• Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is cutting Washington visit short after Gaza rocket attack on Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is cutting Washington visit short after Gaza rocket attack on Israel.
  • Asian shares sink, tracking Friday’s retreat on Wall Street

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand’s market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index skidded 3.1 percent to 20,962.77, while the Shanghai Composite index declined 1.0 percent …
  • Mueller report details emerge, but few see fight as over

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first glimpse into the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide. The four-page summary of Robert Mueller’s probe released by Attorney General William Barr didn’t satisfy many who wanted more details. But in a bitterly divided country, the little bit that was known stirred …
  • Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

    KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people, an Israeli rescue service said, an attack that could set off another round of violence shortly before the Israeli election. The sounds of air raid sirens woke up the residents of the residential Sharon area, northeast …
  • Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland. There they board a bus for a quick trip to a building …
  • Jacinda Ardern

    New Zealand to probe role of spies, guns in mosque attacks

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday that it would hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry, the country’s highest form of investigation. “While New …
  • Jan Cornelius Kuiper, Jacobus Andries Koster, Johannes Willemsen, Hans ter Laan

    Justice sought for 4 Dutch journalists killed in El Salvador

    It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts. Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs and, carrying their recording gear, walked single-file down a …
  • R. Kelly

    Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement, the government’s Dubai Media Office also denied claims by his lawyer in …
  • Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper to bring star power to Vermont commencement

    JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) — A university in Vermont has announced singer, songwriter and activist Cyndi Lauper will return to the school to give its commencement address. Northern Vermont University-Johnson said Lauper will deliver the address May 18. The 65-year-old attended what was then known as Johnson State College in the 1970s. She didn’t earn a degree but launched a career …
  • Dubai government tells AP singer R. Kelly has no planned concert and “has not been invited by the Dubai royal family.”

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai government tells AP singer R. Kelly has no planned concert and “has not been invited by the Dubai royal family.”
  • Barbra Streisand

    Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for “speaking their truth.” Streisand had received bitter criticism online after she was quoted in The Times of London as …
  • Keith Flint

    Service planned for Keith Flint of The Prodigy fame

    LONDON (AP) — The surviving members of the band The Prodigy have invited fans of the late Keith Flint to line a procession route ahead of a private service celebrating his life on March 29. The band tweeted Saturday that a church service for Flint will be for family and close friends only but that speakers would be provided so …
  • A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

    MOSCOW (AP) — An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the White House has cast a spotlight on more than a dozen Russian nationals, including billionaires, an elusive linguist, an ambassador and a pop star. A look at …
  • R. Kelly

    R. Kelly’s trip to Dubai off for now as contracts reworked

    CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking the judge in the sexual …
  • Donald Trump

    Media quick to declare Trump as Mueller’s winner

    NEW YORK (AP) — A media narrative declaring President Donald Trump the clear victor of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian electoral tampering investigation settled in Sunday before more than a handful of Mueller’s actual words has become public. Poised for news on the investigation for months, news organizations jumped on Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report. Barr said …
  • Candace Cameron-Bure, Andrea Barber, Jodie Sweetin

    ‘Fuller House’ actress gets co-star’s support

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Candace Cameron Bure says “family sticks together no matter what,” in what seems a sign of support for “Fuller House” co-star Lori Loughlin, who has been charged in an alleged college admissions scandal. Bure delivered that message in her acceptance speech Saturday night at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Funny TV Show. She …
  • Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Sean Hannity, the “witch hunt” was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday’s news that special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded a nearly two-year investigation into …
  • Fran McCaffery

    NCAA Latest: Buckeyes, Hokies close 1st round with wins

    The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:35 a.m. The first round of the NCAA Tournament is complete. Ohio State beat Iowa State in the Midwest Region, then Virginia Tech held off a comeback attempt by Saint Louis in the East Region to reduce the 68-team field to 32 teams. The 11th-seeded Buckeyes beat …
  • Emilia Clarke

    ‘Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke says she’s had 2 aneurysms

