Chaka Khan named 2019 Rose Parade grand marshal

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chaka Khan has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme, "The Melody of Life." Tournament of Roses President Gerald Free...

NASA's Pluto explorer adjusts course as next icy world looms

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The NASA spacecraft that explored Pluto has adjusted course as its next target looms. New Horizons fired its thrusters late Wednesday way out in our solar...

Places Moon has visited are glimpses into North Korea itself

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A sacred volcano at the heart of North Korea's founding mythology. The ruling party's headquarters, said to be a potential target of South Korean and U.S. military attacks. A...

Pluto explorer spots next destination billion miles beyond

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft that explored Pluto has spotted its next target on the outskirts of our solar system. NASA this week revealed pictures taken by New Hori...

Grammy-winning rockers Halestorm don't care about the haters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When four-piece hard rock band Halestorm went back into the studio to work on their fourth album, they had already thrown out a bunch of songs they felt sounded too much like s...

Super Bowl champ to play sax with Philadelphia Orchestra

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra has acquired a Super Bowl champion. Eagles center Jason Kelce will play baritone saxophone with the orchestra Tuesday to benefit the te...

Detroit auto show switching to June starting in 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of the North American International Auto Show say that starting in 2020 the annual Detroit event will take place in June instead of January. A statement fro...

North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim's summit performance

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers' party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago — their leader Kim ...

Bucks' Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought....

Everton, Liverpool draw 0-0 in 231st Merseyside derby

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton wasted late chances in the 231st Merseyside derby on Saturday to draw 0-0 against Liverpool at Goodison Park in the Premier League. Liverpool strike...

AP sources: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at tim...

Penguins emerge from funk as legit three-peat threat

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin made the proclamation more than two months ago, minutes after the Pittsburgh Penguins put together three borderline spectacular periods against San Jose on Jan. 30 to p...

Militant leader, bin Laden ally roams freely in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — He is crisscrossing Pakistan championing a fatwa, or Islamic religious decree, forbidding militant violence inside the country. But the mere fact that Fazlur Rehman Khalil, veteran le...

Vesey, Georgiev lead Rangers to 5-1 win over Sabres

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Vesey had two goals and an assist, Alexandar Georgiev stoped 43 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Saturday night. Chris Kreider, Mika ...

New nickname for Pluto-explorer's next target: Ultima Thule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — There's a new nickname for the icy world next up for the spacecraft that explored Pluto: Ultima Thule (THOO-lee). NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is headed...