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Women's college sports get boost in TV ratings, visibility

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Odicci Alexander became an overnight sensation at the Women's College World Series. James Madison's dynamic, endearingly humble pitcher was well known among die-...

BC-US--Stock Prices, US

New York (AP) — New York Stock Exchange closing prices Friday: AFLAC 52.080 Down ...

French tourism seeks new boost with Disneyland reopening

PARIS (AP) — France's tourism sector is taking a further step toward normality with the reopening of Disneyland Paris, two weeks after the country reopened its borders to vaccinated visitors from acro...

BC-US--Stock Prices, US

New York (AP) — New York Stock Exchange closing prices Wednesday: AFLAC 55.100 Down ...

Chlöe, Shahidi, Cordae part of Disney EP honoring Black life

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is celebrating this year’s Juneteenth with a new EP about the Black experience featuring actor and activist Yara Shahidi, Chlöe Bailey of Chloe x Halle and rapper YBN Cordae, wh...

Review: In Pixar's 'Luca,' young life as a stolen adventure

A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa's “Luca” — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale — is one of Pixar's most p...

The Latest: Moscow orders mandatory vaccine jabs for many

MOSCOW -- Authorities in Moscow and the surrounding region on Wednesday made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for those working in retail, education, health care, public transport and other trades that...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2021. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. ...

Media consumers may be reaching limit of streaming services

A British research company may have discovered a magic number for American media consumers — and it's seven. That's seven streaming services, paid or free, that consumers are willing...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi ...

Pixar’s ‘Luca’ invites you to summer in the Italian Riviera

When filmmaker Enrico Casarosa left Italy for New York more than two decades ago, all he wanted to do was assimilate. He wanted to sound American. He wanted to order lattes like an American. He was, h...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in I...

'In the Heights' makes muted debut, edged by 'A Quiet Place'

NEW YORK (AP) — Just when a party was poised to break out in movie theaters, the below-expectation debut of “In the Heights” dampened Hollywood's hopes of a swift or smooth recovery at the summer box ...

1998 Oregon school shooter: 'tremendous shame and guilt'

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents before going on a shooting rampage at his Oregon high school in 1998, killing two classmates and injuring 25 more, has given his first news interv...