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...
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...
'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,...
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...
David Duchovny takes a dangerous '60s trip in 'Aquarius'LOS ANGELES (AP) — Between wrapping "Californication" and the return of "The X-Files," David Duchovny is making a detour to the mind-bending 1960s.
In NBC's drama "Aquarius," he plays a Los Angeles police detective whose search for a missing teen leads to a would-be rock star destined...
How 'Wolf Hall' director Jeremy Herrin keeps audiences raptNEW YORK (AP) — If the Tony Award for best director was handed out on quantity alone, Jeremy Herrin would easily be the winner.
He has helmed the double bill stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Tudor-era "Wolf Hall" saga and the sheer amount of work the Englishman has done over six...
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...
Sitcom actor Diamond accused in bar stabbing goes on trialPORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.
Dustin Diamond is expected in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County Circuit...
Latest on flooding: 840 to 1,400 Houston homes damaged
Officials estimate that anywhere from 800 to 1,400 homes in Houston have been damaged by the storms and flooding of recent days.
Harris County Emergency Management spokesman Francisco Sanchez said Wednesday that there are about... Full story
FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard
LONDON (AP) — FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.
Companies like Coca-Cola,... Full story
THE LATEST: Blatter says FIFA will 'root out any misconduct'
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:
9:10 p.m. (1910 GMT, 3:10 p.m. EDT)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter says FIFA will work hard with authorities to "root out any misconduct" after the arrest and indictment of several top... Full story
Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and... Full story
Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) — Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on Wednesday, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and threatened with extradition to the U.S. in an investigation of what was called "rampant,... Full story