An ESPN radio station will take over broadcasts of University of Connecticut sports games next fall in a multimillion dollar deal that will dump another station that has been the voice of the Huskies for 26 years. The 10-year deal was announced Friday, the same day Farmington-...
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The cast of “Black Panther” arrive at the South Africa premiere on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Cara Anna)
February 16, 2018 - 6:11 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans have cheered the local premiere of "Black Panther" and have quickly begun dissecting the way actors pronounced the local isiXhosa language used in the film's fictional kingdom of Wakanda. Actresses Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira were applauded Friday night along...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017 file photo, workers finalize details at a memorial in West Warwick, R.I., at the site of The Station nightclub fire that killed 100 and injured more than 200 people in 2003. A ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of a deadly nightclub fire that killed 100 people has been postponed due to an expected snowstorm. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation announced the postponement on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
February 16, 2018 - 5:30 pm
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has been postponed because of an expected snowstorm. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation announced the postponement Friday. The service had been planned for Sunday at a park...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks about domestic violence during a working session regarding the opportunity zones provided by tax reform in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 16, 2018 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-page,...
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A model wears a creation by designer Mulberry at the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion week runway show in London, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 16, 2018 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — It's time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion universe. London Fashion Week kicked off Friday with catwalk shows by Bora Aksu and Mulberry, and headliners over the next few days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites. Designer Vivienne...
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People hoist up their candles during a vigil for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by replaying clips from President Donald Trump's statement about the killings of 17 people by a teenager with an AR-15 assault weapon at a Florida high school — including the part where Trump said "no parent should ever have to fear for...
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February 16, 2018 - 3:04 pm
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The Lawton family poses for a portrait before seeing Black Panther in Silver Spring, Md., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
February 16, 2018 - 2:36 pm
The vibrant African fashion of "Black Panther" was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel's latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to...
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Ryan Blaney celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying races for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 16, 2018 - 11:52 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fox Sports will again use a lineup of NASCAR drivers as analysts for a race. Working the April 28 Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway will be: Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brad Keselowski and Darrell "...
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