Orangutan dies at Ohio zoo

The Toledo Zoo is mourning the death of a 45-year-old orangutan named J.J. that enjoyed interacting with children while on public view and watching recordings of football and The Price Is Right during private time. J.J. was the oldest male orangutan in captivity in North America.

More than the weather report

The Weather Channel plans to tally at least 188 consecutive live hours on Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath into this weekend — and the network’s coverage is not just for people fascinated by eye walls and occluded fronts. TWC distinguishes itself with its coverage of the unfolding humanitarian disaster.

Successful playwright dies

Bernard Pomerance, the playwright best known for The Elephant Man, the Tony Award-winning play about a horribly deformed man that has lured some of Hollywood’s biggest names, such as Bradley Cooper and John Hurt, dies. He was 76.

Movies celebrated in Italy

The Venice Film Festival is kicking off the fall cinema season with searing drama, serious glamour and a crop of new movies vying for attention, awards and acclaim. The world’s oldest cinema festival has become a key showcase for films hoping to dominate Hollywood’s awards season.

Kenyan election challenged

Lawyers make their closing arguments to Kenya’s Supreme Court over a challenge by longtime politician Raila Odinga to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election earlier this month.

Iran tells U.S. to wake up

Iran dismisses U.S. demands for the inspection of Iranian military sites by the U.N. nuclear watchdog, shrugging off a request by America’s ambassador to the U.N. as only a “dream.”

Star’s take on fatherhood, Trump

In his latest interview, George Clooney says being responsible for two babies is “terrifying” but he is enjoying the ride, and describes President Donald Trump as being “in over his head.”

No charges for Ohio officer

A white policeman who fatally shot an unarmed black driver in a Cleveland suburb will not face charges. A grand jury declines to indict Euclid Officer Matthew Rhodes after hearing evidence from prosecutors with the state attorney general’s office.

Who’s sorry now? Not Griffin

Kathy Griffin retracts her apology for a gory image of a fake Donald Trump head, saying anger against her was overblown and should be directed at Trump and his administration.