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Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

Israeli drugmaker Teva to cut quarter of global work force

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drugmaker, on Thursday said it would lay off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring meant to salvage its ailing business.
C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

ST. LOUIS — A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training centre for dogs. Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis took in the black and white cat over the summer and named him D-O-G (dee-OH'-jee).
GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

WASHINGTON — Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party's scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama.
Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on 'Frida'

Hayek says rebuffing Weinstein led to nightmare on 'Frida'

NEW YORK — In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic "Frida," into a nightmare after the

EPA chemical safety nominee drops out amid strong opposition

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his nomination Wednesday after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely.
Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

LOS ANGELES — Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state's history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they're still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the flames.
Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at January's Golden Globes.
Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations kills himself

Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations kills himself

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has killed himself. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell says Rep. Dan Johnson shot himself Wednesday on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky.
'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult'

'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult'

SPINDALE, N.C. — Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door.
Expecting dad stages own pregnancy photo shoot, shows belly

Expecting dad stages own pregnancy photo shoot, shows belly

PEABODY, Mass. — An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot.