Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbingPORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.
The jury's verdict came just hours after the 38-year-old...
B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in MississippiINDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit.
King's funeral is Saturday in Indianola — the small town where he first gained attention as a young singer and guitarist who had...
Judge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jackson lawyerLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.
The appearance of attorney Thomas Mesereau prompted the judge to...
Rihanna in Cuba's capital to record music videoHAVANA (AP) — Pop star Rihanna drew a crowd Friday while cruising down Havana's Malecon shore boulevard in a classic American convertible from the 1950s.
Children and young people swarmed around the car, using their cellphones to snap pictures of the singer while security guards kept...
James Patterson launches children's imprintNEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson, already one of the book world's most popular authors, is now becoming a publisher.
Little Brown & Company announced Friday that Patterson has launched the "jimmy patterson" imprint for children's books. The imprint will feature books by Patterson, who...
Unscripted TV stripped bare by scripted drama 'UnREAL'NEW YORK (AP) — "UnREAL" might be TV's most fully realized reality series. Why shouldn't it be? It's scripted, then performed by professional actors.
Premiering Monday at 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime, "UnREAL" arrives with what just might be perfect timing. The reality genre is cooling off...
Actress Kelly Rutherford can't yet bring children back to USLOS ANGELES (AP) — A court order that granted actress Kelly Rutherford temporary custody of her children to allow her to bring them back to Los Angeles from Monaco was halted Thursday.
Judge Maren E. Nelson, who presides over family law courts in Los Angeles, halted a ruling by...
Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC eventNEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.
The rock icons attended...
Gordon-Levitt has high hopes for impact of 'Snowden'LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has big expectations for the impact of "Snowden."
The 34-year-old actor wrapped filming earlier this month on the Oliver Stone thriller about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, whose 2013 leaks to the media revealed the...
Hulu pulls '19 Kids' after allegations against Josh DuggarNEW YORK (AP) — Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
Although the streaming-video service didn't confirm removal of the...
US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
GENEVA (AP) — A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats are gathering in Geneva this weekend, hoping to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly... Full story
Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care.
Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized Tuesday in a serious condition.... Full story
Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.
The... Full story
AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.
The person spoke to The Associated... Full story
Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying... Full story