Judge to determine whether to close Lohan driving caseLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge will determine Thursday whether Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a reckless driving case and can finally put her Los Angeles court troubles behind her.
The "Mean Girls" star is under a deadline to complete more than 100 hours by Thursday...
Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissedLOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.
Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff wrote in his ruling Tuesday that...
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.
Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said he and Walmart worked diligently to reach the settlement for the...
U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found deadNEW YORK (AP) — For more than three decades, U2's beloved tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, kept the band running on time. Sheehan died early Wednesday, just a few hours after U2 kicked off its latest tour. But promoters vowed the shows would go on in his memory, and they'd be on...
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...
Bar stabbing trial starts for sitcom actor DiamondPORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Dustin Diamond, the actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," went on trial Wednesday on charges that he stabbed a man during a confrontation at a bar, but the proceedings came to a screeching halt at the start after the...
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 Corrections" 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...
No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey
PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad... Full story
Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
Putin said in televised comments... Full story
Blatter calls crisis meeting, skips 3rd public appearance
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself.
Blatter called together leaders of FIFA's six regions as world soccer is rocked by... Full story
Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
HOUSTON (AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.
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Latest on flooding: Officials: Threat remains across Texas
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While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas this week has tapered off, many cities remain in danger, and officials are warning about possible flooding from rain-swollen rivers.
In suburban Houston, subdivisions... Full story