Who wins? ALCS game in Toronto up against Canadian election

AP Photo/Matt Slocum TORONTO (AP) — Besides runs, hits and errors, Toronto Blue Jays fans might have other numbers on their minds as they watch Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. While the Blue Jays are hosting Kansas City on Monday night, voters will be casting their...

Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo to star in ‘Othello’ in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of big-time movie stars will be appearing off-Broadway next fall when Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo star in a production of William Shakespeare’s “Othello” at New York Theatre Workshop. Sam Gold, a Tony-winner for “Fun...

Author Jen Mann brings good chidings to you and your kin

“Spending the Holidays With People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges” (Ballantine Books), by Jen Mann The wisecracking, self-proclaimed underachiever behind the popular blog and book “People I Want...

Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas announced Monday that it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue, potentially triggering a legal fight like the one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana. Planned...

Who wins? ALCS game in Toronto up against Canadian election

AP Photo/Matt Slocum TORONTO (AP) — Besides runs, hits and errors, Toronto Blue Jays fans might have other numbers on their minds as they watch Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. While the Blue Jays are hosting Kansas City on Monday night, voters will be casting their...

Quote Box: Soul-searching in Israel after mob attack

AP Photo/Dudu Grunshpan JERUSALEM (AP) — The killing of an Eritrean man who was shot by a security guard and then beaten by an Israeli mob that mistook him for an Arab attacker has prompted soul-searching in Israel and raised concerns about racism and vigilantism amid a...

Crackdown: Amazon sues to stop phony product reviews

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is stepping up its fight against bogus product reviews on its site, suing more than 1,000 people for allegedly offering to post glowing write-ups for as little as $5 apiece. The complaint, filed in state court in Seattle on...

How China’s slowdown weighs on global economy and markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — What happens to the Chinese economy resounds far beyond Shenzhen and Shanghai. Those affected by the world’s second-biggest economy range from South African coal miners and Canadian oil-field workers to Australian gas producers and Americans saving...

‘Downton Abbey’ final season set to begin in January

NEW YORK (AP) — The final season of the popular British drama “Downton Abbey” will begin on Jan. 3, leading up to a finale on the first weekend of March, PBS announced Monday. The show has been both a creative and ratings triumph for the network. On the Sunday...

Trial To Begin In Ohio For Man Charged With Killing Woman

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A Kentucky man is set for trial in southwest Ohio on an aggravated murder charge in the slaying of an 87-year-old woman found in the trunk of her car. Daniel French pleaded guilty last week to lesser charges, but not on the count that could carry the death...
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