Review: 'Baby Driver' is a toe-tapping, engine-revving jolt

There’s nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of “Baby Driver ” are pure movie magic. A driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits coolly in a car – black Ray-Ban style shades on his face, earbud...

Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes

FILE – In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. The Koch brothers and their chief lieutenants are warning of a rapidly shrinking window to push their agenda through Congress. No agenda items matter more to the conservative Koch network than the...

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, the empty playground at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo. The Supreme Court has ruled that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs....

Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set

FILE – In this May 15, 2017 file photo, protesters wave signs and chant during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on...

Back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace deal talks

AP Photo/Petros Karadjias NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — It’s back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace talks. This time the rival leaders of the ethnically-divided island will be meeting at the secluded Swiss resort of Crans-Montana. Previous summits were held in Mont Pelerin and...

UK prime minister wins N Ireland party’s support govt

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, second right, stands with First Secretary of State Damian Green, right, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster, second left, and DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds as DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson, sitting left, and Government Chief...

Chance honored by Obama, '90s nostalgia rules at BET Awards

The 2017 BET Awards had stumbles, from technical problems during a performance to going well over its planned three-and-a-half hour time slot during the live show held Sunday in Los Angeles. But the show’s performances and special moments made up for having to stay up late...

“Explicit” show at South African prison ignites scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — AT least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated on social media. The correctional services department said Monday that there was a...

Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds...

Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

FILE – In this Friday June 16, 2017, file photo, Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by Officer Jeronimo Yanez, speaks about her reaction to a not guilty verdict for Yanez at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn. Valerie...