Some married couples on Broadway

Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise are hardly the only married acting couple with Broadway credits. Some others: — Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel met while appearing in “Rent” off-Broadway and married in 2003 after dating for seven years.…

Zimbabwe opposition withdraws election challenge

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s opposition says it doesn’t expect fair treatment from the Constitutional Court on an appeal over July 31 elections that the electoral commission said President Robert Mugabe won by a large margin. Douglas Mwonzora,…

Isinbayeva says she may have been misunderstood

MOSCOW (AP) — A day after her condemnation of homosexuality, Russian pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva said her comments in English may have been “misunderstood.” The two-time Olympic gold medalist supported Russia’s new anti-gay law Thursday and criticized…

Airport lacking bathroom after security to get one

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Travelers at a regional airport in Michigan will be getting a convenience that should make trips a little better — a bathroom beyond the security checkpoint. The Muskegon Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/18zOVbU ) officials approved…

Syrian airstrike kills at least 15, wounds dozens

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say an airstrike by the Syrian military has killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens of others in the contested northern city of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the…

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

CAIRO (AP) — Heavy gunfire rang out in the heart of Cairo as tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country’s…

Argentine rocker Charly Garcia goes orchestral

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One of Latin America’s most influential rock stars is preparing to make good on his dream of playing guitar with a full orchestra in the majestic Teatro Colon opera house in Buenos Aires.…

Pistorius to be indicted, trial in early 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for premeditated murder on Monday and the double-amputee Olympian will go on trial in early 2014, about a year after shooting dead his girlfriend, prosecutors said. In a somber twist,…

RI doctor makes 4 a.m. house call at wrong home

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island doctor charged with breaking and entering after walking through a stranger’s home at 4 a.m. says it was “an honest mistake.” Internist Roy Main of Westerly says he was trying to…

Son of Red Sox broadcaster charged with murder

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The son of longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has been charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says Jared Remy is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a…

3-day marijuana festival, rally at Seattle park

SEATTLE (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are expected to crowd a waterfront park in Seattle Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the city’s annual Hempfest, a combination political rally and celebration with music, food, arts and crafts.…

US builders broke ground on more homes in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in July. But the rise was all due to apartment construction, which is typically volatile. By contrast, builders began work on fewer single-family homes…

Greece ticket inspection death prompts protest

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have temporarily suspended a trolley bus service in western Athens ahead of a planned protest over the death of a youth during a ticket inspection. Police said the Peristeri service was expected…

Voice-over business explored in ‘In A World…’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film fans everywhere can identify that movie-trailer voice: A booming baritone that entices viewers with cryptic explanations of the latest upcoming epic. The business behind such voice work is the backdrop of Lake Bell’s…

‘That ’70s Show’ actress Lisa Robin Kelly dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That ’70s Show” actress Lisa Robin Kelly has died at age 43. Manager Craig Wyckoff says Kelly died Wednesday at a Los Angeles addiction treatment facility she had entered early this week. No official…

Report challenges GM bankruptcy pension moves

CLEVELAND (AP) — A government inspector general says President Barack Obama’s administration played a key role in the General Motors bankruptcy in 2009 as pen……

US worker productivity up modestly in April-June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity accelerated to a still-modest 0.9 percent annual pace between April and June after dropping the previous quarter. The second-quarter gain beat economists’ expectations and reversed a decline in the January-March quarter, when…

Students bunk at water park amid housing squeeze

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio university short on housing says some students will start the school year in temporary, off-campus living quarters with an unusual perk: free access to water slides. Capital University says Fort Rapids…