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What's America's favorite family vehicle? The SUV? The minivan? These days, it could very well be the pickup truck.While heavy-duty pickup trucks are still common tools of the trade for contractors and people who move equipment about for a living, so-called half-ton light-duty trucks have been …
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It's one task to compile a list of banned coaches, quite another to identify all the good ones.While Olympic overseers struggle to compile a comprehensive list of bad actors in the wake of a wide-ranging sex-abuse crisis, an entrepreneur with a passion for …
CROWLEY, Texas (AP) — Federal court records show a Florida man duped a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million and then used the money to purchase a BMW and Rolex watches.Records show 61-year-old Donald Howard Conkright was arrested last week and charged with wire …
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine plans to again send its warships into the Sea of Azov, a top Ukrainian official said, a move that could set the stage for another clash with Russia.Oleksandr Turchynov, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, said in an interview with the BBC …
LONDON (AP) — Uber says it will appeal UK Court of Appeal decision in gig economy case .
If you paid a lot of state and local taxes in 2018, buckle up this tax season — new laws cap how much of those payments you can deduct on your federal tax return. That means more of your income could be taxable this year. But before you worry too much, here are a few suggestions from tax …
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales increased in November for the second straight month, but sales plummeted 7 percent from a year ago amid growing affordability pressures.The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose 1.9 percent to a seasonally …
NEW YORK (AP) — Keep your backyard chicken coops, dear 2018, and your vampire facials, too. And the stiff-arm Floss dance? Stomp it out in the new year.Among other things we're over as we slide into 2019: Bell sleeves that need constant policing, the cash-cow otherwise known as subscription …
LONDON (AP) — Lawyers say the taxi hailing app Uber has lost its appeal against a ruling that its drivers should be classed as workers in a case with broad implications for the gig economy.Law firm Leigh Day says Britain's Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that found the …
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A northern Mississippi sheriff has been arrested on a dozen felony charges, including embezzlement and evidence tampering, just weeks after saying he would resign in January because of health reasons.The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says in a news release …
SEATTLE (AP) — A National Weather Service storm damage survey team is heading to a town west of Seattle where a strong tornado blew through a neighborhood.The rare twister touched down Tuesday in Port Orchard, Washington. It damaged several homes and toppling trees.There were no immediate …
LONDON (AP) — A British judge says a wealthy Russian businessman who collapsed near his home outside London died from a heart attack.Alexander Perepilichnyy collapsed while jogging in November 2012. Police initially said the 44-year-old died of natural causes, but foul play concerns …
BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of NATO and Kosovo's prime minister have had a telephone conversation on Pristina's recent decision to transform its security forces into an army.Kosovo's parliament overwhelmingly approved the army's formation last week. The move angered neighboring Serbia, which …
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Searches have failed to turn up a man who went missing Sunday aboard a cruise ship traveling to the western Caribbean from Mobile, Alabama.A statement from the Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line says crew members aboard the Carnival Fantasy have conducted shipwide searches …
MARIB, Yemen (AP) — The number etched on the bracelet around Mohammed's wrist gave the 13-year-old soldier comfort as missiles fired from enemy warplanes shook the earth beneath him.For two years Mohammed fought with Yemen's Houthi rebels against a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and …
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at New York Democrats over their efforts to shut down his charitable foundation.Trump tweeted Wednesday that his foundation has "done great work and given away lots of money."New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Tuesday …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he will decide whether to run for an open U.S. Senate seat sometime after leaving office next month.Haslam told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he's planning a short vacation with his wife after leaving office Jan. 19 to …
LONDON (AP) — British union says Uber has lost appeal in landmark case concerning gig economy workers; new appeal expected.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Days before Congo's elections, the Kinshasa's governor banned campaign rallies in the capital city, citing security concerns.The capital's governor Andre Kimbuta on Wednesday cancelled all political rallies in the city for the 21 candidates vying for the presidency in …
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An international refugee agency says that more than 430,000 people have fled violence in Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions and are hiding in rural areas with few resources.The Norwegian Refugee Council, one of several humanitarian organizations offering …

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