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.
A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two...
U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found deadNEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.
U2 frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on the band's website about Sheehan's death.
"We've lost a...
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...
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 Connections" 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...
Danielle Brooks heading to Broadway in 'The Color Purple'NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Danielle Brooks is going from orange to purple — jumping from "Orange Is the New Black" on TV to a Broadway stage in the upcoming "The Color Purple" revival.
The actress, who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix series, will play the proud,...
Denzel Washington's daughter Olivia makes NYC stage debutNEW YORK (AP) — Like so many other aspiring actresses, Olivia Washington is paying her dues at a small, off-Broadway theater. Unlike so many other aspiring actresses, she's not relying on her famous dad.
Washington, one of Denzel Washington's four children, played the shy and damaged...
THE LATEST: Former FIFA vice president Warner surrenders
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:
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Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner turned himself in to Trinidad police shortly after they issued an arrest warrant at the request of U.S.... Full story
AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials... Full story
Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday in a landmark veto-override vote backed by an unusual coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment.
Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 to... Full story
Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19
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 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.
More rain fell... Full story
Soccer officials arrested at Swiss hotel in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) — The U.S. government launched a corruption attack on soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Zurich hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
Swiss... Full story