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Gas-powered muscle cars drive into the sunset, turn electric

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Thundering gas-powered muscle cars, for decades a fixture of American culture, will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years as automakers begin re...

North Carolina attorney general fights campaign ad probe

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The campaign committee for North Carolina's Attorney General Josh Stein asked a federal court on Wednesday to block enforcement of a seldom-used libel law as the committee faces p...

Medical groups, 20 states weigh in on Idaho abortion lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legal battle over abortion rights pitting one of the reddest states in the nation against the U.S. government has dozens of states and major medical associations seeking to weigh...

Venice fines tourist surfers for motoring down Grand Canal

MILAN (AP) — Two foreign tourists who sped down Venice's Grand Canal on motorized surf boards Wednesday have been heavily fined and the boards have been confiscated, city authorities said. ...

Wind energy boom and golden eagles collide in the US West

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The rush to build wind farms to combat climate change is colliding with preservation of one of the U.S. West’s most spectacular predators — the golden eagle — as the species teeters ...

California appeals court rejects COVID-19 fines for church

A California church that defied safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic by holding large religious services won't have to pay about $200,000 in fines, a state appeals court ruled. ...

Lawsuit: Mississippi police 'terrorized' small town

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Police have “terrorized” Black residents in a small Mississippi town by subjecting them to false arrests, excessive force and intimidation, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tu...

Elon Musk 'not buying any sports teams' after claiming to take over Manchester United

Elon Musk, head of Tesla and SpaceX and the world's wealthiest person, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he is buying Manchester United Plc, but did not offer any more details. "I'm b...

Three migrants’ plans to work in Taiwan dashed by ham rolls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three foreigners entering Taiwan for the first time in order to work here were turned back after the country’s animal and plant quarantine authority seized ham from ...

Taiwan to ease 4-day self-monitoring rule on Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday announced that it will allow arriving passengers to spend their four days of self-health monitoring in their homes und...

UK drops prosecution of protesters over slain woman's vigil

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have quashed plans to prosecute protesters who attended a vigil for a murdered woman in breach of pandemic lockdown rules — a killing, and a response, that ignited a ...

Norway euthanizes Freya — the walrus that drew crowds

Norwegian authorities killed a popular walrus due to safety concerns, they announced on Sunday. Norway's Directorate of Fisheries said Freya was euthanized early on Sunday "based on an overa...

Mahomes has TD, safety Reid kicks PAT, Chiefs lose to Bears

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes sure looked like he was ready to go. The one-time MVP, Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowler made it look easy in his short time on the field. M...

Trump Organization, CFO's tax fraud trial set for October

NEW YORK (AP) — Capping an extraordinary week in Donald Trump’s post-presidency, a New York judge ordered Friday that his company and its longtime finance chief stand trial in the fall on tax fraud ch...

10 fans of Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv sentenced in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Friday handed down suspended sentences and fines to 10 fans of Israeli soccer club Maccabi Tel Aviv after finding them guilty of illegal possession of flar...