AP PHOTOS: Russians keep alive winter boots tradition

MOSCOW (AP) — As freezing temperatures are setting in, Russians are rediscovering an old winter staple — felt boots called valenki. Valenki are traditional winter footwear in Russia,...

Shoppers spend freely heading into the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are spending freely heading into the holidays, but heavy investments and incentives like free shipping by retailers are giving Wall Street pause. Target Inc....

Rangers' Adrian Beltre retires after 21 seasons, 3,166 hits

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers retired Tuesday after 21 seasons in a career in which he hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican Republic to have 3,000 hits. ...

First hair and beauty expo for black/brown women in Taipei invites locals and foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to cope with difficulty in finding proper hair and skin care resources for the community of black and brown women in Taipei City, two international students host ...

Amazon HQ expansion means tough fight for talent

NEW YORK (AP) — When tech giants like Amazon expand, other companies don't just worry about losing business. They also fret about hanging on to their employees. Some of the industrie...

Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The PGA Tour says it has signed a six-year agreement to play a tournament in Japan. The Zozo Championship will start next October and is backed by the Japanese fashion website Zozotown an...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2018. There are 42 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 18...

Rivers' mistake leads Bolts' regrets in streak-stopping loss

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers' arm was already in motion when he realized Von Miller had read him like a book again. The Broncos' superstar linebacker was about to jump another screen route for ...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORIES: TEN--ATP FINALS LONDON — Alexander Zverev upset Novak Djokovic to claim the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 win at the ATP Finals on Sunday...

England's Willett wins World Tour Championship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett ended his title drought in thrilling fashion, winning the DP World Tour Championship by two shots despite a last-hole blunder on Sunday. ...

Photo story: the style and success of the 55th Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 55th annual Golden Horse Awards was held in Taipei on the evening of Nov. 17, where the best in Chinese-language cinema was recognized. “An Elephant Sitting S...

Sebastien Ogier wins 6th straight World Rally Championship

COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — Sebastien Ogier won his sixth straight World Rally Championship after a final day of racing at Rally Australia ended the hopes of his only two challengers for the seaso...

Harvick racing to remove asterisk from spoiler scandal

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has always followed the path that best suits him, even when it created unnecessary chaos for him and his race team. He picked fights with fellow ...

Alaska's governor-elect to be sworn in above Arctic Circle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's newly elected governor will be sworn in above the Arctic Circle, marking a first for the state. Republican Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy will become Alas...

Rams take in fresh air, mountains ahead of game vs. Chiefs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — This was a respite for the Los Angeles Rams but certainly no vacation. The team kept its plans to train at the Air Force Academy and stay at the posh B...