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Trump wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goers

VIENNA (AP) — Just about everyone wants to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria — so much so that some costume rental shops have run out of wigs miming the U.S. president’s signature hairstyle. State broadcaster ORF cites Manuela Plank, who says she has taken to fashioning normal blond hairpieces into Trump wigs just to meet the demand. ... Read More »

Amid protests, UK lawmakers to debate Trump visit invitation

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to debate a call for U.S. President Donald Trump to be denied a state visit to the U.K. — but the Conservative government insists the invitation remains firmly in place. Trump opponents plan to demonstrate outside parliament in London as legislators hold a debate Monday. It comes in response to an online petition ... Read More »

Yiannopoulos responds to video posted by conservative site

Milo Yiannopoulos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz. After the polarizing Breitbart News editor was invited this weekend to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference sparked a backlash, the ... Read More »

How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

Tom Brady

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras. Nothing political about that, right? Not exactly. In a divided nation, everything is political. While presidents have been snubbed before, six players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots ... Read More »

New Zealand judge upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the U.S. to face criminal charges. The decision comes five years after U.S. authorities shut down Dotcom’s file-sharing website Megaupload and filed charges of conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering ... Read More »

Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East 192-182

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more. Anthony Davis took care of that. At the defense-free dunkfest that now serves as the NBA’s All-Star Game, Davis scored a record 52 points and led the Western Conference past the Eastern Conference, 192-182 on Sunday night. He made 26 of 39 shots, ... Read More »

The Latest: Davis breaks Wilt’s record, West wins 197-182

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night’s All-Star game (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night. Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Russell Westbrook was gunning for his ... Read More »

Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the more-chic-than-usual British capital. A fleet of Mercedes-Benz sedans is ferrying VIPs from venue to venue as buyers, bloggers and wannabes gauge each show for that elusive dash of something special and off the wall. Not ... Read More »

‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Great Wall” was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, “The Great Wall” was intended to prove that the world’s no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. Though it ran up $171 ... Read More »

Logano takes advantage of late crash, wins Clash at Daytona

Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The real clash at Daytona came when Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap. That was just the opening Joey Logano needed to get Ford to victory lane again at a superspeedway. Logano stole a win in the Clash at Daytona on Sunday, driving around the crashing leaders to land NASCAR’s first ... Read More »