The Romantics settle lawsuit with ex-band member

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The Romantics have settled a lawsuit filed by a former bandmate over royalties. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/15etEUA ) the agreement was reached Tuesday after nearly six hours of mediation and averted a trial…
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Photos: Rainbows

After the rain, you can always hope for colorful rainbows to appear in the sky. Residents report pictures of rainbows throughout the viewing area.…

Santos: No media show for ex-Marine’s handover

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s president says he refuses to let the country’s main rebel group make a media event of the release of a 26-year-old former U.S. Marine. President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that he will…

Portland City Hall Occupy camp dispersed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last visible remnants of the 2011 Occupy Portland movement held court in front of City Hall for nearly two years. A community of sign-holding, slogan-chanting, pot-banging protesters brought noise and attention to the…

Review: ‘The To Do List’ is an evocative teen romp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming of age comedies are fraught with seemingly limitless pitfalls, necessitating a well-honed screenplay and persuasive performances to assure audience allegiance. So with consistently entertaining characters and infectious humor, writer-director Maggie Carey’s “The To…

Key alderman, city committee back Wrigley upgrade

CHICAGO (AP) — A proposed $500 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field received crucial backing Tuesday from the local alderman and a Chicago City Council committee, clearing a path for final approval. Alderman Tom Tunney said he signed…

2 shipping companies fined $10.4M in dumping case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two international shipping firms will pay $10.4 million in penalties for obstructing justice and illegally dumping pollutants. Columbia Shipmanagement, a German company, and Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. of Cyprus were sentenced Tuesday to pay $2.6 million…

Release sought for 8 protesters detained at border

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer is seeking the release of eight protesters who were detained by U.S. authorities at a southern Arizona border crossing when they tried to re-enter the country from Mexico. The eight young people, who…

2 shipping companies fined $10.4M in dumping case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two international shipping firms will pay $10.4 million in penalties for obstructing justice and illegally dumping pollutants. Columbia Shipmanagement, a German company, and Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. of Cyprus were sentenced Tuesday to pay $2.6 million…

Bulgarian legislators trapped inside Parliament

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria used force against demonstrators who tried to prevent them from evacuating ministers and lawmakers trapped inside Parliament. Four people were injured. Anti-government protests in the capital that have been going on…

NYPD oversight plans vetoed; override vote due

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday vetoed the most ambitious plan proposed in years for oversight of the New York Police Department, setting up an override showdown between him and lawmakers. Bloomberg’s long-expected veto puts…

Players deplore doping rather than defend users

NEW YORK (AP) — Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping. Now they are demanding even stiffer suspensions for those caught cheating. “It’s a new generation of athletes that are standing up,” Travis…

‘I will always love you’ on Houston’s headstone

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey has been marked with a teardrop-shaped headstone — with an inscription well known to her fans: “I will always love you.” The 48-year-old pop music queen died Feb.…

22 die in clashes between police, gunmen in Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say police have found the bodies of six men in a remote village where several homes and cars were set ablaze. A Tuesday statement from Chihuahua state prosecutors says…

5 things to know about the ex-Versace mansion

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Here are five things to know about the Miami Beach mansion once owned by designer Gianni Versace which goes up for auction Sept. 17. 1.THE HOME. The three-story, Mediterranean-style home at 1116 Ocean…

Al-Jazeera America plans live programming 24/7

NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America’s incoming president said Tuesday that people interested in news will get live programming whenever they tune in, even in the middle of the night on a weekend. The new cable news network…
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Dann rebrands law firm

Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has rebranded his Cleveland law firm after completing a six-month law license suspension.…

College student loses lawsuit over lusty writings

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a Detroit-area university and dismissed a lawsuit by a 57-year-old student who was suspended after writing about his sexual attraction to a teacher. Federal Judge Patrick Duggan says…