LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) — The popular mobile word game Words With Friends has added one of the internet's most popular typos in recent days — "covfefe."
LOS ANGELES — Alan Thicke, an actor best-known for helping set a template for parenting ideals in the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died of a heart attack. He was 69.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — He won't be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Christmas Goat — a giant decorative goat made of straw and wood — is celebrating its 50th birthday, but revelers are being asked to keep the candles away.
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has given a Russian passport to U.S. action film star Steven Seagal, calling it a sign of a thaw in relations with the United States.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in "The Brady Bunch," has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America's shores in 1620, is getting a massive makeover. And it's not just cosmetic.
BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) — The Science Channel has canceled its planned TV special on a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition after a woman was critically injured during the event earlier this month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez can add a "Dancing with the Stars" crown to her 2016 haul after winning the 23rd season of the ABC reality competition.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she famously sang "Happy Birthday" to President John. F. Kennedy has sold for nearly $5 million at a Los Angeles auction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As hundreds of names scrolled up the screen after 2012's "The Avengers," moviegoers who remained glued to their seats for a taste of the next treat in Marvel's superhero universe didn't know one name was missing — that of John Suttles, a truck driver who died helping make …
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The world's earliest-known complete stone inscription of the Ten Commandments, described as a "national treasure" of Israel, sold at auction in Beverly Hills for $850,000.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times pushed back against President-elect Donald Trump, saying Thursday that its paid subscriptions have jumped since the election, despite what Trump has said on Twitter.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bob Dylan won't be coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature at the Dec. 10 prize ceremony, the Swedish Academy said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A work by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch is poised to sell for more than $50 million at Sotheby's auction of impressionist and modern art.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 42-year-old runner dressed as Elvis won the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday night, setting a record for the fastest marathon run by someone dressed as "The King."
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Vaughn, the debonair, Oscar-nominated actor whose many film roles were eclipsed by his hugely popular turn in television's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," has died. He was 83.
LONDON (AP) — Buyers have snapped up modern artworks collected by David Bowie, with a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat selling for more than 7 million pounds ($8.8 million) at a London auction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Cohen, the baritone-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter who seamlessly blended spirituality and sexuality in songs like "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," has died at age 82, his son said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For as long as he can remember, Rishi Sharma's heroes haven't been sports stars or movie stars or any other kind of stars. They've been the U.S. combat veterans who won World War II.
NEW YORK (AP) — Legendary actor and producer Kirk Douglas has received an early 100th birthday present — an award from the World Jewish Congress for his strong support for Israel including starring in the first Hollywood feature film shot in the newly established nation.
MOUNT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. (AP) — Each year, thousands of Oregon parents hug their kids goodbye and send them tramping into the wilderness for up to a week to learn about their state's natural wonders.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animatronic doll from Disneyland's It's a Small World ride and an original "stretching portrait" from the park's Haunted Mansion attraction are hitting the auction block.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy.
KATWE, Uganda (AP) — In a two-room shack in the heart of a Kampala slum, a barefoot 5-year-old boy is being taught how to move his pawns. He is one of scores of Ugandan children following in the footsteps of a local girl who became a chess champion and the subject of a new Disney film.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Astley exiled himself from music for a good part of the last three decades, but he never really left pop's consciousness.
NEW YORK (AP) — Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Warner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material.
NEW YORK (AP) — America's neighbors to the north — so often the butt of their jokes — are taking to social media to try to keep spirits up in the U.S. during this divisive election season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ruby slippers that whisked Dorothy back to Kansas in three clicks are looking a little down at the heels, prompting the Smithsonian to launch a $300,000 online campaign to conserve them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Price is Right" history was made on Monday's episode when a trio of contestants spun $1 on the game show's colorful wheel.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — With Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in literature, this year's Nobel laureates became an all-male ensemble, something that's not unusual in the 115-year-old history of the prestigious awards.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. and Cuban officials and scholars are meeting in Boston to discuss joint efforts to preserve artifacts at Ernest Hemingway's former Cuban estate.