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Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Four Taliban militants targeting a compound housing foreign workers in the Afghan capital were killed Wednesday night in a failed assault there, police said, the latest...
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Afghanistan’s first fun park brings joy amid war

In this Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 photo, friendly characters that looklike Jerry the mouse from Tom and Jerry, left, and Minnie Mouse welcome visitors at Afghanistan’s first amusement park called City Park in Kabul. Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire...
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Israeli mayor’s ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Itamar Shimoni, Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon, visits a kindergarten in Ashkelen, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Shimoni has suspended Israeli Arab laborers from work, renovating bomb shelters at local day-care centers. The move drew widespread criticism on...
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Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

Keyling Enamorado, a friend of slain beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, cries on Maria’s coffin in Santa Barbara, Honduras, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Grieving family members laid to rest the Honduran beauty queen and her sister, Sofia, after the women were shot to death in...

Judge: Monroe letter belongs to auction buyer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that a letter by Marilyn Monroe in which she described the difficulties of performing belongs to a buyer who purchased it at auction for $130,000. City News Service reports the ruling Wednesday is in favor of the auction house...
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Jay Leno cancels gig at Vegas firearms trade show

FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2014 file photo, comedian Jay Leno performs during the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Leno canceled a scheduled appearance at a large firearms trade show on the Las Vegas Strip, after learning that a...

Kelsey Grammer’s daughter is Miss Golden Globe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelsey Grammer’s daughter Greer is the new Miss Golden Globe. Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo Kingma made the announcement Thursday night at a party in her honor. It’s been a Golden Globe tradition for 50 years to have the...
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Enrique Iglesias, Calle 13 own Latin Grammys

FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2014 file photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Grammy Award winner Enrique Iglesias performs during his “Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Fall Tour†at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Iglesias won Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday,...
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Cosby takes show to Bahamas amid trouble at home

FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, “Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, ” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, in Washington....