Danielle Brooks heading to Broadway in 'The Color Purple'NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Danielle Brooks is going from orange to purple — jumping from "Orange Is the New Black" on TV to a Broadway stage in the upcoming "The Color Purple" revival.
The actress, who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix series, will play the proud,...
David Duchovny takes a dangerous '60s trip in 'Aquarius'LOS ANGELES (AP) — Between wrapping "Californication" and the return of "The X-Files," David Duchovny is making a detour to the mind-bending 1960s.
In NBC's drama "Aquarius," he plays a Los Angeles police detective whose search for a missing teen leads to a would-be rock star destined...
How 'Wolf Hall' director Jeremy Herrin keeps audiences raptNEW YORK (AP) — If the Tony Award for best director was handed out on quantity alone, Jeremy Herrin would easily be the winner.
He has helmed the double bill stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Tudor-era "Wolf Hall" saga and the sheer amount of work the Englishman has done over six...
U2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LAINGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."
US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoesROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.
Italy has been on a campaign to recover...
Sitcom actor Diamond accused in bar stabbing goes on trialPORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.
Dustin Diamond is expected in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County Circuit...
Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vaseATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it.
A ministry statement says the prehistoric, Minoan-era vase, which had...
'Tomorrowland' nets a soft $42.7 million holiday debutLOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's original fantasy adventure "Tomorrowland" ended up earning slightly more in its debut than Monday estimates suggested with .7 million across the holiday weekend.
While that's within the range of what the studio and analysts predicted going into the...
Actor Sam Shepard arrested for drunken driving in Santa FeSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver.
The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two...
Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad manNEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than actor Liam Neeson.
That's the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made commercials during the first three months of the year and ranked them with a...
EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
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THE LATEST: Former soccer star Romario cheers FIFA arrests
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:
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Former Brazilian star Romario, now a federal senator, has called Brazilian soccer official Jose Maria Marin "one of the biggest thieves" in sports... Full story
More rain threatens to complicate the cleanup in Houston
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — More rain fell on Houston on Wednesday, threatening to complicate the cleanup after a long holiday weekend of storms and floods that left at least 17 people dead and more than a dozen others missing in Texas and... Full story
Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.
Her... Full story
Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the... Full story