Haas not ruling out points on F1 debut in Australia

MELBOURNE New Formula One team Haas are not ruling out clinching points on debut at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix so long as the 'stars align', according to team principal Guenther Steiner.The first U.S. owned team in the sport since 1986, Haas bring ...

Rio preps underway as carnival nears

RIO DE JANEIRO - Thousands of people hit the streets of Rio de Janeiro at the weekend for a traditional street parade ahead of the annual world-famous carnival celebrations.    The revelers headed for what is known as "Christ's Armpit" -- overlooked...

Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.German tax inspectors ...

'Your Mama pulls fire trucks!' is praise for StrongMoms' kids

NORWALK, Conn. Still shunning alcohol because she was breastfeeding her 7-week-old baby, Jessica Hopkins grabbed a 50-pound (23 kg) beer keg with her bare hands and hurled it over a chest-high metal bar.Women like Hopkins, a former jewelry design assis...

Widespread flooding hits Midwest, rivers still rising

CHICAGO Rain-swollen rivers in the U.S. Midwest forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents, threatened crops and livestock and left scores of buildings underwater on Wednesday after days of extreme weather in which 24 people died.Several major rive...

German prosecutors say won't be lenient with VW

HAMBURG German prosecutors will grant Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) no mitigation for a record vehicle emissions settlement it faces in the United States and want VW to pay them a separate fine, a spokesman said.Prosecutors in Braunschweig, near Volkswagen's ...

Former Kenya federation official questions spending priorities

NAIROBI Ex-Athletics Kenya (AK) board member Noah Ngeny has questioned spending priorities at the crisis-hit federation days after stepping down in protest over a lack of action against doping.Ngeny, who quit last weekend as AK athletes' representative...

Five works from Gurlitt art trove were looted by Nazis, task force finds

BERLIN A task force set up by the German government to determine the ownership history of more than 1,500 art works discovered in 2012 has found that only five were wrongfully taken from Jews, drawing criticism from Jewish groups.German tax inspectors ...

Ai Weiwei takes his art to Cambridge in new exhibition

CAMBRIDGE Chinese artist Ai Weiweilaunched his first exhibition in Cambridge on Wednesday, displaying works in the grounds of Downing College.Ai will also address students of the English city's famed university, giving a talk at the Cambridge Union....

Obama sips Flint water, urges children be tested for lead

FLINT, Mich. President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured angry residents that their children would be fine in the long term despite the "complete screw-up" that contaminated their drinking water with lead.O...