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Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she became the
Publisher delays US release of Naomi Wolf book, 'Outrages'

Publisher delays US release of Naomi Wolf book, 'Outrages'

NEW YORK — Naomi Wolf's U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, "Outrages," after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings. Wolf is openly objecting to the delay.
At White House, Kardashian promotes prisoner reentry effort

At White House, Kardashian promotes prisoner reentry effort

WASHINGTON — Reality star-turned-criminal justice reform advocate Kim Kardashian West returned to the White House on Thursday to help President Donald Trump promote efforts to help those leaving prison get jobs and stay on track.
Same-sex couple featured on 'My Little Pony' for first time

Same-sex couple featured on 'My Little Pony' for first time

NEW YORK — Coinciding with Pride Month, the Discovery Family cartoon series "My Little Pony" has introduced a same-sex couple on the show for the first time.
Emails show author Sparks objecting to pro-gay 'agenda'

Emails show author Sparks objecting to pro-gay 'agenda'

NEW YORK — Emails filed in an ongoing lawsuit show novelist Nicholas Sparks chastised a former headmaster at the private Christian school in North Carolina he runs for promoting a pro-gay "agenda." Sparks denies he discriminates.
Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar

NEW YORK — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in and was arrested Thursday on charges he groped a woman in an encounter at a New York City night spot that appears to have been caught on video.
Britney Spears' ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order

Britney Spears' ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Thursday issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears' former manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online.

Chief of major K-pop label steps down over drug allegations

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The founder of one of the most successful K-Pop music agencies stepped down on Friday amid accusations that he tried to cover up alleged drug use by one of the company's artists.
Trump compares first lady 'Melania T' to 'Jackie O'

Trump compares first lady 'Melania T' to 'Jackie O'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says his wife, first lady Melania Trump, is an icon on the same order of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping

US retail sales rose 0.5% in May, led by online shopping

WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up their retail spending last month, a sign that recent worries about cautious consumers dragging on growth may have been overdone. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.