'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competitionLOS ANGELES (AP) — "Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated .1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.
This brings "Furious 7's" domestic total to a...
Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock HallCLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.
The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday night during a...
Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. AbramsANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.
"It's not like a choice. It's like I was drafted," Hamill told a massive crowd Saturday night at Star Wars Celebration of his decision...
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestorBOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
PBS and Harvard scholar Henry...
Don Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignityMIAMI (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an end.
Created by its boisterous host, the weekly three-hour show, which means "Giant...
'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themesANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's...
Ex-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracasLONDON (AP) — Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.
Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Clarkson described his state of mind in the...
Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rallyWASHINGTON (AP) — A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty.
Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common, Fall Out Boy and Train all performed during...
Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.
Blake Shelton said he...
Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack WhiteNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at his Third Man Records in Nashville.
The 10-inch, 78-rpm facsimile of...
Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water... Full story
Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party
PARIS (AP) — The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.
The... Full story
Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
FUERSTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Officials in Germany solemnly commemorated the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II.
Poland's first lady, Anna Komorowska, joined in remembrance... Full story
Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.
The question is whether the patient is... Full story
The Latest: Spain calls on EU to take action on migrants
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Spain's prime minister says words aren't enough anymore and he urged the European Union to take swift action after a boat believed to be crowded with about 700 migrants capsized north of Libya... Full story