Beyonce shuts down the Met Gala in peekaboo GivenchyNEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna shut down the Met Gala's red carpet in a regal yellow coat. And then came Bey.
Dressed lavishly by Chinese designer Guo Pei, Rihanna clutched her fur-trim frock closed and dragged a mammoth train up the grand staircase Monday during one of fashion's biggest...
Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpetNEW YORK (AP) — Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance.
On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of them at...
Obama jokes about a future playing dominoes with LettermanNEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.
Obama joked about their quieter futures during his eighth "Late Show" appearance Monday, saying Americans have grown up with the 33-year veteran comedian.
"After a tough...
A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth DianaLONDON (AP) — It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute to both Prince...
UC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writingSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of dispatches written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.
In the letters, the man who would write The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel,...
Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensionsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.
The singer-songwriter said in a statement Monday that she originally intended to perform in both cities in hopes...
Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasonsLOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Simpsons" will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons.
Fox said Monday it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons, which will carry it to a total of 625 episodes.
The tale of Springfield and the Simpson family is TV's...
Fox anchor: Report of police shooting was in errorLOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel mistakenly reported that a man was shot while being pursued by police in Baltimore, Maryland, Fox anchorman Shepard Smith said.
Smith told viewers that reporter Mike Tobin's mistake came during a chaotic situation Monday afternoon and was an "honest...
'Django Unchained' actress ordered to apologize to policeLOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car was ordered Monday to apologize to officers.
Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," pleaded no contest...
Singer Chris Brown accused of battery in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.
Las Vegas police said Brown, 25, is suspected of...
Substance or Style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal
LONDON (AP) — It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.
Labour leader Ed Miliband had stopped his campaign bus in the northwest England city of Chester when he was mobbed by a bachelorette party waving iPhones and chanting... Full story
Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output
ZHARI, Afghanistan (AP) — It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest... Full story
Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial
BOSTON (AP) — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the... Full story
NYPD officer with promising career dies from gunshot wound
NEW YORK (AP) — Officer Brian Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service... Full story
FBI had investigated accused Texas gunman for years
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
Agents recorded the young man from... Full story