Arsenio Hall ready to chat his way back to top

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Arsenio Hall is eager to get back in the late-night talk show game, minus the big hair and shoulder pads that marked his initial foray nearly 20 years ago. Joking to the Television…

Editor: Venezuela government trying to silence us

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of one Venezuela’s last two nationally circulating opposition newspapers accused the leftist government on Monday of trying to intimidate and silence it. Miguel Henrique Otero, editor and publisher of El Nacional, was…

Tuesday, August 6

Today is Tuesday, August 6, the 218th day of 2013. There are 147 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1497 – Genovese navigator Giovanni Caboto returns from a voyage on which he claimed…

CBS defends handling of ‘Big Brother’ controversy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The “social experiment” that is CBS’ “Big Brother” included appalling behavior this season but the network has responded appropriately, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said Monday. Contestants have been caught on the reality…
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Heavy rain causes headaches in Kansas

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) – Heavy rain inundating parts of Kansas is proving to be a problem for drivers in some areas. The state highway department says a stretch of t……

Oldest daughter of Loretta Lynn dies in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A family representative says Betty Sue Lynn, the oldest daughter of country singer Loretta Lynn, has died. She was 64. According to the statement from the family, Lynn died Monday from complications of emphysema…

Ohio St reaches $5.8M deal with retired president

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State University president Gordon Gee, who retired under a cloud after remarks jabbing Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools, will receive a $5.8 million package over the next five years, along with…

Haiti police: 183 hurt in fights at Carnival fete

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A summer Carnival-like celebration in Haiti has turned violent. Haitian police spokesman Gary Desrosiers says 183 people were injured in street fights on the first day of the “Carnival of Flowers.” One man also…

US agency says JPMorgan manipulated power prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. energy regulators are accusing JPMorgan Chase & Co. of manipulating electricity prices in California and the Midwest in 2010 and 2011. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in an enforcement notice Monday that bank…

Weiner falls to 4th in new NYC mayoral poll

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner plunged to fourth place among Democrats in the first poll taken since he admitted to having illicit online exchanges with women even after he resigned from Congress…

4 hospitalized from pesticide at Miami airport

MIAMI (AP) — Four people were hospitalized after authorities say a small pesticide container spilled at the Miami International Airport. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue reports that a passenger’s bag was on a loading ramp Monday afternoon when a 3-ounce…

1 injured in California city after surfing contest

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bicycle salesman Bert Etheredge locked down the shop where he works and sent customers and co-workers into a back room when he saw a raucous mob moving up the main street of a…

Nigeria: Explosions rock Christian area of Kano

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions rocked a Christian area in Nigeria’s northern Kano city Monday night, with security forces ferrying scores of wounded to hospitals. A mortuary attendant at Murtala Mohammed Specialists Hospital said at least 10…

AP PHOTOS: Fantasy fans revel at Mexico comic con

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The worldwide cult of cosplay is seeing a boom across Latin America, spread by increasing legions of fans of comics and video games. Many of the 17,000 people who attended Mexico’s most established comics…