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Philadelphia Orchestra goes on strike, cancels opening gala

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:51pm

The Philadelphia Orchestra has gone on strike, canceling an opening night performance that about 1,000 people had come to hear.

Mexico prosecutors eye son in killing of film director, wife

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:12pm

The murder of film director Leon Serment and his producer wife's subsequent death are believed to have been contract killings arranged by their son for the equivalent of about $5,200 per victim, Mexico City's top prosecutor said Friday.

Clinton in a landslide _ in endorsements: Do they matter?

David Bauder and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:01pm

"A clear and present danger to our country." ''Xenophobia, racism and misogyny." ''Beneath our national dignity."

Former 'Power Rangers' actor pleads not guilty to murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:41pm

A former "Power Rangers" actor charged with stabbing his California roommate to death with a sword has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Sanders and Giuliani among guests on Sunday's news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:11pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Damon Gupton joins cast of 'Criminal Minds'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11pm

Damon Gupton has joined the cast of "Criminal Minds" after Thomas Gibson was fired last month.

Prince William and Kate arrive in northern B.C.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11pm

Prince William and Kate have arrived at a small village off the coast of British Columbia in a replica aboriginal war canoe, ferried to a remote island by paddlers.

Man who got generations singing Oscar Mayer Wiener song dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:22pm

The man who got generations of hot dog lovers singing along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died.

AP Sources: Deal will allow Pitt visitation with children

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:41pm

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached a temporary custody agreement that will allow the actor to visit with his six children, sources said Friday.

John Legend to portray Frederick Douglass on 'Underground'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:21pm

Grammy-winning singer John Legend will play an iconic runaway slave-turned abolitionist on WGN America's drama series "Underground."

Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:43am

Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a nighttime heist at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, authorities said Friday.

Power goes out for more than an hour at Universal Studios

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:50am

Power went out for more than an hour and a half at Universal Studios in Orlando, forcing passengers to be evacuated from the Men in Black and Transformers rides.

Judge: Bieber must sit for deposition or face arrest, court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:11am

A Florida judge has ordered pop star Justin Bieber to sit down for a deposition within the next 30 days or face the threat of being arrested and brought to court.

Short on donations, Romania faces deadline to buy Brancusi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:52am

Romania's culture minister says the public has donated much less than needed to buy a nationally treasured work by sculptor Constantin Brancusi.

US rapper Gibbs cleared of sexual abuse charges in Austria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:31am

An Austrian court on Friday found U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs not guilty on charges of sexual abuse, ruling there was not enough evidence in the case involving a fan.

AP PHOTOS: Artist gets out his boxing gloves to create

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:11am

When he creates artwork, Omar Hassan doesn't get out his paintbrushes; he gets out his boxing gloves.

Literature Nobel to be announced Oct. 13, later than usual

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:51am

The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says this year's winner will be announced on Oct. 13, a week later than in previous years.

Story of Ugandan chess player inspires Alicia Keys song

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:10am

Alicia Keys has always been a supporter of female empowerment, so when the singer watched the new film "Queen of Katwe" and saw its female lead, Phiona Mutesi, win best male chess player, she was overjoyed.

Tim Burton slammed for comments on new movie's diversity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:30am

Tim Burton is getting criticized on social media over his explanation on why his new movie's cast is overwhelmingly white.

Hart? Hanks? New film academy members offer Oscar host ideas

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:20am

The newest members of the film academy will cast their first Oscar ballots this season, but the choice for Oscar host — usually decided in October — will be strictly up to Oscar brass.