In brief: I'll be back to acting: Arnie
After seven years in the California governor's mansion, Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to his old day job: acting.
Schwarzenegger revealed today that he is ready to start considering film roles again.
The former governor said: "My friends at CAA have been asking me for seven years when they can take offers seriously. I gave them the green light today."
Creative Artists Agency is a leading Hollywood talent agency.
Passenger 'sold drugs on cruise'
A cruise ship passenger from California has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs to fellow passengers on a Caribbean cruise.
US Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jeffrey Quniones said Steven Barry (51) Krumholz of West Hollywood was arrested in the US Virgin Islands.
The Allure Of The Seas had come from the Bahamas on a charter billed as the "world's largest gay cruise".
Onboard rat grounds plane
Alaska Airlines had to delay a flight about to leave Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when a rat was seen scurrying in the cabin.
The airline said the flight from Seattle to Denver had just pulled away from the gate morning when the little stowaway was spotted.
The 737 jetliner returned to the terminal and passengers and crew boarded another plane about 90 minutes later.
Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said workers are trying to figure out how the rat got aboar, but said it was probably looking for a warm place to hide out.
Aretha bounces back to health
Soul singer Aretha Franklin was on hand when basketball star LeBron James and the Miami Heat visited her hometown Detroit Pistons.
She sat next to the Reverend Jesse Jackson and said she hopes to resume her public schedule of events in May.
The basketball game was believed to be one of Franklin's first public appearances since the veteran star underwent surgery on December 2 for an undisclosed ailment.