2 Bundys, 3 others balk at pleas in Nevada standoff case

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men refused to enter pleas in federal court in Las Vegas to charges in an armed confrontation with government agents two years ago. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. entered not...

Surging oil production, low prices to challenge Doha meeting

AP Photo/Hasan Jamali DOHA, Qatar (AP) — OPEC isn’t what it used to be. Ahead of a planned meeting of most of the cartel and other major oil producers in Qatar to approve a freeze on oil production, some OPEC members are pumping record levels of crude even as prices...

Shoulder surgery keeps Paul Stanley from KISS benefit show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Shoulder surgery has prevented Paul Stanley from performing an intimate show with KISS. Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss donned their classic stage makeup and costumes to play a four-song set Friday to benefit multiple sclerosis...

Mets Hit 4 Homers To Back Colon In 6-5 Win Over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker each hit a two-run homer in a five-run fifth inning, and the New York Mets held off the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Friday night. Michael Conforto and Alejandro De Aza also went deep for the Mets, who entered with 20 runs and a major...

Cards Belt 6 Homers, 2 By Holliday, In 14-3 Win Over Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday had two of the St. Louis Cardinals’ six home runs in a 14-3 rout of the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Aledmys Diaz and Brandon Moss each added three-run homers to help the Cardinals to their sixth win in the last seven games. They have...

Rescuers rush to trapped residents as Japan quakes kill 32

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — Army troops and other rescuers rushed Saturday to save scores of trapped residents after a pair of strong earthquakes in southwestern Japan killed at least 32 people, injured about 1,500 and left hundreds of thousands without electricity or water....

Utility to provide apartments to those displaced by gas leak

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California Gas Co. says people who have been living out of hotels since a gas leak prompted them to leave their Los Angeles homes may begin moving into what the utility calls high-quality apartments. SoCal Gas made the announcement Friday,...

Bernie Sanders says he met with Pope Francis.

ROME (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press that he met with Pope Francis, describing the meeting as a “real honor.” Sanders said the meeting took place Saturday morning before the pope left for his...

Ted Cruz defended Texas ban on the sale of sex toys in state

AP Photo/Mel Evans AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending a Texas state law banning the sale of sex toys, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued in a 2007 court brief that individuals have no legal right to use them, even in the privacy of their own bedrooms. Prior to...

1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shooting

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — One of two firefighters shot Friday night while making a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died and another remains in serious condition, officials said. John Ulmshneider, 39, died Friday night, according to Prince George’s...