Mexican bakery magnate Lorenzo Servitje dies at 98

AP Photo/MARCO UGARTE MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican bakery magnate Lorenzo Servitje has died at the age of 98 after building his Grupo Bimbo into an international snack and baked-goods empire that acquired brands like Entenmann’s, Thomas’, Freihofer’s and...

Ferragamo undeterred by US import tax proposal

AP Photo/Antonio Calanni FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The new CEO of the Salvatore Ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house said Friday that the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the United States won’t deter his growth strategy in the brand’s...

Pipeline projects in limbo as energy commissioner departs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major natural gas pipeline projects along the East Coast and Midwest face months of uncertainty as the federal agency that oversees the work loses a commissioner and will be unable to decide on projects in the Trump administration. Democrat Norman Bay is...

Houston rapper Bun B on Super Bowl, Pimp C and education

AP Photo/Bill Haber HOUSTON (AP) — For Houston rapper Bun B, Sunday’s Super Bowl will be a win for him no matter who takes home the trophy. That’s because the Grammy-nominated performer has close friends on both the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots....

Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

President Donald Trump speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 people and a dozen companies in response to Iran’s recent ballistic missile test, increasing the pressure on...

Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre, tourists held in lockdown

Police officers patrol at the pyramid outside the Louvre museum in Paris,Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Paris police say a soldier has opened fire outside the Louvre Museum after he was attacked by someone, and the area is being evacuated. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) PARIS (AP) —...

GOP mulls ‘repairing’ Obamacare law it vowed to repeal

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a...

‘Notorious B.O.B’ downs 409 wings to reign at Wing Bowl

Bob “Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt, left, takes part in the Wing Bowl on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 in Philadelphia. Shoudt choked down 409 chicken wings to become the finger-licking champion of Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl. The morning eating ordeal draws boozy spectators who...

All-Star Kevin Love doesn’t expect Cavaliers to trade him

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love battles for a rebound with Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee and forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. On Friday, Feb. 3,...

Paris attack raises new security concerns over Olympic bid

Police officers cordon off the area outside the Louvre museum near where a soldier opened fire after he was attacked in Paris, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Police say the soldier opened fire outside the Louvre Museum after he was attacked by someone, and the area is being evacuated. (AP...