Rapper Sean Combs avoids assault charges in UCLA kettlebell incident


LOS ANGELES - Rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will not face assault charges stemming from an incident involving a kettlebell weight at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles city officials said on Thursday. | Video

High-ranking Mormon church figure Boyd Packer dies at 90

- Boyd Packer, head of the Mormon Church's highest governing body, died at his home in Salt Lake City on Friday, the church said on its website.

U.S., 03 Jul 2015

Paul Rudd ponders how he will be remembered with Walk of Fame star

LOS ANGELES - As audiences gear up to see Paul Rudd become Marvel's smallest superhero in "Ant-Man," the actor candidly reminisced about the legacy he was leaving on Wednesday as he received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. | Video

01 Jul 2015

L.A. Kings' Slava Voynov pleads no contest in domestic violence case

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded no contest on Thursday to charges that he attacked his wife at their Southern California home last year and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, prosecutors said.

Sports, 02 Jul 2015

Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood A-list couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on Tuesday announced plans to divorce, a day after their 10th wedding anniversary. | Video

30 Jun 2015

Jacques Pépin preps book, TV series ahead of 80th birthday

NEW YORK - Renowned celebrity chef Jacques Pépin may be approaching his 80th birthday, but the award-winning cook is still going strong.

30 Jun 2015

Misty Copeland leaps past racial barrier in U.S. ballet

NEW YORK - Misty Copeland on Tuesday became the first African-American female principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre in the dance company's 75-year history. | Video

30 Jun 2015

Bristol Palin says unmarried pregnancy was planned

- Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and an advocate of sexual abstinence before marriage, says in a blog post that her second out-of-wedlock pregnancy was "actually planned".

Politics, 29 Jun 2015

Bill Cosby's lawyer says revealing court documents would cause 'embarrassment'

- A lawyer for Bill Cosby argued that unsealing court documents from a 2005 Pennsylvania sexual assault case filed against the comedian would cause severe "embarrassment," court records show.

U.S., 27 Jun 2015

Actors, celebrities whoop with joy at U.S. gay marriage ruling

NEW YORK - Actors, singers and Hollywood celebrities, many of whom have played a major role in driving acceptance of gay rights in mainstream culture, whooped with joy at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that made gay marriage legal nationwide on Friday.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage, 26 Jun 2015