Rihanna in Cuba's capital to record music videoHAVANA (AP) — Pop star Rihanna drew a crowd Friday while cruising down Havana's Malecon shore boulevard in a classic American convertible from the 1950s.
Children and young people swarmed around the car, using their cellphones to snap pictures of the singer while security guards kept...
James Patterson launches children's imprintNEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson, already one of the book world's most popular authors, is now becoming a publisher.
Little Brown & Company announced Friday that Patterson has launched the "jimmy patterson" imprint for children's books. The imprint will feature books by Patterson, who...
Unscripted TV stripped bare by scripted drama 'UnREAL'NEW YORK (AP) — "UnREAL" might be TV's most fully realized reality series. Why shouldn't it be? It's scripted, then performed by professional actors.
Premiering Monday at 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime, "UnREAL" arrives with what just might be perfect timing. The reality genre is cooling off...
Jury deliberating in TV actor's Wisconsin stabbing casePORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond testified Friday that he didn't intentionally stab a man in a Christmas Day barroom scuffle in Wisconsin and that other patrons had been harassing him and his girlfriend before the fight broke out.
Diamond, 38, said some people had...
Judge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jackson lawyerLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.
The appearance of attorney Thomas Mesereau prompted the judge to...
Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeralINDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.
The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past King's open casket at the museum Friday, the eve of the...
Actress Kelly Rutherford can't yet bring children back to USLOS ANGELES (AP) — A court order that granted actress Kelly Rutherford temporary custody of her children to allow her to bring them back to Los Angeles from Monaco was halted Thursday.
Judge Maren E. Nelson, who presides over family law courts in Los Angeles, halted a ruling by...
Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC eventNEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.
The rock icons attended...
Gordon-Levitt has high hopes for impact of 'Snowden'LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has big expectations for the impact of "Snowden."
The 34-year-old actor wrapped filming earlier this month on the Oliver Stone thriller about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, whose 2013 leaks to the media revealed the...
Hulu pulls '19 Kids' after allegations against Josh DuggarNEW YORK (AP) — Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
Although the streaming-video service didn't confirm removal of the...
AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse
CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
The person spoke to The Associated... Full story
Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral
INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.
The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past... Full story
Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.
Now, eight years after leaving Congress, Hastert's own legacy is threatened by an indictment charging financial... Full story
Latest on flooding: Home evacuation in Texas city reduced
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The number of homes ordered evacuated in the Southeast Texas city of Wharton due to the rising Colorado River has been reduced to 30.
Officials in Wharton, 60 miles southwest of Houston, initially included 300 homes as... Full story
This has been a month of extreme weather around the world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.
Torrential downpours in Texas that have whiplashed the region from drought to flooding. A heat wave that has killed more than 1,800 people in... Full story