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Porn star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to new rape charges

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.
Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

NEW YORK — An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a journalist for The New York Times, an Afghan journalist and a driver in Afghanistan, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

Diane di Prima, Beat poet and activist, dead at 86

NEW YORK — Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and one of the few women writers in the Beat movement, has died at age 86.
Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

NASHVILLE — Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” has died He was 81.

'Extraction' producer David Guillod arrested in sex assault

LOS ANGELES — “Extraction" and “Atomic Blonde" producer David Guillod was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault only months after being charged with drugging and assaulting women in Santa Barbara, authorities said.
Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in video

Khloe Kardashian confirms she had coronavirus in video

LOS ANGELES — Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus. The reality star confirmed her previous diagnosis in a Wednesday sneak peek clip of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

NASHVILLE — Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs and more are set to take the stage at the CMA Awards in November.
The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

The University of Pittsburgh acquires August Wilson trove

NEW YORK — The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters, artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks.
Ho, no, no: Experts advise preparing for a scaled-back COVID holiday season

Ho, no, no: Experts advise preparing for a scaled-back COVID holiday season

TORONTO — It's unlikely most Canadians will enjoy a holly jolly Christmas season of gatherings, carolling and travel, say public health experts who encourage those who revel in holiday traditions to accept more sacrifices ahead.
How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

How does the coronavirus affect the heart?

How does COVID-19 affect the heart? Even though it’s known as a respiratory virus, doctors believe the coronavirus can directly infect the heart muscle and cause other problems leading to heart damage.