Senators ask military to review AP report on Yemen torture

FILE – In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain and Sen. Jack Reed, D- R.I., are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military...

Texas ex-track coach’s discrimination lawsuit can go ahead

FILE – In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women’s head track and field coach Beverly Kearney smiles during practice in Austin, Texas. The Texas Supreme Court has refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by...

‘That tree wants to live’: Onlookers watch tree-moving prep

An aerial view shows heavy machinery used by workers as they pruned the roots, built a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they can move the roughly 100-foot sequoia tree in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sequoia tree sent more than a...

Family expected euthanized dog’s ashes, got his frozen body

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed the animal’s frozen body. Lisa Horseman tells WTAE-TV (http://bit.ly/2t2kU8h ) the employees at Rainbow Veterinary Hospital in Darlington did not...

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

AP Photo/Ron Schwane COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal...

Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives to land Foxconn

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is urging the Republican-led Michigan House to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in July, saying there’s still time to lure a Taiwanese electronics giant to the state. Snyder told The Associated Press Friday...

Olivia Wilde on totalitarianism, babies and split lips

NEW YORK (AP) — As an actress, Olivia Wilde has lots of reasons why making her Broadway debut in George Orwell’s dystopian thriller “1984” is special. As a mother, she has just two: her young children. “Well certainly becoming a mother helped me...

For 'Okja,' growing a GMO pig from page to screen

NEW YORK (AP) — The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant. It’s a hybrid...

New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday, June 22, 2017, by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. The expansion...

NASCAR crew chief Knaus missing race notes after theft

FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2016, file photo, Jimmie Johnson, left, talks with crew chief Chad Knaus in the garage during a practice session for a NASCAR auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Seven-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus...