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Brazil bids farewell to its samba queen, Elza Soares

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians on Friday were grieving the loss of legendary samba singer and force of nature Elza Soares, a day after she died in her Rio de Janeiro home. Family ...

Jamie Dornan talks 'Belfast', TV and going behind-the-scenes

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most memorable scenes in “ Belfast ” is when Jamie Dornan's character serenades his wife (played by Caitriona Balfe) with “ Everlasting Love.” The lighting, choreography and...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 23-29: Jan. 23: Actor Chita Rivera is 89. Actor-director Lou Antonio (“Cool Hand Luke”) is 88. Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton is 79. Actor Gil...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2022. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18...

Lionel Richie to receive Gershwin Prize for pop music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionel Richie will be honored all night long for his musical achievements. The Library of Congress said Thursday that Richie will receive the national library's G...

Ronnie Spector, '60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ro...

Djokovic's father stays on offensive, says case 'is closed'

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Though Novak Djokovic still faces the prospect of deportation from Australia, his father is bolstering public opinion at home in Serbia that the case “is closed.” ...

Cleveland officer killed during carjacking memorialized

CLEVELAND (AP) — The twin sister of slain Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek said at his funeral Tuesday she knew as children her brother wanted to be a cop as they played with their first set of w...

Raiders' Carr after clinching playoffs: 'Job is not done'

After their fourth straight nail-biting win was put in the books, the Las Vegas Raiders let out a season's worth of emotion out with a boisterous locker room celebration. Players san...

'American Idol' runner-up Aiken aims for Congress again

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken announced Monday he's running for Congress again in North Carolina, this time seeking to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. David Price. ...

Sidney Poitier: A trailblazing life in his own words

NEW YORK (AP) — As a trailblazing actor to generations of Black performers in Hollywood, Sidney Poitier often spoke about his larger off-screen role. Poitier, who died Thursday at t...

Serbia in shock over Australia's refusal to let Djokovic in

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is nervously awaiting the outcome of what increasingly looks like a soap opera with the country's most famous sports idol in the lead role. The world's...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2022. There are 362 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 3, ...

New Year's Rose Parade marches on despite COVID-19 surge

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A year after New Year's Day passed without a Rose Parade due to the coronavirus pandemic, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets again to celebrate the ...

Live updates: France demands masks for 11- to 6-year-olds

PARIS - French authorities announced Saturday that children six and older will have to wear masks in indoor places open to the public as new cases of the highly contagious omicron variant surge past 2...