The Latest: Newton tells jury he fired shot as burglars fled

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a 22-year-old Nevada prison inmate accused of burglarizing the home of Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton and his family in June 2018 (all times local): ...

Over 16 tons of cocaine intercepted at Philadelphia port

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities on Tuesday seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. ...

Man standing trial in 2018 burglaries at Wayne Newton home

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas is due to hear longtime entertainer Wayne Newton and his wife describe encountering two burglars at their home a year ago, including one who attacked their dogs wi...

'Smokelore' is a tasty history of barbecue, food and culture

"Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America" (University of Georgia Press), by Jim Auchmutey A great deal could be written about barbecue, and much of it already has been. ...

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've figured out why dogs can make those sad puppy dog eyes at you. It turns out, it's because of us. Thousands of years of living with people encou...

Review: Love your neighbor? Not in Louise Candlish's novel

"Those People" by Louise Candlish (Berkley) Oh, those people_those boorish, inconsiderate people who move into a nice, quiet neighborhood and have no respect for those who live there...

Author forcefully builds the tension in 'Those People'

"Those People" (Berkley), by Louise Candlish Oh, those people — those boorish, inconsiderate people who move into a nice quiet neighborhood and have no respect for those who live the...

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird

GLEN HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopp...

Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in u...

The Latest: Dogs seized from breeder's home nearing adoption

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's home (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The New Jersey animal s...

Russian fire teams save 300 cats from burning animal shelter

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian emergency workers have rescued hundreds of cats and several dogs from a fire that engulfed an animal shelter. The Emergencies Ministry said its ...

Noted dog breeder owns kennels where dogs found in squalor

KINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A former Westminster Dog Show winning breeder who co-owns a kennel where nearly 200 dogs were reportedly living in squalor says the kennel had fallen on hard times and began to ...

Virginia Beach tries to dispel "rumors" about mass shooting

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia Beach pushed back on Thursday against what they described as "rumors, innuendo, conflicting theories and speculation" about last month's mass shooting in a mu...

Detroit hurries to board vacant houses after serial slayings

DETROIT (AP) — Stanley Allen mowed the lawn at a vacant house next to his Detroit home as teams of police and city workers scoured nearby empty houses as part of an investigation into a suspected seri...

A beautiful course, a beast of a US Open at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, espe...