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Donald Trump speech beats Hillary Clinton in TV viewership

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:41pm

Donald Trump pulled off the upset — at least in television popularity.

Court order sharply narrows Prince's potential heirs

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 2:41pm

A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate narrowed down the wide pool of potential heirs for the late superstar's fortune on Friday, ruling out nearly 30 claimants while ordering genetic testing for six purported family members.

Washington Monument reopens; elevator bearings replaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:20am

The Washington Monument has reopened after being closed for nearly a week because of problems with its elevator.

Ken Barrie, voice of Postman Pat, dies at 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:41am

Ken Barrie, who provided the voice of affable animated letter-carrier Postman Pat, has died. He was 83.

Internet star Hayes Grier hospitalized after bike accident

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:10am

Internet celebrity and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Hayes Grier is recovering after a dirt bike accident.

Potter play hype shows the world is still wild about Harry

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:31am

There are fans with wands and wizard costumes, midnight book parties and throngs of excited muggles. Harry Potter's magic is back.

VP Biden to appear on episode of 'Law & Order: SVU'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:30am

You have the right to remain starstruck: It's Vice President Joe Biden on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Debra Messing, Blake Shelton spar over presidential campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:20am

Actress and outspoken Democrat Debra Messing has called a Twitter truce with country singer and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton following a politically charged spat.

George Strait to honor Jim Lauderdale at Americana Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:20am

Country music star George Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Americana Honors and Awards Show, to be held Sept. 21 in Nashville.

Cosby drops litigation against accuser in sex assault case

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:11pm

Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit that demanded the accuser in his criminal case repay the money from their confidential 2006 court settlement.

Memorial to slain Navy Seal Chris Kyle unveiled in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:21pm

A memorial for slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974.

Judge says he may allow cameras in Prince estate proceedings

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:21pm

A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate said Thursday he'll consider allowing cameras in court on a hearing-by-hearing basis, but broader questions of access into business dealings of the late superstar's entertainment empire — and the many potential heirs claiming a stake to it — will have to wait.

Yes, Harrison Ford uses checklists when he flies

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:01pm

Yes, Harrison Ford uses a checklist when he flies his plane.

Mary J. Blige files for divorce from husband of 13 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:21pm

Mary J. Blige is ending her marriage to her husband-manager after nearly 13 years.

Edible balloons, frozen treats: Ice Cream Museum is coolest

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:52pm

Move over Willy Wonka. A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber, a "swim" in a pool of faux rainbow sprinkles and, of course, scoops of heavenly ice cream.

APNewsBreak: Official Prince tribute concert set for October

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:12pm

Prince's family says an official tribute concert honoring the late icon will take place in October in the singer's hometown of Minneapolis.

Lady Gaga hits stage for invite-only show for DNC delegates

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:11pm

Lady Gaga hit the stage at an invitation-only concert Thursday for delegates to the Democratic National Convention, covering classic songs from Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, the Beatles and others.

You want your MTV? It's back -- on VH1

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:01pm

MTV is rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and says the channel plans to serve up heaps of nostalgia for fans of "Beavis and Butt-head," ''Daria," ''Total Request Live," and other MTV staples.

Talk show host, actor Jerry Doyle found dead at Vegas home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:21pm

Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.

Longtime 'Sesame Street' characters will remain on show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:51pm

"Sesame Street" characters Bob, Gordon and Luis aren't going away.