LOS ANGELES | Fox renews ‘Lethal Weapon’ with new co-star

LOS ANGELES — “Lethal Weapon” will have a new co-star when it returns to Fox for a third season. Seann William Scott will replace Clayne Crawford in the action drama based on the movie franchise. The 41-year-old Scott is best known for his role as Steve Stifler in the “American Pie” film series. Warner Bros. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Fox renews ‘Lethal Weapon’ with new co-star

NEW YORK | The Weeknd, Jason Mraz, Fantasia set for Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK — The Weeknd, Jason Mraz, Fantasia and Tony winner Brandon Victor Dixon will appear at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony this month. The organization announced Friday that Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Leon Bridges, Stephen Dorff, Chad Elliott, Bob Gaudio, Nora Guthrie, Keith Stegall and Steve Wariner will also attend the … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Weeknd, Jason Mraz, Fantasia set for Songwriters Hall

AUSTIN, Texas  | Texas governor’s school safety talks to tackle gun control

AUSTIN, Texas  — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s meetings on school violence and safety have promised to wade into the thorny issue of gun control with the next round. The Republican has been a staunch supporter of gun rights and worked to expand them in the state in recent years. He called for a series of … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas  | Texas governor’s school safety talks to tackle gun control

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.  | Hillary Clinton to address New York Democrats

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.  — Hillary Clinton plans to address New York state Democrats at the party’s nominating convention on Long Island. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and Democratic presidential nominee will speak Wednesday afternoon on the first day of the two-day gathering. At the convention, the party will nominate its candidate to succeed ex-Democratic … Continue reading HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.  | Hillary Clinton to address New York Democrats

MBANDAKA, Congo  | Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

MBANDAKA, Congo — Congo’s health ministry has announced six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day. A dozen health workers in the northwestern provincial capital of Mbandaka have received vaccinations as the impoverished nation tries to contain the deadly virus in the … Continue reading MBANDAKA, Congo  | Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

NEW YORK  | Reese Witherspoon launching audiobook project

NEW YORK  — Reese Witherspoon is launching another literary project. The Oscar-winning actress is collaborating with the audio producer-distributor Audible on audio editions of works highlighted in her Hello Sunshine book club. Witherspoon has recommended Curtis Sittenfeld’s story collection “You Think It, I’ll Say It” and other works by women. The project with Audible, owned … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Reese Witherspoon launching audiobook project

BRUSSELS | Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

BRUSSELS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users. In testimony to be broadcast live, Zuckerberg will be questioned by leaders of the European Parliament’s main party groups and committees. Zuckerberg testified last … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

LONDON | US bishop at royal wedding thought invitation was a prank

LONDON — The American bishop whose sermon caused a stir at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle thought the invitation was a prank. Rev. Michael Curry told ITV that he thought “somebody was doing an April Fools’ joke on me.” Curry’s sermon, entitled “The Power of Love,” was one of the most discussed … Continue reading LONDON | US bishop at royal wedding thought invitation was a prank