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Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

August 25, 2014 LONDON — Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90. more »»

Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

August 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Iggy Azalea tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert, but she appeared unharmed and posted a video of the fall on social medi. more »»

Richard rejects sexual assault allegation

August 25, 2014 LONDON — British pop star Cliff Richard says police have questioned him about a sexual assault allegation. more »»

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

August 24, 2014 BEIJING — Chinese authorities on Saturday blocked an annual independent film festival from opening, seized documents and films from its organizers’ office and hauled away two event officials. more »»

Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

August 24, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim. more »»

NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

August 24, 2014 NEW YORK — An attorney for M.I.A. more »»

Wanted rapper, reality TV star lashes out at NYPD

August 24, 2014 NEW YORK — A rapper and reality television star is lashing out at police who say he’s wanted for roughing up his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cellphone. more »»

Cirque takes Beatles tribute to airports

August 23, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim. more »»

Man charged in biting attack at Lollapalooza

August 23, 2014 CHICAGO — A 33-year-old Chicago man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack at Lollapalooza earlier this month. more »»

Elizabeth Hurley takes the reigns in ‘The Royals’

August 23, 2014 LONDON — Move over Helen Mirren, there’s a new queen in town — Elizabeth Hurle. more »»

Joel, Wonder, Brooks to receive ASCAP honors

August 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards. Joan Baez and Stephen Sondheim will also receive the top honor Nov. more »»

Julianne Hough back to 'Dancing' as judge

August 22, 2014 NEW YORK — "Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. more »»

Accuser of ‘X-Men’ director seeks case dismissal

August 22, 2014 HONOLULU — A former child model accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit — not because it lacks merit but because he can’t find a new... more »»

Trivia night returns to benefit St. Francis school

August 21, 2014 After a successful trivia night drew more than 100 players this past spring, volunteers with St. Francis Catholic School are once again organizing another trivia event at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. more »»

Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

August 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. more »»

Top dogs strut their stuff at Des Moines Dog Shows

August 21, 2014 More than 1,800 dogs from 45 states and several foreign countries will compete at the eagerly-anticipated annual Des Moines Dog Shows, Obedience Trials and Rally Trials Sept. more »»

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

August 21, 2014 KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. more »»

Tickets available for Cemetery Tour

August 21, 2014 STEAMBOAT ROCK — Performance dates for the Steamboat Rock  “A Walk Through History VIII” are rapidly approaching. Six tours will be presented on Aug. 28-29. more »»

MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

August 21, 2014 NEW YORK — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball’s online busines. more »»

Widespread Panic coming to Iowa for two shows in October

August 21, 2014 Legendary jam band, Widespread Panic announces shows in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 28 and Ames on Oct. 29. Tickets go on sale for both concerts at 10 a.m. on Aug. 25. more »»



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