Closing arguments made in hacking case against Russian man

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses will urge a federal judge to dismiss the charges against him because they believe the arrest…

LA did not consult with FBI on decision to close schools – source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Los Angeles authorities did not consult the FBI before deciding to close public schools on Tuesday, a law enforcement source told Reuters. Authorities are investigating a threat…

At last, lovemaking for Sheldon, Amy on 'Big Bang Theory'

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — In the same week, "Star Wars" returns & scientists-in-love Sheldon & Amy finally consummate their relationship on "The Big Bang Theory." Could even the geekiest fan…

Josh Ritter stepping out of the confessional

NEW YORK (AP) — Personal lyrics are a staple for many singer-songwriters, who plumb the intimate details of their lives & spill them out onstage. Josh Ritter avoided them until…

Sting regales Carnegie Hall crowd with old favorites

NEW YORK (AP) — They say it's practice, practice, practice that gets you to Carnegie Hall. But for Sting, it was a chance encounter with Britain's Queen Mother when he…

Edith Piaf celebrated on 100th anniversary of her birth

NEW YORK (AP) — Edith Piaf would have turned 100 this month & never has she been more vital. The cabaret singer who once sang on the streets for spare…

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley named hosts of ACM Awards

Luke Bryan will return for the fourth time to co-host next year's Academy of Country Music Awards, alongside Dierks Bentley, who will be co-hosting for the first time. Bryan, the…

Showtime starting a weekly series on campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime says it will launch a weekly documentary series next month on the 2016 presidential campaign, calling it "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on…

U.S. welcomes Islamic anti-terrorism alliance – Carter

INCIRLIK, Turkey (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday a Saudi-based alliance which Riyadh says will target terrorist groups was in line with its calls for greater involvement by…

Carter's trip aims to strengthen fight against Islamic State

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. wants Turkey to better control its border with Syria, which could assist block the flow of foreign…