NEW YORK | Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019

NEW YORK — Olivia Newton-John’s autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Tuesday that “Don’t Stop Believin’” would be published March 12. The book will include a new afterword by the award-winning singer and actress, known for … Continue reading NEW YORK | Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019

SALT LAKE CITY | Salt Lake City bids for 2nd Olympics in changed climate

SALT LAKE CITY— When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that hardly anyone thought twice about lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the plans for playing host to the 2002 … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Salt Lake City bids for 2nd Olympics in changed climate

Dixon, Simmer, Wimbush win Comeback Player of Year honors

Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome injury, illness or other challenges to return to … Continue reading Dixon, Simmer, Wimbush win Comeback Player of Year honors

WASHINGTON | US home construction rose last month, led by apartments

WASHINGTON — U.S. developers broke ground on more homes last month, but the increase occurred entirely in apartments. The construction of new single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts rose 3.2 percent in November from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 1.26 million. Despite the increase, that is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US home construction rose last month, led by apartments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | Nuro, Kroger bringing unmanned delivery to customers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Nuro and grocery chain Kroger are teaming up to bring unmanned delivery service to customers. The companies said Tuesday that Nuro’s unmanned vehicle, the R1, will be added to a fleet of autonomous Prius vehicles that have run self-driving grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, Arizona with vehicle operators since August. The R1 can … Continue reading SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | Nuro, Kroger bringing unmanned delivery to customers

LONDON | The Latest: 3,500 troops to be on standby if no-deal Brexit

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:30 p.m. British Defense Secretary says around 3,500 troops will be on standby in support of the government to help deal with any disruptions in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. Gavin Williamson says that while the military hasn’t had a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: 3,500 troops to be on standby if no-deal Brexit

LOS ANGELES | Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars

LOS ANGELES — Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways. Musk also plans to show off the autonomous cars that will carry people through the test tunnel, which runs about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) under the streets of Hawthorne, California, Musk’s … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars