'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all timeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering 7.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
But "Avengers: Age of...
Mayweather-Pacquiao prizefight delayed amid high TV demandLAS VEGAS (AP) — The most anticipated boxing fight in years was delayed because of high pay-per-view demand causing problems for cable and satellite systems.
Jim Lampley, the main telecaster for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown in Las Vegas told viewers Saturday night that...
Gaiman, Bechdel among new table hosts at PEN galaNEW YORK (AP) — Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel are among the writers who have agreed to be table hosts at next week's PEN American Center gala after six authors withdrew in protest of an award being given to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The literary and...
Alice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's nameLONDON (AP) — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?
Britain's newborn princess, the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, has spent her first night at home in London's Kensington Palace, but the guessing game continues Sunday...
What to see on closing day of New Orleans' Jazz FestNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wraps up its last of seven days of music, food and culture on Sunday. The festival, a celebration of Louisiana's heritage, features music stages dotted around the city's fairgrounds and booths selling food.
A few things to...
Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over RussiaMOSCOW (AP) — The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes.
Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin said Plisetskaya left instructions for her to be cremated and, after the death of her...
Stars speak out about Baltimore; others won't risk itLOS ANGELES (AP) — As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and the cause. But experts say many stars are reluctant to address such heated emotional issues publicly.
Artists such as Beyoncé, Cher, Dwayne Johnson,...
Russian ballerina Plisetskaya dies at 89MOSCOW (AP) — Maya Plisetskaya, regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and whose career at the Bolshoi Theater spanned more than 35 years, has died at age 89.
Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin told the state news agency Tass that Plisetskaya died in Germany of a...
David Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, diesSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.
Goldberg was CEO of online survey questionnaire provider...
Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John rock the New Orleans Jazz FestNEW ORLEANS (AP) — With thousands of people packing the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Track, hundreds more ignored "No Chair Zone" and "Standing Room Only" signs, setting up chairs 15 and 20 deep on the dirt track to hear Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John on Saturday at the New...
Vonn says relationship with Woods is over
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer a power couple in American sports.
Golf's biggest star and the Olympic ski champion said Sunday they were breaking up after more than two years. But in ending their... Full story
Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians
JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Community leaders have accused Nigerian troops of killing dozens of civilians and razing homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers.
Traditional ruler Chief Jessie Miri told reporters up to 80 people have been... Full story
NYPD officer shooting suspect arraigned, officer critical
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head has been arraigned on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer.
Demetrius Blackwell appeared in court Sunday in a torn... Full story
The Latest: Baltimore lifts curfew after days of tension
Baltimore residents expressed pleasure Sunday that officials were lifting the curfew in place since Tuesday, a day after rioting and looting broke out over the death of Freddie Gray.
Chanell Banks says many people wanted to go out... Full story
With rescue near, Boho Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land... Full story