• Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends

    A Cuban band plays at a cafe in Old Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro end and Cuba begins to resume its life, with music in the streets, alcohol sold again and work returning to a normal pace. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

    HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality.

  • Amazon Go store is checkout free

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.

  • Russian military lashes out at UN over aid to Aleppo

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military is criticizing the United Nations for dragging its feet on delivering humanitarian aid to the areas of Aleppo, which have been recently seized by Syrian government forces.

  • Cheers! Culture you can drink! Belgian beer gets UN backing

    Yvan De Baerts, owner of "Brasserie de la Senne", pours a beer at his brewery in Brussels on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Belgium is known throughout the world for its wide array of tastes, from extreme sour to bitter, produced in just about every city and village across the west European nation of 11 million people. UNESCO is adding Belgian beer to the list of the "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity". (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Next time you raise a glass of Belgian beer, rest assured: It’s a cultural experience.

  • Pennsylvania McDonald’s franchisee who created Big Mac dies

    In this Aug. 21, 2008, file photo, Big Mac creator Michael "Jim" Delligatti attends his 90th birthday party in Canonsburg, Pa. Delligatti, the Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac in 1967, has died. He was 98. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.