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W.E.B. Griffin, prolific military novelist, dead at age 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 3:47pm

W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died.

No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:22am

Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault.

Ancient site linked to Caesar's murder to open to public

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:30am

A complex of ancient temples in Rome that are linked to the scene of Julius Caesar's murder will be opened to the public.

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 10:30am

Refusing to back down amid a mounting battle over Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, the government of President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that it will hold its own huge concert to rival one being organized by a billionaire backer of opposition leader Juan Guaido and import tons of aid from Russia.

First-ever 'Jeopardy!" team contest draws top champions

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:55am

Glance around the "Jeopardy!" set during rehearsals for its first-ever team championship and it's easy to be intimidated by the assembled brain power.

Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:21am

Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head.

Million-selling 'Questioneers' team readies new picture book

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 7:03am

The million-selling "Questioneers" team of author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts has an Election Day special planned.

Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:06pm

Actress Julia Roberts will be this year's recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema.

The Latest: Chicago police still seek Smollett interview

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:38pm

The Latest on the reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local):

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:02pm

Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett aren't speaking publicly about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor.

Don Cheadle sports political shirts as he hosts 'SNL'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:22am

Don Cheadle delivered some political messages along with jokes as he hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time.

Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

Sylvia Hui and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:52am

Victoria Beckham doesn't need celebrities at her fashion shows — her A-list family provides more than enough star power.

'Black Panther' costume designer blazes trail to inspire

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:02am

Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film "Black Panther," Carter believes she can "knock down" more doors so others like herself can walk through them.

Jussie Smollett attorneys' statement: No truth to reports that "Empire" actor played a role in attack on him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:00pm

Jussie Smollett attorneys' statement: No truth to reports that "Empire" actor played a role in attack on him.

Manhole fires force evacuation of NYC theater complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:17pm

A series of manhole fires in midtown Manhattan on Saturday forced the evacuation of a theater complex where performances of plays including "Jersey Boys" and "Avenue Q" were underway.

Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:54pm

Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine's Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married.

Actor William Shatner debuts country songs at Grand Ole Opry

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:54pm

Actor William Shatner boldly went where no "Star Trek" captain has gone before when he took the stage for the first time for the Grand Ole Opry radio show to sing from his new album of country songs.

Medical emergency triggers stampede at San Francisco theater

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:52pm

Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater Friday night after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting.

Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:38pm

Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday.

Director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms" wins Berlin Film Festival's top Golden Bear award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:26pm

Director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms" wins Berlin Film Festival's top Golden Bear award.