Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift set for MTV VMAs

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello The M in MTV will stand for Miley on Sunday night. Miley Cyrus is set to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards – two years after she stole the show with a risque, but memorable performance with Robin Thicke, and a year after winning the top prize for...

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring – not a rolling, monthslong frat party. Shelters where he thought he could catch a good...

`Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat” probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82. Sacks died...

Poland’s mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the...

China’s leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan BEIJING (AP) — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates – including with a massive military parade – the victory over Japan 70 years ago. Combined...

At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms

AP Photo/John Locher LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he’s flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several...

Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers

AP Photo/Alex Gallardo LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully says 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise. The Hall of Fame announcer turns 88 in November and he...

Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000

AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari...

1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in “Les Misrables” on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste died Friday...

Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russian invasion

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a move that has annoyed Russia, a Norwegian television channel says it will air a fictional TV drama depicting a Russian invasion of Norway after radical environmentalists seize power and freeze the Scandinavian nation’s oil and gas...