Will Americans like Blendle, the iTunes for news?

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans pay to download music. They pay for TV episodes. Will they pay a few cents for news articles to escape ads and bypass subscription requirements? The news service Blendle launches Wednesday in the U.S. with 20 news outlets, including The New York...

UK judge: ‘Flash Crash’ trader can be extradited to the US

LONDON (AP) — A judge has ruled that a British financial trader suspected of playing a role in the so-called 2010 “Flash Crash” in stock markets can be extradited to the United States. District Judge Quentin Purdy said Wednesday that 37-year-old Navinder Singh...

Hmong American poet Mai Der Vang wins prize for best debut

NEW YORK (AP) — A Hmong American poet is this year’s winner of the Walt Whitman Award, given for an outstanding debut book. The Academy of American Poets told The Associated Press on Wednesday that 34-year-old Mai Der Vang will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a...

Bassist John Taylor spills Duran Duran secrets ahead of tour

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — John Taylor is an only child, but if he’s ever experienced anything like a family road trip, it’s been while on tour with Duran Duran. The British rockers are about to get that old family feeling again as they head out for a North American...

Want to be a zombie? Join ‘The Walking Dead’ immersive show

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — When the lights come on, the scene in front of you isn’t pretty: There’s a gagged woman handcuffed to a wall, a TV on at full volume and a guy lying on a couch with a gaping belly wound. Such is the troubling landscape that greets audience...

Drive a bit over the limit? N. Carolina says that’s too fast

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are cracking down on speeders with a simple message: Obey the posted speed limit or pay a fine, even if you’re only going a bit over. The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program says in a news release it will...

Chip Kelly tells his side of Philly story, discusses firing

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Chip Kelly closed the chapter on his tenure in Philadelphia by taking shots at the team’s front-office structure and blaming his firing solely on his failure to win last season. Speaking openly about his abrupt dismissal for the first time...

The Latest: Brussels airport to stay closed for another day

AP Photo/Martin Meissner BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in Brussels and related investigations (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Brussels airport has announced that it will remain closed to passenger flights for at least another day, right up to the start of the busy...

Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers headline 2016 Lollapalooza

AP Photo/Kathy Willens CHICAGO (AP) — Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and LCD Soundsystem are among the acts that will play in Chicago for the 25th anniversary of the Lollapalooza music festival. The lineup was released early Wednesday on Lollapalooza’s website....

Man Gets Prison Time In Fatal Drunken Driving Crash

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 26-year-old man is heading to prison in a drunken driving crash that killed a 41-year-old woman in Cleveland last year. Cleveland.com reports ( ) Nicholas Cantie was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years behind bars in the wreck that killed Keyva Jones and left two...