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New Cosby show could debut as soon as next summer

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 01:10 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer.

The series, described as a "classic, extended-family sitcom" with Cosby as the patriarch, is currently in the writing stage, NBC executives said at Sunday's session of the summer TV critics' tour. It was first announced in January.


Walken to play Captain Hook in NBC's 'Peter Pan'

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 01:05 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — NBC says Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in the network's live version of "Peter Pan."

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told a TV critics' meeting Sunday that the Oscar-winning actor will bring his own spin to the role.

Walken could create the first tap-dancing Captain Hook, Greenblatt said, noting the actor got his start in musical theater.

Walken is on the big screen now in Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys," playing a music-loving mob boss.


Ex-'Opie & Anthony' host won't apologize for rant

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Radio talk show host Anthony Cumia is offering no apologies for what satellite radio company SiriusXM called a hate-filled Twitter rant that got him fired.

The former co-host of the "Opie & Anthony" show was let go July 3 after tweeting his outrage at a woman he said punched him in the face on a New York street. Cumia responded in an interview early Saturday on Fox News' "Red Eye."

His tweets used an expletive degrading to women, and SiriusXM called them "racially charged." The woman he encountered is black.


Space station shipment launched from Virginia

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:53 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.

Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia coast, its third space station delivery for NASA.

"It's like Christmas in July," said Frank Culbertson, an executive vice president at Orbital Sciences and former astronaut.


5 people shot outside bar in south Seattle suburbs

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:40 PM

SKYWAY, Wash. (AP) — Five people were injured in a shooting outside a bar in the suburbs south of Seattle early Sunday morning, according to the King County sheriff's office.

King County detectives said one person suffered life-threatening injuries and has been taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

The shooting in Skyway happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.


Babe Ruth's Boston contract fetches $1M at auction

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:31 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.

The contract was among about three dozen Ruth-related items up for auction Saturday night at the Sports Legends Museum a day after the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. Ruth was born in Baltimore.


'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 11:43 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office.

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer's best debuts, according to studio estimates Sunday. The 20th Century Fox sequel easily surpassed the $54.8 million opening to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the reboot of the fabled chimp franchise.


Michelle Knight says fame comes with complications

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 11:25 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.


AP Analysis: Mideast crisis a strategic stalemate

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 11:17 AM

An AP Analysis


Plane's swastika banner spurs criticism around NYC

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 11:17 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A banner aiming to change people's minds about what swastikas stand for has stirred outrage after it flew over beaches in New York City and on Long Island.

Some beachgoers were appalled and officials fielded complaints after a plane toted the banner Saturday. The banner featured swastikas, a peace sign, a Star of David and a "pro-swastika" message.


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