Police department names new K-9 after Patriots’ Gronkowski

ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — Gronk will soon be tracking down criminals, sniffing for drugs and acting as the furry face of a Massachusetts police department. No, not New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. This Gronk is the Athol Police Department’s new dog. The...

'They stole my money': Greek dreams of retirement turn sour

AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It was supposed to be a time to look forward to. After decades of work, retirement was for many meant to provide a chance to slow down and enjoy life. A holiday, an evening out with old friends, the odd fishing trip....

Standard & Poor's raises Indonesia credit rating

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Standard & Poor’s raised Indonesia’s sovereign credit rating to investment grade on Friday in recognition of a stable governing coalition and improved control over government finances. The ratings agency said the long-term rating...

Lauded rocker Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging

AP Photo/Paul Sancya DETROIT (AP) — Chris Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city’s medical examiner. He...

Cannes apologizes for projection snafu with Netflix's 'Okja'

AP Photo/Alastair Grant CANNES, France (AP) — As if Netflix’s entry into the Cannes Film Festival hadn’t already prompted enough drama, the first screening of the Netflix release “Okja” was marred by a technical glitch that led the festival to...

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case

FILE – In this July 24, 2013, file photo, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves his apartment building in New York. Weiner will appear in federal court, Friday, May 19, 2017, to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a...

Rape probe dropped for WikiLeaks’ Assange; uncertainty ahead

FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Sweden’s top prosecutor said Friday May 19, 2017, she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian...

Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, serves the ball to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, of Croatia, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova will play in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. The 2004...

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court Friday to face criminal charges in connection with an investigation of his online communications with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m., the U.S....

Lexi Thompson shoots 65 day after sky diving with Navy Seals

Lexi Thompson watches her tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Kingsmill Championship LPGA golf tournament in Williamsburg, Va., Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under 65 to take the...