Watermelon farmer Chastain gets top 10 at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit farming business. He may not spend much time on the Florid...

New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose ca...

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose ca...

Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

AMANALCO DE BECERRA, Mexico (AP) — For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico's Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a for...

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose ca...

Italian police nab mobster from clan tied to German massacre

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have nabbed a fugitive kingpin cocaine dealer who hails from a feuding crime clan involved in the 2007 trattoria massacre in Germany. Carabinieri ...

UK consumers prove resilient to Brexit uncertainty _ for now

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show the average British consumer shrugged off uncertainty surrounding Brexit at the start of the year. The Office for National Statistics said Friday ...

100 days after Paradise burned, the stories of the victims

On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what quickly became the deadliest wildfire in California history. ...

Senate OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress steamed toward lopsided approval of a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited &m...

The Latest: Grassley praying Trump will sign border deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' border security measure and President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:29 a.m. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's ...

Border security brawl seems near a serene resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to resolve its border security brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion. Lawmakers are preparing to pass a compromise prov...

Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice gets 2 years for corruption

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to t...

Snyder pardoned 'career drunk driver' as term neared end

TROY, Mich. (AP) — In his final days in office, Gov. Rick Snyder wiped out the felony drunken-driving conviction of a man who pleaded for a pardon so he could seek a lucrative promotion as the next pr...

NHL goalies do best to prepare for unexpected, unpredictable

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NHL goaltenders prepare for the unexpected and unpredictable, ready for pucks deflecting off sticks, bodies, feet or even a divot in the ice past all the gear designed to help ...

Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament...