It's nail-biting time on Broadway ahead of Tony nominationsNEW YORK (AP) — Will the list include a musical set in a funeral home of all places? Or one set in Paris? Is there room for a brand-new show that makes William Shakespeare look like Mick Jagger? Can a dark, sinister show led by an 82-year-old sneak in?
Tony Award nominations are...
Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys openingLOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.
"General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" were the top winners Sunday...
News guide: Movie theater shooting trial opens in ColoradoCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Opening statements are set Monday in the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Here's a look at top elements in the case:
About 420 people were watching a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012, in...
Kim Kardashian: supports Bruce Jenner's gender transitionNEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian says she and her family support her stepfather Bruce Jenner 100 percent as he goes through gender transition, even though family members are still adjusting to that news in what she called "a daily process."
Her appearance on NBC's "Today" show Monday...
'Furious 7' holds on to box office; 'Age of Ultron' loomsNEW YORK (AP) — "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make NEW YORK (AP) — "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the...
Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generationsBEIRUT (AP) — Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal movie, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.
Hayek is visiting Lebanon, her ancestral homeland, for the...
Writers withdraw from PEN gala, cite honor for Charlie HebdoNEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
PEN announced Sunday that...
Singer Jamie Barton wins the 'Heisman Trophy' of musicNEW YORK (AP) — The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice — and an earthy style.
Announced Sunday, the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award is mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. The opera star recently appeared barefoot...
'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's differentSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is enlisting a few new recruits.
The third installment in Treyarch's popular military shooter saga is adding the option to play cooperatively with other gamers in the plot-driven campaign. The developer is also ditching...
Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinnerWASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.
"It's amazing how time flies," Obama told those attending the annual dinner of the White...
Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation's 83rd attorney general.
She was sworn in Monday at a Justice Department ceremony, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding. Lynch replaces Eric Holder, who left the job... Full story
The Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid arriving as deaths top 4,000
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Relief worker Brad Kerner of Save the Children says basic necessities are the immediate need in Nepal after Saturday's devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people. He also says waterborne... Full story
Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led astray by his belligerent older brother.
David Bruck delivered the... Full story
Long odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes joined the parents of his victims in line on a gray and drizzly Monday morning before entering the courthouse where lawyers prepared to declare why he should... Full story
Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved
NEW YORK (AP) — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.
Registers that once merely rang up tabs... Full story