NASCAR's Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back

AP Photo/Chuck Burton CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola celebrated a victory with his family one weekend, then found himself on a backboard in a helicopter on the way to the hospital just seven days later. Almirola fractured a vertebra in a crash Saturday night at Kansas...

Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country's cuisine

AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti’s capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and a creamy cornmeal dish to well-off locals and tourists. In the...

Amandla Stenberg is ready to be a voice for her generation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eighteen-year-old actress, activist and all-around talent Amandla Stenberg is OK with being considered a voice for her generation. “I kind of accept that responsibility,” she said in a recent interview. “I realize that I have this very...

Imagine Dragons to honor Chris Cornell at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons will pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell in words at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. A spokeswoman for the show’s producers, dick clark productions, told The Associated Press on Friday that the rock band will talk about how the...

ECHL Playoff Glance

Friday, April 14: Manchester 3, Adirondack 1 Saturday, April 15: Manchester 4, Adirondack 2 Tuesday, April 18: Adirondack 3, Manchester 1 Thursday, April 20: Manchester 2, Adirondack 1 Saturday, April 22: Adirondack 2, Manchester 1 Tuesday, April 25: Manchester 6, Adirondack 5,...

Browns Sign Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett, 1st Overall Pick

CLEVELAND (AP) — Top overall draft pick Myles Garrett has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns. Garrett’s four-year deal is worth an estimated $30.4 million and includes a $20.3 million guaranteed signing bonus. The former Texas A&M All-American signed...

Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky BALTIMORE (AP) — Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning the Kentucky Derby by 2 lengths on a sloppy track at...

Iraqi officials: Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two car bombs in southwestern Baghdad killed 11 people, including four police officers, and wounded at least 20 late on Friday night, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The first attack targeted a police checkpoint in the neighborhood and...

'Real Housewives' stars celebrate restaurant's grand opening

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars have received the red carpet treatment at the grand opening of a co-star’s Italian restaurant. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2rAnXQM ) reports owner Joe Gorga and his sister, Teresa Giudice...

Questlove to perform at prom despite earlier cancellation

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Questlove is assuring students at a Pennsylvania high school that he will still perform at their prom despite unexpectedly canceling days earlier. The Roots’ drummer and DJ posted on Twitter on Friday that he has “adjusted some...