Review: Linwood Barclay's 'Elevator Pitch' is vivid story

"Elevator Pitch: a Novel" (William Morrow), by Linwood Barclay It first seems like an accident when a Manhattan office tower elevator smashes to the basement below, killing four peop...

Governors struggle under new rules in 2020 presidential race

As his 10 top competitors were in Houston prepping for a big night on national television last week, Democratic presidential candidate and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) n...

Young people's longlist announced for National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander are among the 10 authors on the young people's literature longlist for the National Book Awards. The wide-ra...

Norwegian athlete of 'lucky cap' fame may visit Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following his recent victory in Nice, France, and unintentionally gaining popularity in Taiwan by wearing a hat from a local temple in Changhua County, Norwegian triathlet...

Wentz, Eagles come up short on injury-marred night

ATLANTA (AP) — Carson Wentz kept losing receivers, but still did everything in his power to will the injury-depleted Philadelphia Eagles to one more score. He came up just a few yard...

Pineiro's 53-yard FG at end lifts Bears past Broncos 16-14

DENVER (AP) — Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Chicago Bears a wild 16-14 win over the Broncos and their former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, whose gutsy 2-poin...

Brissett spoils Titans' opener, rallying Colts to 19-17 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another quarterback, another victory for the Colts against the Titans. Jacoby Brissett became the latest Indianapolis quarterback to top Tennessee, throwing a...

Demand for 'lucky cap' from Taiwan temple reaches 20,000

A Taoist temple in Changhua County said Saturday that it has been flooded with about 20,000 orders for a baseball cap that is believed to have brought good luck to a Norwegian triathlete earlier this ...

New daddy Denly pushes England lead closer to 400 on Day 3

LONDON (AP) — England set the stage for a series-levelling victory on day three of the final Ashes test, with new father Joe Denly leading the way with a career-best 94 on Saturday at the Oval. ...

Mane scores 2 as Liverpool extends perfect EPL start

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool came back from a goal down to beat Newcastle 3-1 on Saturday and continue its perfect start to the Premier League season with a fifth str...

Saints at Rams in rematch of NFC title game

Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the previous time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimiz...

Fake Taiwan temple ‘lucky hats’ hit the market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan temple “lucky hats” worn by Norwegian athlete Gustav Iden are in such high demand that fake versions are being sold in markets. This has prompted the...

Did you lose Downton Abbey in the British fog? Catch up here

NEW YORK (AP) — Does it feel like forever since we lost the style, splendor and scandals of "Downton Abbey?" Well, dust off your jewels and put up the kettle because the twists and t...

Norwegian athlete’s Taiwan 'lucky hat' goes viral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A “lucky hat” that name checks a Taiwan temple has gone viral after its wearer, Norwegian athlete Gustav Iden, won a triathlon event in France, Central News Ag...

Close call: Seahawks hold off Dalton, Bengals for 21-20 win

SEATTLE (AP) — In a way only Pete Carroll could enjoy, the Seattle Seahawks coach was perfectly fine seeing his team trailing going into the fourth quarter against the Bengals. Maybe...