Sweden's Princess Madeleine expecting second child


STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Princess Madeleine, fourth in line to the throne, is expecting her second child, the royal court said on Friday.

'Wind Beneath My Wings' songwriter Henley dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Larry Henley, the songwriter best-known for "Wind Beneath My Wings," has died at the age of 77 at a hospice in Nashville, Tennessee, after a prolonged illness, colleagues and friends said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

Influential Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies at 89 in California

LOS ANGELES - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, a tireless innovator who implored followers to fight against genocide and see Judaism as a religion with universal significance, has died at age 89 at his Los Angeles home, his synagogue said in a statement.

U.S., 19 Dec 2014

Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in UK 1960s sex scandal, dies aged 70

LONDON - Mandy Rice-Davies, a former model who was at the center of one of Britain's biggest political sex scandals - the 1960s Profumo Affair - has died aged 70 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

Colombia to print Garcia Marquez banknotes in tribute to writer

BOGOTA - Colombia's central bank will print banknotes to honor the country's most celebrated writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died in April and who is renowned as the father of magical realism storytelling.

17 Dec 2014

Stephen Collins admits sexual contact with young girls: People magazine

NEW YORK - Actor Stephen Collins, who played the family pastor in the television series "7th Heaven," has admitted to having inappropriate sexual contact with three underage girls decades ago, People magazine reported on Wednesday.

U.S. 17 Dec 2014

L.A. prosecutor declines to charge Bill Cosby in 1974 sex claim

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Bill Cosby, who has been the subject of dozens of sex abuse allegations over the past two months, will not be charged in connection with a 1974 sexual molestation claim, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said on Tuesday.

16 Dec 2014

Filmmaker Polanski's lawyers want sex crime case closed

LOS ANGELES - Lawyers for filmmaker Roman Polanski have launched a new bid to have the Oscar winner's 37-year-old child sex case closed, which would allow "The Pianist" director to travel freely without the threat of extradition.

U.S., 16 Dec 2014

Julianne Moore takes pains to portray early Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES - Early in the film "Still Alice," the Columbia University professor played by Julianne Moore is the picture of health taking a jog through campus, until she realizes she is completely lost.

Film, 14 Dec 2014

New York real estate scion acquitted of trespassing on family property

NEW YORK - Robert Durst, scion of one of New York's largest real estate empires, was found not guilty on Thursday of trespassing on property in midtown Manhattan owned by his estranged family.

U.S. 11 Dec 2014