• 'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

    Updated: 45 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. "Jumanji," starring Dwayne Johnson...

  • Average US gas price jumps 4 cents to $2.58 for regular

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 4 cents nationally over the past two weeks to $2.58. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase is due to higher crude oil costs. The current gas price...

  • The Latest: McConnell opposes Trump on ending filibusters

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing back against President Donald Trump's calls to end Senate filibusters. When filibusters of legislation are underway, it takes 60 votes in the 100-member...

  • Q&A: Samsung's Alex Hawkinson on smart-home evolution

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Many everyday appliances are connecting to the internet these days, allowing people to control them with apps and voice commands. More homes are embracing this, especially as people get comfortable using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home. For five...

  • Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more...

  • 'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave...

  • Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump's latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess. The failure to find consensus on immigration...

  • Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away...

  • Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running. The Mexican brothers are gardeners and part of the town's working-class immigrant population, which suffered outsized...

  • Linda Leitz: Check on financial advisers' credentials

    Linda Leitz
    Yesterday

    Sometimes finding the best adviser for you involves better understanding what a professional offers and is able to offer. As addressed in last week's column, that partly comes from asking questions. Another part is knowing about financial credentials before talking with...

Like us on Facebook