Target stocks up on staff, raising holiday hiring 40 percent

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar NEW YORK (AP) — Target is stocking its stores and warehouses with even more extra staff this holiday shopping season, hoping to win customers with easy-to-find goods and fast service. It’s hiring 100,000 people to work at its more than 1,800...

Engine problems caused copter crash that killed Troy Gentry

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — Engine problems caused a helicopter crash in New Jersey last week that killed country music performer Troy Gentry and the pilot. That’s the finding of a preliminary report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot...

ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill's Trump tweets

AP Photo/Evan Vucci BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN distanced itself from anchor Jemele Hill’s tweets after she called President Donald Trump “a white supremacist” and “a bigot.” “The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the...

Angelina Jolie on her Cambodian epic and the power of family

TORONTO (AP) — Angelina Jolie arrives for an interview with the familiar harried air of a parent who has just barely managed to withdraw from her children, all six of whom she’s left having breakfast upstairs in their Toronto hotel suite. “The reason I was a...

Indians set AL record with 21st straight win, beating Detroit 5-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians won their 21st straight game on Wednesday, 5-3 over the Detroit Tigers, to set a AL winning-streak record and join only two other teams in the past 101 years to win that many consecutive games. Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer off Buck Farmer...

Son: Pete Domenici, former GOP senator, has died

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a Republican who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy over more than 30 years, died Wednesday. He was 85. Domenici died Wednesday...

The Latest: People injured in Washington school shooting

ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Washington state (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Fire officials in Washington state say people have been injured and taken to a hospital after a shooting at a high school. Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire...

Regulators take step to ban fracking near Delaware River

NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A commission that oversees drinking water quality for 15 million people took an initial step Wednesday to permanently ban drilling and hydraulic fracturing near the Delaware River and its tributaries, drawing criticism from the natural gas industry as...

Robot conducts tenor Bocelli, orchestra in Pisa

PISA, Italy (AP) — Tenor Andrea Bocelli has brought down the house at Pisa’s Teatro Verdi by performing with an unusual conductor: a robot. The white, two-armed YuMi robot, designed by the Swiss company ABB for factory assembly lines, led Bocelli and the Lucca...

Clinton's book publisher questions reviews from Amazon users

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Hillary Clinton’s new book “What Happened” is questioning Amazon reviews posted within a day of the book’s release. Published Tuesday, the book is Clinton’s retelling of her presidential...