YouTube star charged with child porn ordered to stay offline

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago federal judge has freed a YouTube singer with millions of teenage followers as he awaits trial on two counts of producing child pornography for allegedly asking underage fans via social media to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves. The...

US show of Saudi art aims to share ideas, test perceptions

DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. exhibition featuring the works of roughly 40 Saudi Arabian artists aims to share their expressions, foster conversations and challenge conceptions of life in the conservative Islamic nation. “Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art” opens July...

US seeks to recover more assets stolen from Malaysian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department moved Thursday to recover $540 million in assets it says were stolen from Malaysia’s troubled wealth fund. It’s part of an effort to seize luxury property, art and other ill-gotten assets linked to fraud at the...

Designer Pierre Cardin skips US fashion show after accident

AP Photo/Christophe Ena PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fashion designer Pierre Cardin said he won’t be able to attend a fashion show in the United States because of an unspecified accident. The 94-year-old designer was scheduled to host the show in Newport, Rhode Island, on...

Busy Aisha Tyler says goodbye to 'The Talk' after 6 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The daytime TV show “The Talk” is losing one of its co-hosts. Aisha Tyler announced on the air Thursday that her increasingly busy career prompted the decision. Tyler became emotional as she described her realization that she had to give up...

CNN's chief Zucker lays blame on Trump for threats

AP Photo/Susan Walsh NEW YORK (AP) — CNN chief Jeff Zucker says the level of threats faced by his journalists is more serious than people realize and he lays the blame squarely at the feet of President Donald Trump and other politicians he says try to delegitimize the...

Margaret Atwood to get literary lifetime achievement award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margaret Atwood is receiving a lifetime achievement award from one of the world’s oldest literary organizations. PEN Center USA announced Wednesday that Atwood will accept the honor at the group’s annual Literary Awards Festival in October....

Review: 'The Book of Henry' loses sight of its own plot

When film students in the future search for terrible movies in 2017, they’ll have a hard time locating “The Book of Henry.” Not because it’s good – trust us, it isn’t – but because it will be hard to find. The Naomi Watts-led film is a...

CNN chief: Alex Jones interview worthy, but NBC mishandled

NEW YORK (AP) — Some top people at CNN are coming to Megyn Kelly’s defense. The NBC News personality has been the subject of criticism for interviewing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has questioned whether the Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012 was a hoax. CNN...

Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

AP Photo/Matt Slocum The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial declared Thursday that it was deadlocked after 30 hours of deliberations, but a judge ordered the panel to keep trying to reach a unanimous decision. Before the impasse, the sequestered jury of seven men and...