21 Savage’s English origins stun fans of the Atlanta rapper

By ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a shock for fans when 21 Savage was taken into custody by U.S. immigration agents in Georgia. It was an even bigger shock to learn he had been an immigrant in the first place. The Grammy-nominated rapper and his music are so deeply associated with Atlanta…

Trump calls for end of resistance politics in State of Union

By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump’s appeals…

The Latest: Trump urges America to ‘choose greatness’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address (all times local): 10:35 p.m. President Donald Trump, in concluding his State of the Union address, is urging Americans to “choose greatness.” Trump finished his 82-minute speech on an optimistic note, suggesting that “our biggest victories are still to come” and…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on tariffs

By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump’s statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: “We recently imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods — and now our treasury is receiving billions of dollars.” THE FACTS:…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on the border wall

By ELLIOT SPAGAT SAN DIEGO (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump’s statements Tuesday night in his State of the Union address and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: “These (border) agents will tell you where walls go up, illegal crossings go way, way down … San Diego used to have…

Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

By MESFIN FEKADU NEW YORK (AP) — Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster. The announcement comes two weeks after the popular documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” drew fresh attention to the sex abuse allegations against R. Kelly, which have dogged him most of his…

Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children’s hospital

DALLAS (AP) — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children’s hospital. Timberlake took a break from his “Man of the Woods” tour to pop in and pose for pictures with the young patients at HCA Healthcare’s Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. A video of the…