Meghan Trainor laughs off ‘Tonight Show’ fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan Trainor is taking things in stride after losing her balance and falling at the end of a performance on Thursday night’s “Tonight Show.” As she turned around to face the audience following her performance of her new single, “Me...

Reyes banned through May under MLB domestic violence policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was suspended through May 31 on Friday, the second player penalized under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy. Reyes agreed to the punishment and won’t appeal, the commissioner’s office...

Why Apple plunked $1 billion into Chinese ride-hailing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple new $1 billion investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing is as much about currying favor with regulators as directly expanding its own business, analysts said. Apple might need the help; it faces slowing iPhone sales and tougher...

Hotels build buzz for eco-efforts with rooftop beehives

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, there are more than 370 rooms inside and hundreds of thousands of bees buzzing above in rooftop hives outside. Yes, honeybees. Aware of the well-publicized environmental threats to honeybees...

Lawyer: 48-year fugitive in poor health seeks commutation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from a prison work camp in Georgia is in poor health and will ask Georgia officials to commute the remainder of his 17-year sentence because returning him to prison would amount to a death...

Buyers line up for 400 homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy

AP Photo/Seth Wenig BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Price and his wife, Carla, are gambling that the devastation inflicted by Superstorm Sandy will be their key to the American dream of home ownership. The couple was among the successful bidders at an auction Wednesday that sold...

International Modest Fashion Week takes off in Turkey

AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis ISTANBUL (AP) — Spring colors, breezy fabrics, high necklines and long hemlines: The International Modest Fashion Week opened Friday in Istanbul as Turkey sought to be seen as a creative hotspot for conservative wear around the world. Seventy...

Loud And Low-carb: Cicadas Are Back In Ohio, West Virginia

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 17-year cicadas are coming again. There will be millions of them with their unnerving red eyes and orange wings and cacophonous mating song that can drown out the noise of passing jet planes. For those who have an aversion to prawn-sized winged bugs, the...

Preakness 2016: Derby winner Nyquist ready for another

He’ll have another. Happy, healthy and hangin’ in his new home, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is gearing up for another big race, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore next Saturday. With a victory, Nyquist would head to the Belmont Stakes in New...

Lebanon’s Hezbollah most senior commander killed in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The top military commander of Lebanon’s Hezbollah was killed in an explosion near the Syrian capital of Damascus, the Shiite guerrilla group said Friday, the highest-level casualty yet in its intervention in the raging civil war next door. The death of...