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Queen Latifah 'unable to accept' award for personal reasons

PHILADELPHIA — Queen Latifah is "unable to accept" an award named for a pioneering opera singer, citing personal reasons. The Marian Anderson Award made the announcement on its website .
Toyota recalls trucks, SUVs and cars to fix air bag problem

Toyota recalls trucks, SUVs and cars to fix air bag problem

DETROIT — Toyota is recalling nearly 188,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars worldwide because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers 2018 and 2019 Tundra pickups and Sequoia SUVs as well as 2019 Avalon sedans.
Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS — With just days to go before a key Brexit summit next week, optimism is growing that a deal can be reached to ensure a smooth transition for Britain's exit from the European Union.

Prince estate to Trump: Stop using music at rallies

MINNEAPOLIS — Prince's surviving family members are asking President Donald Trump to stop using the late rock star's music at campaign rallies.
In El Salvador, slain archbishop long seen as saint

In El Salvador, slain archbishop long seen as saint

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Bespectacled, smiling and with close-cropped hair, the late Archbishop Oscar Romero's visage gazes kindly from postage stamps, handmade busts on sale at the San Salvador cathedral, even from a huge black-dot mural on the s
Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

NEW YORK — When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Retailers, on the other hand, saw an opportunity.

School bus drives into pool after crash hitting car

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida school bus plowed through a fence and into a backyard pool after a collision, but no one on board was hurt.

Prosecutor pushes for legal change after clergy abuse report

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has appealed to legislators to "do the right thing" and change state law so that civil cases can be pursued in court in decades-old clergy abuse cases.
Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues of slain Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova said their goodbyes at a funeral Friday in her hometown, just after German police announced that a suspect has acknowledged attacking her.
Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie

Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. — Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.