'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.
Whitney died of natural causes Friday in her home in the Central California town of Coarsegold, about 50 miles north of Fresno, her son Jonathan Dweck...
'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...
Comedian and activist Russell Brand backs LabourLONDON (AP) — Comedian turned political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election.
Instead, Brand on Monday used his YouTube channel to urge his more than 1 million subscribers to back the Labour Party's Ed...
Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting madNEW YORK (AP) — For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies.
Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas caused problems for cable and satellite systems, especially when people...
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...
New Orleans wraps up Jazz Fest with raucous performancesNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Raucous performances by New Orleans hometown hero Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, rocker Lenny Kravitz and rising country star Kacey Musgraves closed out the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Sunday.
The seven-day celebration of Louisiana's heritage...
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...
The Latest on Nepal: EU approves millions in funding support
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The European Union has approved 20 million euros ($22 million) in financial support and emergency aid to help Nepal deal with the April 25 earthquake.
The commitment made Monday followed a request for help from the... Full story
Former tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning announcement that highlighted her role as a leading critic of... Full story
Bill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to spend their money to help poor people in developing countries.
"There's been... Full story
NYPD officer shot in the head remains critical but stable
NEW YORK (AP) — An NYPD police officer was in critical but stable condition early Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens.
Officer Brian Moore, 25, was in a coma and "fighting for his... Full story
Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. Some even wondered whether he was the... Full story