Review: In 'Patti Cake$,' hip-hop dreams in New Jersey

The Sundance sensation “Patti Cake$” may flow with formulaic beats but it’s got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year. Patricia Dombrowski (the terrific newcomer Danielle Macdonald) is...

Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'

AP Photo/Scott Cohen ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — David and Elizabeth Weinlick’s life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy. David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze were strangers when...

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express...

On a chaotic day in DC, Trump goes after Amazon, again

AP Photo/Alex Brandon WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.” Trump, in a tweet, said that “towns, cities and states...

New San Francisco high-rise remakes skyline to mixed reviews

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco’s tallest building. The $1.1 billion...

Fed officials split in July over inflation worries

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers were worried last month about inflation, but for two opposing reasons. One group of Federal Reserve policymakers felt inflation was falling too low and argued for caution in raising interest...

Judge OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bags

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators. Judge Brendan...

Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

AP Photo/Uncredited LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday’s solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. An astronomer who specializes in solar imaging, he’s been photographing eclipses for more than three decades, and will be using 14...

Cruise ankle break halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' production

AP Photo/Francois Mori LOS ANGELES (AP) — Production has shut down on “Mission: Impossible 6” due to star Tom Cruise’s broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery. Cruise broke his...

Neo-Nazi site sued for defamation, struggles to stay online

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the “mastermind” of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal...