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Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:42am

A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers" and another man.

Beyonce and Rihanna most tweeted topics during MTV VMAs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:10am

Beyonce and Rihanna earned more than awards during Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards.

Cate Blanchett and Josh Groban lead Broadway's fall season

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:20am

"Cats" is back on Broadway, purring along. "Hamilton" tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber. Some old writers are also showing up, like Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy. Here's a look at some highlights of the first half of the 2016-17 Broadway season:

Kerry Washington: 'Two pregnancies have been very different'

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10am

"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller.

Beyonce dominates an Olympic-sized VMA awards

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:03am

Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards show was all about performances that got the sweat dripping, the muscles ripping and the adrenaline pumping. Here are the top moments from Sunday's show:

Man shot at Young Jeezy nightclub event in identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:30am

Virginia Beach police have identified a man who was shot to death during a party hosted by rapper Young Jeezy.

Lost heritage: Quake deals blow to Italy's art treasures

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20am

Within hours of last week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, members of the national police squad of art experts were already exploring the mounds of rubble in several medieval hill towns.

Drake went in. Rihanna leaned back. Twitter was all over it.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10pm

Drake, in love with Rihanna since he was 22, presented his crush with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award on Sunday night, but he didn't turn over the Moon Man until he went in for a kiss.

Beyonce wins MTV VMAs with knockout 16-minute performance

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:00pm

and she totally owned the MTV Video Music Awards.

Mariah Carey's sister arrested on prostitution charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:10pm

The sister of pop star Mariah Carey has been arrested on prostitution charges in upstate New York.

More than 100 arrested, dozens hurt at Notting Hill Carnival

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:32pm

London police arrested more than 100 people amid sporadic violence Sunday at the annual Notting Hill Carnival, an annual celebration of Caribbean culture in the British capital that often includes trouble on the sidelines.

Juan Gabriel, Mexican superstar singer-songwriter, has died

Berenice Bautista, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:23pm

Juan Gabriel, a superstar Mexican songwriter and singer who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said.

Rudy Van Gelder, legendary jazz recording engineer, dies

Charles J. Gans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:21pm

Rudy Van Gelder, the audio engineer who helped shape the sound of modern jazz on thousands of recordings, including such timeless albums as John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" and Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," has died. He was 91.

Longtime Associated Press TV columnist Jerry Buck dies at 85

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:11pm

William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85.

Burning Man gets mixed reaction in nearby small Nevada town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:41pm

The start of Burning Man this week means a mix of excitement and bitterness to the tiny town of Gerlach.

Michigan art museum bringing art, films, music outdoors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:10pm

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is planning a week of outdoor film screenings, performances and other events in an effort to expand arts and culture beyond its galleries.

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

Vanessa Gera, Frances D'Emilio and Hakan Kaplan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:51pm

Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.

In North Korea, a hardboiled (and fictional) cop keeps watch

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:31am

The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes.

Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:01pm

Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.

Dukes of Hazard actor's Louisiana home, studio swamped

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:20pm

Actor, writer and director John Schneider, known for his past role on the "Dukes of Hazzard" and current role on "The Haves and the Have Nots," thought the first flood he experienced at his Louisiana production studio was bad but says he now knows there are different levels of what's considered "bad."