UN Syria panel: IS committing genocide against Yazidis

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. investigative panel on Syria says the Islamic State group is committing genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes against the Yazidi community in Iraq and Syria, and wants countries to do more to stop it — hoping to build a legal case on top of political condemnation from countries like the United States.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

Rules on GMO crops in Hawaii heads to US appeals court

HONOLULU (AP) — The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops in three Hawaii counties was back in a federal courtroom as some agricultural giants look to protect their farms from bans against modified food.

  • Written by CALEB JONES, Associated Press

Neil Young continues revolutionary streak with 'Earth' album

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — When Neil Young turned his 1959 Lincoln Continental into an electric car, developed a high-tech digital music system and mixed animal sounds into his latest album, he didn't think it was revolutionary. They were just cool ideas he wanted to try.

  • Written by SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer

Shanghai Disneyland opens with hopes cash will rain down

SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. opened Shanghai Disneyland, its first theme park in mainland China, with a lavish celebration Thursday featuring Communist Party leaders, a children's choir, Sleeping Beauty and other Disney characters.

  • Written by PAUL TRAYNOR, The Associated Press JOE McDONALD, The Associated Press