UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writingSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.
In the letters, the man who would write The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel,...
Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensionsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.
The singer-songwriter said in a statement Monday that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes...
China-inspired couture on Met Gala red carpetNEW YORK (AP) — Anna Wintour wore an orange and red floral couture look from Chanel as she walked up the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to kick off the gala that raises millions for her museum namesake: the Anna Wintour Costume Center.
This year's inspiration is the...
Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasonsLOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Simpsons" will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons.
Fox said Monday it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons, which will carry it to a total of 625 episodes.
The tale of Springfield and the Simpson family is TV's...
'Django Unchained' actress ordered to apologize to policeLOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car was ordered Monday to apologize to officers.
Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," pleaded no contest...
Singer Chris Brown accused of battery in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.
Las Vegas police said Brown, 25, is suspected of...
Box Office Top 20: 'Avengers' sequel soars to $191.3 millionLOS ANGELES (AP) — A jam-packed sports weekend didn't stop moviegoers from trekking to theaters in droves to see the Avengers sequel, which posted a massive 1.3 million North American opening, Disney said Monday.
While "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may have solidified its spot as the...
Oscar-winning writer of 'Dances With Wolves' novel diesTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Blake, the writer whose novel "Dances With Wolves" became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for the screenplay, has died.
Blake, 69, died Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer, his business partner, Daniel Ostroff,...
Al-Jazeera America loses top executiveNEW YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague's anti-Semitic and sexist behavior, is losing one of its top U.S. news executives.
Marcy McGinnis, a former CBS News executive, told Al Jazeera on...
Going inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll SpinneyNEW YORK (AP) — He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight.
Now Caroll Spinney drops his fine-feathered obscurity (and emerges from his garbage-can fortress as Oscar the Grouch) for an enchanting film...
'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head
NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.
Brian Moore, who... Full story
Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
Agents... Full story
Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots
BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the... Full story
Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change
NEW YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.
Instead, the broadcast of Floyd... Full story
Warriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's MVP over Harden, James
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.
He had felt this way in the past — when he barely received any scholarship offers out of high school, when some questioned whether... Full story