Beyonce's 'Lemonade' tops Billboard, Prince reigns on album chart

LOS ANGELES R&B star Beyonce stormed to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart with her surprise visual concept album "Lemonade," while late singer Prince's music dominated the chart as fans continued to remember his legacy through his mu...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Art detective says female and male model used for Mona Lisa face

FLORENCE, Italy Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile draws millions of viewers from across the world, all eager to see the art world's most famous female face. But is it?An Italian art detective is arguing that research backs his long-standing claim that Leonar...

Ducks fire head coach Boudreau after early playoff exit

The Anaheim Ducks fired head coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday after the team lost a Game 7 again in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.Ducks executive vice president/general manager Bob Murray said the search for a new head coach will begin imme...

Kremlin says Putin, Elton John might meet in Russia in May

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet British singer Elton John when he visits Russia in May if room can be found in the two men's schedules, the Kremlin said on Monday.Putin telephoned Elton John in September to say he would be ready to m...

'The Kiss' and other Rodin bronzes up for auction in Paris

PARIS Five small bronze statues by French 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin will be auctioned in Paris next week, including a cast of his celebrated "The Kiss", which is estimated at 1.5 to 2 million euros ($1.70-2.27 million). The five statues, to b...

'The Kiss' and other Rodin bronzes up for auction in Paris

PARIS Five small bronze statues by French 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin will be auctioned in Paris next week, including a cast of his celebrated "The Kiss", which is estimated at 1.5 to 2 million euros ($1.70-2.27 million). The five statues, to b...

Asia watches as GMO legal challenge threatens Philippines food supply

MANILA A legal challenge to the Philippines' rules on genetically modified organisms is threatening to spark a food crisis in the country and could cloud the outlook for GM technology around Asia.Government agencies are scrambling to set new regulation...

China braces for 'severe' flooding on Yangtze River

BEIJING Severe floods are expected on China's Yangtze River this year due to a strong El Nino weather pattern, state media said, raising the risk of deaths and damage to property and crops along the country's longest waterway.The El Nino conditions are...

Hernandez goal sets up Mexico's 3-0 win over Canada

Javier Hernandez scored in the 31st minute to set Mexico on the way for a 3-0 away victory over Canada in 2018 World Cup qualifying in Vancouver on Friday.The Bayer Leverkusen striker ghosted in to meet a cross with a bullet header from 10 yards out, b...