A risky fix to repair a city's gutted streetlight grid

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at...

Poll: Younger Republicans more liberal on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young Republicans hold significantly more liberal views of immigrants and immigration than their older counterparts, reflecting a difference consistent with white Americans regardless of which political party they identify with, according to the latest...

Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less...

Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards

The “B” in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars. Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday’s show, where they will compete in four of the same categories, including video of the year. Beyonce, who dominated last year’s show with multiple...

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time. But the recovery is maturing and faces risks from populist rejection of free trade and from high debt that could burden...

Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana

AP Photo/David Goldman NEW YORK (AP) — Sportscaster Erin Andrews and former NHL player Jarret Stoll have tied the knot. Jennifer Allen, a publicist for Andrews, confirms that the 39-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and “Dancing with the Stars” co-host...

SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base

LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off at 1:25 p.m. PDT Sunday from...

Q&A: A look at Takata's bankruptcy and air bag recalls

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Monday, having been dragged into financial trouble by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people. The inflators, which fill up...

Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy filing expected in Japan, US

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi DETROIT (AP) — Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can...

Ohio Air Force base recognized for bee conservation

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Air Force base has been recognized for its efforts to save bee populations. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2sVB0k9 ) Wright-Patterson Air Force Base received the Bee City USA designation from a national program that helps strengthen...