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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' star, dies at 89

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She ...

Police report multiple victims in Tennessee school shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Multiple people including a police officer were shot Monday at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, authorities said, adding that the scene had been secured. ...

Ross Stripling pitches ... financial advice during pandemic

Ross Stripling has spent much of the last two months working on an island —- the one in the kitchen of his Houston home. With baseball halted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Ang...

Shirley Knight, Oscar-nominated actress, has died at 83

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shirley Knight, the Kansas-born actress who was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to play an astonishing variety of roles in movies, TV and the stage, has die...

Lots of surprises but no clear message from Virginia primary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's off-year elections later this year — when 140 legislative seats and partisan control of the Legislature is up for grabs — may signal what the rest of the country's mood...

Feisty Virginia primaries closely watched for national trend

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The s...

Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name "Doris Day," cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention. The beloved singer and actress, who died Monday at 97 , was a contemporary of M...

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the m...

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

NEW YORK (AP) — William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the m...

Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. Bob Thomas...

Burt Reynolds, star of film, TV and tabloids, dead at 82

Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights," commercial hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit&...

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. TRUMP: 'ABSOLUTE RIGHT' TO PARDON MYSELF ...

Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86

Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He 86 ...

AP Was There: The 1st Grammy Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: The Grammy Awards celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sunday in New York City. The Associated Press will be there, as it was when the awards were first held on ...

Fight for Virginia House continues with court hearing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The long-running fight for control of the Virginia House of Delegates isn't over. A federal judge is set to hear arguments Friday in a federal lawsuit challengin...