• Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical humor. But there was an unmistakable political tint to much of Sunday night’s ceremony to present Letterman with the Mark Twain award for American humor.

    Updated: 11:11 am

  • Al Hurricane, ‘Godfather of New Mexico music,’ dies

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Al Hurricane, known as the “Godfather of New Mexico music” for developing a distinct sound bridging the state’s unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday.

    Updated: 2:32 am

  • 38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.

  • Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities

    HONG KONG (AP) — When the propaganda film, “The Founding of an Army,” hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped.

  • 5 former presidents appear together for hurricane relief

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Kate del Castillo releases doc ‘The Day I Met El Chapo’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kate del Castillo says she just “wants closure” and is hoping to get it from the release of her new three-part docuseries “The Day I Met El Chapo,” now on Netflix.

  • Streaking Virginia seeks 1st win against Boston College

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia is on a roll in its second season under Bronco Mendenhall, and the Cavaliers will have to do something they have never done to keep in going on Saturday: beat Boston College.

  • Helen DeVos, who backed health, education causes, dies at 90

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children’s health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90, her family said Thursday.

  • Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night.

  • Harris-led Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtown

    DETROIT (AP) — Eminem, Kid Rock and Big Sean welcomed the Detroit Pistons back downtown.