Waiting for tonight: J. Lo on performing at the Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — It’s less than 24 hours to stage time and Jennifer Lopez is readying her big performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, summing it up with seven words: “Yeah, we're in the thick of it.”...

'Joker' leads British Academy Awards race amid controversy

LONDON (AP) — The superhero villain saga “Joker” leads the race for Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, a glitzy event that has been overshadowed by criticism of the nominees’ lack of diversity. ...

Lady Gaga: 'I better hear no lip-syncing' at halftime show

MIAMI (AP) — Descending from the air, Lady Gaga kicked off a pre-Super Bowl concert by mimicking her entrance to her Super Bowl halftime performance three years ago, which earned her raved reviews. ...

Adam Levine relieved halftime show stress is behind Maroon 5

MIAMI (AP) — A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Super Bowl event in Miami on Saturday, telling the crowd he was relieved the pressures of the halftime show were be...

50 Cent, DJ Khaled join Fat Joe at pre-Super Bowl concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Fat Joe brought New York hip-hop to Miami for an energetic pre-Super Bowl concert a day ahead of the big game. The Bronx rapper was joined by fellow New Yorkers 50 Ce...

49ers, Chiefs hold final walk-throughs before big game

MIAMI (AP) — The 49ers and Chiefs held walk-throughs on a rainy Saturday, one day before they will meet in the Super Bowl. San Francisco used the University of Miami’s indoor facilit...

Shaquille O’Neal on Kobe Bryant: 'We love you, brother'

MIAMI (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal paid tribute to his friend and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, with one of their shared favorite hobbies: music. O’Neal, who moonlights as DJ Diesel, bro...

Stewart headlines celebratory night for Joe Gibbs Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, the throwback, blue-collar “People's Champion” of NASCAR, is once again the headline act. Stewart was one of five inductees Friday night into th...

Virus rattles Chinese communities, canceling new year events

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with people staying inside whenever possible, wearing medical masks when they mu...

Las Vegas preparing to host celebration of Miracle on Ice

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Valvo remembers vividly where he was when the U.S. Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet Union in 1980, and two days later beat Finland for the gold medal. Jus...

Chesney's "Boys of Fall" has extra meaning at Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — Through his song “Boys of Fall,” Kenny Chesney has a direct connection to this Super Bowl. The song has become something of an anthem for high school football, celebrati...

Candidates brace for frenzied weekend of Iowa campaigning

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are preparing for a final, frenetic weekend of campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses, kick-starting the battle to take on President Donald T...

Property where Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash once lived sold

HENDERSONVILLE (AP) — The lakefront property in Tennessee where Johnny and June Carter Cash lived for more than 30 years has been sold for $3.2 million. The Hendersonville Standard ...

Southern band takes on Trump as impeachment vote nears

NEW YORK (AP) — For the rock band Drive-By Truckers, it's demoralizing to release angry songs about Donald Trump's America just as the president's impeachment trial is winding down toward an acquittal...

One hit no more: Persistence pays off for Billy Ray Cyrus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Most people would say that Billy Ray Cyrus has been lucky to keep finding himself in the middle of massive pop culture moments over this three-decade long career in music and t...