Chewbacca Mom’s infectious laugh draws more than 135M views

NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas woman who spontaneously donned a Chewbacca mask she bought for a Facebook video says she “feels like she deserves a gold medal” after the post garnered more than 135 million views. Candace Payne tells ABC’s “Good Morning...

Tom Brady to appeal ‘Deflatgate’ suspension again

AP Photo/Paul Sancya NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady will appeal his four-game suspension by the NFL, seeking a second hearing before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court. The decision by the New England Patriots quarterback was confirmed Monday by NFL Players Association spokesman George...

Tunisian Islamist party to separate religious, politics work

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda party has voted to separate its political and religious work, part of the group’s effort to cast itself as a modern political party in line with the North African country’s secular heritage. The move at the...

GE announces deals worth over $1.4 billion with Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — General Electric Co. said Monday it made a series of deals with Saudi Arabia worth more than $1.4 billion as part of the kingdom’s ambitious plan to wean itself off crude oil. GE said $1 billion worth of projects would be implemented...

Police: Hostages in deadly Sydney siege appeared ‘jovial’

SYDNEY (AP) — A police official described a group of people being held hostage by a gunman inside a Sydney cafe during a 16-hour ordeal as “jovial,” a police commander told an inquest into the deadly siege on Monday. The cheerful characterization, made during a...

EU online shoppers shy away from buying outside home country

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s borderless single market is expanding only sluggishly into cyberspace, amid consumer concerns about security and whether it’s possible to return unwanted purchases, according to a new report published Monday. The EU strives...

Ohio Officials Teaming Up At Forum On Opioid Addiction

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman will team up with state officials next month to host a forum looking at opioid addiction in the state. The meeting is set for June 27 at the University of Findlay. Republican Congressman Bob Latta and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine are...

Indiana court to hear woman’s appeal of feticide conviction

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for an Indiana woman found guilty of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs will ask an appeals court Monday to throw out the convictions that led to her 20-year prison sentence. At issue is...
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Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks

AP Photo/Richard Vogel NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks. Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune...

Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ satisfies in superhero summer

It’s a bit of bad timing for “X-Men: Apocalypse” coming third in this summer’s superhero lineup. Director Bryan Singer invigorates his latest X-Men film with vintage 1980s charm in an origin story about how the mutant supergroup unites and divides in...