LEADING OFF: Snell's 2nd chance vs Yanks, Astros on roll

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: DO OVER Blake Snell makes his second straight start against the Yankees. The Rays left-handed ace was overpow...

End of 'Big Bang' stirs debate over future of TV comedies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2006, TV critics swooned over "30 Rock," part of a new breed of comedy that dared to fly without a laugh track and whose ranks included "Arrested Development," ''The Office" and ...

Portal scouting: Searching for transfers in college football

Justin Crouse, director of player personnel for Memphis, makes his first check of the transfer portal around 8 a.m. each day, searching for new names in the NCAA's database of football players looking...

Astonishing comebacks the new norm in the Champions League

Ajax's disconsolate players collapsed to the ground and pressed their faces into the turf. The night before, Barcelona's startled players looked at each other in pure disbelief , wondering what exactl...

Review: In 'Biggest Little Farm,' a journey back to the land

"The Biggest Little Farm" is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly Chester didn't, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But they g...

Broken-down bus in East Texas has Alaska stories to tell

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — There's a broken-down bus in Texas, and it's got some stories to tell. In 1971 it rambled from New Hampshire to Alaska, holding itself — and a family — tog...

Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, t...

Taiwan government to spend NT$16.6 billion on reinforcing school buildings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Friday (April 19) he has approved a NT$16.6 billion (US$533) budget to reinforce school buildings in Taiwan. A magnitude 6.1 earthquak...

What the Mueller report says about Trump-Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping two-year investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller identified numerous contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign officials and Russians. But the evidence t...

The Latest: Ericsson penalized for crash on opening lap

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times local): 1:45 p.m Marcus Ericsson was assessed a drive-thru penalty for avoidable con...

Review: 'Little' heralds big-time arrival of Marsai Martin

Since Hailee Steinfeld rode into town in "True Grit," we've been fairly blessed by the big-screen breakthroughs of teenage actresses. To name just a few: Anya Taylor-Joy ("The Witch"), Amandla Stenber...

Analysis: Thai polls show divisions and instability remain

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader looks set to return as prime minister after a general election stacked heavily in his favor, but the process reveals that more than a decade's polarization in Th...

Cases of donated water found in old Flint school

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Numerous cases of bottled water have been discovered inside a former school in Flint, Michigan. The Flint Journal reports the water was found by ...

Upset Special? NCAA favorites lead the way into Sweet 16

Chalk one up for the seeded favorite in the NCAA Tournament. The biggest upset this March isn't a wild heave at the horn for a winner from a No. 15 seed or a First Four team somehow ...

India – the 'unlikely' poster girl of gender equality in aviation

It's not very often one hears about India trailblazing on issues of gender equality. On the contrary, the country regularly makes headlines for all the wrong reasons when it comes to women: high r...