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Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah, 'Despacito'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:38am

Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town road and ridden it to the top of the Billboard charts for 16 weeks, tying a record set by Mariah Carey and Luis Fonsi.

Actress charged with drug possession in North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:37am

Actress Sonja Sohn, who played a detective in the HBO series "The Wire," is facing charges of felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:24am

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Maui Bigelow has always been curvy and built a social media presence by embracing every pound.

Knight Foundation funding studies on media and democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:06am

A foundation that specializes in journalism is pledging nearly $50 million for research in how social media and technology impacts democracy.

Double take: Celebrities take mistaken identity in stride

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:03am

"Hey, aren't you ..." Well, no. As famous as they are, celebrities sometimes get misidentified as another A-list face, but many told The Associated Press that they take it in stride.

Iowa State pays, praises ex-director to end Lego art dispute

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:23am

In 2016, Iowa State University accused an employee of fraud and theft in a dispute over the unusual but lucrative campus assets she managed: popular outdoor sculptures made of thousands of Lego bricks.

Shannen Doherty to appear on 'Riverdale' Luke Perry tribute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 9:08am

Shannen Doherty will guest star in the season four premiere of "Riverdale ," which is set to honor Luke Perry.

Review: In Tarantino's latest, a radiant Hollywood fable

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 8:48am

or at least, what he thinks is so great about them.

Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:36am

The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing.

Pioneering Native American author honored with peace prize

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:58pm

A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

Robert Morgenthau, longest-serving Manhattan DA, dies at 99

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:02pm

The longest-serving former Manhattan district attorney who tried mob kingpins, music stars and white-collar criminals and inspired a character on 'Law & Order' has died.

Robert Morgenthau, ex-prosecutor and Manhattan's longest-serving DA who inspired 'Law & Order' character, has died at 99

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:57pm

Robert Morgenthau, ex-prosecutor and Manhattan's longest-serving DA who inspired 'Law & Order' character, has died at 99.

With a wide smile for his mom, Prince George turns 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:34pm

Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday.

Pageant winner ousted after tweets on Muslims, black people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:10pm

The Miss World America organization has stripped its Michigan pageant winner of her title, which she says was because of tweets she made about Muslims and black people.

TV personality Jesse James offers reward for return of dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:08pm

Reality TV star Jesse James is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of one of his beloved dogs.

Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:05am

A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds.

Ali called Marvel about 'Blade' after 'Green Book' win

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:47pm

Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and "Blade." Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character in a reboot.

Famed architect Cesar Pelli dies at 92

Jennifer Peltz and Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:33am

Architect César Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world's tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92.

Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

Michael Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:09am

Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal.

Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:09am

The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard.