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5,000 attend rock concert in Barcelona after COVID-19 screen

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — If one overlooked the white face masks dotting the tightly packed crowd of music lovers, it was almost like pre-pandemic...

Alabama Shakes drummer facing child abuse charges

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The drummer for Grammy Award-winning rock band Alabama Shakes is in custody on child abuse charges. ...

Shots, and a musical serenade, at NYC vaccination center

NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent weekday, the sounds of Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach greeted hundreds of just-inoculated New Yorkers as they entered...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ...

Osbourne off ‘The Talk’ after inquiry into racism discussion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says Sharon Osbourne will no longer appear on its daytime show “The Talk” after a heated on-air discussion about...

Garcia comes up aces on a frenetic Friday at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Needing to win the final hole to advance, Bob MacIntrye drilled a driver to 3 feet of the cup on...

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

HONG KONG (AP) — H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions...

Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104

NEW YORK (AP) — Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of...

US court sides with photographer in fight over Warhol art

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. appeals court sided with a photographer Friday in a copyright dispute over how a foundation has marketed a...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84

DALLAS (AP) — Larry McMurtry, the prolific and popular author who took readers back to the old American West in his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Lonesome...

For media, Biden news conference notable for what’s missing

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden's first presidential news conference was notable for what was missing after predecessor Donald Trump: no contentious exchanges with...

Dinner theater drops ‘Cinderella’ with mostly white cast

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis dinner theater has scrapped plans for a production of “Cinderella” because the cast was mostly white and...

Live long in sculpture: 20-foot art planned for Spock symbol

BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Science in Boston is paying tribute to city native Leonard Nimoy with a 20-foot sculpture shaped like Mr....

Belgium shows restored masterpiece but stolen panel rankles

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Look closely, and one panel of the brilliantly restored lower half of the Ghent Altarpiece still has old varnish, right...

Carrie Underwood’s faith shines through on church hymns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don't get her wrong, Carrie Underwood loves to sing about getting revenge on the cheating ex and belting out ballads...

Bobby Brown, 96, a life of Yankees, military, medicine, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — At the very first Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium, on the final day of the 1947 season, 22-year-old rookie Bobby...

The Latest: Gov. hopes to up number of Texans getting shots

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that he’s hoping to increase the number of Texans getting COVID-19 vaccines after seeing a...

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was ‘zero threat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying...

Lawyer: Colorado shooting suspect needs mental health review

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shooting appeared in court for the first time Thursday, and a defense attorney immediately...

Impeachment probe to examine COVID tests for Cuomo relatives

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The impeachment investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expanding to examine whether the governor unlawfully used his office...

Acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier dies at age 79

PARIS (AP) — French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, who directed acclaimed movies such “A Sunday in the Country,” “Captain Conan” and “The Judge and the...

O’Farrell’s ‘Hamnet’ wins book critics award for fiction

NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie O'Farrell's “Hamnet,” an imagined take on the death of Shakespeare's son from the bubonic plague, has won the National...

‘Hello, friends’: Nantz agrees to remain with CBS Sports

Jim Nantz's familiar introduction of “Hello friends” will continue to be heard on CBS for years to come. ...

Reports say CNN’s Chris Cuomo got special COVID-19 testing

NEW YORK (AP) — Having a brother for governor is no longer the benefit it once seemed for CNN's Chris Cuomo. ...

‘Arrested Development’ actor Jessica Walter dies at 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Walter, whose roles as a scheming matriarch in TV’s “Arrested Development” and a stalker in “Play Misty for Me”...

Dozens of playwrights, actors join ‘Period Piece’ monologues

Mandy Moore, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beth Leavel, Jessica Hecht and dozens of other actors are teaming up to talk about something rarely mentioned on...

China attacks foreign clothing, shoe brands over Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state TV called Thursday for a boycott of H&M as Beijing lashed out at foreign clothing and footwear brands following...

‘The world got dimmer’: Shooting victims’ lives remembered

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — One victim of the Colorado supermarket shooting was leaving after fixing a coffee machine. Another worked at the store but...

Spielberg donates Genesis Prize money to justice nonprofits

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg said Thursday that he will donate his $1 million Genesis Prize to 10 nonprofits that are working for...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’; A heavyweight bout with a light touch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original 1950s Godzilla movies stomped into theaters carrying a metaphor about nuclear destruction. Two years ago, “Godzilla: King of...

TV series from ‘Dr. Death’ podcast being shot in New Mexico

The New Mexico Film Office says a new television series based on a popular true-crime podcast by the Wondery network has started production in...

Morris Dickstein, influential critic-historian, dead at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Morris Dickstein, an influential educator, critic and cultural historian who wrote often about the intersection between art and society, has...

Rare Van Gogh masterpiece sells for $15.4 million in Paris

PARIS (AP) — A rare painting by Vincent Van Gogh was sold at auction Thursday by Sotheby’s Paris for 13.1 million euros ($15.4 million). ...

