Catch This: Astros hold mock funeral for Beltran’s glove

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Beltran hasn’t used his glove in a game in more than two months. So on Monday, the Houston Astros gathered around their teammate in center field and laid his mitt to rest, holding a mock funeral to send it off. The silly ceremony was held at...

Arizona flash flood kills 9 relatives celebrating birthday

First responders gather near the entrance to the First Crossing recreation area during the search and rescue operation for a victim in a flash flood along the banks of the East Verde River Monday, July 17, 2017, in Payson, Ariz. The bodies of nearly a dozen children and adults...

Netflix still piling up viewers and big programming bills

AP Photo/Elise Amendola SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves. But the online video service has a long-term problem: its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it. That...

'Little House on the Prairie' cabin in Kansas to be rebuilt

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The deteriorating log cabin at the “Little House on the Prairie” site in Kansas is expected to soon get a makeover. The current cabin was re-created and built near Independence in 1977, during the peak of popularity for a television series...

Review: Riveting 'Dunkirk' is Nolan's, and year's, best

“Dunkirk ” is not a typical war movie. There are no brothers in arms, no flashbacks to simpler times and pretty wives and girlfriends left behind, no old men in situation rooms pontificating about politics or helping with exposition. There’s no talk of Hitler,...

California judge who pocketed 2 cardholders agrees to resign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge who agreed to resign after swiping two art deco-style business cardholders from a judges’ dinner in San Francisco said Monday that he remains deeply remorseful. Napa County Superior Court Judge Michael S....

Arizona flash flood killed large family celebrating birthday

A Navajo County rescuer searches the riverbank under the bridge where one body was recovered in Tonto National Park, Monday, July 17, 2017. Rescuers continue the search for a missing 27-year-old man, who was swept downriver with more than a dozen others when floodwaters inundated...

Qatar: Alleged UAE hacking ‘unfortunate,’ violation of law

FILE – This June 6, 2017, file photo shows a parked Qatari plane in Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current...

PBS' 'Photo Ark' is a wake-up call for endangered animals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conventional wisdom is that public sympathy is evoked by seeing one person in need of help, not the many. Photographer Joel Sartore has staked a decade of his life, and counting, that the same holds true for animals and the imperiled wonder they...

Qatar: Alleged UAE hacking 'unfortunate,' violation of law

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says the reported involvement of the United Arab Emirates in hacking its government news site in May is “unfortunate” and a breach of agreements among the Gulf countries. The Washington Post reported Sunday that the UAE...