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Rock superstar Tom Petty dies; sold 80 million records

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as "Fre...

Judge rejects Roman Polanski victim's bid to end case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end the criminal case against the fugitive director. Judge Scott Gordon ruled Fri...

Bennington's death mirrors that of close friend Cornell

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington came as a surprise to the world when it was announced, but it also struck similarities to the death of fellow rocker and close frie...

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," the hugely successful underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at age 81. ...