- Review: James Abel's 'Protocol Zero' disappoints Updated: Aug-03-15 1:52 pm
"Protocol Zero" (Berkley), by James Abel
- Lebanon's trash crisis worsens amid rising heat, anger Updated: Aug-03-15 1:40 pm
BEIRUT - It's summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut's beaches and nightclubs. But the country's own citizens are suffocating from mountains of stinking garbage collecting on the streets - yet another reflection of government paralysis and its inability to find a solution for the capital's rubbish.
- Increased film incentives attracting production crews Updated: Aug-03-15 12:18 pm
LA GRANGE, Kentucky - Kentucky's enhanced film incentives program has started attracting more movie makers.
- Investigation Discovery network can get you hooked on crime Updated: Aug-03-15 11:59 am
NEW YORK - Henry Schleiff wants to simplify your life.
- Bobbi Kristina Brown to be buried next to mother Updated: Aug-03-15 11:59 am
WESTFIELD, New Jersey - A hearse is carrying the body of Bobbi Kristina Brown to her final resting place.
- Brett Eldredge selected to judge Miss America pageant Updated: Aug-03-15 11:55 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Country singer Brett Eldredge is the first of seven judges to be announced for ABC's live broadcast of the 2016 Miss America competition.
- Ike Barinholtz book coming in 2017 Updated: Aug-03-15 11:25 am
NEW YORK - Ike Barinholtz is the latest funny person with a book deal.
- Sen. Schumer, comedian Amy Schumer call for more gun control Updated: Aug-03-15 11:25 am
NEW YORK - Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control.
- Boston Symphony Orchestra extends contract of music director Updated: Aug-03-15 11:13 am
BOSTON - The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending the contract of its music director, who last year became the orchestra's youngest conductor in a century.
- Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie Updated: Aug-03-15 11:13 am
BEIJING - Action star Jackie Chan said Monday that he wants to work with his son Jaycee on a movie and an album as they mend their relationship after Jaycee was imprisoned on a drug charge.
- Shiawassee Queen riverboat sold for $50, dismantled Updated: Aug-03-15 10:01 am
CHESANING, Michigan - A riverboat that for years was as symbol of the Saginaw County community of Chesaning and its popular summer music festival has been sold for $50 and dismantled.
- Novelist imagines the life of Pissarro's mother Updated: Aug-03-15 9:52 am
"The Marriage of Opposites" (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffman
- 'Preacher Pimp' painting prompts protests in Middle Georgia Updated: Aug-03-15 8:22 am
MACON, Georgia - A panting titled "The Preacher Pimp" on display at the Tubman Museum in Macon is drawing protests from some religious leaders.
- Celebrity chef: Trump lawsuit against him is 'without merit' Updated: Aug-03-15 8:02 am
WASHINGTON - Celebrity chef Jose Andres has responded to a lawsuit filed by Donald Trump's organization against Andres' organization for backing out of a hotel project in Washington.
- Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement Updated: Aug-03-15 7:34 am
ST. LOUIS - EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fatal Confrontations with Police," an upcoming book published by The Associated Press (www.ap.org/books ).
- Lollapalooza ends 30 minutes early due to weather in Chicago Updated: Aug-03-15 7:22 am
CHICAGO - Severe weather forced the Lollapalooza music festival on Chicago's lakefront to end a half-hour early Sunday night.
- Police: Woman killed in crash after 'American Idol' audition Updated: Aug-03-15 6:52 am
LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pennsylvania - Police say one woman was killed and five others were injured in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia after attending "American Idol" auditions.
- Chita Rivera tells young performers to lose the lip-syncing Updated: Aug-03-15 3:37 am
BEVERLY HILLS, California - Musical theater great Chita Rivera has friendly advice for young stars who are unable to dance and sing at the same time: Learn how.
- 2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest Updated: Aug-03-15 3:23 am
POMONA, California - Two women died from suspected drug overdoses at a popular weekend music festival, prompting calls for an investigation and concern over the use of narcotics at youth-oriented events.
- Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive Updated: Aug-03-15 1:32 am
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.
- Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations Updated: Aug-02-15 10:56 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said.
- AC/DC's Rudd pleads not guilty to breaching detention rules Updated: Aug-02-15 10:52 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty on Monday to breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol.
- Panthers OT Michael Oher not a big fan of 'The Blind Side' Updated: Aug-02-15 6:31 pm
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina - When people first meet Michael Oher naturally they want to ask him about the 2009 hit movie "The Blind Side," which is based on his life as an underprivileged youth growing up in Memphis, Tennessee.
- 2 women dead from suspected drug overdoses at music fest Updated: Aug-02-15 6:14 pm
POMONA, California - Two women are dead from suspected drug overdoses after authorities say they collapsed at the HARD Summer music festival.
- Chicago's Lollapalooza resumes after storm evacuation Updated: Aug-02-15 4:43 pm
CHICAGO - Organizers of Lollapalooza say they are reopening the music festival after the threat of a storm prompted them to evacuate attendees.