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  • Maine TV news co-anchors quit on the air

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two news co-anchors for a Maine television station surprised viewers and colleagues by quitting on the air, later citing frustration with their management. Cindy Michaels and …


  • ND surgeon acquitted of drugging, raping his wife

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday acquitted a North Dakota surgeon accused of drugging his wife and raping her while she was unconscious on all charges. Jon Norberg …


  • TV chef Art Ginsburg _ Mr. Food _ dies at 81

    Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Fla., Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81. Ginsburg — …


  • Mo. movie plot attack suspect planned ‘09 attack

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of plotting to open fire inside a Missouri movie theater during a “Twilight” showing and attack a nearby Walmart was arrested in …


  • Elmo actor resigns amid underage-sex allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which …


  • Mo. movie plot attack suspect planned ‘09 killing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of plotting to open fire inside a Missouri movie theater during a “Twilight” showing and then attack nearby Walmart was arrested in …


  • Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which …


  • Documentary: Inmate may be involved in OJ case

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A documentary says a Florida death-row inmate might have been involved in the murder of O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife and her friend, a claim being criticized by …


  • Justin Bieber gets love at American Music Awards

    Justin Bieber may be Canadian, but he was the all-American boy at Sunday night’s American Music Awards. The pop singer dominated the awards show, winning three trophies, including artist of …


  • ‘Lincoln’ director Spielberg speaks in Gettysburg

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two-time Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg expressed a sense of humility Monday as he delivered the keynote address during ceremonies to mark the 149th anniversary …


  • ‘Lincoln’ director Spielberg speaks in Gettysburg

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Director Steven Spielberg will make the keynote remarks at the 149th commemoration of “The Gettysburg Address,” while his new movie about President Abraham Lincoln is in …


  • Justin Bieber dominates at American Music Awards

    America proved its Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Bieber’s wins included the show’s top award, artist of the year. His …


  • Justin Bieber wins 3 AMAs, including top honor

    America proved its Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Bieber’s wins included the show’s top award, artist of the year.


  • Bieber, Swift, Minaj and Carly Rae Jepsen win AMAs

    Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift performed their new singles. The 18-year-old won favorite pop/rock …


  • Justin Bieber wins AMA, Usher performs

    Justin Bieber is thanking his haters. The 18-year-old won favorite pop/rock male artist at Sunday’s American Music Awards and gave a shout-out to those who didn’t think he would last …


  • Singing stars arrive for American Music Awards

    Pink on a song with Lauryn Hill? The pop star hopes so. Pink said on the red carpet of the American Music Awards that she’d like to collaborate with the …


  • ‘Twilight’ finale dawns with $141.3M weekend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sun has set on the “Twilight” franchise with one last blockbuster opening for the supernatural romance. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” sucked …


  • Pop-filled night planned for American Music Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Along with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj is the top nominee at Sunday’s American Music Awards, but the rapper-singer isn’t concerned with her four nominations. “I don’t do …


  • Obama warns against ‘ramping up’ in Gaza crisis

    BANGKOK (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday an incursion by Israel’s forces into the Gaza Strip could only deepen its death toll, cautioning against an escalation even as he …


  • Obama, on Asia trip, first pays visit to Thailand

    BANGKOK (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday launched a three-day Southeast Asia tour, hailing alliances with countries such as Thailand as cornerstones of the administration’s deeper commitment to the …


  • The birth of J.C. Penney’s leader

    NEW YORK (AP) — NAME: Ron Johnson OCCUPATION: Chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co.


  • NY prosecutor admits he acted in 1970s porn films

    CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A district attorney in upstate New York has admitted that he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s, then lied when questioned about it during his …


  • Eisenhower Memorial approval delayed into 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general’s family continues to object …


  • Eagles’ Glenn Frey teaches songwriting; talks tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years after Glenn Frey began crafting some of the most memorable rock songs ever, the Eagles musician and singer finds himself in a new role …


  • AP PHOTOS: Impacts of the Gulf oil spill

    BP has agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off …


  • ‘Star Wars’ figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. “Star Wars” action figures join centuries-old …


  • Author barred from Atlanta Jewish book festival

    ATLANTA (AP) — An author whose outspoken criticism of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank got him banned from a Jewish book festival will instead speak at a sold-out …


  • Petraeus affair and the role of biographers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The affair between retired Army Gen. David Petraeus and author Paula Broadwell is but an extreme example of the love/hate history between biographers and their subjects. …


  • Fla. socialite at center of general’s sex scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When news vans camped outside her stately home, a Florida socialite tied to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal fell back on her informal credentials as …


  • Guilty plea expected by reputed Conn. mobster

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 76-year-old reputed Connecticut mobster is expected to plead guilty in a weapons and prescription drugs case that has revealed the FBI’s belief that he has …

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