San Francisco power outage traps people in elevators

AP Photo/Janie Har SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco on Friday, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, trapping people in stuck elevators, snarling traffic as intersection signals went dark and forcing shops and restaurants to...

Ivanka Trump's brand ramped up China trademark work in 2016

AP Photo/Alex Brandon SHANGHAI (AP) — Ivanka Trump’s brand intensified its work in China as her father closed in on the Republican nomination for U.S. president, with her company applying for nearly twice as many trademarks in a five-month span as it had in the...

Retirement for O'Reilly? He'll have other options

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Chances are you haven’t heard the last of Bill O’Reilly. He’ll have options, and retirement seems unlikely. At least three conservative news outlets are eager to speak with him. O’Reilly, the top cable news...

St. Wendelin High School to close

In an email sent this afternoon to parents, staff and students, the Rev. Todd Dominique confirmed the closure of the St. Wendelin High School, effective June 30. According to the email, St. Wendelin will operate a K-8 elementary/middle school at the North Countyline Street...

Ovechkin returns to game after apparent left leg injury

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is helped off the ice to by a trainer and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs,...

How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump began promising to “drain the swamp” while campaigning, with his rally crowds often chanting along with him. In October he outlined a few proposals he said would get the drainage started: Clamping down on lobbying,...

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

AP Photo/Steve Helber FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella...

De Niro to receive honorary fine arts degree from Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert De Niro is among six people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University’s commencement exercises The Ivy League school announced Friday the Oscar-winning actor is being celebrated “for the intensity he brings to each...

Young immigrants won’t ‘rest easy’ despite Trump’s comments

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Juan Escalante, of the immigration reform group America’s Voice, conducts interviews in New York. Young immigrants protected by executive action from deportation say they won’t “rest easy,” even if President...

Iowa A.D. Gary Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his...