Monday, July 14, 2014
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan praised compatriot Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel literature prize laureate who turns 80 on Sunday, for using his talents to promote good governance.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 76.
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.
An autopsy has failed to pinpoint why the boyfriend of “Glee” star Becca Tobin died at a Philadelphia hotel.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who has been in trouble with the law in recent months, got two years of probation in Los Angeles Wednesday over an egg-throwing attack.
Monday, July 7, 2014
The Dalai Lama Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday.
Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock 'n' roll.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed Friday for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.
Broadway and television casting director Barry Moss, who helped cast nearly 90 Broadway and touring productions, including the 1980 revival of “West Side Story,” “Nine,” “Torch Song Trilogy” and “The Who's Tommy,” has died. He was 74.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Actress Lindsay Lohan is suing the creators of “Grand Theft Auto V” (GTA V) over a character she contends is an unsanctioned virtual version of herself.