Robbery leads to chase with stolen UPS truck, shootout

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida jewelry store robbery near Miami set off a cross-county chase Thursday in a stolen UPS truck that ended in a shootout on a busy road, police said. A shoo...

Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students. ...

Seahawks visit Rams for rematch with playoff hopes on line

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greg Zuerlein has made plenty of tougher field goals than the 44-yarder he pushed barely wide right through the Seattle night air two months ago. The Rams' normall...

AIT Kaohsiung chief lauds benefits of learning Taiwanese

Even among polyglot foreign diplomats, Matthew O'Connor, chief of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Kaohsiung branch office, may be one of the few able to greet an interviewer in fluent...

Business Highlights

___ Saudi Aramco plans $25.6B share sale in biggest ever IPO DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco is laying the groundwo...

Tennessee high court rules against paper in defamation case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a newspaper cannot use the state's fair report privilege law as a shield against a defamation lawsuit for a story that was ba...

US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices for prescription drugs edged down by 1% last year, a rare result driven by declines for generics and slow, low growth in the cost of brand-name medications, the government sai...

Guardsman raises money to fly cat home from Afghanistan

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — A National Guardsman who made friends with a stray cat in Afghanistan raised enough money to bring the feline home to Delaware. The News Journal in Wilmington ...

West Virginia father charged in shaking death of infant boy

MCMECHEN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of violently shaking his 3-month-old son has been charged in the boy's death, police said. Daniel Jacob Messner, 25, was arrested T...

German bishop charged with embezzling 6-figure sum

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a Catholic bishop with embezzlement after he allegedly took a six-figure sum from an elderly parishioner to buy himself a property. The ...

Interim coach Fewell to lead Panthers against Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White says he tells players, “You're always being evaluated, whether you're winning or losing.” The same is true for NFL coa...

Officials: Parolee arrested in fatal Iowa bank shooting

LU VERNE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities announced Thursday the arrest of a prison parolee in the fatal shooting of a woman during a small-town bank robbery. The Iowa Division of Crimi...

Man sued by estate of man he's charged with killing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with killing a hotel worker he says attacked his family on the Caribbean island of Anguilla has been sued by the worker's estate in a U.S. court. ...

IOC head Bach says Russian doping sanctions are 'mandatory'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Any sanctions imposed on Russia in the latest fallout of a years-long doping scandal must be observed by the IOC, the Olympic body president Thomas Bach said on Thursday. ...

Stocks fall in early trading as investors wait on trade

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses on Wall Street in early trading Thursday as investors waited for the latest news on negotiations to end the trade war between the U.S. and...