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Alabama music fest ends after weather plagued 2018's event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:39pm

The largest music festival in Alabama's most populous city has announced that this summer's event was its last, as weather issues had plagued the two days of shows.

Angelina Jolie seeks support for Venezuelan refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:27am

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says the exodus of millions of Venezuelans from their country has led to a "shocking" migrant crisis in South America that was "predictable and preventable."

A year into #MeToo, what's next for the movement?

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:03am

By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears.

Gun charge dismissed against 'Meet the Putmans' father

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:49am

A federal gun charge has been dismissed against a Michigan man who appeared with his family as the central figure in the TLC show "Meet the Putmans."

After making a hit, 'Making a Murderer' returns with more

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:09am

The "Making a Murderer" filmmakers were in many ways in a race against the clock to make part two of their series, now available on Netflix.

'Black Panther' costume designer to receive career award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:03am

Ruth E. Carter, the creator of the stunning costumes of "Black Panther" and numerous other Hollywood films, will receive the career achievement award at next year's Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Rapper whose lyrics reflected Baltimore's pain fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 9:16am

A rising Baltimore rapper who advocated for nonviolence and whose lyrics often reflected the city's trauma has been shot and killed.

French film star Catherine Deneuve receives Japanese award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:33am

French film star Catherine Deneuve received Japan's most prestigious art award on Tuesday at a ceremony in Tokyo, where she was greeted by Emperor Akihito.

Julia Roberts, Constance Wu celebrated at InStyle Awards

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:29am

Julia Roberts was brought to tears by "Notting Hill" writer Richard Curtis, Jeff Goldblum showed off his socks and celebrated his 66th birthday with a cupcake, and Constance Wu spoke the power of representation Monday night at a glitzy soiree in Los Angeles.

Trump presidency inspires wave of books on impeachment

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:03am

More than 40 years after working on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman is back on the case.

Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:01am

Sean "Diddy" Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx.

Rosie O'Donnell is engaged, no wedding date set

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:14am

Rosie O'Donnell is getting married.

Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in hot Fiji for 3-day visit

Kirsty Wigglesworth and Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:31pm

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the South Pacific.

Dave Dave, who was set afire as boy, died of natural causes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:16pm

Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that artist Dave Dave, who was badly scarred when his father set him on fire as a boy, died of natural causes.

Bible Museum admits some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 5:07pm

When Washington's $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the authenticity of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls.

Man shot by guard in lobby of local Washington Fox station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:42pm

A security guard shot a man at Washington's local Fox station Monday after he kicked through a pair of locked doors and tried to enter the lobby, police said.

'Wonder Woman' sequel pushed back to summer 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:24pm

The world will have to wait a little longer for the "Wonder Woman" sequel, which will now arrive in theaters in summer 2020.

Billionaire Boys Club's Joe Hunt seeks cut in life sentence

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:14pm

The young Joe Hunt once used his intelligence, a high-energy salesman's patter and powers of persuasion to get wealthy friends to invest in his Billionaire Boys Club to fuel an opulent lifestyle that abruptly ended with a first-degree murder conviction and a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

PBS docuseries 'Native America' recreates cultures pre-1492

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:41pm

The story of Native America taught in U.S. public schools usually begins at contact with European explorers. Children then get lessons about Thanksgiving, maybe the Trail of Tears or the 19th century wars over the removal of tribes in the American West. Rarely discussed is life in the Americas before Columbus' 1492 voyage.

Rowling, Tolkien, Austen novels vie for bragging rights

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:24am

The results are in for an impassioned national election that put the popularity of candidates Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling on the line.