Spurs retire Parkers' jersey in emotional ceremony

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw was rightly concerned about the well-being of a scrawny 19-year-old kid moving to a new country and attempting to compete against the game's best in the NBA. One odd Chri...

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a thef...

What's coming in impeachment: Public hearings, messaging

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Dona...

War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World War II film "Midway" has scored a surprise victory at the box office over "The Shining" sequel "Doctor Sleep" this weekend. Lionsgate on Sunday says the ...

77-foot tree installed at New York City's Rockefeller Center

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norway spruce that was purchased as a sapling 60 years ago has been installed at New York City's Rockefeller Center as the anchor of the upcoming Christmas festivities. ...

More cases tied to man accused of groping kids at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man charged with molesting two children at Disney World is now accused of molesting two other children at the theme park. The Orange County sheriff's o...

Torrential rain in England strands shoppers, floods streets

LONDON (AP) — Torrential rain has drenched parts of north and central England, forcing some to evacuate their homes and stranding a small group of people in a shopping center overnight. ...

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been harvested

FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) — A 14-ton (14-metric ton) Norway spruce that was once small enough to be displayed on a coffee table has been harvested to become New York's famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tre...

Time your credit card application this bonus-friendly season

In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top...

New Mexico spruce begins journey to be 2019 Christmas tree

RED RIVER, N.M. (AP) — A 60-foot (18-meter) blue spruce was cut down Wednesday during a ceremony in a forested canyon in northern New Mexico, starting a 2½-week journey that will take it to the U.S. C...

Review: 'Last Christmas' isn't the rom-com cliche it appears

Paul Feig's "Last Christmas" looks every bit like your standard holiday romantic-comedy, but it has some surprises under its gauzy wrapping. Kate (Emilia Clarke) works in a year-roun...

Simple can be gorgeous when setting a holiday table

Setting a gorgeous table for a holiday meal doesn't have to be expensive or difficult, says interior designer Elizabeth Stuart. Sometimes, a simple design using just a few plants and candles can be mo...

As Paradise rebuilds, a divide over safety a year after fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the de...

McDonald’s CEO’s ouster reflects trend on workplace romances

Workplace couples are often romanticized — think Bill and Melinda Gates or Michelle and Barack Obama. But when the relationship involves two people with unequal power, it can also be fraught wit...

Liverpool to use 2 squads for League Cup, Club World Cup

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool will use two different teams in the Club World Cup and League Cup quarterfinals in order to play the games on consecutive days and avoid a scheduling pile-up. ...