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  • US win draws best men’s or women’s World Cup semi audience

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States’ win over Germany is the most-watched men’s or women’s World Cup semifinal ever on American television. The 2-0 victory by the second-ranked U.S. over the No. 1 Germans…

  • Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed…

  • New York prison break featured on Investigation Discovery

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-three days of grabbing headlines has earned a television episode for two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison. The Investigation Discovery network says it will take…

  • Golf organizations distance themselves from Trump

    Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because “they know I’m right.” Four leading golf organizations said he’s wrong. The PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America broke their silence Wednesday —…

  • WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring. The…

  • Laurence Fishburne to star in ‘Roots’ miniseries remake

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurence Fishburne is joining the “Roots” miniseries remake. A&E Networks said Wednesday that Fishburne will play writer Alex Haley, whose novel about his African-American ancestry was the basis of the original…

  • TV Land pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ reruns from its schedule

    NEW YORK (AP) — TV Land has dumped “The Dukes of Hazzard.” The network is confirming that reruns of the 1980s action comedy, with its Confederate flag imagery, have been pulled from the schedule. This…

  • American dean fired from Russian university after TV show

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian university has fired an American businessman after his presence on the faculty was questioned during a pro-Kremlin weekly television news program. The firing was seen as fallout from the tensions…

  • ‘Ballers’ looks at humor, drama in the lives of pro athletes

    MIAMI (AP) — Omar Benson Miller spent three seasons on “CSI: Miami,” but only this past year did he get a chance to film a television show in South Florida. “It was Miami at the…

  • Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The big reveal from Kim Kardashian’s guest turn for San Francisco’s revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? She was wearing maternity Spanx under her black designer dress to conceal…

  • Gushiken at last happy as boxer after Hall of Fame induction

    TOKYO (AP) — It was a long fight for Yoko Gushiken to find life after boxing. Or rather, to find his life was all about boxing, after all. It took his induction last month into…

  • Kim Kardashian says use of selfies can be empowering

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kim Kardashian says the large number of selfies she posts on social media empowers her to control her public image, but also contributes to her being viewed by some merely as…

  • Trump files $500 million lawsuit as pageant woes mount

    NEW YORK (AP) — As fallout built over Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit. The…

  • Trump’s pageant woes mount with TV and contestant drop-outs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from outspoken Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued to dog him Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was…

  • Ted Cruz turns ‘Simpsons’ jobseeker; he’ll take any part

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ted Cruz wants to be president, but he’s got another job in mind as well: voice actor for “The Simpsons.” In a tongue-in-cheek BuzzFeed video posted Tuesday, the Republican senator from…