'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all timeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering 7.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
But "Avengers: Age of...
Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting madNEW YORK (AP) — For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies.
Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas caused problems for cable and satellite systems, especially when people...
Gaiman, Bechdel among new table hosts at PEN galaNEW YORK (AP) — Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel are among the writers who have agreed to be table hosts at next week's PEN American Center gala after six authors withdrew in protest of an award being given to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The literary and...
Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's nameLONDON (AP) — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?
Britain's newborn princess, the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, has spent her first night at home in London's Kensington Palace, but the guessing game continues Sunday...
What to see on closing day of New Orleans' Jazz FestNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wraps up its last of seven days of music, food and culture on Sunday. The festival, a celebration of Louisiana's heritage, features music stages dotted around the city's fairgrounds and booths selling food.
A few things to...
Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over RussiaMOSCOW (AP) — The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes.
Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin said Plisetskaya left instructions for her to be cremated and, after the death of her...
Stars speak out about Baltimore; others won't risk itLOS ANGELES (AP) — As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and the cause. But experts say many stars are reluctant to address such heated emotional issues publicly.
Artists such as Beyoncé, Cher, Dwayne Johnson,...
Russian ballerina Plisetskaya dies at 89MOSCOW (AP) — Maya Plisetskaya, regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and whose career at the Bolshoi Theater spanned more than 35 years, has died at age 89.
Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin told the state news agency Tass that Plisetskaya died in Germany of a...
David Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, diesSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.
Goldberg was CEO of online survey questionnaire provider...
Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John rock the New Orleans Jazz FestNEW ORLEANS (AP) — With thousands of people packing the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Track, hundreds more ignored "No Chair Zone" and "Standing Room Only" signs, setting up chairs 15 and 20 deep on the dirt track to hear Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John on Saturday at the New...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — There's something about Talladega Superspeedway — its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track — that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show.
He failed to... Full story
NYPD officer 'fighting for his life'; suspect denied bail
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who officials say boasted of being a street "hellraiser" and who served prison time for attempted murder was arraigned on charges that he shot a New York City police officer in the head.
Officer Brian Moore "is... Full story
Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots
BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.
A jubilant crowd of several hundred... Full story
Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad
NEW YORK (AP) — For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies.
Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas caused problems for cable... Full story
Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians
JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops have killed dozens of civilians and razed scores of homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers, community leaders and residents of central Plateau state charged on Sunday.
A spokesman for the Special... Full story