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Copperfield testifies on illusion where man says he was hurt

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:06pm

David Copperfield insisted Tuesday he knew of no one being injured during 20 years of performing a signature vanishing act at the center of a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall during a Las Vegas performance.

Court orders judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:04pm

Pennsylvania's highest court on Tuesday ordered a judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions, following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out.

Foy: 'Crown' pay gap issue 'definitely opened my eyes'

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:38pm

Claire Foy says the controversy over her pay for the Netflix series "The Crown" has changed her approach to Hollywood.

3 murdered Mexican film students caught in gang turf battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30pm

Three vanished film students whose case had become emblematic of Mexico's 30,000 missing people were killed after being caught unaware in the midst of a drug gang turf battle, officials say.

Pennsylvania high court orders judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old drug, gun convictions.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:26pm

Pennsylvania high court orders judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old drug, gun convictions.

McConaughey fears March for Our Lives will get 'hijacked'

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:08pm

A month after speaking at the March for Our Lives in his hometown of Austin, Texas, Matthew McConaughey says he supports some gun control but fears the youth-led movement could be "hijacked" by those hoping to eliminate all guns in the United States.

The Latest: Judge rejects mistrial bid in Copperfield trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:00pm

The Latest on civil trial involving Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield and a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in a signature Copperfield illusion in 2013 (all times local):

Disney shows how Han Solo and Lando meet at CinemaCon

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:54pm

The Walt Disney Studios has previewed a scene from the Star Wars spinoff "Solo" featuring the card game where Han Solo and Lando Calrissian meet at CinemaCon Tuesday in Las Vegas. The scene cuts off right as the two space scoundrels decide to bet their ships.

The men of Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale' make a stand on season 2

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:44pm

In the new season of "The Handmaid's Tale," there are tantalizing flashbacks to what preceded the Republic of Gilead, the bleak shredding of a flawed but free society. There also are suggestions that a fight is brewing against the oppressive state and its enslavement of women.

RFK funeral train photo exhibit: Kennedy's final journey

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:42pm

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 50 years ago this June fractured the nation just two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and five years after his brother John F. Kennedy was killed.

Kansas makes case for visit from 'Star Wars' actor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:24pm

Kansas is rolling out the welcome mat after "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill tweeted about wanting to visit.

First lady Melania Trump greets the Macrons with a hat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:13pm

Melania, or more specifically Melania's hat, what were you saying?

'Infinity War' caps a decade of success for Marvel Studios

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:58am

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talks about his job like a fan who's just lucky to be there.

A look at how Marvel Studios built a box-office juggernaut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:39am

Marvel Studios has built a movie empire that has not only proved crowd-pleasing, but has also racked up box-office profits to the tune of nearly $15 billion in the 10 years since "Iron Man" was released.

Masseuse accuses Marvel's Stan Lee of fondling himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:06am

A Chicago masseuse is suing Marvel Comic's Stan Lee, accusing him of inappropriate behavior during two massages in 2017.

Review: Van Morrison in relaxed groove with jazzy reworkings

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:44am

recycle old songs and standards with a brand new approach.

Ibrahim Nasrallah wins Arabic book prize for dystopian novel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:35am

Jordanian-Palestinian writer Ibrahim Nasrallah has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction with a novel about humanity's capacity for savagery.

Tisch Fund gives $10 million for arts-mental health

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:46am

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has pledged $10 million to fund arts programs focused on mental health issues in New York City.

Stephanie Blythe stars in Met production of 'Cendrillon'

Mike Silverman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:08am

It was opening night for the Metropolitan Opera's production of Massenet's "Cendrillon" and Stephane Blythe — all but absent from the house for three years — was nervous as she sat backstage waiting to go on as the wicked stepmother.

Here's what's playing this summer at the movies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:42am

Dates are subject to change.