'Arf!': Chatty Congress is learning to respect mute button

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hey, everyone on the call? We can hear a dog barking. Could senators please make sure you are on mute? It was a serious meeting on a frightening global pandemic. Bu...

Jay Chou brings magic with his Netflix show 'J-Style Trip'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Mandopop superstar Jay Chou is bringing a little magic into viewers’ lives with his Netflix show “J-Style Trip.” Part travelogue, part magic performance, the s...

AP PHOTOS: Italian resort wonders when it will see visitors

SPERLONGA, Italy (AP) — Normally at this time of year, the Italian seaside beach town of Sperlonga would have been bustling with its first clients of the season. Restaurants would h...

Baseball artists, writers shut out by coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Anika Orrock was all warmed up for her big pitch. On the mound at Yankee Stadium, tossing out the ceremonial first ball. On Tuesday night, though, the baseball illust...

RSL striker Giuseppe Rossi coping in unfamiliar surroundings

Giuseppe Rossi was hoping Major League Soccer would jumpstart his career. Beset by injuries in recent years, the former Villarreal forward was signed by Real Salt Lake in February. ...

From a loft studio on a farm, professor teaches painting

Fred Haag, an associate professor of visual arts at Penn State York, normally teaches his Art 50: Introduction to Painting course in a large studio at a state-of-the art performing arts center. But be...

Hi-tech scans get under skin of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Researchers using a battery of modern imaging techniques have gotten under the skin of Johannes Vermeer's “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” but tests haven't answered the key ...

Devils forward Palmieri paints, hopes NHL return in picture

Kyle Palmieri has been trying to keep busy around his Long Island home, doing a lot of painting projects. Walls and ceilings, mostly. As for a bright picture of the NHL resuming play...

Belarus holds day of civic labor despite rising virus cases

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of state employees in Belarus, including doctors and nurses, took part in a government-decreed national day of civic labor Saturday despite worries about th...

Taiwan pop star Show Luo shamed by ex’s breakup post

Having been unmasked as a serial love cheat and fan of orgies, the goody two-shoes image of Taiwan mandopop star Show Luo (羅志祥) is tattered beyond repair — so much so that his only hope for forg...

Trump campaign tests lines of attack to define Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — Air Force One is mostly grounded. Fundraisers are canceled. And the closest thing to a campaign rally is President Donald Trump’s nightly coronavirus briefing. The pr...

Video shows thief stole van Gogh painting with sledgehammer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — All it took was a few sturdy swings with a sledgehammer and a prized painting by Vincent van Gogh was gone. A Dutch crime-busting television show has ai...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 21, the 112th day of 2020. There are 254 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 21...

Judge frees man linked to neo-Nazi plot to deface synagogues

A New Jersey man accused of coordinating a neo-Nazi group’s plot to vandalize synagogues and telling FBI agents that he fantasized about killing black people at a mall has been freed from jail several...

Battleground power plays rage as everyday politics go quiet

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Door-knocking? Over. Local party activity? Some Facebook traffic, if that. Across an arc of vital swing states, the coronavirus has put po...