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...

Man Pleads Not Guilty To More Charges In Ohio Trooper Death

CLEVELAND (AP) — A driver suspected of fatally hitting a state trooper along a Cleveland interstate has pleaded not guilty to additional charges that could bring a tougher sentence if he’s convicted. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Gaspar, of Columbia Station, remained free on...

Most electronics being banned on certain US-bound flights

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, a laptop is seen in Las Vegas. Royal Jordanian Airlines is advising passengers that laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics won’t be allowed in carry-on luggage for U.S.-bound flights starting Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP...

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....

Officials: Safety Violations Led To Fatal Mechanic Shop Fire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials believe a trucking company engaged in serious safety violations prior to an explosion that killed a maintenance shop employee last year in Knox County. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2nD8txd) reports 43-year-old mechanic...

US Rep Jim Renacci Enters 2018 Race For Ohio Governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY’-see) has entered the 2018 Ohio governor’s race against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders. The 58-year-old Renacci, of Wadsworth in northeast Ohio, sought to position himself Monday as a...

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...