Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissedLOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.
Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff wrote in his ruling Tuesday that...
Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crashNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.
Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said he and Walmart worked diligently to reach the settlement for the...
U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found deadNEW YORK (AP) — For more than three decades, U2's beloved tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, kept the band running on time. Sheehan died early Wednesday, just a few hours after U2 kicked off its latest tour. But promoters vowed the shows would go on in his memory, and they'd be on...
Natalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chancesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Natalie Portman advised graduating Harvard seniors Wednesday to use their inexperience to their advantage, saying she has learned that taking calculated risks can lead to life-changing rewards.
The Academy Award-winning actress, speaking at Harvard College's...
Prosecutor has no concerns about Lohan community serviceLOS ANGELES (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday it appears Lindsay Lohan has completed more than 100 hours of community service, the final term of her sentence in a 2012 reckless driving case.
Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White said he does not have any concerns about...
Bar stabbing trial starts for sitcom actor DiamondPORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Dustin Diamond, the actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," went on trial Wednesday on charges that he stabbed a man during a confrontation at a bar, but the proceedings came to a screeching halt at the start after the...
Jonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novelNEW YORK (AP) — Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall.
And neither, apparently, have interviews.
"I hope never to become glib," the prize-winning and private author of "Freedom" and "The Corrections" said Wednesday as he spoke before...
Citing illness, Suge Knight refuses to leave cell for courtLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge stopped short of ordering Marion "Suge" Knight forcibly removed from his jail cell Wednesday after the rap music mogul said he was sick and refused to go to court for a hearing in his robbery case.
Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald S. Coen said Knight told...
'Dancing,' 'Voice' on top as viewers got musical last weekNEW YORK (AP) — Music and dancing ruled on the airwaves last week, as "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Voice" tuned up to score five out of the 10 most-watched shows.
ABC's "Dancing" took the top two slots, followed by a pair of regular broadcasts of NBC's "The Voice." A third,...
Police: Steven Tyler not really doing a strawberry farm showWEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Police have alerted residents of a New Jersey township that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be performing at a small pick-your-own strawberry farm.
NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1AymvkV ) the rock star and "American Idol" judge was listed on concert...
EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed
WASHINGTON (AP) — If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing.
A federal rule to be proposed... Full story
Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals
CHICAGO (AP) — It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going.
Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night... Full story
Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21
HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.
More rain fell on the... Full story
Latest on flooding: Child's body found; man's body ID'd
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Authorities have recovered the body of a boy from the Blanco River in rural Hays County.
The river went on a flash-flood rampage early Sunday, destroying homes. The recovery of the boy's body brings the Central Texas... Full story
FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) — FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.
Companies like Coca-Cola,... Full story