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US prosecutors indict Mexican Mafia leadership in California

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced a sweeping racketeering case Wednesday aimed at dismantling the leadership of the Mexican Mafia that controlled street gangs in part of Southern Cal...

Wallace focused on positive mindset headed into Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Bubba Wallace still has the voice message Michael Jordan left him after Wallace's first Cup Series victory. His winning Toyota is currently housed at the NASCAR Hall of Fame but...

Doncic injury looms over 1st-round Mavs-Jazz playoff series

DALLAS (AP) — Just when the Dallas Mavericks finally earned home-court advantage in the playoffs for the first time since winning the NBA title 11 years ago, they could face multiple games without the...

Anna Netrebko out of Met Opera over her support of Putin

NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Anna Netrebko withdrew from her future engagements at the Metropolitan Opera rather than repudiate her support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, costing the company one of ...

Beijing says COVID-19 situation 'controllable,' 'safe'

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing reported three new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as officials said the virus situation was under control with the Olympic Games set to open later in the week. Th...

LNY Eve sees record low number of passengers at Taiwan’s main airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport saw a record low of 638 passengers pass through on Lunar New Year’s Eve, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 1). A total of 393 travel...

Celebrations for Year of the Tiger are muted, but bring hope

BEIJING (AP) — People across Asia prepared Monday for muted Lunar New Year celebrations amid concerns over the coronavirus and virulent omicron variant, even as increasing vaccination rates raised hop...

AP PHOTOS: Savoring lucky Lunar New Year's eve dish at home

HONG KONG (AP) — Tighter COVID-19 restrictions, including a ban on dining in restaurants after 6 p.m., mean many Hong Kong families are eating their reunion dinner on Lunar New Year’s eve at home this...

Chinese travel for Lunar New Year despite plea to stay put

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese are traveling to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest family holiday, despite a government plea to stay where they are as Beijing tries to contain coron...

Harmony Montgomery disappearance narrowed to 13-day window

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators have narrowed the window for when a New Hampshire girl went missing to 13 days in late 2019, coinciding with the eviction of her father and stepmother and witness ac...

Party-hard Dubai ponders new workweek debate: When's brunch?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Friday will never be the same again. For those with means in Dubai, the former first day of the weekend carried a gluttonous party tradition — an ...

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend. An average of 30.5 ...

East-leading Bulls opening eyes, next up: suprising Memphis

CHICAGO (AP) — The “MVP! MVP!” chants are ringing out in Chicago once again, this time for Bulls star DeMar DeRozan as fans have something to cheer about in the Windy City. The resur...

After losing both parents, Snedeker trying to get on track

HONOLULU (AP) — Brandt Snedeker turned 41 last month, not so old that he can't stay up on New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of a new year. And this was a calendar page worth turning. ...

Gilgeous-Alexander, Dort lead Thunder past Nets, 130-109

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden had the look of a man who needed rest, even before explaining how he felt. “Tired,” he said. “Exhausted.” That wasn't because he just p...