Arts and entertainment
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - British actor Emma Watson says she's "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she travelled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency.
Hundreds of young people greeted the 24-year-old Tuesday as she delivered a 4,000-signature petition to parliament calling for greater political participation by women.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.
WARSAW, Poland - The preserved heart of composer Frederic Chopin contains signs of tuberculosis and possibly some other lung disease, medical experts said Wednesday.
The findings seem to corroborate Chopin's 1849 death certificate, which said the Polish-born musician died at the age of 39 in Paris from TB.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence, according to police.
Authorities said in a statement that 36-year-old William Omar Landron Rivera was detained early Wednesday at a house in the northern coastal town of Vega Alta. Authorities said he is suspected of threatening his 26-year-old partner.
BEIJING, China - Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The Dongcheng District prosecutor's office said it had given approval for the formal arrest of actor Jaycee Chan following a request from police a week earlier. It made the announcement on its official Sina Weibo microblog.
HOUSTON - An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy.
Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.
CHICAGO - Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 storeys high from one highrise building to another over the Chicago River.
Wallenda, 35, will attempt the feat without a net or harness. It will be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 2, the network said.
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday that after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff's investigators, he has decided to present it to a grand jury. Tantillo could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and dropped the case.
MINNEAPOLIS - For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league.