Panama finds munitions aboard N. Korea-bound ship

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Crews unloading a North Korean-flagged ship detained in the Panama Canal for carrying undeclared arms from Cuba have found live munitions on board, a Panamanian official said Friday. Explosive-sniffing dogs found ammunition for grenade…

FDA links stomach bug in 2 states to Mexican farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said an outbreak of stomach illnesses in the Midwest states of Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at restaurants in those states and supplied by a…

Documents: SEC probing McAuliffe former e-car firm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The electric-car company former national Democratic Party leader Terry McAuliffe headed until last fall is under federal investigation over its use of a foreign investor visa program. McAuliffe is running for Virginia governor. Nearly…

Cruz seeks grassroots move against health care law

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A grassroots effort against President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could persuade skittish Republicans to deny money for the law and overcome arguments that any resulting shutdown of the government would be the GOP’s…

Is DeGeneres part of academy’s push for diversity?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn’t as much of an old-boys’ club as it used to be. The group named two women to prominent positions this week, including Friday’s announcement that…

Jack White denies threatening estranged wife

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jack White denies making any threats against his estranged wife in a court filing in response to her request for a temporary restraining order. British singer and model Karen Elson was granted the temporary…

Kathy Bates happy being part of FX’s ‘Horror’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kathy Bates says she’s thrilled to be a regular on FX’s “American Horror Story.” It’s almost good enough to rid her of the bad taste from her previous stint on series TV. Even…

Woman gives birth in Subway restroom in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 21-year-old woman in Nevada has given birth to a boy on a Subway restaurant’s restroom floor, where managers quickly placed sandwich wrappers and trash bags for sanitation before the baby was born. Assistant…

Time Warner-CBS fight could take Tiger off TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of golf fans might not be able to watch Tiger Woods protect his lead this weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational because of a dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS. Three million Time…

‘Dark Knight Returns’ No. 2 cover sells for $478K

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Heritage Auctions says the original pen and ink cover of “The Dark Knight Returns” No. 2 drawn by artist and writer Frank Miller has sold for $478,000 at auction. A near-mint copy of “Batman” No.…

Time Warner Cable drops CBS in NY, LA, Dallas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas are losing the CBS channel, as the cable provider says it is dropping the network in a dispute over fees. The…

Senators offer plan to save cash-strapped USPS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday mail delivery would be ended in a year and the Postal Service could start shipping alcoholic beverages under a plan offered Friday by two key senators seeking to turn around the struggling agency’s finances.…

Bus carrying deaf children overturns in Missouri

DANVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say 15 children were taken to a hospital after a charter bus carrying students from the Missouri School for the Deaf overturned in eastern Missouri. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Sarah…

NC challenges Alcoa’s property rights for dams

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials filed a lawsuit Friday in a long-running fight with Alcoa Inc. over who will control the water and electric power that comes from the state’s second-largest river system for the next…