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Billy Joel returning to NY hometown to speak at graduation

Billy Joel returning to NY hometown to speak at graduation

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. — Fifty years after he finished short by one English class credit from graduating high school, Billy Joel is returning to his Long Island hometown to speak at this weekend's commencement ceremony. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.
A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

MILWAUKEE — A federal appeals panel affirmed a lower court's ruling that Brendan Dassey's confession was improperly obtained in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S.
Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

MADISON, Wis. — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled.
Spokesman: Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehaviour

Spokesman: Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehaviour

LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehaviour could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said.
Bernie Mac, Snoop Dogg to get Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

Bernie Mac, Snoop Dogg to get Hollywood Walk of Fame stars

LOS ANGELES — Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the 2018 honorees Thursday.
China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

BEIJING — Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp.

Review: Quirky fighter 'Arms' springs into action on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has said the key to maintaining the momentum for its popular Switch console is to regularly release high-profile games featuring its most popular exclusive properties.
George Orwell's son says his father's '1984' was 'prescient'

George Orwell's son says his father's '1984' was 'prescient'

NEW YORK — The audience at the opening night on Broadway of a new stage adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian fantasy "1984" will include a special guest — the author's son.

The Latest: Defence will seek to secure Dassey release

MILWAUKEE — The Latest on a federal appeals court saying a confession was improperly obtained from Brendan Dassey, one of two defendants in a Wisconsin killing that was the focus of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" (all times local): 4:45 p.m.
Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case

Juror: Cosby panel was concerned about 'politics' of case

PITTSBURGH — A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said Thursday that some jurors were concerned that prosecutors waited 10 years to charge him, expressing suspicion that politics had played a role in the case.