North America

‘The Invisible Man’ tops box office with $29 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Elisabeth Moss-led thriller “The Invisible Man” rode a wave of good reviews to a very visible spo...
16:46 1 March 2022

Report: Work to reduce wildfire risks has economic benefits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Projects to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect water sources in the U.S. West have create...
22:21 19 February 2022

Esports league starts strong on ambitious global schedule

NEW YORK — They stood, they cheered, they booed and they boozed. Turns out, esports fans in New York aren’t much different from their traditional spor...
8:54 12 February 2022

Brandon Maxwell’s models strut amid bison, moose and caribou

NEW YORK — There's always a crowd at a Brandon Maxwell fashion show, but the audience on Saturday night included more than the usual human fashionista...
5:38 9 February 2022

Rolling Stones returning to North America for 15-city tour

LOS ANGELES — The Rolling Stones are returning to some North American cities where they haven't played in years.
12:04 6 February 2022

GM churns out profit in 2019 despite strike, slumping sales

DETROIT — Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money last year.
14:19 5 February 2022

Top films were more diverse than ever before, study finds

NEW YORK — Hollywood's awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study finds.
16:38 4 February 2022

Trump celebrates major rewrite of North American trade rules

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico, celebrating the fulfill...
20:27 29 January 2022

What Trump’s new North American trade deal actually does

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump signed a revamped trade agreement with Mexico and Canada into law Wednesday, he kept a campaign pledge to imp...
18:13 29 January 2022

RIGHT AT HOME: Reclaimed wood’s past adds character to decor

In their new book, ``Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide’’ (Abrams, 2019), woodworkers Alan Solomon and Klaas Armster close with an imagined recounting of o...
13:46 29 January 2022

‘Bad Boys,’ ’1917′ best ‘The Gentleman’ at box office

PARK CITY, Utah — “Boys” trumped “Gentlemen” in movie theaters over the weekend as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s “Bad Boys for Life” easily remaine...
17:24 26 January 2022

For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertainty

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected r...
23:01 24 January 2022

Trump thanks farmers for backing him through China trade war

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American tr...
1:17 20 January 2022

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s compulsive claims of ‘biggest’ ever

WASHINGTON — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does.
13:10 18 January 2022

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico ...
16:59 16 January 2022

Experts advise synagogues on use of armed security personnel

NEW YORK — Jewish congregations opting to deploy armed security personnel in the wake of deadly attacks on synagogues should — if possible -- use unif...
19:08 15 January 2022

NHL extends Buffalo’s agreement to host combine through 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The NHL's top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stops in Buffalo for at least another three years.
17:39 13 January 2022

With ‘Megxit,’ Harry and Meghan aim to control media image

The relationship between Britain’s royals and the media is awkward, mistrustful — and seemingly inescapable. But now Meghan and Harry want out.
19:30 9 January 2022

Royal reset: Harry, Meghan aim to control their media image

LONDON — The relationship between Britain’s royals and the media is awkward, mistrustful — and seemingly inescapable. But now Meghan and Harry want ou...
15:31 9 January 2022

Aleutian volcano spews up ash cloud in two strong bursts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands spewed ash into flight paths, prompting a warning to pilots by the National Weather Service...
0:19 8 January 2022

It takes a tech village to track Santa on Christmas Eve

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Depending on which country they’re from, the kids may ask about Father Christmas, Papa Noel, Saint Nick or Santa Clau...
16:32 24 December 2021

Son of Russian spies relieved to keep Canadian citizenship

TORONTO — The son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States said Friday that he wants a future in Canada aft...
23:34 20 December 2021

North America trade pact deals rare setback to Big Pharma

A revamped North American trade deal nearing passage in Congress gives both the White House and Democrats a chance to claim victory and offers farmers...
17:43 19 December 2021

Mexico reaffirms rejection of US labor inspectors

MEXICO CITY — Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Monday he does not feel tricked by the insertion of a provision for labor inspectors in le...
16:33 16 December 2021

‘Jumanji’ ends ‘Frozen 2’ hot streak to claim top spot

LOS ANGELES — “Jumanji: The Next Level” puts “Frozen 2” on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” opened with one of the worst box ...
17:04 15 December 2021

Mexico objects over US bill on ratifying trade pact

MEXICO CITY — Just days after a landmark agreement on a trade pact to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico objected Saturday to leg...
0:44 15 December 2021

Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

WASHINGTON — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do.
14:27 7 December 2021

Trump against the world: A snapshot of his trade disputes

WASHINGTON — There are lots of ways, it seems, to land on one of President Donald Trump’s tariff hit lists.
21:30 3 December 2021

Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

HAMPTON, Va. — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday, hitching a renewable...
15:32 13 November 2021

LA’s Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

BALTIMORE — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, overwhelmingly won election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S....
15:24 12 November 2021