Latest Holidays News

Blackout in South America raises questions about power grid

Jun. 17, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader. President Mauricio...

Is Elon Musk closing troublesome Twitter account or teasing?

Jun. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk abruptly revealed that he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly landed him in legal trouble, but then proceeded to keep it open long after announcing he had deleted it. The mixed messaging began to unfold Sunday when Musk changed his Twitter...

Topeka police sorry for Father's Day tweet in poor taste

Jun. 17, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police have apologized for a Father's Day tweet that encouraged people to turn in dads who have outstanding warrants. The Kansas City Star reports that the tweet sent Sunday says, in part: "Want to give him a Father's Day he'll never forget? Call TPD and we'll help your family...

Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries

Jun. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing. These companies warn that the additional tariffs would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits and leave...

Playing favorites: Woodland's 3 shots get him a US Open win

Jun. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Very soon, Gary Woodland will be a father of three, and odds are he'll answer the same way about the kids as he will about the three shots that cemented him as a U.S. Open champion. Which is his favorite? They're all perfect in their own, special way. Woodland's Father's Day at...

Maldonado wears Father's Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

Jun. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the names of his...

Winker paces Reds with 5 RBIs in 11-3 rout over Rangers

Jun. 16, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — With his dad set to leave town Sunday evening, Jesse Winker had limited time to provide an extra-special Father's Day. No worries — Joe Winker went to the airport with plenty to be proud of. Winker homered and set career highs with four hits and five RBIs, Yasiel Puig added a...

David Ortiz's wife offers Father's Day tribute to Big Papi

Jun. 16, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The wife of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has paid a special tribute to her husband as he continues to recover from a gunshot wound in Massachusetts General Hospital. Tiffany Ortiz wrote in an Instagram post that this Father's Day on Sunday "brings with it a new appreciation for life...

Meghan and Harry release Father's Day photo of baby Archie

Jun. 16, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father's Day. The sepia-toned photo, posted Sunday on the royal couple's Instagram feed, shows the baby cradled in Harry's arms and clutching his father's finger. The post is...

Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

Jun. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in time for Father's Day. The data in the report come from 2014...