Kid Rock responds on Facebook to calls to cancel concerts

DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock says criticism about his upcoming concerts in Detroit is politically motivated. The Detroit-area native whose real name is Robert Ritchie posted an obscenity-laced response Monday on Facebook to a planned protest by the National Action...

Cardi B. on meeting Beyonce, plans to release album in Oct.

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B. has a breakthrough hit with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” and the rapper said she’s ready to follow the single’s success with an album next month. “I have an album coming. It will be dropping in October. I’m an...

Billy Eichner: from 'Street' life to 'American Horror Story'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many viewers first met Billy Eichner in his guise as a manic quizmaster hammering pedestrians with cockamamie pop-culture queries like “When Matt Damon daydreams he’s running for the Senate, what state does he imagine he’s in?” and...

Worst-case scenario not happening and insurance sector soars

AP Photo/David Goldman NEW YORK (AP) — Though damage from Hurricane Irma is extensive, property insurers are breathing a sigh of relief with the storm nowhere near as catastrophic as many had feared. Shares in insurance companies that had been hammered in the days leading...

Liz Weston: Predict 'surprise' bills, no crystal ball needed

It doesn’t take much to upend many Americans’ finances. A car that won’t start, a furnace that dies or a trip to the hospital can leave households struggling to make ends meet. According to the Federal Reserve, 44 percent of U.S. adults say they would have...

Billy Eichner: from 'Street' life to 'American Horror Story'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many viewers discovered Billy Eichner as the manic quizmaster accosting New York pedestrians with nonsense questions on “Billy on the Street.” But along the way, Eichner’s acting career blossomed. He co-stars in the third season of the...

Pope blasts climate skeptics, cites 'moral' duty to act

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change skeptics, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth. Francis was...

Kristen Bell sings 'Frozen' tunes at Florida Irma shelter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kristen Bell says she’s “singing in a hurricane” while riding out Irma in Florida. The “Frozen” star is in Orlando filming a movie and staying at a hotel at the Walt Disney World resort. She stopped by an Orlando middle...

Venezuelan president in Algeria amid political crisis

AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is visiting Algeria to talk about the oil market and boosting relations, as his country faces international pressure and political crisis. Maduro arrived in Algiers early Monday, greeted by...

Diesels on display in Frankfurt auto show despite scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Scandals. Recalls. Threats of bans. The diesel engine is a public enemy for many environmental activists and politicians. And yet, when the world’s biggest automakers unveil new models at this year’s auto show in Frankfurt, among the...