• Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

    Updated: 7 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new...

  • Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. ___...

  • Manhattan prosecutor returns 3 ancient sculptures to Lebanon

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as the Manhattan district attorney forms a new antiquities trafficking unit whose goal is to repatriate stolen pieces from around the world. At a news conference in his office Friday,...

  • 'Florida Project' producer accused of sexual misconduct

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Florida Project" producer Andrew Duncan has been accused of sexual misconduct by a dozen anonymous women and is stepping down from his company June Pictures. Duncan in a statement Friday disputes the allegations, calling them either distorted or demonstrably...

  • Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. He was 65. Simon's publicist, Elizabeth Freund, confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday. Freund said Nguini died on Dec. 8 with his wife,...

  • Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus to perform Elton John tribute show

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay's Chris Martin are set to honor Elton John at a tribute concert next month. The Recording Academy announced Friday that it will tape "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute" at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New...

  • Correction: YE-Top 10 TV story

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 12 about the year's top TV, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Ken Burns created "The Vietnam War." Ken Burns and Lynn Novick were the docuseries' co-creators. A corrected version of the story is below: Loads of TV shows were great in 2017;...

  • NFL Notes: Jaguars let Bortles change some plays _ at last

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    It took 13 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars to give quarterback Blake Bortles full control of the offense. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said this week that Bortles was allowed to audible from running plays to passing plays for the first time all season against Seattle....

  • Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — A playwright who says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her and had her massage his feet in a hotel room when she was 16 said Friday that she spent years in guilty silence and took pains to not dress suggestively in professional contexts because she assumed the incident was...

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