Category Archives: entertainment

The Menendez indictment: ‘Girlfriend 2,’ the doctor and the senator

Sen. Bob  Menendez (D-N.J.) leaves the podium after speaking to the media during a news conference in Newark, N.J., on April 1, 2015 Continue reading

Phoenix policeman won’t face charges for shooting unarmed black man

By David Schwartz By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – No criminal charges will be filed against a white Phoenix police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in December during what authorities described as a struggle, county prosecutors said on Wednesday. Continue reading

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious-objections bill

By ANDREW DEMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Continue reading

Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art. The museum on Wednesday is handing over seven rare artifacts that it acquired without museum officials realizing they were ill-gotten items. Agents from the U.S Continue reading

Getty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem

By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, said in a court filing before he was found dead that he suffered from a serious health problem that could endanger his life. Getty, 47, whose grandfather J Continue reading

California governor orders 25 percent reduction in water usage statewide

California Governor Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference at the State Capitol in Sacramento … SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown, acting as the state enters the fourth year of a record-breaking drought, on Wednesday ordered a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water usage for cities and towns. Continue reading

Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadline

By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHN LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program appeared headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline for the outline of a deal and agreed to press on. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said negotiators were still facing a “tough struggle,” indicating the talks were not likely to end anytime soon. And other officials indicated the efforts, already extended into Wednesday, probably would drag into Thursday. Continue reading

Playwright David Adjmi wins New York infringement court case

FILE – This undated publicity file photo released by Kornberg PR shows, from left, Anna Chlumsky, Kate Buddeke, Hannah Cabell and Jake Silbermann in a scene from David Adjmi’s play, “3C,” performing off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Adjmi, whose parody of 1970s sitcoms was accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the TV show “Three’s Company” won a victory in court. Loretta A. Continue reading

Germany: Pissarro work from Gurlitt trove to be returned

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says experts have determined that a Camille Pissarro painting from the art trove hoarded by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was looted by the Nazis and will be returned to its rightful owner’s descendants. A task force has already found that works by Max Liebermann, Henri Matisse and Carl Spitzweg were looted. Restitution agreements for the first two were signed last month. Continue reading

Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston Marathon bombing movie

FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the 2014 AFI Fest – “The Gambler,” in Los Angeles. Wahlberg, along with Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky, will produce “Patriots’ Day,” a film chronicling the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, based on the first-hand account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Continue reading