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July 13, 2014 - 8:33pm
1 week 2 days ago

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maybe "Bad Judge" is the wrong title.

She's actually a very good judge. Off the job, she's somewhat of a bad girl.

Played by Kate Walsh on this upcoming NBC sitcom, Judge Rebecca Wright is a clear break from the cool, polished Dr. Addison Montgomery she played for eight seasons on "Grey's Anatomy" and its spinoff, "Private Practice."

"She's a party girl," Walsh said, "and she happens to be really,...

July 13, 2014 - 7:25pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq and the status of Iran nuclear talks during a Sunday phone call.

On Ukraine, the White House says the leaders agreed Russia has not made progress complying with steps to calm the situation. They agreed Western nations should impose deeper costs on Russia if it "does not take immediate steps toward de-escalation."

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July 13, 2014 - 7:11pm
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say an India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire.

A spokeswoman for the agency that operates Newark Liberty International Airport says no one on board Air India Flight 144 was injured.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokeswoman Erica Dumas says the flight departed for Mumbai with 313 passengers around 4:35 p.m. Sunday. The pilot reported a fire in an...

July 13, 2014 - 7:06pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of surfers paddled out on boards to remember a Southern California lifeguard who drowned a week ago while saving a swimmer caught in treacherous surf.

The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1m8lxOz) that more than 2,000 people joined the paddle-out tribute Sunday in Newport Beach in memory of 32-year-old lifeguard Ben Carlson. Thousands more watched from the pier and beach.

Carlson died a week ago...

July 13, 2014 - 6:45pm
1 week 2 days ago

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban New Orleans woman has been found bludgeoned to death in her bathtub and the man she lived with and his three children are missing.

Sheriff's spokesman John Fortunato in Louisiana's Jefferson Parish says deputies have a warrant seeking the arrest of 43-year-old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas on a second-degree murder charge. He says Monterroso-Navas is from Honduras and may also use the name Wilson Rigoberto Mina....

July 13, 2014 - 6:29pm
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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested on charges he sprayed gunfire into a crowd outside a downtown Stamford nightclub, injuring five in a chaotic scene captured on video.

Police say none of the injuries early Sunday morning was life-threatening.

Twenty-two-year-old Dayron Wills was charged with five counts of first-degree assault and held on $1 million bond. It was not known if he is represented by a lawyer.

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July 13, 2014 - 5:37pm
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women's prison without criminal charges.

The Department of Children and Families said Sunday that the girl, identified only as Jane Doe, assaulted another youth and a staff member and destroyed property at the...

July 13, 2014 - 5:34pm
1 week 2 days ago

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.

The temblors are part of an increase in earthquakes across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas that some scientists say could be connected to the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, and especially the wells in which the industry disposes of its wastewater.

Sunday's quakes ranged from magnitude 2.6...

July 13, 2014 - 5:32pm
1 week 3 days ago

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "I'm not going to grouse about the Emmys. Let's bring back the CableACE Awards. How about that?" — NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, in a joking response during a Q&A session with the Television Critics Association summer meeting Sunday, days after NBC and other broadcast networks were shut out of the best drama series category dominated by cable channels.

— Lynn Elber — http://twitter.com/lynnelber.

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July 13, 2014 - 5:12pm
1 week 3 days ago

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When the Emmy Award nominations for next month's ceremony were unveiled, there was a glaring shortage of love for popular dramas "The Good Wife," ''Scandal" and "The Blacklist."

Although some of those broadcast network shows received acting bids, all were snubbed in the best drama series category — eclipsed by cable and online programs that typically produce far few episodes per season than the 22 or so hours cranked out by broadcasters....

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