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  • The Latest: At least 3 dead in Taiwan quake, 154 injured

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Authorities in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan say three people — including a 10-day-old — have…

  • Judge who presided over Martha Stewart’s NY trial dies at 86

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart’s criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86. Manhattan U.S. District Court Chief Judge Loretta Preska says Cedarbaum suffered a…

  • Dave Mirra, who broke barriers on a BMX bike, dies at 41

    Dave Mirra did things few people could on a BMX bike, using a combination of natural ability, fearlessness and innovation to take the sport to places many never thought possible. He was a giant in…

  • Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. ___ CBS’ “Face the…

  • Jay Feely embraces new role as CBS’ kicking expert

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Feely has some conflicted emotions in his new role as CBS’ sideline kicking analyst in playoff games. As a former NFL kicker who attempted 854 place kicks in his 14-year…

  • Obama to appear on ‘Ellen’ next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is returning to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Obama plans to tape an appearance on the daytime talk-show Thursday, when he’ll be in the Los Angeles area attending political fundraisers.…

  • Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ on TBS ready to cause a buzz

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a day of dutifully answering reporters’ questions about her new TBS show, “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee confesses to an urgent desire. “I want a ponytail so badly. I want my…

  • Super Bowl TV Ratings

    Super Bowl television ratings and shares, including network (both NBC and CBS televised the first Super Bowl). The rating represents the percentage of televisions tuned in to a program. The share is the percentage of…

  • Victoria Justice talks ‘Rocky Horror’ at Super Bowl

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Dammit, Janet,” there’s another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words. The television star will play Janet Weiss in a “re-imagined” version of…

  • James Brown is ready to set the stage for Super Bowl 50

    D.C.’s own James Brown tells WTOP nothing is more fun or interesting than setting the table for America’s most-watched sporting event, and he’s about to do it for the eighth time.

  • Sports on TV

    ADV For the week of Monday, Feb. 8, 2015-Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 All Times Eastern Monday (Feb. 8) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Louisville at Duke ESPNU — Oklahoma St. at TCU FS1 —…

  • Sports on TV

    BC-TV SportsWatch All Times Eastern Saturday, Feb. 6 AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m. FS2 — FIA Formula E Championship, qualifying, at Buenos Aires, Argentina (same-day tape) 8 p.m. FS2 — FIA Formula E Championship, at Buenos…

  • A search engine fit for ‘Simpsons’ fans

    Whether you’re looking for scenes where Homer says “D’oh,” or where Ned Flanders says “okely dokely,” a new search engine promises to show you screen grabs from all your favorite “Simpsons” moments.

  • Super Bowl ads go for the safety

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Skittles will…