Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissedLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has dismissed a choreographer's claim that Michael Jackson molested him as a child.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff dismissed Wade Robson's claim on Tuesday after determining he waited too long to file it in court.
Robson had previously...
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.
A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday referred to a confidential settlement reached by 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...
Prosecutor has no concerns about Lohan community serviceLOS ANGELES (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday it appears Lindsay Lohan has completed more than 100 hours of community service, the final term of her sentence in a 2012 reckless driving case.
Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White said he does not have any concerns about...
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...
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. FIFA PRESIDENT REMAINS ABOVE THE FRAY
Scandals and rumors of corruption have dogged soccer's governing body throughout Sepp... Full story
Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious,... Full story
Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.
People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune... Full story
Latest on flooding: Officials urging evacuations
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There's another call for an evacuation in Texas — this time in the city of Wharton.
Mayor Domingo Montalvo issued a call at 5 p.m. Wednesday for a voluntary evacuation of the west side of the city in South Texas.
The... Full story
Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine... Full story