AP PHOTOS: Spanish towns embrace peculiar old festivals

ACEHUCHE, Spain (AP) — Spain has a rich tradition of colorful, and sometimes bizarre, festivals. The best-known ones are in the summer, including running with bulls through the narro...

PHOTOS: Showbiz mourns losses, from Luke Perry to Doris Day

The world of entertainment said goodbye to some legends in 2019 — from ebullient musical comedy star Carol Channing to Carol Spinney, the man behind Big Bird. There were farewells f...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childho...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer ...

Russell says Abrams' new 'Star Wars' script made her cry

NEW YORK (AP) — Keri Russell says that when J.J. Abrams sent her his version of the script for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," it overwhelmed her. "When I read his script that he...

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge offers new world at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is on the same land as Disneyland, but stepping into the new attraction shows an entirely different world. The theme park offered medi...

Harrison Ford, Hamill and Lucas mourn Chewbacca actor Mayhew

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five "Star Wars" films and was beloved by the franchise's fans. ___ "Peter Mayhew ...

Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died. Mayhew's family said in a statement Thursday that he died at his home in Texas on Tues...

Family says Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died at age 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family says Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died at age 74.

Oprah Winfrey makes Stella McCartney scream at Paris show

PARIS (AP) — Words were almost inaudible amid the screams at the Paris Fashion Week show where Stella McCartney presented a collection that toyed with draping and upcycling. Such exu...

New Disney area to immerse parkgoers in a Star Wars story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The world of Star Wars is coming from a galaxy far, far away to become the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is an adve...

'Star Wars' Chewbacca actor fights for Venezuelan children

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He fought in epic battles against the galactic empire. Now an actor who portrayed "Star Wars" legend Chewbacca is fighting for Venezuela's poor with an online fundraising campa...

'Solo' shows off young Chewie, from a veteran Wookiee actor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Solo: A Star Wars" story doesn't just introduce audiences to a new actor playing Han Solo, it shows his sidekick Chewbacca in ways he hasn't been seen in previous "Star Wars" films...

Review: A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff 'Solo'

If there's one takeaway from "Solo: A Star Wars Story ," it's that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he'd talked ...

Review: A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff 'Solo'

If there's one takeaway from "Solo: A Star Wars Story ," it's that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he'd talked ...