By By ANTHONY McCARTNEYAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan was charged Thursday with crimes in New York and Los Angeles, marking her latest setbacks as she tries to revive her career and avoid a return to jail.
Prosecutors in Santa Monica charged Lohan with three
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Two big Chinese state-owned film studios are planning to sell shares on the Shanghai stock exchange in a sign of Beijing's desire to build a film industry that can compete with Hollywood.
China Film Co. and Shanghai Film Group Co. are on a
By BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai is suddenly rediscovering its old habits.
That means relentless hype and construction plans loaded with superlatives. Case in point: A proposed Taj Mahal replica four times bigger than the original.
Leaders, too, are back
NEW DELHI (AP) - Two senior policemen in the western Indian state of Maharashtra were suspended Tuesday for arresting two women over a Facebook post criticizing the shutdown of Mumbai for the funeral of a powerful politician last week.
The policemen were suspended indefinitely and the magistrate
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that Rep. Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, is under investigation for possible campaign finance violations, but said it is deferring the inquiry because of a separate Justice Department
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A natural gas explosion that injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield's entertainment district was blamed Sunday on a utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.
State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said the
By SUSAN HAIGHAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Preliminary investigations show more than 40 buildings were damaged in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts that injured 18 people, building inspectors said Saturday.
A strip club was flattened and a day care center was heavily
By LYNN ELBERAP Television Writer
J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron - and coaxed forth a Texas-size gusher of ratings - on television's long-
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Tablets are at the top of many wish lists this holiday season. But what to get? The choice used to be pretty limited, with the iPad dominating the latecomers. But this year, the field is more even, as tablets from Apple's competitors