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Romania: tiny percentage of funds needed for statue raised

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:20am

Romania's premier says the public has donated less than 3 percent of funds needed to purchase a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, considered one of the country's finest modern art works.

Spain's Prado unveils major exhibit of Dutch master Bosch

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 6:20am

It may not be the most suitable exhibit for the squeamish but the Prado Museum's 500th anniversary display of the most and best of Dutch Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch is definitely a must for art lovers, and maybe gore freaks too.

Johnny Depp's daughter defends him after abuse allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:40pm

Johnny Depp's 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse.

Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 2:40pm

Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond.

Iran arrest 8 people for making 'obscene' music videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 1:30pm

An online report in Iran says authorities have arrested eight people for producing allegedly "obscene" music videos.

Social media buzzing over Harvard grad's spoken-word speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:10am

Social media is buzzing over a Harvard graduate's poetic commencement speech, which has garnered millions of views and the attention of celebrities.

The Latest: European artists win for cartoons on migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:50am

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

Dick Van Dyke coming to hometown to restore home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:30am

Dick Van Dyke plans to return this summer to the eastern Illinois town where he grew up to lead a fundraising drive aimed at saving his childhood home.

Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:20am

Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadrian," died Saturday in his native Tuscany.

Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:50pm

Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.

The Latest: Bratton says comments not about all in hip hop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:00pm

The Latest on New York Police Commissioner William Bratton's recent comments, where he labeled rappers as thugs following a multiple shooting at a hip-hop concert (all times local):

'Shield' actor's words used against him in murder trial

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:11pm

An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.

Judge orders Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:11pm

A judge ordered Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife Amber Heard after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised.

Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:11pm

As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore.

Police test bullets from shooting at T.I. concert in NYC

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:00pm

Police conducted ballistic tests Friday to determine whether more than one gun was used in a shooting inside a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra gets $2.9M for music education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:51pm

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says it has received a roughly $3 million donation for its music education programs.

The Latest: Police testing bullets in T.I. concert shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:30pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:30pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Spoleto Festival USA begins 40th season in South Carolina

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:20pm

The 40th season of the Spoleto Festival USA opened Friday amid tributes to the men who established the internationally known art festival and remembrances of the nine people fatally shot in a city church last year during a Bible study.

The Latest: Actor's attorney seeks manslaughter conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:40pm

The Latest on the murder trial of an actor from TV series "The Shield" (all times local):