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Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang dies at age 104

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 1:40am

Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang, known for her prolific output and marriage to an equally famous author, died Wednesday at age 104, state media said.

Marijuana charges against rapper Twista, others dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:00am

Misdemeanor marijuana possession charges against Chicago rapper Twista and two others also arrested in northwestern Indiana in March have been dropped.

Cosby lawyers outline defense as case heads to trial

Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:51pm

Bill Cosby's lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor's accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing.

Depp's dog fight with Australian deputy leader continues

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:11pm

Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred with a tomato."

The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:31pm

Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of human strength and endurance.

Actress Melissa Gilbert drops run for Congress in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 7:30pm

Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert is dropping her run for Congress in Michigan.

Lowrider car culture takes summer spotlight in New Mexico

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 6:20pm

Those classic cars called lowriders are the focus of a summer celebration in Santa Fe.

Prosecutor: 'Shield' actor taunted wife before killing her

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:50pm

An actor who played a police officer on TV was upset because his wife wanted a divorce and taunted her before fatally shooting her in their Los Angeles home while their two young sons watched, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

Maryclaire Dale and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 5:10pm

She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor.

The Latest: Actor says in call he didn't want to kill wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:50pm

The Latest on the murder trial of actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the TV series "The Shield." (all times local):

Broadway musical 'Tuck Everlasting' no longer everlasting

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:30pm

The new musical "Tuck Everlasting" has failed to find eternal life on Broadway. It's closing on Sunday after playing less than 70 performances.

VA chief: 'I deeply regret' wait-time comparison to Disney

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:50pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park.

Everybody 'nose' these stars set for 'Red Nose Day'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:50pm

Celine Dion, Tyler Perry, Bono and Julia Roberts are a few of some 65 big names scheduled to appear on the second annual "Red Nose Day Special" this Thursday.

Actor-director Timothy Busfield will work at Michigan State

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:41pm

Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield will share his skills with students at Michigan State University.

Sanders wants David to keep his job on 'Saturday Night Live'

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:41pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says comedian Larry David shouldn't worry about his role on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

Lena Hall to join 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on West Coast

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:31pm

Tony Award-winner Lena Hall will join "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles. And there's also a twist — at some shows she'll play Hedwig.

Man pleads guilty in Pennsylvania in celebrity hacking case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 12:11pm

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos.

The Latest: Cosby waives formal arraignment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:30am

The Latest on Bill Cosby's preliminary hearing in his Pennsylvania sex-assault case (all times local):

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal cancer

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:11am

Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania felony sex-assault case stemming from 2004 encounter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 11:00am

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania felony sex-assault case stemming from 2004 encounter.