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  • Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

    The sexual assault allegations that resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 after a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at…

  • Nyong’o, Blunt sparkle at Christian Dior couture garden show

    PARIS (AP) — Celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o and Emily Blunt sparkled in the heat at Christian Dior’s vivid couture show, hosted in a timeless conservatory in Paris. It was the highlight of Monday’s fall-winter…

  • Miss Universe Paulina Vega refuses to give up her crown

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe has refused to relinquish her crown despite a tide of condemnation following pageant owner Donald Trump’s remarks on Mexican immigrants. Paulina Vega on Monday said she would…

  • Review: Holly Brown delivers with ‘A Necessary End’

    “A Necessary End” (William Morrow), by Holly Brown The desire for a child — an occasion that should be joyful — turns into a deadly obsession in the highly stylized “A Necessary End.” In the…

  • Rock opera ‘Deep Love’ takes the long road to NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s not much to do in eastern Idaho in the winter. It’s freezing, windy and depressing. Why not create a musical? Stay-inside weather — plus a healthy dose of heartache —…

  • Va. Festival of the Book accepting submissions for ’16 event

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Festival of the Book is accepting submissions from authors to participate in the 2016 festival. The festival is encouraging authors to submit new books published in 2015 or early…

  • Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway’s ‘On the Town’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned — a debut on Broadway. Producers of the…

  • Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style

    PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris’ fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week — that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline…

  • Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms…

  • Large wave washes out Jersey shore town’s fireworks display

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A large wave washed out the Fourth of July fireworks show in a Jersey shore community. Seaside Heights officials say a wave ran so far up the shore on Saturday…

  • America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

    Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:…

  • Panama too drops out of Trump’s Miss Universe pageant

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants. The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro…

  • Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

    AVON, Colo. (AP) — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to…

  • Mets broadcaster doing fine after health issue

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York Mets radio play-by-play man Howie Rose is back in New York and doing fine, after an episode on the team’s coast-to-coast flight in which he passed out from dehydration…

  • Dr. Dre announces new radio show on Apple Music service

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre will be busting through your speakers with a new radio show on Apple Music. On Friday, the 50-year-old rap mogul announced a new radio show called “The Pharmacy,” which…