American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of "A Dog's Purpose."
AP Source: Trump to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretaryWASHINGTON (AP) ? AP Source: Trump to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary.
Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling ...
Pliskova continues impressive Australian Open march
Impressive fifth seed Karolina Pliskova continued her march through the Australian Open on Thursday, storming into the third round with another straight-sets thrashing. The towering Czech star dished out a 6-0, 6-2 lesson to hapless Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova and will next meet either 31st seed Yulia Putintseva or Jelena Ostapenko. If she gets through that round, as form suggests she will, a potential quarter-final against third seed Agnieszka Radwanska will be within her sights.
Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame
Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown. After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next ...
Trump to name ex-Georgia Gov. Perdue as agriculture secretary
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, a senior transition official said on Wednesday. During his time as governor, Perdue's key agricultural issues included water management and making changes to the tax code that were beneficial to farmers, said Jeffrey Harvey, legislative director for the Georgia Farm Bureau.
First of 3 more storms hits California as drought retreats
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and were lining up again Wednesday.
Toshiba dives on reported nuclear power losses
Toshiba shares fell nearly 13 percent in Tokyo Thursday following media reports of expanding losses at its US nuclear power business. Toshiba dived 12.82 percent to 251.4 yen in early trade after Japan's leading business daily the Nikkei reported the troubled conglomerate could book losses of more than 500 billion yen ($4.4 billion) in its nuclear reactor business. The loss would force the beleaguered Japanese conglomerate, which has been hit by a huge accounting scandal, to seek support from a government-backed lender, the newspaper said.
No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia
After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a ...
Alanis Morissette manager admits he stole $5 million
The manager of rocker Alanis Morissette has admitted to fleecing the singer of nearly $5 million and falsely claiming the money was used to grow marijuana. Jonathan Todd Schwartz agreed to plead guilty to embezzling the money in court papers filed in Los Angeles federal court. Schwartz admitted that between May 2010 and January 2014 he withdrew about $4.8 million from Morissette's account without her knowledge and labeled the unauthorized cash withdrawals as "sundry/personal expenses" on accounting records.