A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal.
Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including "Saturday Night Live," died Monday in Arizona. He was 96.
Rapper Beanie Sigel has been moved from a federal prison to a halfway house after serving a two-year tax evasion sentence.
In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting. It was the ALS Association, not the ALS Foundation.
Action movie veteran Jackie Chan admits doing stunt work is "not like it used to be" as he no longer bounces back from big scenes.
Tune-in alert: Taylor Swift is performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Emigdio Vasquez, whose bold use of color, exacting brush skills and uncanny ability to capture everyday people in dramatic moments made him one of the most influential pioneers of the Chicano art movement, has died in California. He was 75.
Carol Burnett is being honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart.
Celine Dion is postponing her music career to focus on her health, husband and three children.
Actress Sharon Stone is scheduled to speak at a civic awards dinner in the northwestern Pennsylvania county where she grew up.
The Fort Wayne "Potato Chip Lady," who became a local celebrity after appearing on several late night talk shows with her collection of chips that resembled celebrities and animals, has died, her daughter and a funeral home said. She was 90.
Police say Matt Derenbecker, a 22-year-old former Louisiana high school basketball star who in recent years played at LSU, Dayton and New Orleans, has died.
Vladimir Beara, the Yugoslavian star who is considered one of soccer's greatest goalkeepers, has died. He was 85.
Henry Stone, a fixture on the R&B and disco scene who was instrumental in the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band, has died. He was 93.
Charges have been dropped against three people accused of causing a disturbance outside singer Taylor Swift's beachside home in Rhode Island.
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson has lost her bid as an independent candidate for a seat on a county commission in Tennessee.
Dorothy Salisbury Davis, a prize-winning mystery writer whose books include the best-selling "A Gentle Murderer" and numerous other works praised for their psychological suspense, has died. She was 98.
Martha Stewart says her younger sister, Laura Kostyra Plimpton, has died in a Connecticut hospital of a brain aneurysm. She was 59.
Actress Marilyn Burns, perhaps best known as the heroine in the 1974 horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died at her Houston-area home. She was 65.