Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paych...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Jan. 27: Actor James Cromwell ("Murder in the First," ''Babe") is 79. Actor John Witherspoon (TV's "The Boondocks," ''Friday") is 77. Drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is 75. Singer Nedra Talley of The...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2019. There are 343 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1...

Adam Long wins Desert Classic, beating Mickelson, Hadwin

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title. Making his sixth career start on the to...

Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars...

Vuitton's Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson. ...

And the nominees won't be (but should be) ...

NEW YORK (AP) — By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the Aca...

Celebs, athletes give 'Dragon Ball' pop culture super status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Dragon Ball" is a revered anime that has influenced pop culture for years, earning praise from rappers in songs, tributes from athletes during games and even a massive balloon at l...

Rodeo Alaska cow evades capture wandering Anchorage trails

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rodeo cow named Betsy has evaded capture for six months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city, the cow's owner said. The 3-year-old cow "buste...

Bruce Springsteen makes surprise appearance at screening

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A recent screening of the film version of Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show drew a celebrity to the audience — The Boss himself. Springsteen attended th...

The Latest: Italian fugitive arrives in Rome on plane

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ...

Italian fugitive heads home to serve life term for murder

ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago is heading home to serve a life sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his a...

How long can O'Rourke wait as 2020 pace picks up around him?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — You won't see Beto O'Rourke announce whether he's running for president in 2020 for a while. But you may see him do almost anything else in the meantime. "So, I'...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 13-19

Jan. 13: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 89. Comedian Rip Taylor is 85. Actor Charlie Brill is 81. Actor Billy Gray ("Father Knows Best") is 81. Actor Richard Moll ("Night Court") is 76. Guitarist Trevo...

Ribery's presumed farewell proving difficult for Bayern

BERLIN (AP) — Franck Ribery's presumed farewell season at Bayern Munich is proving to be a difficult one. The 35-year-old French winger, whose contract is up at the end of the season...