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Diddy's 'Making the Band' officially coming back to TV

Diddy's 'Making the Band' officially coming back to TV

NEW YORK — Diddy's "Making the Band" is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered groups including platinum-sellers Danity Kane, would return to MTV in 2020.
Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

LOS ANGELES — An Australian model has been sentenced in Los Angeles to community service and probation but no prison time for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight. U.S. District Judge Cormac J.

Police: Rapper accused of throwing meth off balcony arrested

ATLANTA — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an Alabama rapper accused of throwing $250,000 dollars' worth of methamphetamine off an apartment balcony during a raid has been arrested.
Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medallist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55.
Ugandan singer Bobi Wine plans to run for president in 2021

Ugandan singer Bobi Wine plans to run for president in 2021

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election "on behalf of the people.
Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

LONDON — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.
Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence

Sen. Chris Murphy writing book on gun violence

NEW YORK — One of Washington's leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy's "Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy" will be published Jan.
2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong earthquake in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged at least dozens of homes, a disaster official said Monday, as the government declared a seven-day emergency response period. The magnitude 7.

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan's main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing.
Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Barry's flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages.