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After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.

July 17, 2014 11:53 am
Indy 500 injects drama back into qualifying

Indy 500 injects drama back into qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS | IndyCar gave the bump to Bump Day. And the series is ready to say hello to a new Indianapolis 500 qualifying format.

May 16, 2014 4:55 pm
Indy 500 injects drama back into qualifying

Indy 500 injects drama back into qualifying

The crew of Tony Kanaan pushes the car back to the garage area as rain halted practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 16, 2014 4:55 pm
Bad luck, bad play leave NBA weak Christmas slate

Bad luck, bad play leave NBA weak Christmas slate

NEW YORK | If the NBA had a Christmas wish, it might be for a different holiday schedule.

December 24, 2013 2:06 pm
Bad luck, bad play leave NBA weak Christmas slate

Bad luck, bad play leave NBA weak Christmas slate

Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots over Bulls forwards Tony Snell, left, and Carlos Boozer during the fourth quarter of a recent game. The Bulls play the Nets today.

December 24, 2013 2:06 pm

Ice pellets and snow frustrate holiday travel rush

CHICAGO | A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and possibly some tornadoes in the South.

December 21, 2013 2:00 pm
What does the fox say? Ka-ching for Halloween

What does the fox say? Ka-ching for Halloween

What does the fox say? Ka-ching at the moment, at least for some Halloween costume sellers and two Norwegian TV hosts who asked the question in a goofy video that landed them on U.S. talk shows and music charts.

October 29, 2013 5:15 am

Manning, Harbaugh learn from sons, too

NEW YORK | The patriarchs of the NFL's first families of quarterbacks and coaches are anything but interfering dads. In fact, Archie Manning and Jack Harbaugh are just as influenced by their successful sons as their boys are by them.

June 15, 2013 5:00 pm
Franklin gets ready to walk down high school aisle

Franklin gets ready to walk down high school aisle

Missy Franklin is starting to feel like a grown-up.

May 15, 2013 6:30 pm
Franklin gets ready to walk down high school aisle

Franklin gets ready to walk down high school aisle

Britain's Prince Harry talks with Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin at a reception at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, Colo., south of Denver. What a senior year for Franklin! Went to the prom, two proms actually. Won a state title. Now, she'll graduate from high school on Monday and…

May 15, 2013 6:07 pm
Review: Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage

Review: Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't worry, Pinterest fans: Your sprawling virtual pegboards of wedding dresses, handmade jewelry, craft projects and food porn haven't changed dramatically. They're just easier to manage.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
Michelle Obama at book-signing: 'Buy away'

Michelle Obama at book-signing: 'Buy away'

Michelle Obama on Tuesday returned to the business of selling her first book, and she started by telling scores of people waiting in line at a popular bookstore to "buy away" because Mother's Day is coming.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
World's oldest ex-big leaguer turns 102 in Cuba

World's oldest ex-big leaguer turns 102 in Cuba

HAVANA | There weren't nearly enough birthday candles on hand to do justice to Conrado Marrero, the world's oldest living former Major League Baseball player. So the Cuban hurler had to make do with just one atop the cake Thursday as he celebrated his 102nd birthday at his modest Havana apar…

April 25, 2013 5:15 pm
World's oldest ex-big leaguer turns 102 in Cuba

World's oldest ex-big leaguer turns 102 in Cuba

Conrado Marrero, the world's oldest living former major league baseball player, poses for a photo during his 102nd birthday bash at his home in Havana on Thursday. In addition to his longevity, the former Washington Senator has much to celebrate this year. After a long wait, he finally recei…

April 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Guests may enjoy games, contests, icebreakers

At Bernie and Jordan Hajovsky's wedding reception, it was useful to know details about the happy couple: Guests had to answer questions about them before they could join the buffet line.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am

The steps to finding the Cinderella wedding shoe

NEW YORK (AP) — No offense to Cinderella, but she sort of had it backwards. The shoe should be at the end of the to-do list for a wedding fairy tale.

October 05, 2012 12:00 am

Bouquets to save: flowers made of recycled stuff

Glynis Abapo knew just what she wanted her dream wedding cake to be: simple. Three or four tiers. A rich, white confection with white peonies and peony petals cascading down the middle.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am

No word feels right to describe older partners

There is no good way to refer to an older person's live-in companion. And by older, I mean older than 30.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
Right at Home: Baby shower hosts get creative

Right at Home: Baby shower hosts get creative

A twins baby shower decorated and styled by Sunny by Design using Dr. Seuss' Thing One and Thing Two characters is shown in Ramstein, Germany. The red, white and blue color scheme, coupled with Seussian imagery and typography and a Cat in the Hat shaped cake, was a unique and fun way to cele…

September 17, 2012 12:00 am
Right at Home: Baby shower hosts get creative

Right at Home: Baby shower hosts get creative

Designers and stylists Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff use a palette of mint, aqua, yellow and lime green for a gender neutral baby shower in Tega Cay, S.C. Incorporating handmade elements like wool pompoms, simple printable paper decor, and using paper, marshmallows and cake decorations as ce…

September 17, 2012 12:00 am
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