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'Big Bang Theory' star home destroyed by California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:44am

The home of "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California.

TV and films turning to young girls for its new action stars

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:44am

From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before.

Cosby rejects 'sexual assault tour' idea floated by reps

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:53pm

Bill Cosby's "town hall" tour is unlikely to happen before his retrial on sex assault charges in Pennsylvania, one of his lawyers said Tuesday.

Christie says he won't meet with 'Dog' over bail reform

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:40pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has shut down any prospect of meeting with the former star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" over the state's bail reform.

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:06pm

For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass a health bill dominates the headlines.

Ballet dancer seriously injured by box truck in hit-and-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:24pm

A ballet dancer has been seriously injured by a truck in a Rhode Island hit-and-run but is recovering.

'John Wick,' 'Dragon Tattoo' star Michael Nyqvist dies at 56

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:35pm

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" films and often played villains in Hollywood movies like "John Wick" has died. Nyqvist's representative Jenny Tversky said Tuesday that he died after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

Tennessee man takes Elvis guitar fight to appeals court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

A Tennessee man is asking an appeals court to overturn a decision awarding a guitar once owned by Elvis Presley to the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota.

Dutch sleuth hopes for breakthrough in biggest US art heist

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:45pm

A Dutch art sleuth who says he's following two possible leads in the largest art heist in U.S. history is hoping a $10 million reward will help track down the collection stolen from a Boston museum in 1990.

The Latest: Sanders attacks CNN, media in briefing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:57pm

The Latest on CNN's retracted Russia story (all times local):

Dizzee Rascal goes all the way in on rap on new album

Louise Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

British rapper Dizzee Rascal is going all the way in on rap on his new CD.

U2 bassist thanks band for helping him through addiction

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05am

In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits.

The Latest: Cosby lawyer doubts he'll speak publicly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:58am

The Latest on a California lawsuit claiming Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenage girl more than 40 years ago (all times local):

LaVar Ball appears at WWE event, son LaMelo uses slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:50am

LaVar Ball has brought his Big Baller Brand from the basketball court to the wrestling ring.

Longtime editor of venerable Yale Review stepping down

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:53am

The longtime editor of one of the world's oldest literary publications is stepping down.

Queen Elizabeth II to see an increase in official funding

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:24am

Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive an increase in the official funding she receives each year.

Rascal Flatts surprises bride and groom at wedding reception

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:20am

A bride and groom in Wisconsin got some surprise entertainment over the weekend when country music trio Rascal Flatts stopped by their wedding reception.

Box Office Top 20: 'Transformers 5' tops with series low

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:31am

Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" topped the box office charts, but it was a dubious success. The fifth installment in the series took in a franchise low of $68.5 million in its first five days in theaters, $44.7 million of which came from weekend sales.

Detroit studio gets historic marker after facing demolition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

A legendary recording studio in Detroit that once welcomed artists such as Aretha Franklin and Miles Davis has received a historic marker just four years after being targeted for demolition.

Spokeswoman: Cosby town hall's about education, not assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

A spokeswoman for Bill Cosby is clarifying the purpose of the comedian's planned town hall meetings after she and a colleague initially appeared to draw a link between the meetings and his mistrial on felony charges of sexual assault.