Turkey's premier: 'Pointless' to revive failed Cyprus talks

AP Photo/Petros Karadjias NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister on Thursday appeared to shut the door on reviving efforts to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus anytime soon after high-level talks earlier this month failed to produce a hoped-for breakthrough...

Sears and Amazon; Alexa, turn up my Kenmore air conditioner

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears will begin selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. The announcement before the opening bell Thursday sent shares of Sears...

Spanish banker's death was suicide, officials say

AP Photo/Francisco Seco MADRID (AP) — Judicial authorities in Spain say that autopsy results show the Spanish banker involved in graft scandals who was found dead this week with a bullet to his chest deliberately shot himself. The body of Miguel Blesa, the 69 year-old...

The Sangria Salvation

And someone saved my life tonight sugar bearYou almost had your hooks in me didn’t you dearYou nearly had me roped and tied  –  Elton John There was much blame to distribute during my dilemma. See, there was construction on Main Street as curbs and...

OJ Simpson drawing world attention during plea for freedom

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world’s attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports...

TV series 'The Brave' to film first season in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series that will follow a undercover special operations squad will begin filming in New Mexico this month. Officials with the state film office say work on the first season of “The Brave” is scheduled to start at the end of...

Loss of 10 relatives in flood leaves hole in Arizona town

AP Photo/Angie Wang CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Maria Raya-Garcia almost didn’t get the weekend off to celebrate her birthday beside a popular swimming hole in Arizona. The bosses at El Encanto Mexican restaurant in Cave Creek, a touristy Wild West-style town outside...

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

AP Photo/Scott Smith FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California’s vast San Joaquin Valley, the country’s most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation’s dirtiest skies, forcing the state’s largest air district to spend more than $40 billion...

Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot is removed

FILE – In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after a blood clot was removed. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, the 2008...

10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A boy’s misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder. Ten-year-old Jude Sparks was on a desert hike in Las Cruces in November when he tripped over what turned out to be the fossilized tusk of a 1.2...