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Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:40am

Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.

Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:11pm

Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias took home seven awards apiece, including six shared awards for their hit duet "El Perdon," at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.

Student gets custom trombone, peers get music knowledge

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:00pm

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is no stranger to New Orleans' music scene, having grown up inside it.

Start of 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest soaked by rain

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 7:50pm

The start of the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was marked with thunderstorms, but the music played on to crowds that were thinned by the bad weather.

The Latest: Investigators consider overdose in Prince death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 7:32pm

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

Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 7:00pm

Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.

Official Whitney Houston doc in the works from Oscar-winner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:11pm

An official Whitney Houston documentary is in the works from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald. It will be the first to be authorized by the late pop superstar's estate since her death in 2012 at age 48. Altitude Film Entertainment announced the project on Thursday.

Alicia Vikander takes on Lara Croft role in 'Tomb Raider'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 6:04pm

Alicia Vikander is following in Angelina Jolie's butt-kicking footsteps.

Official: Investigators considering overdose in Prince death, whether doctor supplied drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:51pm

Official: Investigators considering overdose in Prince death, whether doctor supplied drugs.

'Bomb' hooked to man in animal suit really flotation device

Kasey Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 5:51pm

A young man in an animal costume and surgical mask who walked into a Baltimore TV station Thursday claiming to have a bomb was shot and wounded by police, who determined that his alleged explosive consisted of aluminum-wrapped chocolate bars duct-taped to a flotation device.

The Latest: Man's 'bomb' was candy bars wrapped in foil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 4:41pm

The Latest on a man shot by police after he walked into a Baltimore TV station dressed in an animal costume and claiming to have a bomb: (all times local):

Fans' Holy Grail: unreleased songs in Prince's vault

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 4:31pm

Before his death, fans searching online for Prince were likely to find just a handful of his performance videos and almost none of his recorded music. In the days since he died, YouTube and other uploading sites have been flooded with hundreds of hours of the superstar musician's songs, concert footage, TV appearances and music videos.

Obamas, Bidens to kick off USO comedy show next week

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 4:00pm

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are joining their wives next week for a USO comedy show in observance of Military Appreciation Month.

Alec Baldwin to host revived 'Match Game' on ABC this summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:30am

It's going to be fun and games for Alec Baldwin as he joins Steve Harvey and Michael Strahan for ABC's summer prime-time game-show block.

Les Waas, creator of the Mister Softee jingle, dies at 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:21am

Les Waas, the advertising legend behind the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks for more than half a century, has died. He was 94.

Police: Katt Williams charged with battery in Georgia

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:00am

Comedian and actor Katt Williams was arrested after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager, police in an Atlanta suburb said Thursday.

Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:02am

Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis, several news organizations reported.

Duke Ellington personal items heading to NYC auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:31am

More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction.

Caitlyn Jenner uses women's room at Trump hotel, posts video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:21am

Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump's offer and used the women's restroom at one of his luxury buildings.

Holocaust Remembrance Day to connect 9 states with plays

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:21am

Events in nine states will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with readings of plays that deal with that darkest time in world history.