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...
Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeralINDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.
The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past King's open casket at the museum Friday, the eve of the...
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...
Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup
NEW YORK (AP) — The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create.
Such as handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden, which they did Friday night with their... Full story
Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it... Full story
Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration
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President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week.
The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to supplement other recovery efforts in the area... Full story
Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international... Full story
Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch
PHOENIX (AP) — About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart from each other.
The rally initially was organized by a Phoenix man who says he is a former Marine... Full story