Can Amazon CEO ship online savvy to Wash. Post?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is revered as one of the brightest minds in corporate America, but even he is still puzzling over how to reverse the financial slide threatening The Washington Post and other…

Rep: Dustin Hoffman ‘surgically cured’ of cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Hoffman is doing well after being successfully treated for cancer. A spokeswoman for the 75-year-old actor-director confirmed a People.com report Tuesday that says Hoffman is “feeling great and in good health” after undergoing…

Steven Spielberg pulls out of ‘American Sniper’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg is no longer planning to direct “American Sniper.” Publicist Marvin Levy confirmed Tuesday that Spielberg won’t helm the adaptation of Chris Kyle’s best-selling autobiography as announced in May. Bradley Cooper is set…

Study: UN should be accountable for Haiti cholera

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti should be held accountable for introducing cholera into the Caribbean nation, a Yale University report said Tuesday. In the report “Peacekeeping Without Accountability,” researchers from Yale Law…
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I Pads are the new teaching tool

A children's technology expert trained a group of lower elementary school teachers on newer, innovative ways to teach today.…

Police: Usher’s son nearly drowns in Atlanta pool

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of pool behind a…

Earthquake strikes south of Mexican capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake has shaken southern Mexico, rocking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending some frightened people into the streets. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude…

Dozens of protesters occupy Rio’s Indian Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A group of indigenous people and their supporters have re-occupied Rio de Janeiro’s Indian Museum complex months after police ousted the group in a violent clash. Several dozen people occupied the museum complex…

Ed Dept. gives district-level waivers from law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is giving eight of California’s largest school districts permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law. The move announced Tuesday covers more than 1 million students and…

Former NFL player arrested in NY on assault charge

NEW YORK (AP) — A former NFL player has been arrested on a charge he hit his wife and shoved her from a moving car in New York City. Former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive…

CBS rejects Time Warner Cable offer to end fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves rejected an offer from Time Warner Cable to end a blackout over fees that lingered into its fifth day Tuesday, calling it a clever public relations ploy. In a…

Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday. In 18 states, there were at least slight declines in obesity for low-income preschoolers. Previous national…

NYC losing small hospitals as money woes mount

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when the neighborhood hospital was a cornerstone of New York City life. But for a growing number of city residents, the trip to have an appendix taken out or get…

Pa. borough asks suspended chief for gun sale info

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief suspended for a month for allegedly using department weapons and ammunition without permission said Tuesday he was unsure how many guns he bought or sold for the department during 14…

Review: ‘Elysium’ is imaginative but falls short

Of all the movie villains we’ve met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster’s evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in “Elysium,” the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp. From her…