Post-Redskins, Washington has long road toward new name

When the University of North Dakota moved on from being the Fighting Sioux like Washington’s NFL team is doing from Redskins, the new name could’ve been anything. More than 1,600 sug...

Tennis, anyone? Not on this sunny Sunday at the French Open

PARIS (AP) — Tennis, anyone? Not Sunday at the French Open. Nobody was there. Maybe they will be in September. It should have been the first day of the clay-court G...

Opening day memories: From Seaver to Scully, Ted to the Ted

No game today. On what was supposed to be opening day all around the majors, ballparks will be shut Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic. So while we wait a...

Confined at home, Chinese get creative to beat boredom

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese around the country confined to their apartments either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remain in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a ne...

First ‘fragrant and snowy’ Taiwan Lantern Festival display to kick off Dec. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The lantern pieces at the Taiwan Lantern Festival’s Wenxin Forest Park subsidiary display area will be lit on Saturday (Dec. 21), according to a press release publis...

Get in the holiday mood with Ne-Yo, Lea Michele and Chicago

Here's a collection of holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press. _________ Ne-Yo, “Another Kind of Christmas” (Motown/Compound Entertainment) ...

Review: ‘Frozen 2’ soundtrack struggles in shadow of first

Various artists, “Frozen 2” (Walt Disney Records) No, there’s no new “Let It Go.” Let it go. The “Frozen 2” soundtrack brings together everyone’s favorite princesse...

Review: An evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear!” Actually, he doesn’t. He just says, “I'm here. Wha...

Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. NASA said Tuesday that means "sky" in the language of th...

DreamWorks bootlicks China with '9-dash line' including Taiwan in 'Abominable'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cash-craving executives at DreamWorks have seen fit to include China's fictitious "nine-dash line" in its latest animated film "Abominable," ta...

Column: McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The opening tee shot Rory McIlroy could live with, even after it went out of bounds and shattered the screen of a woman's mobile phone. He had, after all, spent the l...

Review: Super sleuth Harry Hole at his sharpest in 'Knife'

"Knife," by Jo Nesbø (Alfred A. Knopf) Full disclosure: I am not a Harry Hole junkie. I saw the movie version of "The Snowman," the seventh in the now dozen novels featuring Michael ...

Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family. ...

Rosario hits slam in 8-run first as Mets rout Marlins 11-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Amed Rosario hit a grand slam during an eight-run outburst that marked the Mets' biggest first inning in three decades, and New York rolled to an 11-2 rout of the Miami Marlins on Frid...

Klobuchar and Kennedy kid Washington elite at Gridiron

WASHINGTON (AP) — If a woman can be president, can a woman also tell a dirty joke? Amy Klobuchar thinks so. The U.S. senator from Minnesota and famously snow-swept presidential candi...