‘Mockingbird’ author compared hometown to Elvis’ Graceland

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee railed against her Alabama hometown…

College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case…

NCAA tournament selection show back to bracket-first format

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA Tournament selection show is returning to CBS and its traditional…

Minnesota politician thanks Fox for condemning Jeanine Pirro

NEW YORK(AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked Fox News on Monday for condemning comments made…

Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has come to the rescue of a fellow…

Winning documentary portrays Israeli human rights lawyer

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP)  — A documentary about an Israeli human rights lawyer has won the top…

Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

NEW YORK (AP)  — A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection…

Showtime cancels ‘SMILF’ after reports of on-set misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — Showtime says the comedy series “SMILF” has been canceled. The announcement Friday comes…

R. Kelly: ‘We’re going to straighten all this stuff out’

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday, shortly after…

For Jussie Smollett, 1 story equals 16 felony counts

CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury’s 16-count indictment announced Friday against Jussie Smollett might be the result…

R. Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 child support payment was made on his behalf

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 child…

R. Kelly released from jail after payment made

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday, shortly…

Richmond exhibit seeks to reimagine Confederate statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone…

Don’t stop the music: Campaign songs tell candidates’ story

When Elizabeth Warren took the stage to launch her presidential run to the strains of Dolly…

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ dies at 73

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the “Airwolf” television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life,…

Emoji gods approve skin-tone options for couples of color

NEW YORK (AP)  — In 1664, Maryland passed the first British colonial law banning marriage between…

Smollett indicted on 16 counts stemming from reported attack

CHICAGO (AP)  — A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony…

AP source: Yankees buy back YES control with Amazon help

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon…

Court denies new trial in ‘Serial’ podcast murder case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s highest court denied a new trial Friday for a man whose murder…

‘Zorba the Greek’ composer Theodorakis hospitalized

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — “Zorba the Greek” composer Mikis Theodorakis has undergone surgery in Athens to…

Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they are conducting an internal investigation to determine the source…

Festival co-founder: Lineup for Woodstock 50 coming soon

NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang says the wait is almost over regarding performers…

Actor drops ‘Carlton Dance’ suit against video game maker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit…

Police: After jail, Taylor Swift’s stalker breaks in again

NEW YORK(AP)  — A man recently jailed for breaking into Taylor Swift‘s New York City townhouse…

After making millions, R. Kelly could be left with nothing

CHICAGO (AP)  — R. Kelly grew up in a public housing project in one of Chicago’s…

Paley Center TV festival goes live online with PaleyTV

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — When stars of “The Walking Dead” and “This Is Us” appear at…

Police: Taylor Swift stalker re-arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man who served jail time for breaking into Taylor Swift’s Manhattan…

Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi‘s government says…

Insta-Monarch: Queen Elizabeth makes first Instagram post

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has posted her first Instagram image. The media-savvy queen posted…

Annie Lennox pushes for global feminism on Int’l Women’s Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Annie Lennox has a sweet dream — that the world will embrace…