CBS renews summer series ‘Under the Dome’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — CBS says it’s renewing the summer series “Under the Dome” for next year. The drama, about a small town enclosed in a mysterious dome, has been a success for CBS. It’s based on…

CBS: It was de Pablo’s decision to exit ‘NCIS’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves says every effort was made to keep the actress who plays Ziva David on TV’s highest-rated show, “NCIS.” Moonves says Cote de Pablo was offered, in his…

Review: Robin Thicke delivers with ‘Blurred Lines’

Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Interscope) Robin Thicke is having quite a moment. After spending most of his decade-long recording career as one of R&B’s journeymen — a sensuous crooner with the occasional crossover hit — Thicke has exploded…

Ohio man charged in 3 1995 rape cases

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor in southwest Ohio says a registered sex offender has been indicted on 24 charges including rape and kidnapping in three 1995 rape cases.……
Warren fracking protest

Fracking protests held

Update Hydraulic fracturing protestors and supporters rallied on Courthouse Square in Warren Monday.…

Along with Miss America, parade returns to NJ

The Miss America parade is getting a television friendly makeover as the tradition returns to Atlantic City in September for the first time in nine years. Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell told The Associated Press on Monday…

SAfrica: Theron pledges help in AIDS fight

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Actress Charlize Theron has pledged her support in the campaign against AIDS during a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma. Theron, an ambassador for the United Nations program on AIDS, met Zuma in Pretoria…

Music Review: Backstreet Boys bore on 8th album

Backstreet Boys, “In a World Like This” (K-BAHN, BMG) Backstreet’s back, all right! Not all right, actually. The Backstreet Boys managed to bring fifth member Kevin Richardson back into the fold for an eighth album and a world…

Zimbabwe PM: No trust in free and fair poll

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Monday he doesn’t trust the nation’s state electoral body to conduct free and fair elections on Wednesday and called for their resignation. Speaking to more than 50,000 supporters…

Time Warner drops CBS, then halts decision

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A dispute with Time Warner Cable was unresolved as a deadline loomed involving the availability of stations in three major markets, CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves said Monday. If it’s not settled,…

Funeral, processions honor fallen Vegas officer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dozens of police motorcycles drove two-by-two down the Las Vegas Strip, leading the flag-draped coffin of a search-and-rescue officer past massive electronic casino marquees bearing his photo. The procession was the first of a…

Congresswoman’s baby born without kidneys

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s first child has survived two weeks after birth despite a pregnancy problem that is usually fatal. Herrara Beutler (BUT’-ler) announced Monday that her daughter, Abigail Rose Beutler, was born…

Pa. row house collapse injures 2 babies, 6 others

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A row house collapse Monday severely damaged neighboring houses and hurt eight people, including a baby and a critically injured contractor. The collapse happened shortly after 11 a.m. Monday at an unoccupied home being remodeled…

Gulf ‘dead zone’ above average but not near record

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This summer’s low-oxygen “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is bigger than average, but doesn’t approach record-size as scientists had predicted. Scientists led by Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium say…

Fatal shooting of young Toronto man sparks outrage

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s police chief said Monday multiple investigations are looking into the circumstances surrounding the police shooting of an armed man in an empty streetcar that was caught on video. The shooting, posted on YouTube, has…

Thumbnails of Israeli, Palestinian negotiators

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli and Palestinian delegates sitting down for preliminary peace talks in Washington are veterans of on-and-off negotiations that began more than two decades ago. The chief Palestinian negotiator has joked that he has spent…

2 more plead guilty in truck-stop chain probe

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two more members of the Pilot Flying J sales staff have pleaded guilty to defrauding customers at the truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill…

Bernanke to give deposition in AIG bailout lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can be questioned in a lawsuit against the government filed by the former head of American International Group Inc. It is rare for a…

Court dismisses 1 charge against Tunisian feminist

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The defense lawyer for the Tunisian member of Ukrainian women’s group Femen says one of the charges against her client has been dismissed. Leila Ben Debba said that the court Monday tossed out the…

Trayvon Martin’s mother: Repeal stand-ground law

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and a prominent black lawyers’ organization are keeping up the pressure for repeal of “stand your ground” self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton joined the call Monday…