San Francisco plan to rent out grassy park space draws furor

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A proposal to let people reserve grassy plots of picnic lawn at a popular San Francisco park hit a collective nerve when it was unveiled last month: Within hours, thousands of people signed an online petition to kill the plan, a...

Revlon to buy Elizabeth Arden for $419 million

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — Revlon Inc. said Thursday it is buying Elizabeth Arden Inc. for about $419.3 million in cash, a deal uniting two well-known names in the world of beauty and cosmetics. The New York company is paying $14 for each Elizabeth Arden share,...

Insurer’s Demise Raises Concerns About Ohioans’ Coverage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health care advocates and a Republican U.S. senator are raising concerns that nearly 22,000 Ohioans could end up paying much more for health care after the state took over their struggling insurer. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman asked in a Thursday letter to federal...

The Latest: Cavs respond to Warriors’ burst, maintain lead

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives on Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the...

Security ramped up for upcoming US gay pride events

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh CHICAGO (AP) — The huge crowds expected to attend gay pride parades around the United States in the coming weeks will be greeted by more police officers and ramped-up security measures as a means to protect them in the wake of the mass shooting in a gay...

Viacom fight heats up as CEO, 4 others kicked off board

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sumner Redstone’s family theater company says it has replaced five directors from Viacom’s 11-member board, including CEO Philippe Dauman. Redstone controls Viacom and CBS through the theater company, called National Amusements. It’s the...

Bogut Says Playing For Australia In Rio ‘very Unlikely’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Golden State center Andrew Bogut says it is “very unlikely” that his injured left knee will recover in time to allow him to play for Australia in this summer’s Rio Olympics. Bogut suffered an impaction injury that led to severe bone bruises...

Vikings To Hold 2 Joint Practices With Bengals

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will hold two joint practices with the Cincinnati Bengals leading into their preseason opener. The Vikings announced their training camp schedule on Thursday. Their first training camp practice will take place in Mankato on July...

The Latest: Curry’s wife says Warriors’ families delayed

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry shoots during warmups before Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the...

Sanders says he will work with Clinton to transform party

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference outside his campaign headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said...