Bobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyesATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.
Attorney Christopher Brown said he issued the statement to clarify comments the singer...
Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana businessSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20.
The move makes the 81-year-old "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" singer the latest...
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in artsNEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Pulitzer judges on Monday cited Doerr's "short, elegant chapters...
The 2015 Pulitzers, finalists in journalism and the artsThe 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments:
Public Service: The Post and Courier, of Charleston, South Carolina, for "Till Death Do Us Part," a riveting series that probed why South Carolina is among the deadliest states in the union for women...
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to killTAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.
Rudd faces up to seven years in prison on the...
De la Renta unveils first bridal line since designer's deathNEW YORK (AP) — Peter Copping had hoped to work alongside Oscar de la Renta, but it was not to be: Just days after Copping was hired last October as artistic director of the luxury label, the legendary de la Renta passed away from cancer.
In February, Copping presented his debut...
Facing the second album challenge with Alabama ShakesNEW YORK (AP) — So many promising music careers are tripped up by the challenge of following a successful debut that its perils are an industry cliche.
Now the Alabama Shakes face this unavoidable rite of passage. The bar band from Athens, Alabama with electrifying frontwoman Brittany...
HBO planning to deal Web pot sitcom 'High Maintenance'NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it's going to pot by scoring the Web comedy series "High Maintenance."
The network said Monday it will premiere six new episodes of the series, which centers on a Brooklyn, New York, marijuana dealer who delivers his wares to a variety of offbeat...
US writer who fled Austria to escape Holocaust dead at 90VIENNA (AP) — U.S. writer Frederic Morton, who became internationally recognized in part through books on the Austrian homeland that he was forced to flee because of the Holocaust, has died, his Austrian publishers said Monday. He was 90.
The Deuticke publishing house said Morton died...
Vice News, NPR, CNN, WNYC win double Peabody AwardsNEW YORK (AP) — Vice News won two Peabody Awards, including one for reporter Medyan Dairieh's report on Islamic state fighters, with CNN, NPR and New York public radio station WNYC also winning twice in the annual honors for electronic media.
"Serial," a podcast that studied the...
Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn... Full story
Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but... Full story
Developments in tensions between police and communities
Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects — lethal or otherwise —... Full story
Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent... Full story
Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
The Minnesota man emptied his bank accounts last May and planned to fly to Syria via San Diego,... Full story