Ford dropping most cars

Ford Motor Co. says it will shed most of its North American car lineup in a dramatic shift toward trucks and SUVs. It will keep the Mustang and Focus crossover models.

Rape lawsuit won’t go forward

A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her is being dropped.

Actor ready to give up voice role

Hank Azaria says he’s ready to stop voicing Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu on The Simpsons in the wake of criticism that it’s a stereotype.

N. Korean nuclear site unsafe

A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed.

Violent area of internet revealed

The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on a shadowy online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect called for an uprising by “involuntarily celibate” people.

CNN anchor writes novel

Jake Tapper, veteran newsman and debut novelist, has written a thriller set in ’50s Washington.