Ted Cruz desperately seeks to stop Donald Trump in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz faces a high-stakes test for his slumping presidential campaign in Tuesday’s Indiana primary, one of the last opportunities for the Texas senator to halt Donald Trump’s stunning march toward the GOP nomination. Cruz has...

Bassist: Prince found ‘real happiness’ as Jehovah’s Witness

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Music megastar Prince was known for throwing parties that stretched into the wee hours of the morning, but his faith and the Bible could also keep him gabbing until sunrise, according to his longtime friend and “spiritual brother,”...

South Korean 2018 Olympic chief quits over company trouble

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The business tycoon who led South Korea’s organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics quit on Tuesday amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls. The country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and...

Solar plane on global trip arrives in Arizona

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane landed in suburban Phoenix Monday night after a daylong flight from California — the latest leg in its around the world journey using only energy from the sun. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 arrived in the suburb of...

White House: Obama not offended by comedian’s language

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama wasn’t offended by comedian Larry Wilmore’s use of a racial slur at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Wilmore concluded his remarks noting...

Prosecutor: Evidence speaks for 10 ‘Grim Sleeper’ victims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The victims were all young black women, some were prostitutes and most had been using cocaine before their bodies were discovered in alleys in a rough part of Los Angeles, hidden in trash bins or covered by mattresses or debris. For decades, the serial...

Bitcoin’s creator unmasks himself _ well, maybe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mystery creator of the digital currency bitcoin has finally stepped forward. Or has he? Australian inventor Craig Steven Wright announced Monday that he is “Satoshi Nakamoto,” the elusive, pseudonymous bitcoin founder. In interviews with...

Closings begin in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Overwhelming DNA and firearms evidence speaks for the 10 women who were silenced by the “Grim Sleeper,” a serial killer who menaced the south side of Los Angeles for many years, a prosecutor told jurors on Monday. That evidence points directly...

Closings begin in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Overwhelming DNA and firearms evidence speaks for the 10 women who were silenced by the “Grim Sleeper,” a serial killer who menaced the south side of Los Angeles for many years, a prosecutor told jurors on Monday. That evidence points directly...

Donald Trump far behind in preparing for general election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential nomination may be in his sights, yet Donald Trump has so far ignored vital preparations needed for a quick and effective transition to the general election. The New York businessman has collected little information about tens of...