Will Arnold Be Back?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The "Terminator" is coming back.
Paramount announced Thursday that it is rebooting the "Terminator" franchise and planning for a new trilogy of films, but it's keeping mum on whether Arnold Schwarzenegger would play a role.
Schwarzenegger starred as the title character in the original 1984 movie. It spawned a trilogy that earned more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide.
Paramount says it will release the new "Terminator" in July 2015.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- U.S. Army Alaska officials say three hikers trying to reach a remote bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the book and movie "Into the Wild" signaled a passing military helicopter with a mirror for rescue.
The helicopter found the hikers stranded by the Teklanika River. The helicopter assessed the situation, and returned to Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks to refuel and get permission for their transport out.
It returned to the site near Healy and took the hikers to their vehicle. They were told to have one hiker's twisted ankle looked at, and to report the incident to Alaska State Troopers.
It's the second rescue this summer of people trying to reach the bus. In May, three German hikers had to be rescued.
The bus has been the source of multiple similar rescues since it was made famous, first by Jon Krakauer's book "Into the Wild" published in 1996 and then by Sean Penn's 2007 film.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- If Pennsylvania's Republican Gov. Tom Corbett gets his way, the state will pay for $1.8 billion in transportation improvements largely by raising a wholesale gasoline tax, yet his spokesman says it's not an increase.
In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans boast that they have balanced the budget without raising taxes -- even though it required extending an income tax on high earners that both sides campaigned against.
Governors and lawmakers in states including Delaware, Georgia and Connecticut are increasing taxes but calling them by other names as they struggle to reconcile demand for services with sluggish revenues.
Matthew Brouillette of the conservative Commonwealth Foundation says any alternative to "the `T' word" is explored, but ultimately it means more money is coming out of taxpayers' pockets.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it will detain shipments of pomegranate seeds from a Turkish company when offered for import because of a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses linked to a frozen-food blend containing pomegranate seed mix.
The FDA says the action follows an investigation by its officials and those with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local health authorities.
The FDA and CDC have determined that the most likely vehicle for the hepatitis A virus appears to be a common shipment of pomegranate seeds from a Turkish company, Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading.
More than 100 people in eight states are reported to have been made ill by the frozen-food blend. Products linked to the outbreak have already been recalled.
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