'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...
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...
David Goldberg, tech exec married to 'Lean In' author, diesSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.
Goldberg was CEO of online survey questionnaire provider...
What to see on closing day of New Orleans' Jazz FestNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wraps up its last of seven days of music, food and culture on Sunday. The festival, a celebration of Louisiana's heritage, features music stages dotted around the city's fairgrounds and booths selling food.
A few things to...
City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday... Full story
Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into... Full story
Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots
BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore's mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved.
A jubilant crowd of several hundred... Full story
Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher
TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss.
Appearing at a church in the same Pocono... Full story
10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. BALTIMORE MAYOR LIFTS CURFEW
The move comes six days after violent riots following the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who... Full story