Attorney suggests $190 million damages in Elon Musk lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney told a Los Angeles federal jury Friday it would be reasonable to award $190 million in damages to a British cave explorer who is suing Elon Musk for allegedly branding h...

After 14 years, eastern North Carolina judgeship gets filled

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's longest federal court vacancy ended Thursday after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and politics as the U.S. Senate confirmed a university professor to a North Caro...

Video shows American skater perform illegal stunt in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police are investigating the culprit behind a skateboard stunt illegally performed between two busy streets in Taipei after a video of the incident was released earlier th...

Elon Musk in court dances around meaning of ‘pedo guy’ tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk has owned up to insulting a British spelunker in a rash tweet, but wouldn’t concede on the witness stand that he called the man a pedophile. The Tesla CE...

UK Tories complains to TV watchdog over climate debate

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative Party is complaining to the nation’s broadcasting regulator about Channel 4’s decision to put Earth-shaped ice sculptures atop podiums in place of Prime Minister B...

Outcry in Poland as case against gallows protest dropped

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in southern Poland are facing criticism for dropping a case against a group of far-right activists who in 2017 strung photos on makeshift gallows of six liberal Polis...

Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. T...

Business Highlights

___ S&P 500 snaps 6-week string of gains even as stocks rise NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shook off a midday stumble to finish slightly higher Friday, though the...

Kaepernick determined to showcase skills in strange tryout

Colin Kaepernick has to audition for a job in a workout strangely organized by the NFL while other quarterbacks with lesser talent were given opportunities over the past three years. ...

‘Historic’ 1st visa-free trip by Pole to US mocked as stunt

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish state television’s reporting on the “emotional” and “historic” first visit by a Polish citizen to the United States without need of a visa has faced scrutiny and ridicule ...

The Rock, Trump headline UFC card without a title fight

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock and the president just might be the true headliners at Madison Square Garden in a rare UFC card without a championship fight. Well, at least not one confined...

Cypriot driver in trouble over foot-stunt footage

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot police have charged a man who allegedly drove his heavy vehicle on a main highway with only his feet on the wheel and live-streamed footage of the stunt. ...

Early and pricey: Trump's World Series ad an expensive pitch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign delivered a brushback pitch during the final game of the World Series with an in-your-face national TV ad more than a year before the 2020 election....

Netanyahu aides questioned in possible witness harassment

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are reportedly investigating whether two senior aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harassed a witness in a corruption case. Channel 13 TV says...

Slumping Lions and Giants meet with 3-game losing streaks

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have taken a lot of hits lately. Detroit (2-3-1) has dropped three straight games and its latest setback included running back Kerryon Johnson going ...