Prince's lawyer: Death a shock; singer led clean lifestyle

Prince's longtime lawyer called the death of the superstar a complete shock and said Monday that the singer lived a clean and healthy lifestyle, disputing suggestions that he had a drug addiction.

  • Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer

Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister's insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.


What's the deal? Voters cheer, jeer, shrug off GOP pact

FRANKLIN, Indiana (AP) — Kathy Hiel said she hadn't made up her mind to vote for Donald Trump — until the billionaire businessman's two Republican White House rivals formed an extraordinary political non-aggression pact to stop him.

  • Written by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Waltraud Meier as a human Klytemnestra in Met performance

NEW YORK (AP) — No monsters of depravity for Waltraud Meier, thank you. The German mezzo-soprano takes a very different view of the Greek queen Klytemnestra than the one usually seen in Richard Strauss' "Elektra."

  • Written by MIKE SILVERMAN, Associated Press

Egypt looks to avert water crisis driven by demand, waste

KAFR HAMOUDA, Egypt (AP) — "For a thousand years," Abdullah Sheikh's family has been working the land the same way — flooding fields in Egypt's Nile Delta and planting seeds by hand.

  • Written by BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press