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Brooke Astor collection heads to research room at library

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:14am

The New York Public Library is beginning construction on a new study and research room that will house 1,800 books and three portraits that philanthropist Brooke Astor willed to the library after her death at age 105 in 2007.

Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 3:39am

Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died.

Jerusalem backlash casts shadow over Eurovision contest

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:18am

When the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israelis hoped other countries would follow suit. Instead, the move has created a backlash. The latest setback threatens the contested city's hopes of hosting the 2019 Eurovision song contest — an affair that has become something of a national obsession.

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:14pm

A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of "Last Week Tonight" and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country's crackdown on human rights.

Michelle Obama discusses new memoir at library conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:22pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama will discuss her upcoming memoir "Becoming" as she kicks off the American Library Association's annual conference in New Orleans.

Days after rapper's Florida slaying, a suspect is arrested

Josh Replogle and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:50pm

A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida.

Rapper Jim Jones among 4 arrested after Atlanta police chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:54pm

Rapper Jim Jones has been arrested after a brief police chase in west Georgia.

ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:44pm

ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.

Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice, has died

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:34pm

Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, died Thursday.

ABC says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:33pm

ABC says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.

Conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer dies at 68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:44pm

Conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer dies at 68.

France's presidential palace hosts electronic music show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:00pm

The courtyard of the French presidential palace was converted into a giant dance floor for one evening on the country's Music Day.

Abloh's historic debut at Vuitton is a big draw in Paris

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:28pm

The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show.

Directors Guild says industry is still mostly white and male

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:18pm

A new study by the Directors Guild of America finds that despite high-profile releases like "Get Out" and "Wonder Woman," film directors remained overwhelmingly white and male among the movies released last year.

Demi Lovato sings about addiction struggles on 'Sober'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:46pm

Demi Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety in March, but her new song indicates she may no longer be sober.

AP PHOTOS: Toasts, kisses and laughs at Clooney AFI gala

Chris Pizzello, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:09pm

George Clooney, this is your life.

Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

Josh Replogle and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:04pm

A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida.

Amy Schumer gets into the podcast game

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:58am

Amy Schumer is used to getting glammed up for red carpets, TV shows and movies, but for her new podcast, it was all about comfort.

The Latest: Suspect in rapper's slaying held without bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:53am

The Latest on a suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death (all times local):

Jane Fonda to be honored at Traverse City Film Festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:24am

Jane Fonda will receive a lifetime achievement award at a northern Michigan film festival led by fellow Oscar winner Michael Moore.