• Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era.

  • Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.

    Updated: 11:55 pm

  • Green Day releases greatest hits album spanning 30 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day released a massive greatest hits album on Friday, but the trio isn’t saying “Good Riddance” anytime soon.

  • Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramirez wins Spain’s Cervantes prize

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor.

  • A look at travel books to inspire trips or to give as gifts

    NEW YORK (AP) — Travel books can get you dreaming. They can provide practical information. And they can tell a good story.