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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok blasts after raid finds bomb components BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of…

  • Documentary on talented, troubled singer delayed by widow

    WASHINGTON – Few things in Vic Chesnutt’s life occurred without struggle. Chesnutt’s insightful, often autobiographical songs about vulnerability and mortality never attained huge commercial success, but earned praise and respect from fans, fellow musicians, and…

  • Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    BOX OFFICE-WAR ROOM Christian film is top new film at theaters NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama “War Room” is the top new film at theaters, according to the weekend’s box office figures. “Straight…

  • Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream,” has died. He was 76. In a statement, Craven’s family said that…

  • Legendary horror film director Wes Craven dies at age 76; made ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary horror film director Wes Craven dies at age 76; made ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’

  • ‘Compton’ tops box office for 3rd week; ‘War Room’ surprises

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama “War Room” made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron’s music drama “We Are Your Friends” fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton”…

  • China’s leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates — including with a massive military parade — the victory over Japan…

  • Attorney: Robin Williams’ bikes are an issue in estate fight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legal fight over late actor Robin Williams’ possessions includes his large bicycle collection, artwork, books and other items worth millions of dollars, an attorney for his widow said Friday. Robin…

  • AFI Silver’s ‘Heavy Metal Picnic’ recalls 1985 concert

    WASHINGTON — It’s been called the Woodstock of Potomac, Maryland. Thirty years ago, thousands of people converged upon the Full Moon Jamboree, a two-day outdoor concert on a farm off River Road. Now, the event is remembered in…

  • TV academy, actors union toast diversity at pre-Emmy party

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With hit shows like “Empire,” ”black-ish” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” diversity is the new normal in TV. That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating the…

  • Owen Wilson, Lake Bell try to survive in ‘No Escape’

    WASHINGTON — “No Escape” would have been a runaway action success 30 years ago, back when Sylvester Stalone stalked the Vietnamese jungle in “Rambo” (1985), Libyan terrorists chased Christopher Lloyd for plutonium in “Back to the Future” (1985)…

  • Student Academy Award winners to spend a week in Hollywood

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fifteen aspiring filmmakers have already caught the attention of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy has announced the winners of its Student Academy Awards, and says…

  • Lee, Rowlands, Reynolds to receive honorary Academy Awards

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds are the season’s first Oscar winners. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the filmmaker and two actresses will…

  • New ‘Star Wars’ teaser released with new footage

    WASHINGTON – “Star Wars” fans are buzzing about a newly released teaser, showing new footage of Finn (John Boyega) holding a lightsaber. The clip runs just a few seconds and was release on Instagram. Could this teaser…