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  • Uber hits the beach in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY, Md. – Uber is hitting the beach. The popular ride service will begin picking up passengers in Ocean City beginning 5 p.m. Friday. The launch was, in part, a result of demand captured…

  • BlackBerry CEO compensation package value drops 96 per cent

    TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry chief executive John Chen saw the value of his total pay package drop 96 percent to US$3.4 million last year as he worked to turn around the money-losing company. Most of…

  • Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday. Some 300 to…

  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US

    DENVER (AP) — They’re ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks — the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more…

  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment:

    CLINTON-EMAILS NEW: Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities…

  • Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lundvall failed to regain consciousness after surgery. In fact, he regained…

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 3 to 885

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 885. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday…

  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considered Sam’s sexuality…

  • Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by another man with a gun. That is…

  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of May 24-30. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless…

  • EU chief Juncker calls Hungary’s Orban ‘dictator’ _ in jest

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker jokingly called Hungary’s leader a “dictator” upon his arrival for a European Union summit. The gibe targeting Prime Minister Viktor Orban was picked up by TV…

  • Wal-Mart’s push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart’s push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though…

  • French Open Qualifying Results

    Friday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Surface: Clay-Outdoor Qualifying Round (Winners advance to main draw) Men Michael Berrer, Germany, def. Marco Cecchinato (18), Italy, 6-4, 6-2. Taro Daniel, Japan, def. David Guez, France, 7-5, 2-6,…

  • Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers…

  • UK tabloid reporter found guilty in bribery case

    LONDON (AP) — A British tabloid reporter accused of paying police for news tips has been found guilty of aiding and abetting public office misconduct. Anthony France, a crime reporter for the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun…