Ore. fires prompt evacuations; 2 percent contained

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of 75 houses in southwest Oregon have been advised to leave as firefighters try to get a handle on a crop of wildfires touched off by lightning. Fire spokesman Cheyne (shayn) Rossbach says…

Autopsy: Radio host Kraddick had enlarged heart

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A preliminary autopsy found that David “Kidd” Kraddick, the popular host of syndicated radio and TV shows, had an enlarged heart and blocked arteries that probably led to an irregular heartbeat, a Louisiana coroner’s…

Oil price holding steady

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil was little changed Monday ahead of information later this week on oil supplies, U.S. monetary policy and economic growth. U.S. benchmark crude lost 15 cents per barrel to finish at…

Lawsuit: Girl kicked out of summer camp over kiss

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — The parents of a 15-year-old Connecticut girl are suing a summer camp in Massachusetts, saying their daughter was kicked out of camp after she was kissed by a boy. The lawsuit says the girl…

Monogamy may sound sweet, but why it evolved isn’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only a few species of mammals are monogamous, and now two scientific teams think they’ve figured out why they got that way. But their answers aren’t exactly romantic. One team looked just at primates, the…

Guam gov: Corrections to accept drunk detainees

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam acting Gov. Ray Tenorio said the Department of Corrections will continue accepting intoxicated detainees, despite a memo stating otherwise from the department’s director. Corrections director Jose San Agustin had issued a recent memo…

LaChanze to return to Broadway in ‘If/Then’

NEW YORK (AP) — LaChanze plans to return to Broadway for the first time since winning a Tony in 2006 for “The Color Purple.” Producers of “If/Then” said Monday that the singer and actress will star opposite Idina…

NY jury hears closings in Pataki sex offender suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury is being asked to find former Gov. George Pataki and other state officials liable for allegedly abusing the rights of convicted sex offenders. A lawyer for six convicts gave…

Lea Michele breaks silence after Monteith death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lea Michele is breaking her silence online after her “Glee” co-star and real-life boyfriend Cory Monteith died of an overdose earlier this month. The actress posted a photo of her and Monteith on Twitter…
Circus at Canfield Fair

Circus in town for fair

The circus returns to the Canfield Fairgrounds for the second consecutive year.…

2 ‘Real Housewives of NJ’ stars charged with fraud

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — “Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Teresa Giudice (JOO’-dice) says she and her husband, Joe, hope to resolve federal fraud charges as quickly as possible. A 39-count indictment handed up Monday in federal court…

Arnett says the Bluth family may return to Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Will Arnett hopes the mixed reviews of season 4 of “Arrested Development” will mellow out over time. Speaking Monday at the annual Television Critics Association summer press tour, Arnett said he’s “incredibly proud”…

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…