Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock HallCLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.
The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday night during a...
Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. AbramsANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.
"It's not like a choice. It's like I was drafted," Hamill told a massive crowd Saturday night at Star Wars Celebration of his decision...
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestorBOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
PBS and Harvard scholar Henry...
Don Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignityMIAMI (AP) — After receiving standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an end.
Created by its boisterous host, the weekly three-hour show, which means "Giant...
'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themesANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's...
Ex-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracasLONDON (AP) — Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.
Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson described his state of mind in the...
Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rallyWASHINGTON (AP) — A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty.
Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common, Fall Out Boy and Train all performed during...
Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.
Blake Shelton said he...
Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack WhiteNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at his Third Man Records in Nashville.
The 10-inch, 78-rpm facsimile of...
Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worldsNEW YORK (AP) — Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift.
"By no means do I want to try to leave country music," Hunt said in a recent interview. "That's absolutely where I want to stay."
Hunt has dominated...
IS video purports to show killing of Ethiopians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) — A video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group's Libyan affiliates.
The 29-minute online video purports to... Full story
For next president, a way out of the health care fights?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.
The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017,... Full story
Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset
WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side.
As a presidential candidate in 2008, she opposed gay marriage, equivocated on granting driver's licenses to people who were living in the U.S.... Full story
Florida gyrocopter pilot returns to Florida, awaits hearing
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier has returned to his home in Florida, where he'll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.
Doug Hughes was charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and... Full story
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor
BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never... Full story