off

Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season

Julie Wilkins helps her grandson Griffin Brady, 3, put a box of crayons in a shopping cart while shopping for school supplies with their family at a Target store in Memphis, Tenn. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday on school supplies is from...

Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won’t be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work. There are no proven drugs or vaccines for...
off

Coca-Cola bets on energy drinks with Monster stake

This undated file photo provided by Monster Beverage Company shows a can of Monster M 80 energy drink. Coca-Cola is buying a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, with the world’s biggest soda maker hoping to benefit from the rapid growth of energy...

Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

NEW YORK (AP) — The literary executor of George Orwell’s estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized the online retailer for “turning the facts...

Taylor Swift to perform on MTV Video Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tune-in alert: Taylor Swift is performing at the MTV Video Music Awards. Swift made the announcement Wednesday night on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.” It will be the pop star’s fourth time performing on the show. Neither...

Museums team up to digitize Warhol films

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of films by Andy Warhol will be digitized and made available for public screening under a museum partnership. The project was announced Thursday by New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and visual effects...
off

Santa Claus and Rockettes stop traffic in NYC

This image released by Starpix shows The Rockettes dressed as toy soldiers as they perform “The Parade of the Tin Soldiers,” at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, kicking off the 2014 “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular,â€...
off

Robin Williams’ death united many _ if they knew

FILE – In this Oct. 22, 2002 file photo, actor Robin Williams sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in the seventh inning during game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco. Williams was everywhere in San Francisco, it seemed, as he made a place for himself in the...

San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is saying goodbye to the stadium where its beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs. Beatles icon Paul McCartney is scheduled to play a concert at Candlestick Park on Thursday night that is expected to be the...
off

Gregory: I’m leaving ‘Meet the Press’ and NBC

This Feb. 24, 2013 photo released by NBC News shows moderator David Gregory on the set of “Meet the Press,” in Washington. Gregory is tweeting that he is leaving NBC. In tweets posted Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, Gregory said he is leaving the network as he arrived at it,...