Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

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By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway...

‘This can be me’: Black participation rising in gymnastics

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TOKYO — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. ...

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani’s career in law?

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CHICAGO — The days of practicing law for the mob-busting prosecutor turned point man for pushing Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election...

Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become...

Americans are spending again and American Express is booming

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NEW YORK — Spending at restaurants, shops and entertainment venues has come back in force as vaccines become more common and it fueled a...

Clarification: Bribery Investigation-Ohio story

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CINCINNATI — In some versions of story published July 22, 2021, The Associated Press reported that FirstEnergy Corp. in Ohio was charged with conspiracy...

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

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By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway...

GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires

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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric...

Mario Batali harassment probe settlement: $600K to accusers

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NEW YORK — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, his business partner and their New York City restaurant company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve...

Man sentenced for deadly ‘swatting’ scheme over username

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee man was sentenced to five years in prison this week for his role in an international “swatting” scheme that...