The story of the NFL draft, from extravaganza to unadorned

An NFL draft handled remotely because the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to an event that has become as popular as any pro football happening short of the Super Bowl. Roger...

Bucs keeping defense together, re-sign Suh for $8 million

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to re-assemble pieces to help Tom Brady be successful with his new team. Keeping an improved defense together was one of the club...

Former No. 1 overall draft picks still available on market

Jameis Winston, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney didn't have to wait long to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. They were No. 1 overall draft picks. ...

Bengals use franchise tag on A.J. Green over his objection

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green on Monday, giving them time to try to work out a long-term deal with the seven-time Pro Bowler who is one of the most accomplished ...

California AG drops challenge to T-Mobile-Sprint merger

NEW YORK (AP) — California’s attorney general said Wednesday that the state will not appeal a judge’s decision approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion purchase of Sprint. Attorney General...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks soar on plans for more stimulus measures, Biden wins NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared more than 1,100 points, or 4.5%, Wednesday a...

Publisher Simon & Schuster for sale, not 'core' to ViacomCBS

NEW YORK (AP) — Simon & Schuster, the publisher of such authors as Stephen King and Bob Woodward, is up for sale. ViacomCBS, fresh off a merger, is looking to sell its book publ...

Belarus leader says nation being forced to merge with Russia

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The president of Belarus said Thursday that his country is "being forced into integration” with Russia and insisted that real integration of the two countries' economies implied ...

Bloomberg’s influence stretches far and wide

When Mike Bloomberg held a rally this month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the signs of his wealth and influence were everywhere. Former Philadelphia Mayor Mich...

Report says Intuit nearing $7 billion deal for Credit Karma

NEW YORK (AP) — Intuit Inc. is reportedly close to a $7 billion deal to acquire personal-finance portal Credit Karma Inc. and beef up its position in the consumer-finance market. ...

Presidents of Russia, Belarus discuss oil price dispute

MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Belarus discussed their continuing oil price dispute Friday that disrupted steady supplies of oil from Russia to its neighboring ex-Soviet state. ...

Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade for $13 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley, the investment bank for millionaires, big business and megamergers, is buying E-Trade Financial, the online brokerage that encouraged waves of regular investors to get ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2020. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

US sales of Ram, Jeep boost Fiat Chrysler's earnings

MILAN (AP) — Record U.S. sales of Ram trucks and the launch of the new Jeep Gladiator helped fourth-quarter profits at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles grow by more than a third, the U.S.-Italian company rep...

Belarus leader boasts about US ties to bargain with Moscow

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus boasted Tuesday about warming ties with the United States as his officials discussed alternative energy imports as part of efforts to win concessions from R...