Avoiding future freeway congestion could come with a cost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer of tomorrow’s freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else. Toll lanes are an increasingly common solution in metropolitan regions with limited public space...

Chinese stocks drop, but impact in US is seen as limited

NEW YORK (AP) — After a sizzling rally that more than doubled the value of China’s stock market over the past year, investors are now heading for the exit. China’s Shanghai Composite plunged more than 7 percent on Friday, one of its biggest drops in the last 10...

Mayweather-Pacquiao boosts casino winnings above $1 billion

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May. It was the first time casinos have hit that total in more than a year. Nevada Gaming Control Board...
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5 concerts chronicle the story of the Grateful Dead

AP Photo/Morry Gash Let the countdown begin: The Grateful Dead’s final five shows have arrived. With shows Saturday and Sunday in Santa Clara, California, and another three at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 3-5, the five shows cap roughly 2,300 concerts over 30...
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Common, Oyelowo diversify film academy membership

AP Photo/Jordan Strauss LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart, David Oyelowo, Common, Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Stone are now members of the film academy. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the names of 322 new members Friday, calling them “a more diverse and...
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Injured hand shelves ‘Tonight’ show

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello NEW YORK (AP) — “Tonight” show host Jimmy Fallon is on the shelf following a hand injury that required minor surgery Friday and forced NBC to cancel a taping of late-night TV’s most popular program. The “Tonight” show...

Casino reschedules Supernaturalists show after accident

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — A show by The Supernaturalists at Foxwoods Resort Casino in eastern Connecticut will go on. A rehearsal accident prompted organizers to cancel the show’s opening night Thursday. But President and CEO Felix Rappaport says in a statement that...

Rescuers guided 2 around rattlesnake in mine near Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A National Park Service official says rescuers guided two cousins around a rattlesnake and out of a mine shaft near Lake Mead after they reported they feared they would be bitten. Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover says the cousins, ages 19 and 12,...

The Latest: Ohio Archbishop Says Court Disregarded Voters

The latest on Ohio’s reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states (all times local): ___ 11:05 a.m. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Cincinnati says the high court disregarded the will of voters in Ohio and other states...

Supreme Court Declares Nationwide Right To Same-sex Marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay and lesbian Americans have the same right to marry as any other couples, the Supreme Court declared Friday in a historic ruling deciding one of the nation’s most contentious and emotional legal questions. Celebrations and joyful weddings quickly...