U2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LAINGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."
US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoesROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.
Italy has been on a campaign to recover...
'Tomorrowland' nets a soft $42.7 million holiday debutLOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's original fantasy adventure "Tomorrowland" ended up earning slightly more in its debut than Monday estimates suggested with .7 million across the holiday weekend.
While that's within the range of what the studio and analysts predicted going into the...
Actor Sam Shepard arrested for drunken driving in Santa FeSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver.
The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two...
Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad manNEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than actor Liam Neeson.
That's the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made commercials during the first three months of the year and ranked them with a...
Judge orders children returned to actress in custody fightLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered the ex-husband of actress Kelly Rutherford to return their two children to her over concerns that a custody order was violated.
Rutherford, who starred on "Melrose Place" and "Gossip Girl," filed an emergency petition on Friday stating that her...
Newport festival to mark 50th year since Dylan went electricNEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — This year's Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island plans to pay tribute to the moment when Bob Dylan made rock history by going electric 50 years ago.
The festival will have a secret lineup of musicians billed as '65 Revisited.
Festival producer Jay Sweet on...
Historian, author of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose dies at 48HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48.
Ambrose died of cancer Saturday in Helena, sister Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs said Tuesday.
Jessica Lange to return to Broadway in 2016 a familiar roleNEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Lange will return to Broadway next spring in a production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," playing the same role she did 15 years ago in London.
The Roundabout Theatre Company said Tuesday that the Oscar- and Emmy-winner will join Gabriel Byrne in a revival...
Sen. Mitch McConnell working on memoirNEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir.
The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he planned to tell both his personal story, including overcoming polio as a child in Alabama, and the story of his long career in...
Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes
ZURICH (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested Wednesday in a separate... Full story
Punishing storms in Texas test government emergency response
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and... Full story
The Latest on weather: Texas officials defend storm response
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Authorities in Texas are defending the way they handled alerting residents during the recent severe weather that left about a dozen people missing and about a dozen dead across the state.
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Rick Santorum faces steep climb in second White House run
WASHINGTON (AP) — He exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may... Full story
Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl
WASHINGTON (AP) — A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the... Full story