New York City launches push to vaccinate theater workers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is taking steps toward the reopening of the city's theaters, creating vaccination and testing sites for stage...

UK court rejects Depp bid to appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling

LONDON (AP) — A British court on Thursday refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal a judge’s ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard, saying...

It’s Elton John’s birthday and he’s got rare music for fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is celebrating his 74th birthday on Thursday — and he's sending fans a very rare present. ...

Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amanda Gorman revisits her inauguration day poetry reading that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series...

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ edition to include Tolkien artwork

NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy will include paintings, drawings and other illustrations by...

Chrissy Teigen deletes Twitter account, citing negativity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen has deleted her popular Twitter account, saying the site no longer plays a positive role in her life....

‘Nomadland’ wins PGA Award, cementing front-runner status

NEW YORK (AP) — Chloé Zhao's “Nomadland" cemented its Oscar front-runner status Wednesday, winning the top award at the 32nd annual Producers Guild of...

CEO says Harry hire is a natural fit, not a publicity stunt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of BetterUp Inc. said Wednesday that he hired Prince Harry as an executive because of his tenacious advocacy...

Women’s soccer stars join Biden to promote closing pay gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made the case Wednesday that the pay disparity between men and women has hurt the economy, bringing members...

Tatis feeling better, could return soon to Padres lineup

Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was feeling better a day after coming out of a game due to left shoulder discomfort, leaving the San...

Another campaign? C-SPAN to air Iowa speech by Pompeo

NEW YORK (AP) — From the point of view of C-SPAN, the 2024 presidential campaign begins this Friday. ...

Bono, Cruz to star in animated series on vaccine importance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance...

Books on slavery and immigration among Lukas project winners

NEW YORK (AP) — Books about slavery, immigration and drug treatment are among this year's winners of awards presented by the J. Anthony Lukas...

NHL ref’s career over after hot-mic call on Preds penalty

Tim Peel's career as an NHL referee is over after his voice was picked up by a TV microphone saying he wanted to call...

Flying the flag: UK govt tells ministries to wave Union Jack

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that the national flag should fly on all government buildings, the latest move in a highly...

AP source: Slot CB K’Waun Williams returns to 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have brought back another key piece for their roster, agreeing to a one-year deal to...

Twyla Tharp, nearing 80, isn’t slowing down. Next question?

NEW YORK (AP) — The new PBS documentary on dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is called “Twyla Moves.” In retrospect, that sounds a bit weak. ...

Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia (AP) — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays...

Spain’s Princess Leonor presides 1st event without parents

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Princess Leonor de Borbón presided over her first public event without the presence of her father, King Felipe VI, on...

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara has third child at home

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband, the former rugby player, Mike Tindall, are celebrating the birth of their...

Colorado shooting victims: Store staffers, cop, photographer

Three were gunned down while putting in a day's work at a Colorado supermarket. Another was a police officer who raced in to try...

 ‘Virginia Woolf,’ ‘Goldbergs’ star George Segal dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Segal, the banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966's “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”...

Recording Registry adds albums by Janet Jackson, Nas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janet Jackson’s socially conscious album “Rhythm Nation 1814,” Louis Armstrong’s jazzy “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Nas’ debut...

Utah governor signs divisive measure to require porn filters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is a step closer to requiring all cellphones and tablets sold in the conservative state to automatically block...

Rona Jaffe award for emerging writers is discontinued

NEW YORK (AP) — A literary prize that provided vital support to Tracy K. Smith, Eula Biss and more than 100 other women early...

Prince’s ashes to be displayed marking 5th year of his death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paisley Park officials are marking the fifth anniversary of Prince's death by offering fans free admission to pay their respects at...

‘The Bachelor’ ends controversial season with ratings high

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC “The Bachelor” ended a season that had as much drama off the set as on with its most-watched episode...

Prince Harry joins coaching startup as chief impact officer

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry has joined the corporate world as employee coaching and mental health firm BetterUp Inc.'s Chief Impact Officer. ...

Spieth rounding into form for fickle week of Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As much golf as Jordan Spieth likes to play, it took as much discipline as he could muster to not...

Parents call for charges in drug death of Bobby Brown Jr

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of Bobby Brown Jr., son of singer Bobby Brown, said Tuesday that they want those responsible for his...

One Good Thing: An artist preserves Wuhan’s COVID memories

WUHAN, China (AP) — Scribbled instructions for incoming patients plastered on the window of a silent hospital reception counter. A lone worker in a...

Disney shifts ‘Black Widow’ and doubles down on streaming

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday overhauled its upcoming film release plans, postponing some of its biggest films and shifting...

Regal Cinemas, 2nd largest chain in US, to reopen in April

NEW YORK (AP) — Regal Cinemas, the second largest movie theater chain in the U.S., will reopen beginning April 2, its parent company, Cineworld...

