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Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download

FILE – This Jan. 21, 2014 file photo shows American film producer and director Joss Whedon at the screening of “Much Ado About Nothing” in Paris. Whedon will release a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film...
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Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into the submerged ferry off South...

Asian stocks mixed after holiday weekend

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea. Oil declined but stayed above $104 per barrel amid concern over simmering tensions...

Walks Cost Blue Jays In 6-4 Loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — A successful road trip ended on a down note for the Toronto Blue Jays. Reliever Aaron Loup’s wildness in the sixth inning turned a two-run lead into a one-run deficit and the Blue Jays couldn’t finish off a sweep of the Cleveland Indians, losing 6-4...

Bailey And Reds Win Again At Wrigley, 8-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings at friendly Wrigley Field for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce homered and doubled as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Sunday. Zack Cozart hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati, which took two of...

Discovery network cancels Everest jump

NEW YORK (AP) — The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil’s planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday. Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Sunday that the...
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Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), center, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, and forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP...

Reds 8, Cubs 2

DP_Cincinnati 1. LOB_Cincinnati 10, Chicago 14. 2B_Bruce (3), Frazier (2), Ludwick (1), Mesoraco (6), Cozart (3), Bonifacio (4), Kalish (2). HR_Bruce (3), Cozart (1). SB_B.Hamilton (7), Bonifacio (9). CS_Bonifacio (2). HBP_by Bailey (Sweeney). WP_Villanueva. Umpires_Home, Cory...

Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year as exports failed to keep pace with surging costs for imported oil and gas. The Finance Ministry reported Monday that exports in the...

Pivotal Game 3 Awaits With Pens, CBJ Tied At 1-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After an injury-filled regular season, about the last thing the Pittsburgh Penguins needed or expected was a major struggle early in the playoffs. Yet that is exactly what they’re getting from the upstart Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets, a...