Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpetNEW YORK (AP) — Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance.
On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of them at...
Beyonce shuts down the Met Gala in peekaboo GivenchyNEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna shut down the Met Gala's red carpet in a regal yellow coat. And then came Bey.
Dressed lavishly by Chinese designer Guo Pei, Rihanna clutched her fur-trim frock closed and dragged a mammoth train up the grand staircase Monday during one of fashion's biggest...
Mariah Carey to perform on Billboard stage after 17 yearsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey is set to perform on the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 17 years, but the pop superstar is keeping mum on what song she she'll sing.
Billboard and Dick Clark productions announced Tuesday that Carey will appear on the May 17 show in Las...
Turkey investigates reports over ruined ancient mosaicsANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says Turkey's Culture Ministry has launched an inquiry following reports that priceless ancient mosaics had been ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey.
A newspaper in Hatay province said several mosaics at the...
Jindal book on lessons of history coming in OctoberNEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, has a book coming out in October.
Threshold Editions announced Tuesday that Jindal has a deal with the publisher for "American Will: The Forgotten Choices That Changed Our...
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...
A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth DianaLONDON (AP) — It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute to both Prince...
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...
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,...
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...
Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He... Full story
Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider
HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.
Now called Kalaupapa National... Full story
Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60... Full story
Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast
DUBLIN (AP) — A central Irish Republican Army figure in one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday.
No group claimed responsibility for shooting Gerard... Full story
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PORTRAITS OF TEXAS GUNMEN EMERGE
One of the suspects had been on the FBI radar for years for possible terror ties — but... Full story