For 'Okja,' growing a GMO pig from page to screen

NEW YORK (AP) — The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears ...

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TOP STORIES: NKOREA-US DETAINEES — North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured an American student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in...

Asian shares flat as oil steadies; China drops on clampdown

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday, as the price of oil halted its decline to hover near its lowest level in almost a year. Chi...

China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

BEIJING (AP) — Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments about sensitive issues. The move prompted a sel...

How and where OJ Simpson's parole hearing will take place

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada parole officials have set a July 20 date to decide whether O.J. Simpson should be paroled after serving the mandatory minimum of a nine-to-33 year sentence for an armed robbery...

Jay Z's new album '4:44' to drop June 30 on Tidal

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z's new album will be released June 30 and will be available only to users of the music streaming service Tidal, which the rapper co-owns. Tidal announced the new...

Bob Seger catalog now available for streaming

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Seger is finally letting you stream his music. The 72-year-old singer announced Friday that 12 of his albums would be available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Mu...

Sony will only release clean edits with directors' approval

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony is revising its plan to make sanitized versions of R and PG-13 rated movies available for home viewing after directors like Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen publicly expressed their ...

U.S.streamer apologizes for littering but accuses Taiwan news media of fake reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After widespread criticisms of his littering and offensive videos, Chris James Robb, an American streamer in Taiwan, who goes by the online handle "CJayride" apologiz...

Comerica and DuPont Fabros climb while Endo dives

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday: Endo International Inc., down $2.29 to $11.49 The Food and Drug Administration asked the c...

Sirius XM buys stake in music streaming site Pandora

NEW YORK (AP) — Online music service Pandora is selling a nearly 20 percent stake to satellite radio company Siriuus XM for $480 million as part of moves aimed at raising cash to help take on Spotify ...

14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 14 people, mostly civilians, were killed Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia's southwestern city of Baidoa. The fig...

Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora. The pop star's representative confirmed her full catalog will retu...

How Verizon hopes to grab digital ad dollars with Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon has a simple goal in buying Yahoo: It wants to challenge Google and Facebook in the huge and lucrative field of digital advertising. But Verizon faces its own challenge in doin...

All eyes on Venezuelan military as country teeters

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It was 10 a.m. and the newly promoted lieutenant was already sweating under his plastic face shield and black flak jacket. A few days before, the 28-year-ol...