NEW YORK (AP) — When "Modern Family" producers revealed that they shot this week's episode entirely with the iPhone and other Apple products, I was skeptical. I've seen too many good shows decline in quality over time. I worried this 6-year-old show was resorting to a gimmick.
By Michael Fleeman OXNARD, Calif. (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound commuter train slammed into a produce truck apparently stuck on the tracks in a Southern California city before dawn on Tuesday, injuring 50 people in a fiery crash, some of them critically. The truck driver, who was not hurt, left the scene of the destruction in Oxnard on foot and was found walking and disoriented one or two miles away, Assistant Police Chief Jason Benitez said. Benitez said the 54-year-old driver from Arizona was not arrested but investigators were trying to determine if there was any criminal wrongdoing in the 5:45 a.m. PST (8:45 a.m EST) wreck, which overturned three double-decker Metrolink rail cars. Benitez said it appeared that the truck driver had taken a wrong turn in the pre-dawn darkness and ended up on the tracks, where the rig became stuck as the train approached at 79 miles per hour.
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - A March appearance by Bill Cosby at a Kentucky university has been postponed, adding to the list of shows postponed or canceled following accusations of sexual misconduct against the comedian. The March 15 appearance by Cosby at the University of Kentucky in Lexington was postponed "by mutual agreement" with the entertainer and the show's promoter, National Artists Corp, the university said in a brief news release on Tuesday. More than a dozen women have publicly accused Cosby of sexual misconduct in recent months, in a controversy that has tarnished the image of the actor and comedian best known as the lovable father figure on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show." Cosby denies the allegations of sexual assault, many of which are decades old and fall outside the statute of limitations for criminal or civil cases.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Associated Press has named Claire Galofaro, a veteran newspaper reporter who has covered criminal justice and social service issues, as its administrative correspondent for Kentucky and Tennessee. She will be based in her hometown of Louisville.
By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's fiancée was visibly nervous the day after an associate of the ex-NFL star was killed, a woman who cleaned Hernandez's Massachusetts home testified at his murder trial on Tuesday. Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, spent time on the telephone, peeking out the window and crying after hauling away a large trash bag in the trunk of a red car, Carla Barbosa, 31, testified at Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River. She added police were outside when Barbosa left the house on June 18, 2013, a day after Odin Lloyd's bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew Tuesday for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression of regret.