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Barbara Mandrell returns to the Opry for 50th anniversary

Aug 1, 2022 / Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Famer Barbara Mandrell retired from music two decades ago, but the Grand Ole Opry still feels l...
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Ticket bought in Illinois wins $1.337B Mega Millions jackpot

Jul 30, 2022 / Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — A ticket bought in a Chicago suburb has beaten the odds and won a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot. A lottery official say...
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Confused by huge Mega Millions prize? Here are some answers

Jul 27, 2022 / Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Now that the Mega Millions lottery jackpot has topped $1 billion, plenty of people who rarely play the game are consi...
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You didn't win Mega Millions. Here's when you can go for $1B

Jul 27, 2022 / Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers and won the top...
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Jackie Robinson Museum opens after 14 years of planning

Jul 27, 2022 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jackie Robinson Museum has opened in Manhattan with a gala ceremony attended by the 100-year-old widow of the barrier-bre...
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NFL enters media streaming marketplace with 'NFL+' service

Jul 25, 2022 / Associated Press

The NFL is making its move into offering its own media streaming platform. The league announced that “NFL+” launched on Monday. Owners ...
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Philadelphia 76ers explore building privately-funded arena

Jul 21, 2022 / Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are taking the first steps toward building a privately-funded sports and entertainment arena. The ...
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Academy of Country Music Awards head to Texas on Prime Video

Jul 20, 2022 / Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is heading to Texas next year as they continue their live-streaming partnership w...
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Netflix to rely on Microsoft for its ad-backed video service

Jul 14, 2022 / Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix has picked Microsoft to help deliver the commercials in a cheaper version of its video streaming service expecte...
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Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bid faces UK antitrust probe

Jul 6, 2022 / Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft’s purchase of video game publisher Activision Blizzard faces antitrust scrutiny in the U.K., where competition ...
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Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

Jul 5, 2022 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has gobbled his way to a 15th win at the Nathan’s Famous F...
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‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

Jul 4, 2022 / Associated Press

Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” brought in an estimated $108.5 million ...
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Song by song, country star Luke Combs grows into stadiums

Jul 3, 2022 / Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With a string of 14 No. 1 hits, country star Luke Combs made the professional leap into stadiums this year on his asc...
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'Elvis' is king, alone, of box office after final tallies

Jun 28, 2022 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — “Elvis” has won its box-office dance-off with “Top Gun: Maverick.” After the two films reported the s...
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'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Jun 27, 2022 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ti...
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NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021

Jun 23, 2022 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company says the NBA Finals series between two stories franchises reached 24% more viewers than the 2021 Finals. ...
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‘Lightyear’ stays earthbound, ‘Jurassic World’ holds No. 1

Jun 20, 2022 / Associated Press

“Lightyear” did not go to infinity (or beyond) in its first weekend in theaters. Pixar’s first major theatrical release since Mar...
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Dolly Parton gives $1M to infectious disease research, again

Jun 16, 2022 / Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center ...
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So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today

Jun 15, 2022 / Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has officially sent Internet Explorer into retirement. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the o...
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Justin Bieber reveals rare disorder behind facial paralysis

Jun 14, 2022 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber says a rare disorder that paralyzed half of the superstar performer’s face is the reason behind his to...
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Carrie Underwood amps up her wattage with new album, tour

Jun 14, 2022 / Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The queen of country glamour Carrie Underwood brought the bling to the CMA Fest as she introduced her latest record, ...
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Country star Toby Keith discloses stomach cancer diagnosis

Jun 13, 2022 / Associated Press

Country music star Toby Keith says he has been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer since last fall. The multi-platinum-selling singer said Sund...
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Brees won't return for NBC's NFL and Notre Dame coverage

Jun 10, 2022 / Associated Press

Drew Brees is officially done at NBC Sports after one year. NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua says in a phone interview with The Associated Press t...
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Paramount sued over ‘Top Gun’ copyright claim

Jun 8, 2022 / Associated Press

The widow and son of the man who wrote the 1983 article that inspired the original “Top Gun” are suing Paramount Pictures over its sequ...
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'Top Gun' stays aloft with $86M in its 2nd weekend

Jun 6, 2022 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The high-flying “Top Gun: Maverick” continued to soar in its second weekend, dropping just 32% from its opening w...