CBS reaches deal to keep 'Big Bang Theory' on air

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it has reached a deal with producers of “The Big Bang Theory” to keep the show on the air for two more years. The network said Monday it agreed with Warner Brothers Television to extend the show that debuted in 2007. Along with the drama...

Historic restoration of Jesus' burial shrine completed

AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner JERUSALEM (AP) — The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory. Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was...

Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring

DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S....

Boston Pops to showcase Gershwin on tour of US Midwest

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops is headed to the heartland. The renowned orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, kicks off a seven-city, seven-state tour around the Midwest this week. Organizers say the tour will showcase the music of George Gershwin. The tour gets underway...

The Latest: Judge to rule later in Roman Polanski sex case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Roman Polanski’s long-running sex abuse case (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A Los Angeles judge says he will issue a written ruling about director Roman Polanski’s requests to end his long-running sex abuse case. Polanski’s...

Robert Silvers, edited New York Review of Books, dead at 87

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert B. Silvers, the longtime head of The New York Review of Books, has died. He was 87. Silvers died Monday morning at his home in Manhattan after a brief illness, the publication confirmed to The Associated Press after sending an announcement on Twitter....

Ohio Health Director Leaving Job; Department Lawyer Fills In

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The director of the Ohio Department of Health is leaving that job and will be replaced for now by someone who has previously filled the same role. State officials say Director Rick Hodges is leaving to pursue unspecified “opportunities” outside...

Trump to meet Iraqi premier as anti-IS policy takes shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing for his first meeting with Iraq’s prime minister as the American leader shapes his policy for defeating the Islamic State group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s first visit to Washington since Trump’s...
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President Trump's son Eric to become father

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is about to become a grandfather for a ninth time. Trump’s son Eric announced on Twitter Monday that he and his wife Lara are expecting their first child. The baby boy is due in September. Eric Trump, who...
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Spike Lee calls lack of suitors for Colin Kaepernick 'fishy'

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee says it’s “fishy” that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent. Kaepernick’s season-long protest of the “Star Spangled Banner” ahead of 49ers games became...