Frenchman Gracia named IAAF interim secretary general

PARIS Frenchman Jean Gracia has been appointed interim CEO and Secretary General of the IAAF as the governing body of athletics tries to handle the fallout from the corruption scandal that has rocked the sport.The 60-year-old former sprinter is taking ...

Bill Cosby sues model Beverly Johnson for defamation

LOS ANGELES Comedian Bill Cosby sued model Beverly Johnson on Monday, saying she defamed him by accusing him of drugging her, and making her the eighth accuser he has filed suit against this month.Johnson is among more than 50 women who have come forwa...

Abstract painter, sculptor Ellsworth Kelly dies at 92

Influential American abstract painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly died on Sunday, said an art gallery owner in New York. He was 92.Matthew Marks of the Matthew Marks Gallery said Kelly died of natural causes at his home in Spencertown, New York. Mar...

Abstract painter, sculptor Ellsworth Kelly dies at 92

Influential American abstract painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly died on Sunday, said an art gallery owner in New York. He was 92.Matthew Marks of the Matthew Marks Gallery said Kelly died of natural causes at his home in Spencertown, New York. Mar...

Director Ron Howard gets a second Hollywood Walk of Fame star

LOS ANGELES Hollywood director Ron Howard has received his second star on the Walk of Fame, honoring his award-winning career as a film maker.Howard, who won an Oscar for best director for "A Beautiful Mind", got a star on the Walk of Fame in 1981 for ...

Giovanna d'Arco opens La Scala season under high security

MILAN The deadly attacks in Paris were not behind the choice of Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc) for La Scala's season opener, but were on the mind of many watching the story of France's patron saint who died following God's call to fight for her country....

Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.German tax inspectors ...

Bill Cosby sues model Beverly Johnson for defamation

LOS ANGELES Comedian Bill Cosby sued model Beverly Johnson on Monday, saying she defamed him by accusing him of drugging her, and making her the eighth accuser he has filed suit against this month.Johnson is among more than 50 women who have come forwa...

Southern states brace for surging Mississippi River flooding

Residents of southern states along the Mississippi River are bracing for the flooding that has swamped communities from the Ohio River Valley to eastern Oklahoma over the last week, causing thousands of evacuations and killing at least 31 people.Offici...

Judge dismisses Pennsylvania woman's lawsuit against Bill Cosby

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman against Bill Cosby, which contended the comedian smeared her character when he accused her of lying in claiming he had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.R...