Hit 1980s comic strip Bloom County is back - thanks to Donald Trump

Pulitzer Prize winner Berkeley Breathed announces return of his cartoon. His inspiration: Donald Trump the presidential candidate. Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is proving to be a powerful magnet for retired comics. Over the weekend, David Lette...

Belgian rider Demoitie dies after Gent-Wevelgem crash

BRUSSELS Belgian rider Antoine Demoitie has died in hospital after being hit by a motorbike following a fall during the Gent-Wevelgem cycling classic on Sunday, his team confirmed on Monday.Team Wanty-Gobert's Twitter account showed a picture of the 25...

Ralph Stanley, U.S. bluegrass music pioneer, dies at 89

U.S. bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley, who with his brother Carter helped popularize the Appalachian music and gained late career fame through the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," died on Thursday, the family said. He was 89.Stanley died in his sleep...

Madonna, Ritchie urged to settle custody battle over son

NEW YORK A New York judge on Wednesday urged Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie to work together to resolve a custody dispute over their 15 year-old son, Rocco, who has refused to return to his mother's New York home.Manhattan Supreme Court Justice...

Probe of Exxon's climate change disclosures expands

WASHINGTON The top attorneys from Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands said on Tuesday they will investigate whether Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) misled investors and the public about the risks of climate change.Massachusetts Attorney General Maura He...

Don't believe it: April 1 is day for dog bras, job site for babies

NEW YORK In a political year when reality has often seemed stranger than fiction, pranksters had to work particularly hard in coming up with April Fools Day jokes that rose above the daily noise of the U.S. presidential campaign. The age-old tradition ...

One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages

John Read, the indefatigable editor, publisher and comics fan, is putting together a show of original comic strip art that you could call wide-ranging, if you were given to understatement. He picked the publishing date of April 11, 2010 (that's today) and...

Art detective says female and male model used for Mona Lisa face

FLORENCE, Italy Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile draws millions of viewers from across the world, all eager to see the art world's most famous female face. But is it?An Italian art detective is arguing that research backs his long-standing claim that Leonar...

Summertime and the Livin’s Easy

I think this is the latest I’ve ever put a comic up in the week (Thursday 12:55am). This one took me forever. It’s the start of summer and if you can be, you should be outside enjoying the freedom of responsibilities as much as you can! Because school...