Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'


- Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.

Developer of Florida retirement hub The Villages dies at 77

TAMPA Fla. - Gary Morse, a developer who transformed a small Florida mobile home park into a massive retirement community, has died at age 77, the Villages Daily Sun reported on Thursday.

30 Oct 2014

Polish prosecutors question Polanski over U.S. sex crime warrant

KRAKOW - Polish prosecutors interviewed filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday in connection with a U.S. arrest warrant over a 1977 sex crime conviction, then let him go free saying there were no grounds to hold him. | Video

30 Oct 2014

A Minute With: Egyptian actor Amr Waked on making movies at home and abroad

ABU DHABI - Egyptian actor and film-maker Amr Waked, equally at home in Cairo and Hollywood, says the time is ripe for a host of other Arab stars to make it big abroad.

30 Oct 2014

A Minute With: Sean Hannity on 'disconcerting' election, matchmaking

LOS ANGELES - Sean Hannity, the longtime Fox News Channel anchor and strong voice for American conservatives, is used to taking criticism from all comers, but it was his own unhappiness with his flabby self last year that pushed him to take up a new fight - that of "street" martial artist.

29 Oct 2014

Rock star Sting's musical 'The Last Ship' docks on Broadway

NEW YORK - "The Last Ship," a musical by Grammy-winning rock star Sting based on his childhood in a shipbuilding town in northeastern England, landed on Broadway with a star-studded opening. | Video

Music, Arts 27 Oct 2014

'Super Mario' creator flirts with film, games still true love

TOKYO - "Super Mario Bros" creator Shigeru Miyamoto has produced some of the world's biggest video game hits over the past three decades, and now he has added film producer to his long list of credits.

Film, 27 Oct 2014

Designer Oscar de la Renta's funeral to be private New York affair

NEW YORK - (story corrects date of mass to Nov. 3 from Nov. 4)

26 Oct 2014

Former Cream frontman Jack Bruce dies aged 71

LONDON - Jack Bruce, who formed influential British rock band Cream in the 1960s with guitarist Eric Clapton, has died aged 71, his family said on Saturday.

Music, 25 Oct 2014

Britain's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet

LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. | Video

Tech, 24 Oct 2014