Neon Trees drummer Elaine Bradley expecting baby girlNEW YORK (AP) — The Neon Trees will have a slightly bigger presence on stage this summer — their drummer, Elaine Bradley, is pregnant.
Bradley and husband Sebastian Allen are expecting their third child, a daughter, in September. They have a 2-year-old son and a 1-year-old...
Smashing Pumpkins frontman brings awareness to vetsNEW YORK (AP) — When Smashing Pumpkins takes the stage this summer, part of the band's mission will be to raise awareness of the plight of U.S. military veterans.
For its "The End Times" tour, the band will work with the Easter Seals Dixon Center on a joint venture called "New...
TV, Broadway's Conrad Ricamora on a 'life-changing' momentNEW YORK (AP) — Conrad Ricamora's acting career is on fire of late. He may want to thank his genes.
He's on ABC's hot new drama "How To Get Away with Murder" and he's also singing on Broadway in Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical "The King and I." Not bad for a guy who took his...
Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in 2002 caseMUMBAI, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.
Judge D. W....
Author to face critics of new book about city's rape casesHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer doesn't like to make public appearances, so there will be no book tour to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."
Instead, he plans to make one public appearance Wednesday night in Missoula, Montana,...
Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYCNEW YORK (AP) — This year's PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself.
Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman and Roz Chast were among hundreds who gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History, where guests of honor included...
Miranda Lambert becomes Country Living's first cover girlNEW YORK (AP) — Country Living's choice for the first person ever to be on the cover of the magazine is apropos: Miranda Lambert.
The country superstar is featured on the cover of the June issue and also is the guest editor for the publication.
The home and lifestyle magazine says it...
Francis Ford Coppola wins prestigious Spanish prize for artsMADRID (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola, director of such classics as "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalypse Now," has won Spain's Princess of Asturias arts prize for his outstanding contribution to the world of film.
The prize foundation on Wednesday described the 76-year-old Coppola as...
Scientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impactLONDON (AP) — The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found.
The unusual study found three revolutions on the charts: the 1991 emergence of rap and hip-hop on mainstream...
PHOTOS: Skywriter's message of love, peace and smiley facesNEW ORLEANS (AP) — High above New Orleans, a small plane rolled in tight barrels, trailing smoke to create inspirational messages: smiley faces, peace signs, hearts and words like "jazz," ''amen" and — in a true testament of flying ability — "transform."
Over seven days of the New...
Report: Germanwings crash co-pilot tried slow descent before
PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to... Full story
Daimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too.
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Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order
AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.
The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees... Full story
Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for... Full story
Engineers inspect quake-damaged homes in Nepal's capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — More than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital Wednesday and advising people about whether they are safe.
About 13,000 families have requested inspections of their homes since the... Full story