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke revealed Thursday that she has had two life-threatening aneurysms, and two brain surgeries, since the show began. An unknown actress before landing the role, Clarke had just finished filming her first season as Daenerys Targaryen, the “Mother of Dragons,” on the HBO fantasy series when she had the first aneurysm …
  • You dumped cable? Comcast hopes to reel you back in

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month to appeal to cord-cutters. The new service, “Flex,” available March 26, brings together apps that customers already pay for, like Netflix, Amazon’s video or HBO, and free services like YouTube, Pluto and Tubi, and lets users search for TV shows and movies …
  • David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long. He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Letterman quit in 2015 after 33 years as a late-night host on CBS and NBC, and is beginning his second season on his more leisurely-paced Netflix show. “That’s not …
  • Larry Cohen, Cynthia Cohen

    Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

    NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films “It’s Alive” and “God Told Me To,” has died. He was 77. Cohen’s friend and spokesman, the actor Shade Rupe, said Cohen passed away Saturday in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. Cohen’s films were schlocky, low-budget films that developed cult followings, spawned sequels and gained …
  • Film Title: Us

    Get Out! Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ shatters records with $70.3M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, “Us,” debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, well above forecasts, had few parallels. It was the largest debut for an original horror film (only the “It” remake and …
  • Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots. Dogfish learned from Kodak that heightened levels of acidity …
  • Fox 2000, arm behind ‘Hidden Figures,’ to close under Disney

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as “Hidden Figures,” ”Love, Simon” and “Life of Pi,” is closing shop under the Walt Disney Co. A person familiar with the decision who was not authorized to speak publicly said Thursday that Disney will complete the films currently in production, but that no more will …
  • Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film. The visionary mind behind “Blue Velvet,” ”Mulholland Drive” and “Twin Peaks” is imparting this and other wisdom, like never giving up final cut, in a new MasterClass on creativity and filmmaking that’s available now for enrollment online. Lynch joins an …
  • Kevin Tsujihara

    Warner Bros.’ chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John Stankey announced Tsujihara’s exit as chairman and chief executive of Warner …
  • Dick Dale

    Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, ‘Miserlou’ composer, is dead

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin'” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were available. Dale liked to say it was he and not …
  • Candace Cameron-Bure, Andrea Barber, Jodie Sweetin

    ‘Fuller House’ actress gets co-star’s support

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Candace Cameron Bure says “family sticks together no matter what,” in what seems a sign of support for “Fuller House” co-star Lori Loughlin, who has been charged in an alleged college admissions scandal. Bure delivered that message in her acceptance speech Saturday night at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Funny TV Show. She …
  • Larry Cohen, Cynthia Cohen

    Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

    NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films “It’s Alive” and “God Told Me To,” has died. He was 77. Cohen’s friend and spokesman, the actor Shade Rupe, said Cohen passed away Saturday in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. Cohen’s films were schlocky, low-budget films that developed cult followings, spawned sequels and gained …
  • Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

    MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn’t worried about China’s growing global clout or its ambitions to dominate the future of technology: Monaco. Xi visited the tiny Mediterranean principality Sunday as part of a European tour that is clouded by mixed feelings about how to engage with China and benefit from its …
  • R. Kelly

    Dubai denies there were plans for R. Kelly concert

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement, the government’s Dubai Media Office also denied claims by his lawyer in …
  • Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper to bring star power to Vermont commencement

    JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) — A university in Vermont has announced singer, songwriter and activist Cyndi Lauper will return to the school to give its commencement address. Northern Vermont University-Johnson said Lauper will deliver the address May 18. The 65-year-old attended what was then known as Johnson State College in the 1970s. She didn’t earn a degree but launched a career …
  • Adele and Jennifer Lawrence whoop it up at NYC gay bar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bar patrons in New York’s Greenwich Village were in the right place at the right time when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence showed up. The Daily News reports Grammy-winning singer Adele and her Oscar-winning actress pal hit the gay bar Pieces on Friday night, to the delight of the crowd. They drank and danced and schmoozed, hugging …
  • Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller’s confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year probe into President Donald Trump and Moscow’s efforts to elect him. Barr was on pace to release his first summary of Mueller’s findings …