Rihanna in Cuba's capital to record music videoHAVANA (AP) — Pop star Rihanna drew a crowd Friday while cruising down Havana's Malecon shore boulevard in a classic American convertible from the 1950s.
Children and young people swarmed around the car, using their cellphones to snap pictures of the singer while security guards kept...
James Patterson launches children's imprintNEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson, already one of the book world's most popular authors, is now becoming a publisher.
Little Brown & Company announced Friday that Patterson has launched the "jimmy patterson" imprint for children's books. The imprint will feature books by Patterson, who...
Unscripted TV stripped bare by scripted drama 'UnREAL'NEW YORK (AP) — "UnREAL" might be TV's most fully realized reality series. Why shouldn't it be? It's scripted, then performed by professional actors.
Premiering Monday at 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime, "UnREAL" arrives with what just might be perfect timing. The reality genre is cooling off...
Jury deliberating in TV actor's Wisconsin stabbing casePORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond testified Friday that he didn't intentionally stab a man in a Christmas Day barroom scuffle in Wisconsin and that other patrons had been harassing him and his girlfriend before the fight broke out.
Diamond, 38, said some people had...
Judge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jackson lawyerLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.
The appearance of attorney Thomas Mesereau prompted the judge to...
Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeralINDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.
The 78-year-old Guy was among more than 4,000 people who filed past King's open casket at the museum Friday, the eve of the...
Actress Kelly Rutherford can't yet bring children back to USLOS ANGELES (AP) — A court order that granted actress Kelly Rutherford temporary custody of her children to allow her to bring them back to Los Angeles from Monaco was halted Thursday.
Judge Maren E. Nelson, who presides over family law courts in Los Angeles, halted a ruling by...
Who? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC eventNEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.
The rock icons attended...
Gordon-Levitt has high hopes for impact of 'Snowden'LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Gordon-Levitt has big expectations for the impact of "Snowden."
The 34-year-old actor wrapped filming earlier this month on the Oliver Stone thriller about former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, whose 2013 leaks to the media revealed the...
Hulu pulls '19 Kids' after allegations against Josh DuggarNEW YORK (AP) — Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
Although the streaming-video service didn't confirm removal of the...
Holmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt... Full story
Latest on flooding: Another flood victim ID'd in Texas
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Another victim of deadly storms and flooding in Texas has been identified by authorities.
Officials Friday evening identified 73-year-old Ralph Hugh Carey as one of the six people who died in Hays County in Central... Full story
No 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meeting
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.
The talks were delicate because Myanmar — the country thousands of ethnic Rohingya... Full story
Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international... Full story
AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse
CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.
The person spoke to The... Full story