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

US troops staying in Afghanistan? New look at reduction plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told NATO allies America will take a new look at its plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, a British official says, a fresh indication that U.S. involvement in the country is not waning in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press