Shinkai sticking to what he knows best: Japan, youth, anime

TOKYO -- Makoto Shinkai doesn't yet know the story he will tell in his next film, only that it will be about what he knows best.

For one,… Read more

Why are there so many good TV shows to watch right now?

Picture May 17, 2001. In the final seconds of the season seven finale of "Friends," Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel reveals she's pregnant — but who's… Read more

Fed up by LA pothole, Arnold Schwarzenegger fills it himself

LOS ANGELES -- Fed up by an enormous pothole in his Los Angeles neighborhood, Arnold Schwarzenegger picked up a shovel and filled it himself.

The… Read more

Chasing Horse sex abuse charges upheld, drug crime dropped

LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada judge has thrown out a drug trafficking charge against a former “Dances With Wolves” actor but upheld a Las Vegas grand jury’s… Read more

Catan board game creator, Klaus Teuber, dies at 70

Klaus Teuber, creator of the hugely popular Catan board game in which players compete to build settlements on a fictional island, has died after a… Read more

What's happening with Twitter blue check marks?

Elon Musk had promised to take away all of Twitter's blue check marks doled out to Hollywood stars, professional athletes, business leaders, authors… Read more

Kaley Cuoco has 1st child, a daughter, with Tom Pelphrey

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaley Cuoco is flying high after giving birth to her first child.

The star of “ The Flight Attendant ” and… Read more

Pop icon Leslie Cheung's legacy endures 20 years after death

HONG KONG -- Fans of late Canto-pop icon Leslie Cheung, one of the first singers to come out as gay in Hong Kong, flocked to the city this week to… Read more

Charles III commorates WWII dead, child refugees in Hamburg

BERLIN -- BERLIN (AP) — King Charles III commemorated the more than 30,000 people, mostly German civilians, who were killed in the Allied bombing of… Read more