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US consumer confidence hits lowest level since September '17

US consumer confidence hits lowest level since September '17

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence dropped to the lowest level since September 2017 as heightened trade tensions apparently took a toll on Americans' spirits.
US new-home sales fell 7.8% in May

US new-home sales fell 7.8% in May

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 7.8% in May, as sales plunged in the pricier Northeastern and Western markets.
Lawyer: Gooding Jr.'s accuser 'troubled,' groping case bogus

Lawyer: Gooding Jr.'s accuser 'troubled,' groping case bogus

NEW YORK — Cuba Gooding Jr.

Police: Baby in critical condition after Fresno shooting

FRESNO, Calif. — A 10-month-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot in the head early Sunday morning, police said.
Text of Jackson estate statement on 10th death anniversary

Text of Jackson estate statement on 10th death anniversary

LOS ANGELES — Statement to The Associated Press from Michael Jackson's estate on the 10th anniversary of his death. ___ Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian.
Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US

Top Austrian court says Ukrainian oligarch can be sent to US

VIENNA — Austria's Supreme Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case.
Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around hi

Puppy who disappeared after crash found 13 days later

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A recently adopted puppy that disappeared after her owner crashed in Arizona survived 13 days in the mountains and has been reunited with her owner.
Lithgow, Bening and more stars perform Mueller report

Lithgow, Bening and more stars perform Mueller report

LOS ANGELES — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign.

Tiger Woods removed from for wrongful death lawsuit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods is no longer a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash.