Oil spill from sunken tanker expanding in East China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — Several oil slicks have been found in waters around a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea in a spill that is growing and whose potentially major impact on the marine environment is still being assessed. The State Oceanic Administration said late Monday...

Detroit automakers going head-to-head with new pickups

By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writers DETROIT — The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their...

King children critical of Trump on holiday

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press ATLANTA — Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked the national King holiday Monday with sharp denunciations of President Donald Trump, focusing on disparaging remarks he is said to have...

Teen leads deputies to parents’ house with starving children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. The girl,...

Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a Veterans Affairs hospital. Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. He sued...

Man injured by holding in sneeze

By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer LONDON — Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze. In a case study published in...

Australian Open: Sharapova, Kerber, Djokovic advance

By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka returned from long injury...

NFL: Steelers face questions in the offseason

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t the pregame talk about New England. Or the seemingly weekly distractions that piled up one on top of the other, some of them self-created and others the byproduct of circumstances far beyond their control. The Pittsburgh...

NFL: Diggs erased decades of Minnesota heartache

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer An exceptional medley of great awareness, terrific balance and deft reflexes allowed Stefon Diggs to ad lib and seize both the ball and the moment in the Vikings’ demon-exorcising “Minneapolis Miracle.” Diggs was supposed to go out of...

NBA: Struggling Cavaliers fall to Warriors, 118-108

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors extended their road winning streak to 13 games with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their...