Recreating 'Aladdin's' magic with Will Smith and fresh faces

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical genie w...

Eric Talmadge, AP's North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has...

Eric Talmadge, AP's North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world's least-understood nations, has died. He ...

New museum opening at Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) — A new museum opening at the Statue of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the iconic structure has had on the world. ...

'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging

NEW YORK (AP) — Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis...

Weather blocks paratrooper drop in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Gloomy, rainy weather has forced cancellation of a planned drop in Ohio of paratroopers from a plane used in the D-Day invasion. A C-53D Skytrooper named "D-Day D...

75 years later, French 'HistoPad' offers new view of D-Day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The French and the Americans are working together again on a D-Day project — this time to give museum visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the milestone W...

Close Ivory Market in Japan, Beginning with Hankos

A new campaign from WildAid and Tears of the African Elephant, a Japanese NGO, calls on Japan to end its ivory trade starting with abandoning ivory hanko stamps. Roughly 80% of Japan’s ivory con...

The message that brought Clarkson, Monae to 'Uglydolls'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson says that she doesn't love acting but she makes an exception for animation. It's part of the reason she agreed to voice the lead character in "Uglydolls," an animated...

Summer Movie Preview: 'The Lion King' roars again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Jon Favreau has just left a scoring session for "The Lion King " with Hans Zimmer and an orchestra. It was for the stampede (yes, THAT stampede). And it will come as no sur...

Here's what's playing at the movies this summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer starts in May at the movies and The Associated Press has you covered with a month-by-month guide of what's playing at the theaters, and on Netflix, from the biggest blockbust...

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of a Japanese megahit comic series of master thief Lupin The Third, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, sa...

Taipei Astronomical Museum entrance free on Children’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In celebration of Children’s Day, the Taipei Astronomical Museum is offering free entry on Thursday (April 4). In addition to free admission on Children’s D...

Now in theaters: 'Letter from Masanjia' leaves Taiwanese audience in tears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In 2012, a woman in Oregon found a hidden letter inside a Halloween decoration she bought at a local store, which led her to discover a horrifying secret in China and the pligh...

Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us abo...