Uber pulls out of Denmark citing toughening cab standards

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish branch of the ride-sharing service Uber is shutting down its activities in Denmark over a law proposal that toughens standards for cabs. Uber’s spokesman in Denmark, Kristian Agerbo, said Tuesday “we must take the...

South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of a trade promotion trip to Britain and the United States, fuelling investor fears that he is about to be fired by President Jacob Zuma....

Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Waze’s traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin’ Donuts and Taco Bell. Now it’s adding a new item to its menu – the ability to place orders at some...

Will Smith, 'Fresh Prince' cast enjoy brief reunion

AP Photo/Matt Sayles Will Smith has reunited with his “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” cast mates. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Smith’s Tom Jones-loving cousin Carlton on the 1990s sitcom, posted a picture on Instagram on Monday of the cast getting together. Joined by...

FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

Argentina’s Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match between Argentina and Chile at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday March 23, 2017. Argentina won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) ZURICH (AP)...

White House plan to help pay for border wall is a long shot

FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, U.S. Navy veteran Stephen Matthews sits for a photograph in the bedroom of a relative’s home in Warwick, R.I., where he and his family lived after being evicted from their home. Through federal assistance, Matthews received a...

UK authorities fine Tesco in accounting scandal

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, has agreed to pay 214 million pounds ($269 million) in fines and shareholder compensation following an accounting scandal that inflated its profits in 2014. The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office says Tesco Plc...

'Spider-Man,' 'Blade Runner' footage kicks off CinemaCon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iron Man just put Spider-Man in time out. Sony Pictures on Monday unveiled the second trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at CinemaCon, featuring Tom Holland, the newly anointed web-slinger, being put in his place by Robert Downey Jr.’s...

Nunes facing pressure to step away from House Russia probe

FILE – In this March 22, 2017 file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif, speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington following a meeting with President Donald Trump. Nunes’ spokesman says the congressman met on the...

Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

FILE – In this March 16, 2017, file photo, proposals for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in President Donald Trump’s first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on March 29...