AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to killTAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.
Rudd faces up to seven years in prison on the...
Bobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyesATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.
Attorney Christopher Brown said he issued the statement to clarify comments the singer...
Shorter, Di Meola, Cullum to headline Montreal Jazz FestivalMONTREAL (AP) — The world's largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the headliners.
Andre Menard, artistic director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, on Tuesday announced the...
Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana businessSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20.
The move makes the 81-year-old "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" singer the latest...
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in artsNEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Pulitzer judges on Monday cited Doerr's "short, elegant chapters...
The 2015 Pulitzers, finalists in journalism and the artsThe 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments:
Public Service: The Post and Courier, of Charleston, South Carolina, for "Till Death Do Us Part," a riveting series that probed why South Carolina is among the deadliest states in the union for women...
De la Renta unveils first bridal line since designer's deathNEW YORK (AP) — Peter Copping had hoped to work alongside Oscar de la Renta, but it was not to be: Just days after Copping was hired last October as artistic director of the luxury label, the legendary de la Renta passed away from cancer.
In February, Copping presented his debut...
100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auctionNEW YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between million to million at auction.
"This 100.20-carat diamond is the definition of perfection. The color is whiter than white. It is free of any internal imperfections," Sotheby's New York...
HBO planning to deal Web pot sitcom 'High Maintenance'NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it's going to pot by scoring the Web comedy series "High Maintenance."
The network said Monday it will premiere six new episodes of the series, which centers on a Brooklyn, New York, marijuana dealer who delivers his wares to a variety of offbeat...
US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90VIENNA (AP) — U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. He was 90.
The Deuticke publishing house said Morton died...
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. UN SAYS MIGRANT BOAT DISASTER IS THE WORST ON RECORD IN MEDITERRANEAN
The United Nations refugee agency estimates more than 800... Full story
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and... Full story
Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for... Full story
How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat
Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants highlight the growing number of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their... Full story
Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons
Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week... Full story