Dana Loesch, seeking Limbaugh fans, dislikes ‘angry radio’

NEW YORK (AP) — Dana Loesch, one of the conservative radio personalities seeking some of the late Rush Limbaugh's audience, says she doesn't like...

Emily Stokes named new Paris Review editor

NEW YORK (AP) — The Paris Review has a new editor, only the sixth since being founded in 1953, but its third since 2017....

Banksy painting raises $23 million for UK health charities

LONDON (AP) — A Banksy painting honoring Britain’s health workers in the pandemic has sold for a record 16.8 million pounds ($23.2 million), auction...

George C. Wolfe, Anne Carson win PEN achievement awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe and Canadian poet-translator Anne Carson are among this year's winners of PEN America awards for...

Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic

NEW YORK (AP) — To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a liar and a criminal. He blames others...

Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia (AP) — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays...

Rush Limbaugh’s syndicator to keep his voice alive on radio

NEW YORK (AP) — The replacement for Rush Limbaugh is... Rush Limbaugh, at least in part. ...

Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in boxer’s take on his life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson is getting in the TV drama ring against himself. ...

Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elgin Baylor changed the very direction of basketball when he joined the NBA and brought his vertical feats of athletic...

Vivian Gornick, 7 others win Windham-Campbell Prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Michael R. Jackson, author-critic Vivian Gornick and fiction and nonfiction writer Renee Gladman are among this year's winners of...

Autopsy report: Bobby Brown’s son died from drugs, alcohol

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, died from the combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and the opioid...

For television, NFL deal is likely a matter of survival

NEW YORK (AP) — The $113 billion deal to telecast NFL games through 2033 is head-swimmingly large — until you consider that the very...

New this Week: ‘Tina,’ ‘Runaway Bunny’ & ‘City on a Hill’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

No basement blues: Goodell on hand for draft in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Roger Goodell's leaving his man cave for this year's NFL draft. The Commissioner missed welcoming new players last year — and...

On federal death row, inmates talk about Biden, executions

CHICAGO (AP) — On federal death row, prisoners fling notes on a string under each other’s cell doors and converse through interconnected air ducts....

Acclaimed Polish poet Adam Zagajewski dies at age 75

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Adam Zagajewski, the celebrated Polish poet whose melancholy reflections on the erosion of the world came to express an unfathomable...

Elton John opens his Oscar night party to all this year

Attending Elton John's long-running Oscar-night party has always been one of the hardest tickets to get. Now you can go — if you have...

Northern California recreational red abalone fishery closed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Anglers are being reminded that the Northern California recreational red abalone fishery will remain closed for the next five years. ...

Comic, Netflix staple Jo Koy talks race, rejection in memoir

Like many famous comics, Jo Koy had early struggles at comedy clubs. But, unlike them, the half white and half Filipino comedian could only...

UK judge says newspaper can delay statement on Meghan case

LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper doesn’t have to run a front-page statement about the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory until it has had...

Lawsuit filed over hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj’s father

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Rapper Nicki Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, has filed a $150 million lawsuit against the man who is accused of killing...

‘Borat,’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ win at Writers Guild Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Sacha Baron Cohen's “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was partly improvised and scripted by nine writers, but it still walked away Sunday...

Prince Harry gives advice to grieving children in new book

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry has written the foreword for a new book aimed at the children of frontline workers who died in...

Critics of Brazil’s president being targeted by security law

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police in Brazil are starting to employ a dictatorship-era national security law against critics of President Jair Bolsonaro, while lawyers...

Los Angeles TV crew injured in SUV crash, driver arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A longtime Los Angeles television news reporter and his photographer were among five people seriously injured Friday when an allegedly...

The Latest: 12th-seeded Oregon State upsets No. 5 Tennessee

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ...

Famed Tiffany jewelry designer Elsa Peretti dead at age 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Elsa Peretti, who went from Halston model and Studio 54 regular in the 1960s and '70s to one of the...

2 Royal Caribbean lines to resume Caribbean cruises in June

MIAMI (AP) — Two Royal Caribbean cruises will resume in June, ending a yearlong hiatus, but passengers 18 and older must test negative for...

Greek police recover ancient statue of ‘exceptional artwork’

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue of “exceptional...

Plans solidify for 93rd Oscars: No Zoom, no sweatshirts

With nominations set and just over a month until showtime, details are trickling out about the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts nor Zoom made...

Ringo calling! If he wants you to sing, who could say no?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Ringo Starr calls to ask if you'll sing on a song for him, who could possibly say no? ...

A hopeful pandemic note: Tanglewood music festival to resume

If you're a fan of classical music, this is music to your ears: One of the nation's premier summer festivals is coming back after...

Ancient bronze figurine of bull uncovered in southern Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy rainfall in southern Greece has led to the discovery of a bronze bull figurine believed to have been a...

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