UK royals arrive in Boston to showcase youthful monarchy

UK royals arrive in Boston to showcase youthful monarchy

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales embarked on Wednesday on their first overseas trip since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, aiming to showcase the younger face of a monarchy that is tackling important issues like climate change as it attempts to remain relevant in a modern, multicultural Britain. The three-day trip … Read more

Mistrial declared in actor Danny Masterson’s rape trial

Mistrial declared in actor Danny Masterson's rape trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked at the trial of “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Mastersonwho was charged with three rapes. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. Olmedo had ordered the jurors to take Thanksgiving week off and keep deliberating after they told … Read more

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac dead at 79

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac dead at 79

CNN — Christine McVie, the singer-songwriter behind some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, died Wednesday following a brief illness, according to a statement posted by her family on her verified Instagram account. She was 79. “On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She … Read more

‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance.. .What a Feeling” from 1983′s “Flashdance,” has died. She was 63. Her publicist, Judith A. Moose, announced the news on … Read more

Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. “When you open your … Read more

High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of spectators lined the streets of New York on Thursday as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a procession of giant inflatables and floats streamed for more than 40 … Read more

Gone in 9 minutes: How Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

Gone in 9 minutes: How Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Thieves who broke into a southern German museum and stole hundreds of ancient gold coins got in and out in nine minutes without raising the alarm, officials said Wednesday, in a further sign that the heist was the work of organized criminals. Police have launched an international hunt for the thieves and … Read more

Reality TV’s Chrisleys sentenced for bank fraud, tax evasion

Reality TV's Chrisleys sentenced for bank fraud, tax evasion

ATLANTA (AP) — Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced Monday to lengthy prison terms after being convicted earlier this year on charges including bank fraud and tax evasion. US District Judge Eleanor Ross in Atlanta gave Todd Chrisley 12 years in prison plus 16 months of probation, while Julie Chrisley got seven … Read more

Colorado Springs shooting: Suspect faces murder and hate crime charges, court records show

Colorado Springs shooting at LGBTQ club leaves 5 dead and shatters safe haven provided by the venue

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 1:06 p.m. ET] The man suspected in a mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is facing multiple murder and hate crime charges, court records show. Anderson Aldrich is facing five counts of first degree murder and five counts of a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury, … Read more

Colorado Springs shooting at LGBTQ club leaves 5 dead and shatters safe haven provided by the venue

Colorado Springs shooting at LGBTQ club leaves 5 dead and shatters safe haven provided by the venue

CNN — Lily Forsell remembers taking in the scene of the dance floor at Club Q as she was leaving Saturday after a night celebrating her 18th birthday – dozens of people were laughing, singing and dancing like they always did after the evening’s drag show. Less than an hour later, that dance floor became … Read more