• School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

    Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State.

    As the #BoycottNRA movement grew on Twitter, with petitions circulating against companies that offer discounts to NRA members, a growing number of those businesses announced they are cutting or reducing ties with the association.

  • Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing" that never resulted in a physical relationship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss - and the driving force of a hugely popular radio program - it could be sexual harassment.

    The woman responded, via her attorney, that Keillor's power over her job made her afraid to say no to him.

  • Investor Warren Buffett says good deals tough to find

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street's lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway.

    In his annual letter to shareholders Saturday, Buffett mixed investment advice with details of how Berkshire's many businesses performed. Buffett blamed his recent acquisition drought on ambitious CEOs who have been encouraged to take on debt to finance pricey deals.

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) - The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.

    The latest companies to end their ties with the NRA were Delta and United Airlines, two of the three largest U.S.-based airlines.

  • Billy Graham's body arrives at namesake library

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist's beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state's largest city.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness.

    The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, though, has some pondering the improbable: Could this latest carnage actually lead to gun reforms?

  • Tokyo returns with Summer Games with something new to prove

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Tokyo used its famous 1964 Olympics to show off a miraculous recovery from defeat in World War II. Japan was back after just 19 years with high-speed trains, geeky gadgets, and dazzling efficiency.

    Tokyo's back again with the 2020 Summer Olympics, this time with something different to prove.

  • Alabama Men's Basketball Comes Up Short Against Arkansas, 76-73

    Despite a late rally, the Alabama men’s basketball team fell short to Arkansas, 76-73, Saturday evening at Coleman Coliseum.

  • UAH Drops Regular Season Finale Saturday to No. 15 Bowling Green

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team wrapped up the 2017-18 regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Von Braun Center with a 3-0 loss to No. 15 Bowling Green.

  • After 2 lopsided losses to OKC, Durant leads Warriors rout

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors played stifling defense for a full game. They went on a jaw-dropping scoring frenzy midway through the third quarter.

    Yes, the dominant defending champions are back and ready to build some consistency.

    Kevin Durant scored 28 points while avenging an embarrassing home loss to his former Oklahoma City team earlier this month and another on the road in November, leading the Warriors past the Thunder 112-80 on Saturday night.

  • North Korean delegation arrives for Olympics closing show

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday's closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials.

    Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president's daughter and adviser, will also attend the ceremony.

  • German sweep: Friedrich wins a 4-man Olympic gold medal

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Shut out in Sochi, the German bobsled program swept every other nation away in Pyeongchang.

    Francesco Friedrich drove to the four-man bobsledding gold medal Sunday, capping an absolutely dominant showing by the Germans on the sliding track at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

  • Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of '80s and '90s, dies at 54

    NEW DELHI (AP) - Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54.

    The actress was described as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated film industry. She used one name, like many leading ladies of her generation, and was known for her comic timing and her dancing skills, a great asset in the song-and-dance melodramas that are a staple of mainstream Indian cinema.

  • NBC celebrates an improbable curling victory for US men

    NEW YORK (AP) - Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:

  • Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply 'romantic writing'

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as "romantic writing" that never resulted in a physical relationship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss - and the driving force of a hugely popular radio program - it could be sexual harassment.

    The woman responded, via her attorney, that Keillor's power over her job made her afraid to say no to him.

  • Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver

    MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver.

    A segment of Oliver's Sunday show "Last Week Tonight" in June poked fun at Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who blames regulatory efforts by the Obama administration for damaging the coal industry. Oliver said the 77-year-old looked like a "geriatric Dr. Evil."

  • Adina Pintilie's "Touch Me Not" wins Berlin's Golden Bear

    BERLIN (AP) - "Touch Me Not," an experimental movie about intimacy from Romanian director Adina Pintilie, won the top Golden Bear prize at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.

    The movie, which follows the story of a woman who can't bear to be touched and various other people searching for intimacy, was chosen from a field of 19 competitors at the first of the year's major European movie festivals. The Berlin jury was led by German director Tom Tykwer.

  • 'Vicar of Dibley' actress Emma Chambers dies at 53

    LONDON (AP) - British actress Emma Chambers, known for her roles in "The Vicar of Dibley" television series and the romantic comedy "Notting Hill," has died at 53.

    Her agent John Grant said Saturday that Chambers had died of natural causes on Wednesday evening.

    "Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed," he said.

  • Democrats release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked the full release of a classified Democratic memo, the House intelligence committee published a redacted version of the document that aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have promoted for months - that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia.

  • School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

    Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State.

    As the #BoycottNRA movement grew on Twitter, with petitions circulating against companies that offer discounts to NRA members, a growing number of those businesses announced they are cutting or reducing ties with the association.

  • White House shelves tentative plan for Mexican leader visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A tentative plan for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington has been put on hold, the White House confirmed Saturday.

  • Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics 'so incredibly inspiring'

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The U.S. president's daughter and adviser said Sunday that her visit to the Olympics was "so incredibly inspiring" and expressed gratitude at the chance to watch competition and - in a subtle nod to Korean Peninsula politics - "be here with our allies in South Korea."

  • Trump says he's eyeing Veterans' Day for military parade

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is eyeing Veterans Day for a military parade but says he'll scrap the idea if it can't be done at a "reasonable cost."

    Trump wasn't asked to define "reasonable cost" during a telephone interview Saturday with Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro. But White House budget director Mick Mulvaney recently told Congress that a parade could cost between $10 million and $30 million.

  • California Democrats fail to narrow crowded US House races

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - California Democrats struggled to narrow the field Saturday in several U.S. House races critical to the party's hope of taking back Congress in the midterm elections.

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