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  • Celeb birthdays for the week of Feb. 1-7

    Feb. 1: Actor Stuart Whitman is 87. Singer Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio) is 81. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 78. Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 78. Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook…

  • Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV…

  • Russian security forces raid independent Crimean TV station

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian security forces raided independent Crimean television station ATR on Monday, seizing equipment and telling employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year, station officials said. In…

  • Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

    HAVANA (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit…

  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. At…

  • Super Bowl Smackdown: Old School vs. New School

    WTOP’s Jason Fraley chats with Bob Horowitz, executive producer of “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2015,” which airs Monday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

  • NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site

    Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They’ll be available, legally, straight from the source. The NFL has protected its video as fiercely as any league, pushing most users to its…

  • Complete list of winners at 21st annual SAG Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A complete list of winners at Sunday’s 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: MOVIES: Actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”…

  • AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. Super Bowl…

  • ‘Birdman’ wins Producers Guild’s top trophy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birdman” received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America’s highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The win…

  • TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted…

  • As Brady, Gronk know, pre-Super Bowl injury talk always big

    Perhaps already annoyed by the attention to his left elbow ahead of the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman used a quip to answer one reporter’s question about that joint’s range of motion. “If…

  • Following news of split, Dempsey avoids attention at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Actor and racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey is trying to keep a low profile at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A day after he and his wife announced they are divorcing…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — McDonough; former Gov.…

  • ‘7th Heaven’ actor Stephen Collins’ divorce finalized

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran television actor Stephen Collins and his wife of nearly 30 years have finalized their divorce, an acrimonious breakup that revealed the former “7th Heaven” star had inappropriate contact with underage…