Jon Stewart sets Aug. 6 as 'Daily Show' exit dateNEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart says Aug. 6 will be his last night hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."
Stewart set the date in the closing moments of Monday's edition of the parody newscast. With tongue in cheek, he promised to wear a suit for that finale, and to shower beforehand....
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to killTAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.
Rudd faces up to seven years in prison on the...
'James and the Giant Peach' album to be released for freeNEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical "James and the Giant Peach" have good news for their fans — and even better news.
The good news is that they're releasing the cast album of the show with a powerhouse cast including Broadway stars Christian...
Bobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyesATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.
Attorney Christopher Brown said he issued the statement to clarify comments the singer...
Shorter, Di Meola, Cullum to headline Montreal Jazz FestivalMONTREAL (AP) — The world's largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the headliners.
Andre Menard, artistic director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, on Tuesday announced the...
New music festival launched outside NashvilleNEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.
The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September with a lineup that includes Willie Nelson, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Iron &...
US artist unites divided Bosnian youths to make street artSARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — American graffiti artist Caleb Neelon, creator of street murals in numerous cities around the world, has enlisted youths from different sides of Bosnia's ethnic divide to work on a peace-promoting project.
Armed with cans of spray paint, youngsters...
Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana businessSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20.
The move makes the 81-year-old "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" singer the latest...
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in artsNEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Pulitzer judges on Monday cited Doerr's "short, elegant chapters...
The 2015 Pulitzers, finalists in journalism and the artsThe 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments:
Public Service: The Post and Courier, of Charleston, South Carolina, for "Till Death Do Us Part," a riveting series that probed why South Carolina is among the deadliest states in the union for women...
Latest on Boston bombing trial: Penalty phase set to begin
About a dozen anti-death penalty protesters are demonstrating outside the federal courthouse as a jury gets ready to hear evidence on what punishment Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) should... Full story
Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile... Full story
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within days.
The deal unveiled on the... Full story
US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
The Denpasar District Court... Full story
Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited... Full story