Hollywood 'yet to fully tap black talent'

2011-07-29 07:50:28

Harry Belafonte says Hollywood has yet to explore the breadth of black experience and that the industry will "never ever yield to the needs of people of color".

Florida beach town woos gay newlyweds

2011-07-28 14:11:16

Tourism operators in Fort Lauderdale are hoping that New York's gay marriage law will bring new business to the sunny Florida city.

TV watchdog says "Playboy Club" glamorizes porn

2011-07-28 14:03:00

A TV watchdog groupon Wednesday accused NBC of glamorizing the porn industry in its upcoming new drama series "The Playboy Club" and urged NBC affiliates around the United States not to air it.

Hefner's runaway bride dishes on sex life

2011-07-28 13:58:16

Hugh Hefner's runaway bride is dishing on her sex life with the Playboy founder -- and according to her, it wasn't exactly X-rated.

Authorities examine body of girl killed in 1957

2011-07-28 13:40:08

Authorities on Wednesday began examining the remains of a 7-year-old girl who was abducted and killed more than 50 years ago.

NASA probe poised for launch to Jupiter

2011-07-28 09:54:29

A NASA satellite was hoisted aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Wednesday in preparation for launch next week on an unprecedented mission to the heart of Jupiter.

McDonald's Happy Meals get apples, fewer fries

2011-07-27 17:08:19

McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it will soon tweak its children's Happy Meals, reducing the French fry portion by more than half and automatically adding apples to the popular meals, after coming under pressure from consumer groups to provide healthier fare.

Shooter in US soldier killing sentenced to life

2011-07-26 09:05:14

A man who killed one US soldier and wounded another _ an act he called retribution for the deaths of Muslims abroad _ took an unexpected plea deal Monday that abruptly ended his murder trial and spared him the death penalty.

Teens mauled by bear in Alaska

2011-07-26 08:48:49

Alaska State Troopers say a brown bear that was with her cub attacked teens participating in a survival skills course, badly injuring two in the group.

Gay couples wed across New York

2011-07-25 10:02:06

Wedding fever hit New York on Sunday, as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples lined up to be married on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal in the state.

Two grandmothers in first legal gay marriage in NY

2011-07-25 07:53:02

Two women, both grandmothers, became New York state's first legally wed same-sex couple.

Gunman kills self, 5 others in Texas

2011-07-24 14:49:57

A man attending a birthday party at a roller rink opened fire Saturday night after an apparent spat between family members.