Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall classCLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.
Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-in-a-century group that conquered the music world. Starr got fourth-billing, the...
Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worldsNEW YORK (AP) — Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift.
"By no means do I want to try to leave country music," Hunt said in a recent interview. "That's absolutely where I want to stay."
Hunt has dominated...
Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame diesKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55.
Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday morning. It had not yet been determined how he...
Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the '80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation.
The political satirist Will Durst recalls how he once...
Usher, Gwen Stefani among headliners for Earth Day rallyWASHINGTON (AP) — An all-day Earth Day rally and concert Saturday is drawing some big names to the National Mall.
Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common and Train are scheduled to perform during the free Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day rally hosted by will.i.am and Soledad O'Brien....
APNewsBreak: Video released of 'Suge' Knight running over 2LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case was released Friday by a Los Angeles court.
Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the items before determining this week...
George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own.
"The perfect choice to replace that Jon Stewart fellow would have been you," Lucas told Colbert on Friday. Why, he wanted to...
Spanish language 'Sabado Gigante' ends 53-year runMIAMI (AP) — Television's longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years.
The Miami-based Univision network said Friday the popular "Sabado Gigante" will end its weekly broadcast on Sept. 19.
Created by its Chilean-born host, the boisterous presenter with a huge grin...
5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's bookWASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox...
'Jane the Virgin,' John Oliver among Peabody Award winnersLOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jane the Virgin" and John Oliver's satirical news show are among the winners in the first round of this year's Peabody Awards.
The Peabody panel deemed the CW sitcom "Jane the Virgin" a "smart, self-aware telenovela" and its star Gina Rodriguez...
US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors and avoid a catastrophic default that would stagger a world economy still emerging from recession.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said a... Full story
2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote
HAVANA (AP) — At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party... Full story
Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State... Full story
The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters
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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is drawing sharp contrasts with his 2016 Republican presidential rivals, accusing some in his party of being too eager to commit U.S. forces to foreign wars.
Paul had his turn on the stage... Full story
Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis joined Italy in pressing the European Union Saturday to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to... Full story