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Grammy performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Sunday that Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Pos...

Taiwan gorilla Bao Bao has first offspring

Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands last month welcomed its 50th newborn gorilla, which was sired by a 35-year-old silverback named Bao Bao, from Taipei Zoo, the zoo said in a press release Frida...

Nichushkin scores twice, Avs beat Ducks 3-2 in overtime

DENVER (AP) — Valeri Nichushkin scored his second goal of the game 2:45 into overtime, Philipp Grubauer made 26 saves and the Colorado Avalanche rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the struggling ...

Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing

Shohei Ohtani figured he’d be careful in his return to the mound after two injury-spoiled seasons. A few batters in, the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation reached back for a litt...

St. Louis-area mom, 2 children killed; baby taken, but safe

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman and two of her young children in a suburban St. Louis home before leaving with their baby, who was later found safe, police said. The susp...

‘WandaVision,’ a sitcom sendup, was a pandemic parable, too

Imagine being trapped in the confines of your own neighborhood, losing a sense of the outside world — and of yourself — with each passing day. Things are seeming kind of flat lately,...

Amazon Singapore empowers women-owned small businesses this International Women's Day

Amazon Singapore encourages consumers to shop from small businesses and bolsters support for sellers by shining the spotlight on women entrepreneurs, including founders of maternity needs brand Hegen,...

Bystander's baby critically hurt in Houston police shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — A shooting by a police officer in Houston critically wounded a baby and killed a man who was driving a car linked to several robberies, authorities said. Officers trie...

Oregon moves to ban display of nooses, a racist symbol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Greg Evans, a Black man who joined a parade of witnesses urging Oregon lawmakers to ban the display of nooses, said the issue was personal for him: A member of his family had been l...

Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

NEW YORK (AP) — A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission. She was offered a chance to get back into her dressing room at the B...

The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation launch a new initiative to promote ocean health

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 3 March 2021 - Back to Blue, a new initiative from The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation, launches today at the 8th annual World Ocean Summit. With an initia...

In Mississippi, small-town bluesman keeps aging music alive

BENTONIA, Miss. (AP) — With calloused hands, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes plucks an old acoustic guitar at the juke joint his parents started more than 70 years ago. He checks the cafe’s inventory: jars of pic...

Braves' Freeman celebrates his new baby 'twins with a twist'

Freddie Freeman found a way to top the double honors of winning the NL MVP and Hank Aaron Award. The Atlanta Braves first baseman's bigger thrill is having two new baby boys. He desc...

South Carolina Senate adds firing squad to execution methods

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators Tuesday added a firing squad to the electric chair as alternatives if the state can't kill condemned inmates with lethal injection. The ...

Polish court acquits activists who put LGBT rainbow on icon

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in Poland on Tuesday acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration and offending religious feelings for adding the LGBT rainbow to images of a revered Rom...