Netflix strikes movie deal with Weinstein Co.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix says it’s reached a multi-year agreement with The Weinstein Co. that will give it the exclusive streaming rights to the company’s first-run films starting in 2016. Weinstein Co.’s movies include “The Artist”…

Year after leader dies, Ethiopia is little changed

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Candlelit vigils and the launch of over two dozen parks are taking place in Ethiopia on the first year anniversary of the death of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi. Tuesday’s rituals underscore the approach…

Zimbabwe court throws out election-rigging case

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s highest court has thrown out a legal challenge that alleged the July 31 elections won by President Robert Mugabe were marred by fraud. Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, head of the Constitutional Court, on…

UK prosecutors charge Daily Mirror, Sun reporters

LONDON (AP) — Four journalists from the Daily Mirror and Sun newspapers have been charged with bribing officials for information as part of an ongoing probe into British media wrongdoing, prosecutors said Tuesday. Former Daily Mirror journalist Greig…

Final book in Alan Gregory series disappoints

“Compound Fractures” (Dutton), by Stephen White For more than 20 years, Stephen White has been writing about Alan Gregory, a psychologist in Boulder, Colo., who tends to get involved in major crimes. With the help of Detective Sam…

Sen. Cruz says he’ll renounce Canadian citizenship

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has released his birth certificate to reflect that he was born in Canada but says he will renounce citizenship from that country. Cruz first gave a copy of the document…

Ga. woman convicted of perjury to be sentenced

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A woman whose former boss was convicted of fatally shooting her husband outside a suburban Atlanta preschool in 2010 is set to be sentenced after she was convicted of lying to authorities. Jurors on…

US judge approves force-feeding California inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide prison hunger strike entered its seventh week. Officials say they fear for the welfare of…

Gay Fla. teen back in jail after plea deal pulled

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend is back in jail after prosecutors withdrew a plea deal. Authorities say 19-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt was booked into the Indian River County…

Spanish judge wants to question track security

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge investigating a train crash that killed 79 people wants to question whoever is responsible for rail security on the stretch where the accident occurred, making the driver no longer the only suspect…

Review: ‘Mortal Instruments’ album intoxicating

Various Artists, “The Mortal Instruments Soundtrack” (Republic Records) Successful film soundtracks have to complete a pair of difficult tasks. They must creatively echo the film they enhance and also stand up on their own. “The Mortal Instruments” soundtrack…

Vice president with son in Texas for medical tests

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is in Houston while his son undergoes medical tests after experiencing weakness and disorientation last week. Beau Biden, the Delaware attorney general, is undergoing tests Tuesday to determine what caused…

Pa. man, 102, honored for lifelong Ford loyalty

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania Ford dealership has honored a 102-year-old man for his lifelong loyalty to the brand. The (Somerset) Daily American (http://bit.ly/1anH1GP ) reports Floyd Pullin was honored with a birthday cake, luncheon and…

Tenn. legislator to challenge US Sen. Alexander

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sen. Lamar Alexander’s efforts to ward off a primary challenge from the right fell short Tuesday with Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr’s announcement that he will mount a tea party challenge for the Republican…

Obama and ’72 Dolphins, a salute after 40 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 1972 NFL season, the Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins played 17 games without a loss. Then they went 40 years without White House acknowledgment of that unmatched feat. Until today. President Barack Obama…

W. Pa. councilman wants park drilling referendum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A councilman representing the county that includes Pittsburgh wants voters to decide by referendum any time officials try to lease county-owned pa……

Insane Clown Posse feels qualified to do FUSE show

NEW YORK (AP) — They are the self-proclaimed “Most Hated Band in the World,” and now they’re bringing their own theater of the absurd to the Fuse Network with the aptly titled “Insane Clown Posse Theater.” For 24…

Rights group urges Gaza’s Hamas to halt executions

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group is demanding that Gaza’s Hamas government halt all planned executions, including that of a 28-year-old convicted of killing a child when he himself was still a minor.…

Democrats push ban on Ohio gov’s outside pay

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two House Democrats are championing a proposal that would ban a sitting Ohio governor from receiving outside compensation, including from firm……