MOSCOW | Report: ‘High-tech’ robot on Russian TV was man in suit

MOSCOW— Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in a commercially available robot costume. The footage was shot at a high-tech show in the city of Yaroslavl that opened Tuesday, featuring “Boris the Robot.” Forum organizers used Boris to enliven the event, having … Continue reading MOSCOW | Report: ‘High-tech’ robot on Russian TV was man in suit

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: US: We’ll help others adapt to climate change

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 8:20 p.m. An American diplomat attending the U.N. climate talks in Poland says the United States is planning to help its allies adapt to climate change. Judith G. Garber, an assistant secretary in the State Department’s environment division, said … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: US: We’ll help others adapt to climate change

PORTLAND, Ore. | Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a bill approved by the House Tuesday changes the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lift some of the restrictions on killing sea lions to protect salmon and steelhead … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

SEATTLE | More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

SEATTLE — High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to find out whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night. They also reported less daytime sleepiness, and … Continue reading SEATTLE | More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

MOJAVE, Calif. | Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

MOJAVE, Calif. — Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism. The next test flight could come as early as Thursday with the rocket-powered spacecraft soaring high above California’s … Continue reading MOJAVE, Calif. | Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

NEW YORK | Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

NEW YORK— Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after telling a federal judge that his “blind loyalty” to Trump led him to cover up the president’s “dirty deeds.” Standing alone at the defense table, Cohen, 52, shook his head slightly and closed his eyes … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

NEW YORK | A Star Is Born’ tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

NEW YORK— “A Star Is Born” led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper’s romantic revival as this year’s Academy Awards front runner. In nominations announced in West Hollywood, Calif., the actors guild — one of the most predictive bellwethers of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | A Star Is Born’ tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

BUDAPEST, Hungary  — The Hungarian Academy of Arts says that Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died. He was 81. Kosa, who died Wednesday, was recognized for “Ten Thousand Days,” about the travails of a Hungarian peasant family from the 1930s onward. The film was banned … Continue reading Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81