The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get...

Form Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon...

League of Legends eyes US boost with 'Esports 101' show

NEW YORK (AP) — Esports fans are gathering by the thousands in South Korea this month to watch the world's top League of Legends players show off their skill and expertise. In the Un...

Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They're connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they're relying ...

St. Louis bans taxis from livestreaming videos of passengers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Taxi drivers in St. Louis have been banned from livestreaming video of their passengers after a local driver for Uber and Lyft broadcast live video of his riders online without their ...

Fans rejoice: Subscription-free streaming for NFL games

NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for football fans: It's going to be much easier to watch NFL games online this year. The league is finally dropping a requirement that viewers sign in w...

Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats

TORONTO (AP) — It started with President Donald Trump's attacks on Canadian dairy farmers. Then Washington slapped tariffs on Canadian steel, citing national security. There was that disastrous G-7 su...

AP Explains: Madden tournament part of wide esports world

A deadly shooting at a video game tournament in Florida has drawn attention to the competitive world of esports, where gamers playing Madden NFL 19 chase $1.25 million in prizes through a series of ev...

Shooting at esports event raises questions of security

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A shooting at a video game competition in Florida has left two people dead along with the suspect and prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments. ...

NBA 2K League has a champ in New York and plans around globe

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA 2K League's first season ended with a video game version of a real NBA rivalry: Knicks against Heat. In the future perhaps it's Knicks against London. ...

'M.A.S.H.' star Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson's disease

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson's disease. Appearing Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," the former "M.A.S.H." star said he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative ...

Are esports sports? Overwatch players sure act the part

NEW YORK (AP) — Seung-Tae Choi doesn't look the part of a traditional athlete, not with his shaggy hair, smallish build and an expression that says ready to nap rather than game on. ...

Fending off Fortnite: Can Overwatch stay atop esports world?

NEW YORK (AP) — The Overwatch League has planted its flag atop the esports mountain. But just like its twitchy-thumbed superstars, the premier circuit can't afford to sit still. Not ...

Hat's off! Alex Morgan's 3-goal game leads US past Japan 4-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Morgan capped a seemingly effortless hat trick by converting off a dazzling piece of footwork by Tobin Heath, and the U.S. rolled to a 4-2 victory over Japan on Thursday n...

What's Overwatch? Why is it on ESPN? An AP esports explainer

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is set to make a major trade this weekend: LeBron for Lucio. Brady for Bastion. Serena for Soldier: 76. North America's biggest sports platform is ready to embra...