COLUMBUS, Miss | The Latest: Mississippi tornado wrecks businesses, shops

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bystanders say a tornado has destroyed or heavily damaged some businesses in a commercial district in Columbus, Mississippi, toppling trees and blacking out power in the area. Lee Lawrence, who has been selling used cars for decades in … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | The Latest: Mississippi tornado wrecks businesses, shops

CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep ‘all options’ open

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he will ask the international community to keep “all options open” in the fight to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido’s call came after a turbulent day in which a U.S.-backed … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep ‘all options’ open

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | Scherzer: Pitch clock messes with ‘fabric’ of baseball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — If three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has his way, Major League Baseball’s pitch clock will die in the South Florida humidity. “I know as players that’s something that MLB is trying to negotiate,” the Washington Nationals ace said Saturday night. “I don’t think there’s negotiation here. As … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | Scherzer: Pitch clock messes with ‘fabric’ of baseball

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo | Giant wooden troll is returning to Colorado ski town

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A huge wooden troll will be reincarnated in a Colorado ski town, although it’s unclear what it will look like or where it will sit. The Summit Daily reported Friday that Breckenridge officials have a deal with Danish artist Thomas Dambo to rebuild his troll this spring. It was erected beside … Continue reading BRECKENRIDGE, Colo | Giant wooden troll is returning to Colorado ski town

LOS ANGELES | Oscars: Stars and stand-ins rehearse for the big show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars from Charlize Theron and Samuel L. Jackson to Serena Williams and Kacey Musgraves passed through the Dolby Theatre Saturday afternoon to practice presenting for the 91st Academy Awards Sunday. Williams was accompanied by her one-year-old daughter, Olympia Alexis, who was exceedingly well-behaved as her mother ran through her best picture … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Oscars: Stars and stand-ins rehearse for the big show

SANTA MONICA, Calif | ‘Beale Street’ tops Spirit Awards, Close wins best actress

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Two years after his “Moonlight” triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” on Saturday topped the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning best film, best director and best supporting female for Regina King. The Spirit Awards, always … Continue reading SANTA MONICA, Calif | ‘Beale Street’ tops Spirit Awards, Close wins best actress

SYRACUSE, N.Y | Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — No matter the outcome, Jim Boeheim needed this. Three days after the Hall of Fame coach of the Syracuse Orange struck and killed a pedestrian on a darkened highway that leads out of town, he returned to the bench Saturday night. Boeheim’s first public appearance since the Wednesday night accident that … Continue reading SYRACUSE, N.Y | Jim Boeheim returns to Syracuse bench after fatal accident