Review: Amadou & Mariam reflect, deflect world's confusion

Amadou & Mariam, “La Confusion” (Because Music) On their first album in five years, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia, the husband-and-wife duo from Mali, both reflect and deflect “La Confusion” going on in their West African homeland and across the...

Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn’t cause any major damage. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit around 11:20 p.m. Monday and was felt by thousands of...

Jedidiah Bila departs ABC's 'The View;' no replacement named

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative commentator Jedediah Bila has announced her departure from ABC’s “The View.” Bila made the announcement on Monday’s program, saying she was leaving to work on a new book and had “a lot of opportunities” to...

Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

NEW YORK (AP) — Tell your bae or your bestie: The mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words as part of its largest dictionary update in the game’s eight-year history. Game developer Zynga told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is...

Small quake prompts Hollywood, L.A. to light up Twitter

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles has gotten people in southern California talking on social media. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter...

Pierogis made for Broadway find new home in restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the now-closed Broadway musical “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” are keeping enthusiasm in the show going by opening a place to serve pierogis like the ones made for show attendees. The New York restaurant is called...

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

AP Photo/Matt Rourke NEW YORK (AP) — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it’s unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users. The world’s biggest social network has unwittingly...

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

NEW YORK (AP) — One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory – she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that...

'Babe' actor James Cromwell charged in SeaWorld protest

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Actor James Cromwell has been charged with trespassing for interrupting and denouncing an orca show at SeaWorld in San Diego. The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2f6PZ23 ) reported Monday that the misdemeanor charge could mean 90 days in jail or a...

De Niro: Help rebuild Barbuda paradise destroyed by Irma

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro came to the United Nations on Monday to appeal to all countries and organizations to help rebuild the devastated Caribbean island of Barbuda and ensure that “paradise is not...