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Detroit artists planning Aretha Franklin tribute show

DETROIT — Some of Detroit's prominent artists are gathering to celebrate the music and memory of Aretha Franklin. The event, "A Celebration of The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in Song and Dance," is scheduled for Feb.

'Gotti' leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

NEW YORK — John Travolta's John Gotti biopic "Gotti" has topped the 39th annual Razzie Awards with a co-leading six nominations, while President Donald Trump also earned a nod for worst actor.

Unclothed Emperor? Costumes for opera stolen in Germany

BERLIN — The emperor has no clothes in this production of Puccini's "Turandot" by the Lithuanian National Opera, but then again neither does any other character.
M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

NEW YORK — M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director's "Glass," while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.
Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open's main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium's speakers implored spectators to welcome "the world's No.
China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

BEIJING — China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak, state media reported Monday.
Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony.
Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

DETROIT — The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and wa
Bon Jovi's restaurant gives free meal to furloughed workers

Bon Jovi's restaurant gives free meal to furloughed workers

RED BANK, N.J. — A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is providing free meals to local government workers and their families during the federal government shutdown.

Spanish rescuers battle tough conditions to reach toddler

MADRID — Spanish officials say rescuers are making slow progress in exceptionally difficult conditions to reach a 2-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole in the countryside eight days ago.