Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles
NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently — a one-man show.
Brooks will star in his first solo show Monday at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles....
Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him
ATLANTA (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.
Willie Myrick recou...
For Wrigley, it's party of a century
CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at Wrigley, the famed ballpark got quite the birthday bash on Wednesday...
Hillary Clinton daring women to compete
BOSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.
The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state addressed a women's leadership conference in Boston on Wednesday, an...
Man who was feared charged with murder in nursing home deaths
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday.
Guillermo Correa, 56, was in custody after being...
Russian social media CEO quits, flees country
MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the...
Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires
NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.
The nation's largest police force learned the hard way that there are legions online devoted to short-circuiting even the best-intentioned public...
Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.
NASA scientist Kelly Brunt said it is more a wonder than a worry and is not a threat to shipping or sea level...
Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants
WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network.
Starting on May 21, Amazon Prime...
People's 'Most Beautiful' title given to one with grace and humility
It's Lupita's world, and we're all just living in it. The stunning Oscar winner for her role in "12 Years a Slave" has just been named People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman in the world.
People's editorial director says there was "really no...