Nevada desert towns prep for possible 'Storm Area 51' influx
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for "Storm Area 51" are from Earth, not outer space. No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns of Rachel and Hiko near the once-secret military research site are preparing for an influx of people over the next few days.
No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star.
The Latest: No rulings, no Britney Spears at court hearing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on the court conservatorship of Britney Spears (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A hearing to review the court conservatorship that controls the money and affairs of Britney Spears has ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the singer.
Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna's lingerie show
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes.
Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew.
Report: More people are supporting nonprofit news sites
NEW YORK (AP) — Nonprofit news organizations, a growth area in the troubled field of journalism, are broadening their base of support to take in almost as much from individual donors as they do from foundations.
Review: A space odyssey with Brad Pitt in 'Ad Astra'
Having stayed rigorously close to his native New York for much of his career, writer-director James Gray has lately been making up for lost time.
Review: From god to devil: Doc tells Maradona's mythic tale
Who's that amazingly expressive actor they got to play Diego Maradona? The one you can't take your eyes off of, whose every facial muscle can project joy, pain, sadness, humor or anger from miles away, and sometimes all at once? Oh wait — this is a documentary, and this is Maradona himself, one of the most colorful and fascinating personalities in all of sports, with a life story bordering on the mythic.
Brad Pitt and James Gray take a giant leap with 'Ad Astra'
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray. In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama.
Author Graeme Gibson, longtime partner of Atwood, dead at 85
NEW YORK (AP) — Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Wednesday at age 85.
Review: Guitar czar Joel Paterson rules on retro Beatles ode
Joel Paterson, "Let it Be Guitar!" (Bloodshot Records) Close your eyes, picture Chet Atkins pulling up a bar stool on the beach at Waikiki and coolly plucking out a surfy rendition of Paul McCartney's iconic "Michelle."
Strategist for Sen. Warren on longlist for poetry award
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's reach has extended into the world of literary prizes. A communications strategist for the Democratic presidential contender's campaign is on the poetry longlist of the National Book Awards.
White House upgrade: First lady's done a lot with the place
WASHINGTON (AP) — She's done a lot with the place. Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency.
Producer: 'The Rookie' co-star's misconduct claims unfounded
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Afton Williamson's claims of misconduct against her on the set of "The Rookie" weren't substantiated by an independent investigator, according to the ABC drama series' producer.
Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums
NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated.
Veteran television newsman Sander Vanocur dies at 91
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday.
Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first.
Tekashi 6ix9ine testifies for prosecution at gang trial
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified on Tuesday against two alleged members of a Brooklyn street gang, describing how he discovered a formula for success with the crew before betraying it by becoming a prosecution witness.
Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 9-15
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 9-15. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
Football carries television networks until start of season
NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim.
'Jeopardy!' host Trebek says he's resumed chemotherapy
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.
Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of 'She Said'
"She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" (Penguin Press), by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the behind-the-scenes book about how these reporters investigated Harvey Weinstein, is jarring, riveting and, for journalism, necessary.
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75
NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer.
Benetton makes a splash on the eve of Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) — Benetton has long made waves off the runway with its provocative advertising campaigns. But the storied family-owned knitwear brand is seeking to make waves inside the world of Italian fashion under the artistic guidance of French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
Review: Linwood Barclay's 'Elevator Pitch' is vivid story
"Elevator Pitch: a Novel" (William Morrow), by Linwood Barclay It first seems like an accident when a Manhattan office tower elevator smashes to the basement below, killing four people.