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Twins' Nelson Cruz wins Marvin Miller Award for leadership

NEW YOIRK (AP) — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Playe...

Anti-police 'satanist' runs for sheriff as Republican in NH

With more than 4,200 votes, Republicans in one New Hampshire county nominated an unconventional candidate for sheriff: a self-described satanist whose campaign slogan disparages the police. ...

Liz Weston: Beware high-risk homes that drive up insurance

When house hunting, the price of homeowners insurance probably isn’t top of mind. But homes with hidden risks can make getting coverage difficult, expensive or both. Learning how to identify them coul...

Denying, defending and numb: Voters not moved by Trump taxes

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) — Danielle Fairbank closed the tailgate of her fire-engine red pickup truck in a Target parking lot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and offered a hearty “Fake news!" to dismiss reports t...

Weather, reinforcements helping in California wildfire fight

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hard-pressed by some of the largest wildfires in California history scrambled Wednesday to take advantage of cooler weather and an influx of aid as they carved an...

'End of the world': Massive, self-inflicted 'bomb' in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The 10 firefighters who received the call a bit before 6 p.m. — alerting them of a big fire at the nearby port of Beirut — could not know what awaited them. The brigade...

'End of the world': Massive, self-inflicted 'bomb' in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The 10 firefighters who received the call shortly before 6 p.m. — about a big fire at the nearby port of Beirut — could not know what awaited them. The brigade of nine ...

Grief grips Peruvian community one month after deadly fire

LIMA, Peru (AP) — One month after a gas tanker leak triggered fires and explosions that killed 30 people in the Peruvian capital, traumatized survivors and relatives of victims are still waiting to kn...

NFL dealing with social media hackers during Super Bowl week

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL has been dealing with hackers, not someone trying to peak into the league's records or team playbooks. The hackers apparently attacked social media accounts for...

Climate activists spray fake blood on UK government building

LONDON (AP) — Climate activists sprayed hundreds of gallons of fake blood on a British government building, hoping to underscore the damage humans are causing to the planet. Extincti...

Mexico 'anti-monuments' recall dark moments, demand justice

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On the sidewalk outside the Mexican Social Security Institute, like alphabet blocks stacked in a playroom, there's a large metal installation of the letters ABC and the number 49, p...

NY funeral for Marine and firefighter killed in Afghanistan

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed in a bombing in Afghanistan will be honored by mourners from across the country at his funeral in New York City where he was also a decorated firefighter . ...

The Latest: 3 dead in Phoenix fire engine collision ID'ed

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a collision between a pickup and a Phoenix fire engine that killed three people (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Authorities have identifie...

3 dead, 3 hurt after truck, fire engine collide in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead and three firefighters seriously injured after a pickup truck and a fire engine collided at a west Phoenix intersection. Phoenix ...

Badgley Mischka sizzles with sparkle, stretch

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran evening wear designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka painted the town red at their spring show during New York Fashion Week. Their latest collection had sparkle and stretch wi...