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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller. The ABC series will have just 16 episodes next season. And fans will have to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears. Beyonce won eight awards, including video of the year, and performed five...
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's mayor has inaugurated a memorial to a hero: a plaque commemorating David Bowie's time in the then-divided city in the late 1970s. Mayor Michael Mueller recalled Bowie's "special relationship" with Berlin as he unveiled the plaque Monday at the building...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An ethnic Chinese rapper in Malaysia has been detained for allegedly insulting Islam in his latest music video. Wee Meng Chee, popularly known as Namewee, was detained Sunday at Kuala Lumpur's airport as he returned from abroad. Police on Monday...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on numerous film scores, has died. He was 94. Thielemans died in his sleep in a Belgian hospital on Monday, his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said. The official, who spoke...
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his Danish supermodel girlfriend weren't injured when their vehicle was involved in a minor accident in the Hamptons over the weekend. Police in the village of East Hampton say the accident occurred around 4:...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas Steinbeck, the eldest son of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and a prominent author and screenwriter in his own right, died Thursday at his Santa Barbara home. He was 72. "The Grapes of Wrath" author's son, who was working on a memoir at the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of NBC Sports said Thursday the Rio Games are a huge hit and that he doesn't anticipate having to make concessions to advertisers. While NBC's prime-time viewership for the Rio games hasn't reached the levels of London 2012, the dip has been offset by...
Source: Getty Images (Clayton, MO) -- A final vote to raise the purchase age of tobacco products in St. Louis...
Source: Getty Images LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials say no genetic material from invasive bighead or silver carp...
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army plans to start operating a $4.5 billion plant next week that will destroy the nation's...
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says the president of its U.S. business is retiring after about two years on the job,...
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says the president of its U.S. business is retiring after about two years on the job,...