Executives admit that TV isn’t everywhere yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — TV was supposed to be everywhere by now — watchable anytime, anywhere, on your smartphone or tablet. But four years into the industry’s effort, network executives readily admit: TV isn’t everywhere. The promise of “TV…

Cameron Douglas pens drug policy essay from jail

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Douglas’ son is speaking out from behind bars, calling for treatment rather than jail time for non-violent drug offenders. Cameron Douglas wrote an essay published Tuesday by the Huffington Post that says United…

Boiler room explosion rattles Calif. school

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An explosion in the boiler room of a Southern California high school has caused damage to a building but no students were injured. Santa Ana Unified School District spokeswoman Deidra Powell told The…

Police: Pa. wedding guest stole, hid loot in bra

CHICORA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with stealing money from cards brought to a wedding reception she was attending — and trying to hide the loot in her bra. State police say 40-year-old Jennifer…

Agency: Opting for overdrafts means higher fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. agency says consumers who opt for overdraft coverage on their checking accounts pay higher fees and are more likely to have their accounts closed than those who decline it. A report by the…

Levees, removable walls in plan to protect NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing removable flood walls for much of lower Manhattan, a permanent 15-to-20-foot levee in part of Staten Island and a system of gates and levees at a Brooklyn creek as…

NC health dept.: Poison gas not in pool inspection

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Inspectors checked a North Carolina motel where three people are presumed killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a pool water heater, but the local health department says the inspection doesn’t include checking for the…

Funeral set for Miami (Ohio) basketball coach

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services have been announced for former Miami (Ohio) basketball coach Charlie Coles, the school’s all-time leader in victories wh……

Iraq increasingly drawn into Syrian battlefield

BAGHDAD (AP) — Signs are growing that stretches of Iraq and Syria are morphing into a single battlefield for militants, exacerbating Iraq’s slide into renewed deadly chaos a year and a half after U.S. troops pulled out. Iraqi…

EEOC sues over criminal background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing discount retailer Dollar General Corp., and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire…

For lawmakers, it’s no picnic at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — That annual summer ritual of forced harmony known as the White House congressional picnic? Not going to happen. The White House Office of Legislative Affairs has notified members of the House and Senate that the…

Toddler dies after fall from Philly unit window

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a toddler who fell from a fifth-story apartment window in Philadelphia has died. Authorities say it happened shortly before 1 p.m. Tues……

Contractors defend their actions in Pa. collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A contractor’s lawyer says his client was onsite but not to blame for last week’s deadly collapse of a Philadelphia building that was being demolished. The lawyer says contractor Griffin Campbell had directed that the…

Day 2 of Zimmerman jury selection, questioning

SANFORD, Florida (AP) — During two days of questioning, prosecutors and George Zimmerman’s attorneys have been unable to find potential jurors who hadn’t heard something about the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by the neighborhood watch volunteer.…

Google asks to publish more government information

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is asking the Obama administration to allow the Internet company to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s closely guarded demands for emails and other information that people transmit online. The request was…

W. Pa. reservist faked papers to receive VA pay

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Air Force reservist forged a document to make it appear he was being deployed to active duty so he could continue receiving pay from his full-time jo……

Senate GOP leader calls NSA programs legal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican leader says the National Security Agency programs are legal and subject to rigorous oversight as he questioned the motivation of the private contractor who leaked information about the surveillance operations. Sen. Mitch…

DA: Brockovich to face misdemeanor boat DUI charge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The district attorney in Las Vegas says environmental activist Erin Brockovich will face a misdemeanor charge of operating a boat while intoxicated following her arrest at Lake Mead. An aide to Clark County District…

Syrian rebels reeling from loss of Qusair

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian rebels’ defeat in Qusair cost them more than a strategic stronghold. It has left them with a battered spirit and deep frustration. Their lesson from the fight: No matter how hard they try,…

Nintendo focuses on games at E3 with new ‘Mario’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s all about the games for Nintendo. The Japanese gaming giant opted to showcase five games for its Wii U system at a brief Monday presentation at its booth instead of host a flashy…