Watch ole 'Bandit' run: Fans ride to Georgia for film's 40th

ATLANTA (AP) — They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit.” About 350 cars this week retraced actor Burt...

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

FILE – In this June 3, 2009, file photograph, Jim Daly, president and chief executive officer of Focus On The Family, is shown on campus of the nonprofit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a speech to mark the nonprofit’s 40th...

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

Pakistani police officers examine the site of an explosion in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, June 23, 2017. A powerful bomb went off near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan on Friday, causing casualties, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt) PESHAWAR,...

Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

AP Photo/Matt Dunham LONDON (AP) — Manslaughter charges are among the offenses under consideration in the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze that killed 79 people, London police said Friday. In its most detailed briefing yet on the criminal investigation, Metropolitan Police...

The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth LONDON (AP) — Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain’s decision a year ago to leave the European Union. The momentous vote on June 23, 2016 has the potential to sever...

Michigan sports doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. The longtime sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics has been ordered to stand trial on charges alleging he...

The Latest: Sports doctor to stand trial on assault charges

MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing for a Michigan sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting young gymnasts (all times local): 11 a.m. A longtime sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics has been ordered to trial on charges alleging he...

8 years after nationalization, Irish bank back in market

LONDON (AP) — The Irish government has sold 25 percent of Allied Irish Banks’ shares, eight years after nationalizing the firm amid the financial crisis. The ministry of finance raised a total of 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) Friday after selling the shares for 4.40...

Kids today: They don't work summer jobs the way they used to

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — It was at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie “The Shining,” where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck. He was a busboy. The job didn’t pay much. But Doyle quickly...

Billy Joel returning to NY hometown to speak at graduation

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Fifty years after he finished short by one English class credit from graduating high school, Billy Joel is returning to his Long Island hometown to speak at this weekend’s commencement ceremony. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2tTNDc3 ) the...