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Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson to retire over health issues

Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson to retire over health issues

ATLANTA — Republican Sen.
Placido Domingo concert opening sports complex in Hungary

Placido Domingo concert opening sports complex in Hungary

SZEGED, Hungary — Placido Domingo received a warm reception Wednesday at a concert in Hungary to inaugurate a new soccer stadium for a Catholic diocese, the second of the opera star's European engagements since he was accused of sexual harassment in

Comedian says hammers got him ousted from Idaho statehouse

BOISE, Idaho — A comedian known for smashing fruit and vegetables with giant wooden hammers says he was escorted out of Idaho's Statehouse when he entered the building carrying two of the hammers.
PR firm: 'Every iota' of Smollett claim true; police differ

PR firm: 'Every iota' of Smollett claim true; police differ

CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett's PR team says "every iota" of his account of being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in Chicago is supported by police evidence despite police repeatedly saying it was all staged.

LA's Music Center Plaza reopens after $41 million renovation

LOS ANGELES — The downtown Los Angeles Music Center's plaza has reopened to the public after two years and a $41 million renovation. Civic and community leaders declared the 36,000-square-foot (3,344.

OxyContin maker negotiating settlement worth a reported $12B

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Purdue Pharma would devote its profits to cleaning up the devastation wrought by opioids, and the controlling Sackler family would be out, under a $10 billion to $12 billion nationwide settlement taking shape at the negotiating table
Fall Preview: The women behind Elsa on 'Frozen 2'

Fall Preview: The women behind Elsa on 'Frozen 2'

NEW YORK — Years after "Frozen" came out, some of us still can't walk through our home without accidentally prompting "Let it Go" to erupt from some unseen toy. Elsa never really left us. But she's back.
Actor McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

Actor McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor who this fall will teach in the university's Department of Radio-Television-Film.
Virginia Beach official resigns over mass shooting response

Virginia Beach official resigns over mass shooting response

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Three months after a Virginia Beach city employee killed 12 people in a mass shooting , the city's executive resigned Wednesday following criticism from victims' family members and others about his response to the rampage.
Leslie Jones exiting 'SNL,' Kate McKinnon back next season

Leslie Jones exiting 'SNL,' Kate McKinnon back next season

LOS ANGELES — "Saturday Night Live" cast member Leslie Jones is leaving the NBC show after five seasons, while Kate McKinnon is sticking around.