Man painted gold arrested in California freeway hit-and-run

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man covered in gold spray paint was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in the San Francisco Bay Area after he allegedly hit three cars on a freeway and then led police on a brief chase. The San Francisco Chronicle reports...

Questions grow about why authorities couldn’t stop attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s interior minister and justice minister tried to resign Thursday ahead of an emergency meeting of European security chiefs held amid growing questions about why authorities couldn’t prevent deadly Islamic extremist attacks on Brussels...

Activist investor seeks to replace Yahoo’s entire board

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson NEW YORK (AP) — Starboard Value LP nominated an entirely new board at Yahoo on Thursday, setting up a battle between the activist investor and the faded Internet company. Starboard, which owns about 1.7 percent of outstanding shares, sent a letter to...

4 years later, Australian athlete set to claim gold medal

MOSCOW (AP) — Four years later, Jared Tallent can call himself Olympic champion. When the Australian race walker was beaten to the gold medal at the 2012 London Games by Sergei Kirdyapkin, Tallent believed the Russian was cheating. Last year, Kirdyapkin was handed a...

Browns sign RG3, quarterback gets fresh start after fall

CLEVELAND (AP) — Robert Griffin III is getting a chance to revive a career that once seemed unstoppable. One of the NFL’s brightest and flashiest stars just a few years ago, Griffin signed Thursday with the Cleveland Browns, a franchise on a perpetual mission to find...

Karadzic convicted of genocide, gets 40-year sentence

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges Thursday and sentenced him to 40 years in prison for orchestrating Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia’s 1992-95 war that left 100,000...

After 27 years, Nobel panel condemns Rushdie death threats

AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the Nobel Prize in literature, has condemned an Iranian death warrant against British writer Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was pronounced. Two members quit the academy in 1989...

Experts: Belgium often comes up short in preventing attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium has come up short in its efforts to prevent extremist attacks time and again, experts say — failing to coordinate intelligence, investigate suspects and control its borders. No country has a perfect record, but Belgium’s is especially...

Pac-12 living up to its billing in NCAA women’s tournament

Throughout the season, the metrics kept saying the Pac-12 Conference was the best in the country. When it came time to back it up in the NCAA Tournament, the Pac-12 delivered. Pac-12 teams will make up 25 percent of the Sweet 16 when the women’s regional semifinals get...

GOP ads give Democrats anti-Trump playbook

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin WASHINGTON (AP) — “Bimbo. Dog. Fat pig,” disgusted women say, looking straight into the camera. Another explains, “Real quotes from Donald Trump, about women.” Flip the channel. “I know words. I have the best...