Chara, Dunn join jaw-dropping club of playing through pain

BOSTON (AP) — Barry Melrose strapped on a fiberglass contraption that made him look like Hannibal Lecter. Rick Tocchet figured he looked more like Darth Vader. Zdeno Chara resembled ...

Lightsaber recognized as official discipline by French Fencing Federation

Traditionally, fencing consists of three disciplines — foil, epee, and saber — but now the French Fencing Federation (FFE) has announced a rather unexpected fourth — the lightsaber. ...

May the Fourth Be With You: Taiwan President appears at Star Wars event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least a hundred Taiwanese Star Wars fans showed up near Taipei 101 to mark May 4, and one of them turned out to be President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文). Fans of the science ...

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...

Most senior Catholic charged with child sex abuse convicted

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Ca...

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France (AP) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies, because its fencing federation has b...

Moscow Star Wars school trains novice Jedi

Green and red beams of light shine out of the practice room into the autumn darkness. They make the circular pavilion in this park in Moscow look almost like a spaceship. Inside, around 10 students fr...

Meet Captain South Africa; she'd rather not punch criminals

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The usual suspects — Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Darth Vader — roamed the halls at Comic Con Africa. There were also a few African characters on display: Kwezi, Captain South Afri...

Steve Bannon plans Brussels-based foundation 'The Movement' for EU far-right

Right-wing ideologue Steve Bannon is preparing a European foundation which would advise and support populist forces across the continent, the US-based Daily Beast reported on Saturday. The organizati...

Disney announces new Star Wars 'Clone Wars' episodes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Disney says it will release new episodes of the Star Wars animated series "The Clone Wars" on its upcoming streaming platform. The 12-episode run was announced Thurs...

Quotes on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court

Quotes on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court: "There is no one in America more qualified for this position and no one more deserving." — President Donald Trump. ...

Photo of the Day: Kylo Ren throws first pitch at Taiwan baseball game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Star Wars villain Kylo Ren was spotted throwing the first pitch at the home stadium of the professional Taiwanese baseball team the Fubon Guardians before a game on Saturda...

Darth Vader, Chewbacca visit Taiwan's Presidential Office to mark Star Wars Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and a many other characters from the Star Wars film series showed up at Taiwan's Presidential Office this morning to celebrate May 4th...

'Star Wars' lightsaber and 'Ben Hur' chariot to be auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia including costumes and props used by James Dean and the lightsaber wielded by Obi-Wan Kenboi in "Star Wars" are headed to the auction blo...

Veteran dies getting wish of seeing 'Star Wars' movie

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — An Air Force veteran whose wish to see the new "Star Wars" movie has died, but not before seeing the movie. The family of 69-year-old Ron Villemaire, a self-desc...