Automatic voter registration takes hold on West Coast

AP Photo/Ben Margot SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a typical month, 2,000 people register to vote in Oregon. In the first six days of this year, more than 4,300 joined the voter rolls under a new initiative that automatically signs up voters when they apply for driver’s...

Global stocks fall after weak Chinese trade report

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks slipped on Tuesday amid renewed concern about China, which reported sharply weaker trade figures for February. The price of oil and other commodities stabilized after strong gains the day before. KEEPING SCORE:...

A push for a board shakeup at United Continental

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of activist investors is pushing for a board shakeup at United Continental, including a seat for former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune. Altimeter Capital Management and PAR Capital Management, which own a combined 7.1 percent stake of United...

Muslim fundamentalist gets jail for threats to noted author

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A Muslim fundamentalist who called for the death of journalist and author Kamal Daoud has been handed a six-month jail sentence with three months suspended. Abdelfatah Hamadache, the leader of a Salafist group, was also fined 50,000 dinars ($460) by...

Mood loose as ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ cast makes album

NEW YORK (AP) — A nondescript building near Times Square was turned for a day into a small Russian village in 1905 when the cast and orchestra of the Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” recorded the cast album. MSR Studios, where albums such as Kanye...

‘The Force Awakens’ leads MTV Movie Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the leading nominee at next month’s MTV Movie Awards, where it will compete with “Creed,” ”Deadpool,” ”Jurassic World,” ”Avengers: Age of Ultron” and...

Curry is first player to make 300 3s in a single season

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As all the records keep piling up for Stephen Curry, he is far from ready to pick a favorite. There’s still too much yet to accomplish — like that best-ever Bulls’ mark of 72 wins, another championship, maybe the MVP again. Curry...

Jury awards Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million on Monday in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame. After a full day of...

3 sponsors cut ties with Sharapova after positive drug test

MOSCOW (AP) — Three of Maria Sharapova’s major sponsors are cutting ties with the Russian tennis star after she acknowledged failing a doping test at the Australian Open. Sportswear giant Nike, Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer and German luxury car company Porsche moved...

4-6 weeks is normal treatment for drug in Sharapova case

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latvian company that manufactures meldonium says the normal course of treatment for the drug is four to six weeks — not the 10 years that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova says she used the substance. The five-time Grand Slam champion said Monday...