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On high seas, Vietnam and China play tense game

In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, China Coast Guard 3210 vessel sails in the waters claimed by China and Vietnam in the South China Sea. China’s deployment of an oil rig off Vietnam’s coast has prompted a tense sea standoff and touched off deadly anti-China...
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LA Kings eliminate rival Ducks 6-2 in Game 7

Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards, right, celebrates his goal past Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson during the first period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Los Angeles Kings...
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Government fine hardly the end of GM recall saga

This Friday, May 16 2014 photo shows the General Motors logo at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit. U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million Friday for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that...

Lao military plane with defense chief crashes

BANGKOK (AP) — A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the country’s defense minister crashed on Saturday, Thailand’s Foreign Ministry said. There was no immediate word on casualties, said the Foreign Ministry spokesman, Sek...
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CANNES WATCH: Blanchett jokes; Weinstein sells

Head of Dreamworks Jeffrey Katzenberg, right, and actress Cate Blanchett leave after the screening of How To Train Your Dragon 2 at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Head of Dreamworks Jeffrey...
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Oprah’s network postpones Sam documentary

St. Louis Rams seventh-round draft pick Michael Sam listens to a question during a news conference at the NFL football team’s practice facility Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis Rams seventh-round draft pick Michael Sam listens to a...
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After 1st gay marriages, ‘joy spread’

Same-sex couples including Mal Malme, foreground left, and her wife Meg Stone stand to renew their marriage vows during a ceremony at Cambridge City Hall in Cambridge, Mass. Friday, May 16, 2014. The event was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first same-sex weddings in...
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Metal band singer gets 6 years for murder plot

Buy AP Photo Reprints VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife. U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/1nYl59s ) reports 33-year-old Timothy Lambesis was sentenced Friday in San Diego...

Man pleads not guilty to arson in California fire

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 57-year-old man has been charged with setting one of 10 wildfires that swept the San Diego region this week. Alberto Serrato pleaded not guilty Friday to arson in connection with a 105-acre fire in suburban Oceanside — one of the smaller fires....
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Phelps back on top, wins 100 fly in Charlotte

Michael Phelps looks at the score board after winning the 100-meter butterfly in the at the Arena Grand Prix swim meet in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 16, 2014. Phelps won the race with a time of 52.13. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Michael Phelps looks at the score board after winning...