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Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020

Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020

RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift.

Writers guild sues talent agencies in heated Hollywood fight

LOS ANGELES — The Writers Guild of America sued the entertainment industry's four biggest talent agencies Wednesday in the latest and boldest move in an increasingly bitter and protracted fight between the two sides over the way Hollywood does busine
Mississippi drivers can put flag minus rebel X on license

Mississippi drivers can put flag minus rebel X on license

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi residents who want a state flag without the Confederate battle emblem will soon be able to display one on their license plate. Gov.

Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes

NEW YORK — Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere — zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road.
Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist

Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist

ALBANY, N.Y.
Feds seek dismissal of plutonium lawsuit; no quake concerns

Feds seek dismissal of plutonium lawsuit; no quake concerns

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Energy Department is asking a federal judge in Reno to dismiss the state's lawsuit challenging plutonium shipments to Nevada, adding that the material at the storage site north of Las Vegas does not threaten public safety.
Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

LISBON, Portugal — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.
Former Michigan trooper convicted in teen's Taser death

Former Michigan trooper convicted in teen's Taser death

DETROIT — A former Michigan state trooper was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in his second trial in the death of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when he was shot with a Taser.
AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire — On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said Wednesday the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.

Trial date set for woman charged with 1990 clown killing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A trial date has been set in Florida for a woman accused of dressing up like a clown in 1990 and fatally shooting the wife of her future husband.