Report: Jeff Goldblum signs on for 'Jurassic World' sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise. The Hollywood Reporter says Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in next year’s “Jurassic World” sequel. Goldblum played the mathematician in the first two films of...
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Daughter: Bill Cosby 'is not abusive, violent or a rapist'

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s youngest daughter has come to the comedian’s defense ahead of a looming sexual assault trial. Evin Cosby writes in an opinion piece for the National Newspaper Publishers Association published Wednesday that...
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Jeff Kinney marks 10th anniversary of 'Wimpy Kid' series

AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Kinney remembers when his goal was to write a book, one big book, for grown-ups. “I thought I’d write about a year in the life of a typical kid,” says the children’s author known to millions for his...

'Baywatch's' Dwayne Johnson just wants to entertain you

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2000, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in “The Mummy Returns” and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no...

Convergys Opening Pennsylvania Tech Center With 250 Jobs

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Convergys Corp. is opening a technical center for mobile phone services that will employ 250 people in western Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced the Cincinnati-based company will open the center in Lower Yoder Township, near Johnstown. The...

Rock Hall Induction Ceremony Returns To Cleveland Next April

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year’s induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. The Rock Hall is located in Cleveland, but the city hasn’t hosted the induction ceremony since 2015. The event instead...

Dye for mulch leaks from trailer, turning creek bright red

LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — A mulch dye that leaked from a company’s property is being blamed for turning the waters of a western New York creek a bright red. Officials in the town of Lancaster say they were alerted late Tuesday morning that a miles-long...

Cleveland OKs last chunk of financing to upgrade Cavs' arena

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers’ home arena. The makeover of Quicken Loans Arena would include more space for dining and gathering. The cost of renovations to the...

Bruins will bring back Bruce Cassidy as coach

AP Photo/Charles Krupa BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back as coach. The team said on Wednesday it will drop the interim tag from Cassidy’s title. Cassidy replaced Claude Julien in February and helped the team return to the playoffs for the...

United investigates report that rabbit died on flight

LONDON (AP) — United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that Simon, a 10-month-old, 3-foot...