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Indian soap star arrested in suspected link to grenade blast

GAUHATI, India — A soap opera star has been arrested in a northeastern Indian city after police raided her house while investigating a grenade attack that injured 10 people, and discovered explosive materials and weapons.
Cheap Trick, Sara Gilbert part of gala honouring Linda Perry

Cheap Trick, Sara Gilbert part of gala honouring Linda Perry

NEW YORK — A benefit gala honouring Linda Perry will include a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and appearances from Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis and Perry's wife, Sara Gilbert.
Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama's Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases.
Spanish court clears Shakira, Vives of plagiarism

Spanish court clears Shakira, Vives of plagiarism

MADRID — A Spanish court has cleared Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives of a plagiarism claim after rejecting a lawsuit brought against them by a Cuban-born singer and producer.
DJ Khaled releasing collaboration with Nipsey Hussle

DJ Khaled releasing collaboration with Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES — DJ Khaled is releasing a single with Nipsey Hussle that was filmed days before Hussle was shot to death in Los Angeles.

Alligator blocks runway at Air Force base in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — Staff at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida had to bring in a front-end loader to remove an alligator that was lounging on a runway.
Author of flattering Trump biography gets pardon from Trump

Author of flattering Trump biography gets pardon from Trump

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump.
Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

Huawei hit by US export controls, potential import ban

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls.
NY Mayor Bill de Blasio could be latest White House hopeful

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio could be latest White House hopeful

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to visit a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. De Blasio is scheduled to appear Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America.
Officials: PG&E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire

Officials: PG&E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. power lines sparked a Northern California blaze that killed 85 people last year, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, state fire officials said Wednesday.