Australians play Arkansans in 'Boy Erased' - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:29pm - Joel Edgerton cast fellow Australians as Arkansans in his gay conversion therapy drama "Boy Erased" -- and stars of the movie say they can understand why. (Dec. 18)        

2019 Pro Bowl rosters: Chargers lead with seven players selected - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:26pm - The Chargers had the most representatives of any team, while the Raiders were blanked for the first time since 2003.        

Some advertisers drop Tucker Carlson after immigration remarks: Fox - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:21pm - A number of advertisers have dropped Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News, the network said on Tuesday, after the host said last week that immigration makes the United States "poorer and dirtier and more divided."

Chicago-native 'El Chapo' cocaine distributor describes national U.... - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:19pm - Chicago-born drug dealer Pedro Flores describes El Chapo Guzmán's cocaine distribution network in major U.S. cities        

Asian business confidence wallows near three-year low on trade worries: Thoms... - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:19pm - A very cautious optimism remains among Asian companies in the fourth quarter as they wait to see whether there will be any breakthrough in a trade dispute between the United States and China, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

Report: Former Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis to attend Ham... - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:04pm - Mo'ne Davis, the first girl to pitch a shutout at the Little League World Series, will play softball at Hampton University.        

Senate passes First Step Act with push from criminal justice groups; bill goe... - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:03pm - The Senate approved the First Step Act late Tuesday. The criminal justice reform bill will now go to the House.        

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who was dissed by Pete Davidson, calls comedian after trou... - 18 Dec 2018 at 10:02pm - Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL-turned Texas Congressman-elect that Davidson once mocked on "Saturday Night Live," told local media that he reached out to Pete Davidson following what appeared to be a suicidal message.        

Forbes names 2018's richest celebrities: George Lucas, Oprah, Kylie Jenn... - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:59pm - George Lucas leads the Forbes 2018 list of wealthiest stars with $5.4B. The list also includes newbie Kylie Jenner, Oprah, Michael Jordan and Jay-Z.        

U.S. judicial council tosses misconduct claims against Kavanaugh - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:32pm - Scores of complaints accusing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of improperly conducting himself during his contentious Senate confirmation process have been thrown out by a panel of eight federal judges.

Asia tenses for Fed call, oil slide boosts bonds - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:32pm - Asian share markets played second string to bonds on Wednesday as a spectacular fall in the price of oil spurred speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve might be done with tightening after its policy meeting later in the session.

More than 80 ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed because he&a... - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:31pm - The 83 complaints varied but generally alleged that Bretet Kavanaugh lied during his confirmation hearings to the D.C. Circuit court in 2004 and 2006        

After migrant girl dies, Border Patrol sites in New Mexico called cramped, in... - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:26pm - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro led Congressional Hispanic Caucus on tour of Border Patrol sites in NM after 7-year-old migrant girl Jakelin dies in custody        

Senate easily approves criminal justice legislation - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:24pm - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation long in the making and backed by President Donald Trump to reduce sentences for certain prison inmates.

Penny Marshall, 'Big' director and TV's 'Laverne,' dead at 75 - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:22pm - Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television's "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including "Big" and "A League of Their Own," has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday.

U.S. pledges billions in aid to develop Central America, curb migration - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:20pm - The United States is committing billions of dollars toward development in Central America and Mexico as part of a plan to strengthen economies in the region and curb illegal immigration, the U.S. and Mexican governments said on Tuesday.

U.S. oil prices climb after tumble, but oversupply worries drag - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:15pm - U.S. oil prices rose on Wednesday to claw back part of their more than 5 percent losses from the previous session, with worries about oversupply and a slowing global economy keeping markets under pressure.

SoftBank Corp suffers rare Japan debut drop after record IPO - 18 Dec 2018 at 9:12pm - SoftBank Corp shares slumped more than 10 percent on debut, as investor appetite for Japan's biggest ever IPO was hurt by a recent service outage at the telecoms operator and worries over its exposure to Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei.

Sears to take $443 million in charges arising from store closures - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:39pm - Bankrupt U.S. retailer Sears Holdings Corp will take a charge of about $443 million arising from store closures, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.

UK PM May urges devolved nations to back her Brexit deal - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:37pm - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to "listen to business" at a meeting on Wednesday and back her Brexit deal, which envisages continuing close ties with the EU.

Cuba panel closes door on gay marriage constitutional amendment - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:36pm - The commission in charge of writing Communist-run Cuba's new constitution has revised an original draft to remove the concept of marriage altogether after originally amending it to open the doorway to same-sex unions.

Rare tornado touches down in Seattle suburb, damaging several homes - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:31pm - Trees were knocked into houses, roofs ripped from their buildings and gas lines were clipped in Port Orchard, Washington.        

Amber Heard speaks out again about domestic abuse, despite consequences she s... - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:29pm - Amber Heard said in a Washington Post column she paid a price for speaking out about domestic violence. Now she wants more action by Congress.        

Oil drops over 5 percent on economic slowdown fears, supply glut - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:29pm - Oil prices tumbled more than 5 percent on Tuesday in heavy trade due to fears of oversupply and deteriorating demand, extending a selloff that has taken major crude benchmarks down more than 30 percent from an October peak.

Penny Marshall mourned by Tom Hanks, ex-husband Rob Reiner and more stars - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:29pm - Penny Marshall's passing from complications relating to diabetes moved the Hollywood community to grieve on social media.        

Companies pull ads from Tucker Carlson's show after he said immigrants m... - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:29pm - At least 10 companies have pulled their advertisements from Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News.        

Elon Musk's Boring Company set to unveil its first Los Angeles-area tunnel - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:21pm - The Boring Company, Elon Musk's underground transit venture, planned an unveiling of its first tunnel on Tuesday, two years after the billionaire entrepreneur complained about Los Angeles traffic and vowed to "just start digging" as a remedy.

FedEx sees global trade slowdown, says U.S. economy still 'solid' - 18 Dec 2018 at 8:00pm - FedEx Corp on Tuesday slashed its 2019 forecast after Europe's economy weakened and the U.S. trade row exacerbated a slowdown in China, sending shares in the package delivery company tumbling more than 6 percent after the closing bell.

Blood pressure drug recalls, Mollie Tibbetts, Toys R Us and Roseanne: Our mos... - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:46pm - From Toys R Us closings and the end of Roseanne's tweet to Mollie Tibbetts and the Winter Olympics, here's what caught your attention this year.        

Judge excoriates Trump ex-adviser Flynn, delays Russia probe sentencing - 18 Dec 2018 at 7:43pm - A U.S. judge fiercely criticized President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday for lying to FBI agents in a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and delayed sentencing him until Flynn has finished helping prosecutors.