FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors on Monday, Feb. 10, summed up their case for convicting Nagin of corruption during his two terms as mayor. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

Ex-New Orleans mayor convicted of taking bribes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors...…
This undated photo made available by Toyota shows the 2014 Lexus IS 350. (AP Photo/Toyota)

Lexus tops 2014 vehicle dependability list

DETROIT (AP) — The race to increase vehicle fuel economy is taking a toll on quality. Owners of three-year-old vehicles are reporting more problems than they did a year...…
Bud Skalla

IA: Farmer leaves fortune to churches

Des Moines-Ames (CNN) – Two tombstones north of his brother Short, there’s fresh dirt on Bud Skalla’s grave. Residents confess that the 92 year old, neve...…
File: November 2013

Caroline Kennedy prepares for Okinawa trip

Caroline Kennedy, the first female United States ambassador to Japan, is set to visit Okinawa, an area considered strategically vital to Washington and Tokyo.…
Photo: File (AP/Evan Agostini)

Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

Veteran TV newsman Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer. NBC says Brokaw learned last summer that he had multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow…
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2014 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

AG urges restoring voting rights to ex-inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the...…
Photo: Graco

Graco recalls nearly 3.8M child car seats

A company that makes car safety seats is recalling nearly 3.8 million of them because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. …
FILE - In this July 24, 2006, file photo, packages of Kraft Singles are displayed in Chicago. Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)

Kraft Singles to lose artificial preservatives

NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking r...…
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Irving, Texas. Sam says he is gay, and he could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Sam could become NFL’s 1st openly gay player

Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League. And Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation. Missouri’s A...…
Thiago Silva (Broward County Sheriff's Office)

UFC fighter accused of threatening wife with gun

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — An Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter is being held in a Broward County jail, accused of threatening his wife with a gun. Jail records show 31-...…
In a combo of frame grabs taken from Russian television, five snowflakes float together in Fisht Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. During the live ceremony, the fifth ring failed to fully open to create the Olympics rings. On Russian television, producers inserted footage from a dress rehearsal when all five rings joined together and erupted in pyrotechnics.(AP Photo)

Russian TV shows doctored video of Olympic rings

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Smoke and mirrors? Russian state television aired footage Friday of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and bursting into py...…
Turkish private company Pegasus passenger plane at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, after a Ukrainian passenger on board Istanbul-bound flight claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the winter Olympics are kicking off, an official said. All 110 passengers aboard the plane were evacuated "without any problems" after authorities subdued the man who attempted to hijack the Turkish plane to Sochi, Russia.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Official: Turkish hijack drama ‘has ended’

Turkish security forces on Friday detained a Ukrainian plane passenger suspected of making a bomb threat in an attempt to hijack a flight to Sochi, Russia, where the Winter Olympics were opening under tight security.…
This screen shot shows the home page Google.com. With the Winter Games underway Friday Feb. 7, 2014 in Sochi, Google Inc. quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities by updating its iconic search page logo to depict illustrations of athletes skiing, sledding, curling and skating against a rainbow-colored backdrop. (AP Photo/Google.com)

Google makes statement about Russian anti-gay law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the Winter Games underway in Sochi, Google Inc. quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out ag...…
Sony Corp. President and CEO Kazuo Hirai reacts during a press conference at the Sony headquarters in Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Sony is in talks to sell its troubled personal computer business and Thursday lowered its earnings forecast for the business year ending March to a 110 billion yen loss ($1.1 million).The company also said it's cutting its global workforce by about 3 percent or 5,000 people by the end of March 2015 as it restructures its PC, television and other businesses. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Sony lowers forecast to loss, trying to sell Vaio

TOKYO (AP) — Sony is in talks to sell its troubled personal computer business and Thursday lowered its earnings forecast for the business year ending March to a 110 bill...…
FILE - This Aug. 11, 2009, file photo, shows a chicken breast sandwich and water from subway on a kitchen counter in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Subway says it’s removing chemical from bread

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway says it’s in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes. The announcement comes af...…