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WASHINGTON | AP source: Wizards acquire Ariza from Suns for Oubre, Rivers

WASHINGTON— A person familiar with the deal says the Washington Wizards have an agreement in principle to acquire Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because it had not been announced by either team. The Wizards landed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Wizards acquire Ariza from Suns for Oubre, Rivers

The Latest: Dobbs in for Roethlisberger (rib) as Steelers QB

The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): 6:15 p.m. Pittsburgh is playing the second half at Oakland with Joshua Dobbs at quarterback in place of Ben Roethlisberger, who’s been announced as questionable to return to the game because of a rib injury. Roethlisberger went to the locker room a few … Continue reading The Latest: Dobbs in for Roethlisberger (rib) as Steelers QB

NEW YORK | Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

NEW YORK — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can’t-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. “This is a big moneymaker … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

WASHINGTON | Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department’s decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the meeting that he would return for more questioning Dec. 17. Appearing annoyed, he said “we’re … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Comey faces off with GOP over Clinton emails, alleged bias

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | ‘Significant’ announcement expected in Calif. bar shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Authorities planned Friday to announce what they call a “significant development” in their investigation of last month’s shooting that killed 12 people at a popular Southern California country music bar. The development was to be announced at a news conference at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Station in Thousand Oaks, Detective Eric … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | ‘Significant’ announcement expected in Calif. bar shooting

NEW YORK | Marlboro maker leaps into the cannabis trade with $2.4B

NEW YORK — One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion investment in Cronos Group, a Canadian medical and recreational marijuana company. Altria, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, is taking a 45 percent stake in the Toronto company. Cronos said Friday that the Richmond, Virginia, tobacco company … Continue reading NEW YORK | Marlboro maker leaps into the cannabis trade with $2.4B

NEW YORK | Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

NEW YORK— Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial road-trip drama “Green Book” and the period romp “The Favourite.” “Vice” topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising six nominations, including best picture, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations