Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds are the season's first Oscar winners. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the filmmaker and two actresses will receive honorary Academy Awards Nov. 14 at its annual...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths — Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Paul Dana, Dale Earnhardt, Ayrton...
OULU, Finland (AP) — Who can play wildest on an instrument no one can see? A record 30 air guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a stage in northern Finland to answer just that question. The 20th Air Guitar World Championships kicked off Thursday with 30 "dark horses...
NEW YORK (AP) — David Oyelowo, who played the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film "Selma," says there's an interesting upside to not getting an Oscar nomination. "In many ways I think we probably got more attention for not being nominated," he said in a recent interview. "I'...
LONDON (AP) — Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will receive a major career honor at this year's London Film festival, where two of her latest films are screening. The Australian actress will be presented with the British Film Institute Fellowship at an Oct. 17 ceremony. BFI...
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming installation at the Children's Museum of Manhattan invites kids to explore the sounds, sights and flavors of New York City. Young visitors will play-act parallel parking, driving a taxi and writing a parking ticket inside an interactive 3,000-square-...
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany say they have finally figured out what killed Knut, the polar bear who was a worldwide celebrity. Knut drowned four years ago after swelling of his brain caused him to collapse and fall into his enclosure's pool at Berlin Zoo. In an article...
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. A new exhibition highlighting the significance of the cute white bunny's Dutch creator Dick Bruna puts his work alongside that of the artists who inspired him, including Henri Matisse, Fernand Leger and members...
LONDON (AP) — A grand piano that featured on many of ABBA's biggest hits is going up for auction in London. Sotheby's is offering the instrument, owned by the Stockholm music studio where the 70s Swedish super-group often recorded. The auction house said Thursday the piano by...
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with "...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri safety Cortland Browning and wide receiver Wesley Leftwich have knee injuries and...
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Jury convicts white supremacist of killing 3 people at Kansas City-area Jewish sites last year.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Interim Illinois football coach Bill Cubit joked about the blue blazer he wore to talk to...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A man and a woman have been charged in the death of a 1-year-old child in St. Joseph. The...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charlie Strong lived up to his word: If a Texas freshman could beat out a veteran in training...