Mariah Carey hits the high notes for Las Vegas residencyLAS VEGAS (AP) — Mariah Carey says she hit the jackpot with her opening night audience at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace for her nearly two-hour career retrospective.
On Wednesday night the pop icon joined the very Vegas club of performers who take up residence at a venue on the...
Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' chief law enforcement official called Snoop Dogg a "dope smoking cop hater" before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper, according to emails made public Wednesday.
Snoop Dogg posted a photo to Instagram with Department of...
Yoko Ono designs coffee cup line inspired by tragediesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Yoko Ono is expressing herself through espresso cups.
The artist and widow of John Lennon has designed a collection of cups and saucers featuring the dates and places of six tragic events written in Ono's handwriting, such as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945...
Author faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapesMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city's mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar.
Krakauer is the author of the new...
Margaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academyNEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's most celebrated writers, Canada's Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The academy also told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Robert Gottlieb, one of the world's most celebrated...
CBS' Bob Schieffer leaving 'Face the Nation' this monthWASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31.
The veteran newsman, who announced his retirement last month, had said only that he would be leaving this summer. But summer's coming early for Schieffer, who wants to relax for the warm...
Geena Davis launches Arkansas film fest for women, diversityLOS ANGELES (AP) — With help from a slew of corporate sponsors, Geena Davis and filmmakers focused on women and diversity have taken over Bentonville, Arkansas, a city of 40,000 best known as Wal-Mart's home base.
While it's not the first film festival to specialize in diversity,...
Man pleads not guilty to stalking actress Sandra BullockLOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested inside Sandra Bullock's home has pleaded not guilty to stalking the Oscar-winning actress.
Joshua Corbett entered the plea Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom in his first court appearance after a judge determined last month that he should stand...
Harris Faulkner considered rising star at FoxNEW YORK (AP) — Harris Faulkner's hobby may sound like a patriotic put-on, but the Fox News Channel anchor insists it's legit.
"The thing that I really love to do, that I now only do in the shower, is to sing the national anthem," said Faulkner, a regular on Fox's daytime show...
Broadway stars to celebrate B. Smith, help fight Alzheimer'sNEW YORK (AP) — Broadway stars and singers will come together next week to celebrate former model and restaurateur B. Smith and raise money to help people with Alzheimer's disease.
Tony Award-nominee Keith David, current "Les Miserables" star Megan Osterhaus, "Motown the Musical" star...
Senate to hold test vote on Iran nuclear bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation giving Congress a chance to review and possibly reject any final nuclear deal with Iran is facing a test vote in the Senate.
The vote, scheduled for Thursday, comes after months of wrangling over the... Full story
Clinton wades into debate over Obama's immigration actions
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his executive actions blocking the deportation of millions living illegally in the U.S. go as far as the law allows. But Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she becomes president, she would... Full story
Latest on severe weather: Injuries reported in Oklahoma
A spokeswoman for a paramedic service in the Oklahoma City area says the company has transported 12 patients from a trailer park that was damaged by severe weather to local hospitals.
Lara O'Leary with Emergency Medical... Full story
Tornadoes in southern Plains destroy homes, flip cars
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.
No deaths were immediately reported from the twisters that hit Oklahoma and rural parts... Full story
Polls open in Britain's knife-edge national election
LONDON (AP) — Polls have opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching.
Prime Minister David... Full story