Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a decade, computer programmer Eddie Tipton reliably showed up for work at the central Iowa office of the Multi-State Lottery Association and earned the confidence of his co...

With betting and $200K for winner, online World Cup pays

LONDON (AP) — In the days after Neymar's world-record transfer, Paris Saint-Germain was wrapping up another ground-breaking signing. One less costly and lacking the Brazilian's fanfare. ...

Music Review: Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton sing timeless folk

Kacy & Clayton, "The Siren's Song" (New West) From the opening bars of "The Siren's Song," the combination of a stark soprano and twangy guitar suggests country music. ...

Music Review: Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton sing timeless folk

Kacy & Clayton, "The Siren's Song" (New West) From the opening bars of "The Siren's Song," the combination of a stark soprano and twangy guitar suggests country music. ...

Man dubbed 'Porn's New King' gets over 14 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man once dubbed "Porn's New King" has been sentenced to over 14 years in prison after cheating a Native American tribal entity and pension fund investors of tens of milli...

Merkel rival Schulz calls for electric car quotas in Europe

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's main rival in Germany's upcoming election is calling for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars. Martin Schulz told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung d...

How soccer's financial rules impact Neymar's move to Paris

Rules aimed at preventing unfettered spending by European soccer clubs will not disrupt Neymar's world-record transfer from Spain's Barcelona to France's Paris-Saint Germain. Any con...

How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline — 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that. But how seriously can suc...

College fights ex-student's request for anonymity in lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Trinity College student is seeking to remain anonymous as he sues the private Connecticut school for disciplining him on what he calls an unfounded cheating allegation....

North Korea's evolving ways to get what it wants and needs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How d...

Usain Bolt is down to his last, blazing curtain call

Muhammad Ali stood alone on many fronts, but Joe Frazier, George Foreman and a few others still stood toe-to-toe with him in the ring. Jack Nicklaus contended with Arnold Palmer on the front end of hi...

VW says US regulators OK fix for cars in cheating scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen says U.S. environmental regulators have agreed to a plan for the German automaker to fix or buy back about half of the diesel cars involved in its emissions cheating scand...

AP sources: US seeks to test Iran deal with more inspections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that President Donald Trump desperately wan...

Volkswagen earnings rise in stronger European economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has reported higher profits for the first half of the year as the company benefited from increased sales in the growing European economy and moved past one-time co...

Review: Sherman Holmes stays true to Holmes Bros. traditions

Sherman Holmes, "The Sherman Holmes Project: The Richmond Sessions" (M.C. Records) "The Richmond Sessions" is the debut album by Sherman Holmes, but the 77-year-old singer and bassis...