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  • Daredevil to walk on moving, 400-foot-high Ferris wheel

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the days leading up to one of his craziest stunts ever, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has done the following: drop his kid off at school. Paint windowsills. Mow the lawn.…

  • Lifetime planning behind-the-scenes ‘Full House’ TV film

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime says it’s joining in the ‘Full House’ revival with a behind-the-scenes movie of the long-running family sitcom. With the working title, “The Unauthorized Full House Story,” the film promises to…

  • Miss Piggy is recipient of prestigious New York museum award

    NEW YORK (AP) — A prestigious award from the Brooklyn Museum honors women who have made outstanding contributions in their fields. This year’s surprise honoree is … Miss Piggy. The Muppets character joins a distinguished…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    SUSPECT DIES-BALTIMORE-FUNERAL Two-hour funeral held for Baltimore man who died of injury sustained in police custody. BALTIMORE (AP) — Clerics, civil rights activists and civic leaders attended the funeral of a Baltimore man who died…

  • Viola Davis to star as Harriet Tubman in HBO movie

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in a HBO movie about the abolitionist hero. HBO said Monday that the project is based on the…

  • Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95. Meadows died of natural causes Sunday at her home in…

  • ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

    ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York’s state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is…

  • Parenting blogger: Families need to discuss Jenner interview

    WASHINGTON – A parenting blogger urges moms and dads to speak with their children about transgender identity in the wake of Olympian and reality TV star Bruce Jenner’s public revelation that he identifies as a…

  • Don Mankiewicz, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don M. Mankiewicz, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter from a legendary Hollywood family who created the television shows “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Ironside,” has died in California. He was 93. Mankiewicz died Saturday…

  • Equestrian aims for more nations competing at Olympics

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Equestrian Federation could cut team sizes at the Olympics to create space for more competing countries. The FEI will also consider relaxing rider dress codes and using more music…

  • Kim Kardashian: supports Bruce Jenner’s gender transition

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian says she and her family support her stepfather Bruce Jenner 100 percent as he goes through gender transition, even though family members are still adjusting to that news in…

  • Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General…

  • Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Nearly 1,400 die in powerful Nepal quake that rips cities, crumbles history and shakes Everest KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and…

  • Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympian Bruce Jenner reached an audience of just under 17 million people for his declaration in an ABC News interview that he identifies as a woman. The Nielsen company said…