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Questions: Did Prince's call for help get right response?

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:01pm

Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince's staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine.

Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, dies

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:40pm

Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden's best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died at the age of 81.

Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist

Eric Risberg and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:31pm

The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.

Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:00pm

Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed.

Sean Penn settles defamation suit against Lee Daniels

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:50pm

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels apologized to Sean Penn in a statement made public Wednesday as part of a confidential settlement in a defamation lawsuit over comments Daniels made comparing the actor to the show's star Terrence Howard, who's been repeatedly accused of domestic violence.

Beyonce statement calls for equality in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:11pm

Beyonce is supporting efforts to overturn a North Carolina law limiting legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The Latest: Feds, including DEA, join Prince investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:01pm

The Latest on the death of music superstar Prince (all times local):

Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:01pm

Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba.

Story about affair takes Fox News correspondent off air

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:01pm

Fox News Channel's chief White House correspondent, Ed Henry, is "taking some time off" following publication of a magazine story alleging an affair with a Las Vegas woman, the network said Wednesday.

Stones, Dylan, McCartney, others to play Coachella in fall

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:21pm

It could be Woodstock 47 years later, only the drug of choice might be antacid, not that other stuff, at an October concert featuring some of the greatest rock acts of the preceding generation.

Houston man sues Justin Bieber, says star smashed his phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:21pm

A Houston man is seeking $75,000 in damages from Justin Bieber, alleging that the Canadian pop singer destroyed his cellphone as he videotaped Bieber unsuccessfully gulping from a beer bong at a club following a concert last month.

Rob Reiner, son explore a dark time in 'Being Charlie'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:30am

"I maybe didn't handle it the best way," said Rob Reiner of his son's struggles with drugs.

Lawyer: Doctor in Minnesota had cleared schedule to see Prince the morning he died, but musician never showed up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:10am

Lawyer: Doctor in Minnesota had cleared schedule to see Prince the morning he died, but musician never showed up.

Lawyer: California addiction doctor, son never met or spoke to Prince before musician died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:10am

Lawyer: California addiction doctor, son never met or spoke to Prince before musician died.

Rob McClure to take over from Brian d'Arcy James on Broadway

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:52am

The Broadway musical "Something Rotten!" will swap Tony Award-nominees when Rob McClure takes over from Brian d'Arcy James.

Italian composer Morricone cancels Rome concerts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:50am

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone has canceled concerts at Rome's Santa Cecilia national academy because of collapsed vertebrae.

Report: Prince was set to meet addiction doctor before death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:39am

Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday.

Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:00am

On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose.

John Boyega goes from 'Star Wars' to London's Old Vic stage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:40am

John Boyega is going from space battles in "Star Wars" to earthbound struggles onstage at London's Old Vic Theatre.

Prince is being added to the Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:20am

Prince is being inducted into the Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame.