Tenor sax legend Sonny Rollins was a triple winner Wednesday at the annual Jazz Awards, garnering musician of the year honors for the second straight year.
Rollins also repeated as the top tenor saxophonist. His latest CD, "Road Shows, Vol. 2," consisting of live recordings from concerts in Japan and his September 2010 80th birthday concert in New York highlighted by a first-ever public performance with free jazz visionary and alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman, was chosen the year's best jazz recording.Full Story
Chinese state media said 17 people were killed and three seriously injured when a long-distance bus overturned and plunged down a deep ravine.
The official Xinhua News Agency said the accident occurred early Wednesday and the cause was not immediately clear.Full Story
A limping, grimacing LeBron James shook off the pain of leg cramps to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer and the Miami Heat held on to edge the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 on Tuesday, taking a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals.
No team has ever blown a 3-1 lead in the finals, so James' resilient basket with 2:51 remaining looks likely to be the moment that clinches the title for the Heat.Full Story
Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he plans to come to London Olympics in private capacity and watch the judo competition.
Putin said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will lead the Russian official delegation at the games.Full Story
Facebook is letting app developers charge subscription fees, in addition to existing one-time payments, for games and other applications on its site.
Facebook Inc. said on its developer blog Tuesday that the subscription feature will be available in July. The changes open up a new revenue stream for developers as well as for Facebook, which takes a 30 percent cut from all payments on its site.Full Story
Until I started watching videos on Samsung's new Galaxy S III phone, I never thought of the iPhone's display as small.
The Galaxy's screen measures 4.8 inches diagonally, compared with 3.5 inches for the iPhone. That translates to a display area that's nearly twice the size. Yet the Galaxy is thinner and lighter.Full Story
Another anger mismanagement allegation has arisen against Alec Baldwin, this time on his way to the altar.
A newspaper photographer filed a complaint with police on Tuesday accusing the "30 Rock" star of punching him outside a marriage license bureau.Full Story
Whitney Houston's mother will perform a tribute to her late daughter alongside other female singers at the upcoming BET Awards.
A source familiar with BET's plans said Tuesday that Cissy Houston will take the stage at the July 1 awards show to honor her daughter. Cissy will be joined by "a few top divas," the source said, though the source could not give their names.Full Story
Johnny Depp and his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, have split.
A publicist for Depp said in a statement Tuesday that the two "have amicably separated." The statement requested privacy for the former couple and their two children, 9-year-old son, Jack, and 13-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose.Full Story
A hairpin belonging to 16th century French Queen Catherine de Medici has been discovered at a royal residence outside Paris. And what's left conservators scratching their heads is where it was found: a latrine.
Officials said it's the first time in living history that a possession of the Renaissance royal has been found at Fontainebleau Palace.Full Story