Friday February 23rd, 2018 11:34AM

The Associated Press

The Associated Press is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City. The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers, radio, and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists.
The Associated Press
Little change in state obesity rates last year; highest in South and Midwest
NEW YORK (AP) — New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states last year....
12:30PM ( 2 years ago )
'Veep,' 'Game of Thrones' stars celebrate Emmy wins at HBO after-party
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO was on fire at the Emmys with a record 14 wins Sunday night, and the network's stars appropriately celebrated at a flame-filled after-party following the ceremony."Veep" co-star...
12:23PM ( 2 years ago )
Famed Spanish literary agent Carmen Balcells, represented Nobel laureates, dead at 85
MADRID (AP) — Carmen Balcells, a literary agent who represented some of the biggest names in 20th-century Spanish literature and several Nobel laureates, has died. She was 85.Her agency said Balcells...
12:20PM ( 2 years ago )
Van Gogh landscape could bring $50M to $70M at NYC fall auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A landscape Vincent van Gogh created a year before his death will lead Sotheby's impressionist and modern art sale in New York this fall."Landscape Under a Stormy Sky," painted in 1889...
12:17PM ( 2 years ago )
Julio Jones unstoppable in Falcons' 24-20 win over Giants
Julio Jones outshined Odell Beckham Jr., and it was just enough for the Atlanta Falcons to win their second straight game...
11:59AM ( 2 years ago )
Oman, a crucial mediator in the Mideast, helps free hostages held by Yemen's Shiite rebels
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The two American hostages, freed after months of being held hostage in Yemen's raging civil war, took their first steps to freedom down a staircase pushed against a...
11:53AM ( 2 years ago )
Former French Open winner Yannick Noah appointed as new France Davis Cup captain
PARIS (AP) — Yannick Noah, the last Frenchman to win a Grand Slam tournament, was appointed as the country's Davis Cup captain on Monday.Noah replaced Arnaud Clement, who was fired last week following...
11:47AM ( 2 years ago )
Macy's to hire about 85,000 temporary workers for holiday season, about the same as a year ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's Inc. plans to hire about 85,000 seasonal workers for temporary jobs ahead of the holidays to meet expected higher demand. That is about the same as a year ago.The announcement c...
11:40AM ( 2 years ago )
Pope's upcoming visit thrills Catholic lawmakers, though it may induce discomfort for some
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner has been trying for 20 years to get a pope to come talk to Congress. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says it's "thrilling beyond words."This week's hist...
11:37AM ( 2 years ago )
Russian ex-intelligence employee gets 14 years in prison for sending job letter to Sweden
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian radio engineer who once worked for military intelligence was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday for seeking work with a Swedish company.The trial of Gennady Kravtsov com...
11:29AM ( 2 years ago )