The Latest: Abe promotes Japan business ahead of Trump meet

AP Photo/Uncredited WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington and meeting with President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh AH-bay) is making the case for Japanese...

How Google Chromebooks conquered schools

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — The Google Chromebook, a type of stripped-down laptop, isn’t a practical mobile device for many people – mostly because it basically turns into an expensive paperweight whenever it can’t find a Wi-Fi connection. Yet...

Sears may sell land, cut jobs to save $1B; shares soar

AP Photo/Elise Amendola NEW YORK (AP) — Sears may sell more locations, cut more jobs and put more of its famous brands on the block in an attempt to revive the faltering retail chain. The company, which also owns Kmart, said Friday that it is cutting costs by at least $1...

Amid global uncertainty, Greek worries stalk markets _ again

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nothing is inevitable in financial markets – except perhaps the return of Greece as a source of concern. More than seven years since Greece’s sky-high debts first unnerved investors and stoked speculation of the end of the euro currency,...

Clive Davis isn't letting politics affect his party

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Clive Davis isn’t letting national politics affect his famed pre-Grammys party. The veteran music executive says his annual event will be at capacity again this year despite moves elsewhere in Hollywood to scale back awards season...

Grammys add 1st man, transgender woman as trophy presenters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At Sunday’s Grammys, a man and a transgender woman will join the so-called trophy girls who bring music’s top honors onstage. It’s a change that puts the Grammys in the front ranks of awards diversity. “To be honest, the idea of a...

Stolen bases an afterthought as spring training starts

FILE – In this May 23, 1981, file photo, Montreal Expos Tim Raines steals home as Chicago Cubs catcher applies a late tag during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Chicago. The stolen base has been stolen from much of baseball, an afterthought when spring training...

Protest marks public school visit by new education secretary

Jennifer Ibrahim participates in a demonstration outside Jefferson Middle School in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos paid her first visit as education secretary in a bid to mend fences with educators after a bruising confirmation battle. (AP...

Brandt Snedeker makes move as 1st round ends at Pebble Beach

Joel Dahmen, left, holds an umbrella for a rules official while waiting for a ruling below the ninth green of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP...

Hawaii may be breaking law by allowing foreign men to fish

AP Photo/Caleb Jones HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities may have been violating their own state law for years by issuing commercial fishing licenses to thousands of foreign workers who were refused entry into the country, The Associated Press has found. About 700 of these...