Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaignLOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved.
"Growing up, I felt very, very depressed," she said. "Even though I was playing concerts and living out my dream, I couldn't tell you why I was upset."
After a family intervention, she...
Lawyer: Tracy Morgan happy Wal-Mart crash lawsuit behind himTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was very emotional after settling his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.
Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said...
Win or not, Tony-nominee Brian d'Arcy James feels victoriousNEW YORK (AP) — Brian d'Arcy James throws some serious shade at William Shakespeare in the Tony-nominated musical "Something Rotten." And it has paid off, nicely.
Playing the great Bard's fictional adversary in the comedy set in the 16th century has earned James his third Tony Award...
Judge to determine whether to close Lohan driving caseLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge will determine Thursday whether Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a reckless driving case and can finally put her Los Angeles court troubles behind her.
The "Mean Girls" star is under a deadline to complete more than 100 hours by Thursday...
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...
NPR's 'Serial' plans for 2 more seasons, beginning this fallNEW YORK (AP) — "Serial" junkies, get out your sleuthing kits again. National Public Radio's wildly popular podcast is coming back with two new series.
In an email sent to "Serial" newsletter subscribers on Wednesday, producers said they hope to launch Season Two this fall and Season...
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...
Connecticut theater's future in doubt amid noise complaintsWALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Noise complaints have put the future of a major Connecticut music venue in jeopardy.
Wallingford's Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday night let stand a cease-and-desist order against the Oakdale Theatre, after complaints from neighbors that music from...
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...
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...
Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
HOUSTON (AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.
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Twice-caught fugitive's clean life led to decades of freedom
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice.
The first time, in 1975, the escaped inmate's good behavior helped him avoid a trip back to prison when West Virginia's governor refused to extradite... Full story
THE LATEST: UEFA backs off FIFA presidential vote boycott
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:
2:50 p.m. (1250 GMT, 8:50 EDT)
European soccer nations say they will not boycott the FIFA congress, where Sepp Blatter is up for re-election as president.
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The Latest on flooding: Brazos River rises above flood level
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The Brazos River is almost cresting in North Texas following days of relentless rains, but officials say no homes have flooded in the closest rural community.
Parker County Emergency Management spokesman Joel Kertok says... Full story
Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
Putin said in televised comments... Full story