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...
Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall classCLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.
Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-in-a-century group that conquered the music world. Starr got fourth-billing, the...
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...
Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worldsNEW YORK (AP) — Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift.
"By no means do I want to try to leave country music," Hunt said in a recent interview. "That's absolutely where I want to stay."
Hunt has dominated...
Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame diesKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55.
Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday morning. It had not yet been determined how he...
Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the '80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation.
The political satirist Will Durst recalls how he once...
Usher, Gwen Stefani among headliners for Earth Day rallyWASHINGTON (AP) — An all-day Earth Day rally and concert Saturday is drawing some big names to the National Mall and some celebrities into the world of politics to confront the dual issues of climate change and poverty.
Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common and Train are...
APNewsBreak: Video released of 'Suge' Knight running over 2LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case was released Friday by a Los Angeles court.
Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the items before determining this week...
Earth Day aims to reach millions with 'Angry Birds' gameWASHINGTON (AP) — The hugely popular game "Angry Birds" is showing Earth Day some love this year.
Game developers at Rovio Entertainment are announcing plans Saturday to create an in-game experience about climate change. The game will debut in September to coincide with the U.N....
George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own.
"The perfect choice to replace that Jon Stewart fellow would have been you," Lucas told Colbert on Friday. Why, he wanted to...
Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to... Full story
Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials see a number of growing threats on the horizon to the economy's post-recession recovery.
Atop the list is the looming threat of a possible Greek debt default.
Financial officials are wrapping... Full story
Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon
Portraits of the 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon:
Jason Anderson, 35, Midfield, Texas.
Jason Anderson wasn't even supposed to be on the Deepwater Horizon that day. Anderson had been with the rig since it launched from a South Korean... Full story
2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote
HAVANA (AP) — At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party... Full story
Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State... Full story