• ‘Wind River’ filmmakers take control back from Weinstein

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like an avenging character straight out of one of his films, writer-director Taylor Sheridan said he was not going to let “Wind River” stay in Harvey Weinstein’s control.

  • Judge reviews claims of neck slashing gesture at FIFA trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former marketing executive from Argentina testified Thursday at a U.S. trial that he and his company arranged to pay 30 soccer officials about $160 million in bribes over the course of several years until his arrest in 2015.

  • Grant to fund development of Illinois off-road vehicle trail

    CARRIER MILLS, Ill. (AP) — A federal grant will allow officials to develop a 26-mile (42-kilometer) off-road vehicle trail system in southern Illinois.

  • China makes no offer of debt relief for Venezuela

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday made no offer of debt relief to Venezuela, but said it was confident the country can deal with the problem.

  • ASEAN shuns mention of China’s new islands, arbitration loss

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations avoided mention Thursday of China’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing’s claims in the disputed waters in the latest show of China’s regional clout.

  • Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned.

  • Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

    TOYOTA, Japan (AP) — At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.

  • Asian stocks, oil prices steady

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. But analysts said it was too early to say risk sentiment was back after a day of heavy losses in Asia. Other than on-going worries about the prospect of the U.S. tax reform plan and the pace of the Federal Reserve’s rate hike, there were little market-moving headlines.

  • Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys’ Jerry Jones over Goodell

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

  • World Anti-Doping Agency keeping headquarters in Montreal

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency is keeping its headquarters in Montreal until at least 2031.