ShowBiz Minute: Smollett, R Kelly, BRIT Awards

From Associated Press. “Empire” actor turns self in to face charge; Lawyer likens R. Kelly to Beethoven to explain studio move; P!nk honored for outstanding contribution to music at the BRIT Awards. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this…

First Crush: Jason Blum

From Associated Press. Horror super-producer Jason Blum’s first crush was on a star from “The Love Boat.” (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7c70e4807b87295bffc0c16967946e85

Oscars producers promise diverse, action-packed show

From Associated Press. Oscars producers Glenn Weiss and Donna Gigliotti chat about the planned Academy Awards ceremony – including the opening number and the raft of guest presenters. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive:…

Video shows woman climb out of car in flood

From Associated Press. Calhoun County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Department video shows a woman climb out of her car after and into a nearby Sheriff’s patrol truck after she apparently got stuck in a flood. Heavy rain is flooding parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP…

P!nk slays the BRITs

From Associated Press. Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, and The 1975 win BRIT Awards, with P!nk taking home the gong for outstanding contribution to music. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9c117155b396b708b276dfc18a9e39e1

AP Top Stories February 21 A

From Associated Press. Here’s the latest for Thursday February 21st: Jussie Smollett accused of falsely reporting attack; House Democrats preparing resolution to counter emergency declaration; Oakland, California teachers going on strike; Heavy rain and flooding in Deep South. Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/

Aftermath of devastating fire in Dhaka

From Associated Press. A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 70 people. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6060ec08de885b3e683fd7c0dbb6c6a3

University student accused of making drug app

From Associated Press. A Northern California college freshman faces felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs. Collin Howard on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges in San Jose. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+:…

Oakland, Calif. teachers to start strike Thursday

From Associated Press. Teachers in Oakland, California, plan to raise picket signs Thursday in the country’s latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay. The walkout will affect 36,000 students at 86 schools. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can…

Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

From Associated Press. The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram:…

Fire in Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 70

From Associated Press. A devastating fire has raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital and killed at least 70 people. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c6b4d1e3b3ffc0416e218609796df08f

Today in History for February 21st

From Associated Press. Highlights of this day in history: Malcolm X assassinated; President Richard Nixon visits China; Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart makes a tearful confession; Steve Fossett is the first to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon. (Feb. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram:…

Workers roll out the Oscars red carpet

From Associated Press. Workers rolled out the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in advance of this weekend’s Academy Awards. (Feb. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/564248e4e6917dce90c3001d649aaf13

Brothers’ attorney: Truth will set Smollett free

From Associated Press. An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients “manned up” and testified in front of a grand jury. (Feb. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​…