Indictment: Ex-'American Idol' contestant was drug courier

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A recently unsealed court document says a former contestant on both "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" worked as a courier for a drug ring and was trying to deliver nearly 2 pounds ...

Review: An unlikely meditation on family in 'Shoplifters'

The idea of family as a simple, straightforward concept is challenged by the provocative but oddly touching "Shoplifters," the Palme d'Or winning film from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. ...

Inmate confesses to 90 deaths; investigators corroborate 30

DALLAS (AP) — A man convicted of three California murders and long suspected in numerous other deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide spanning nearly four decades, and inves...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2018. There are 47 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 14,...

Friday's Sports Briefs

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their ...

Boston's top law enforcers could soon all be people of color

BOSTON (AP) — Rachael Rollins shocked observers when she beat the candidate backed by the longtime incumbent and police groups to become the Democratic nominee for Boston's top prosecutor. ...

APNewsBreak: California revisits three-strike life sentences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two year...

Review: Pussy Riot founder's guide to political activism

"Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism" (HarperOne), by Nadya Tolokonnikova Power to the people: Where have we heard that before? In the 1960s, to be sure. And again today ...

Police papers say Toronto shooter 'emotionally disturbed'

TORONTO (AP) — Newly released Canadian police documents say the man who went on a shooting rampage that killed two people and wounded 13 in Toronto was an emotionally disturbed loner and did not appea...

London bridge attacker had history of violence, drinking

LONDON (AP) — An inquest into the death of five people in an extremist attack last year on the British parliament has revealed that the attacker had a history of violence and heavy drinking and had to...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. KIM, TRUMP GARNER CONTRASTING REACTIONS AFTER SUMMIT ...

Review: By-the-numbers 'Ocean's 8' covers familiar territory

Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" remake is hard movie to live up to. Its starry charm was backed by a breezy and deceptively dense script full of memorable characters, dizzyingly complex logistics...

Starbucks halts brewing so its employees can talk about race

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers to talk about race with each other. It was part of the ...

LiAngelo Ball works out for Lakers with Lonzo looking on

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just about everything the Ball family does gets attention, and LiAngelo Ball's pre-draft workout with the Lakers on Tuesday was no exception. About two dozen membe...

Starbucks to close over 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide on Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training, the next of many steps the company is taking to try to restore its tarnished image as a hangout where a...