Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots.
Escrow tops NHL players' list of concerns ahead of CBA talks
Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to make it even.
Boeing CEO concedes 'mistake' with planes in 2 fatal crashes
PARIS (AP) — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes of the top-selling plane killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the U.S.
Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night.
2020 race brings free college back to the national stage
After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House.
Extinction Rebellion postpones Heathrow drone protest plan
LONDON (AP) — The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police.
Police: Off-duty officer shot man who hit him in Costco
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and wounding two others, the Corona Police Department said.
Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day.
Turkey slams southern EU nations on drilling bid off Cyprus
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Saturday criticized southern European Union nations for urging the EU to consider action against Turkey over its bid to drill for gas in waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misfires on Iran, trade and that wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's reckoning, an Iran tamed by him no longer cries "death to America," the border wall with Mexico is proceeding apace, the estate tax has been lifted off the backs of farmers, the remains of U.S.
Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies.
Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted Friday night against forming a factory-wide union, handing a setback to the United Auto Workers' efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the South.
Ivanka Trump, Kushner took in as much as $135M last year
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner took in as much as $135 million in revenue during their second year as aides to President Donald Trump, generated from their vast real estate holdings, stocks and bonds and even a book deal, according to their financial disclosures released Friday.
Judge grants American Airlines an order against 2 unions
DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered unions that represent American Airlines mechanics not to interfere in the airline's operations.
FAA proposes $715,000 fine for Allegiant over engine work
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators have proposed a fine of more than $715,000 against Allegiant Air, saying the discount airline failed to properly fix an engine that put out hotter-than-normal exhaust fumes.
Top dog: Shares of online pet store Chewy soar in debut
NEW YORK (AP) — It was raining cats and dogs on Wall Street. Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, made a strong showing in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, with investors banking on the growing pet industry.
Stocks post small losses; investors look ahead to Fed
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a choppy week of trading with modest losses Friday as investors look forward to getting more clues about the direction of interest rates.
Grounding of Boeing plane hovers over big air show in Paris
Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft industry as it prepares for next week's Paris Air Show.
Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality
GENEVA (AP) — Thousands of women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence.
Major oil companies commit to carbon pricing at Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Some of the world's major oil producers pledged Friday to support "economically meaningful" carbon pricing regimes after a personal appeal from Pope Francis to avoid "perpetrating a brutal act of injustice" against the poor and future generations.
Stocks don't always get a boost when the Fed cuts rates
When the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, or even hints that it's about to, investors cheer. That's because lowering rates stokes the overall economy, which sends stock prices higher — usually, that is.
Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works
PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly proclaimed they would give hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials.
Britain bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in advertisements
LONDON (AP) — Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms were being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on "harmful" gender stereotypes came into force Friday.
UN court rejects UAE request in Qatar dispute
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The highest U.N. court on Friday rejected a request by the United Arab Emirates for interim measures to be imposed on Qatar in a racial discrimination dispute.
US says video shows Iran removing mine from stricken tanker
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, suggesting Tehran wanted to hide evidence of its alleged involvement.