'Black Panther' designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black ...

'Black Panther' costume designer blazes trail to inspire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter says she wants her Oscar recognition to create more opportunities for African-Americans and women of color who desire to follow her f...

Gucci creative head breaks silence over 'blackface' sweater

NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design...

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by...

How Virginia's top 3 leaders are handling scandals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All three of Virginia's top elected officials remain in office despite varying calls for their ouster amid scandals involving blackface costumes and sexual-assault allegations. Bu...

16-year-old girl dressed in T-Rex costume attacked by thug in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 16-year-old young woman, who wears an inflatable T-Rex costume to raise funds, on Friday (Feb. 8) reported being assaulted while performing on the streets of Tainan. On Fr...

In or out of the House, John Dingell was at home on Twitter

DETROIT (AP) — Right up until the end, John Dingell wouldn't go down without a fight — or a tweet. The longest-serving member of Congress in American history, who died on Thursday at...

The Latest: Republican: Photo fallout 'divine retribution'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the racial and sexual assault allegations that have engulfed Virginia's top three elected officials, all Democrats (all times local): 1:20 p.m. ...

Bryce Dallas Howard paraded through Harvard before roast

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Bryce Dallas Howard has been paraded through Harvard Square by extravagantly costumed college students. The "Jurassic World" star is being honored Thursday as...

The Latest: Marvel's Lee gets superhero worship at memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a public memorial for Marvel Comics' Stan Lee (all times local): 10:30 p.m. At a Hollywood memorial, Stan Lee was called a mythmake...

Stan Lee to get superhero send-off at Hollywood memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Among comics lovers, Stan Lee was as much a superhero as the characters he helped create. Those fans, along with Lee's friends and colleagues, will get to pay thei...

Chinese tourist takes out Shanghai Disney mascot in 20 seconds flat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In yet another instance of Chinese tourists abusing mascots at Shanghai Disneyland, a male visitor yanked the ear of the mascot for ShellieMay, apparently inflicting an injury ...

Media night more like a mosh pit and Mardi Gras

ATLANTA (AP) — Super Bowl Media Night is the NFL's version of a rock concert, with player interviews rather than music. It's a Mardi Gras party, complete with the costumes. ...

After the overdose: A family's journey into grief and guilt

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Bigge...

5 burning questions ahead of the Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations t...