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Away from war, Syrians find their rhythm in ballroom dancing

Adnan Mohammed teaches Latin dance for an hour a week in a Damascus studio, helping his students forget the troubles of war — if even briefly
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Couples dance at a dance club in Damascus, Syria, June 13, 2022. For the participants, ballroom dancing is a form of release, finding their rhythm in music away from their country’s many social and economic pressures. They push Syria's 11-year war from their minds, the politics, the anxiety over the economic crisis and the country's constantly depreciating currency. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadik)
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Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M

Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov says he was not expecting the medal he was auctioning off to help Ukrainian child refugees sell for the record amount of $103.5 million
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of the influential Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, poses for a picture next to his 23-karat gold medal before it is auctioned at the Times Center, Monday, June 20, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
June 20

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna settle before trial's sequel

A settlement agreement has been reached on the eve of a second trial pitting the Kardashian family against former reality TV star Blac Chyna
June 20
FILE - Blac Chyna arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A settlement agreement has been reached on the eve of a second trial pitting the Kardashian family against former reality TV star Blac Chyna. Jury selection was set to begin Monday, June 21, 2022, in the trial over Chyna’s allegations that her former fiancé Rob Kardashian maliciously posted nude photos of her in 2017 after their tumultuous breakup. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 20

Russian journalist sells Nobel Prize for Ukrainian children

Dmitry Muratov is auctioning off his Nobel Peace Prize medal.
June 20
FILE — Bidder Ole Bjorn Fausa, of Norway, holds the 1936 Nobel Peace Prize medal in Baltimore, March 27, 2014, the second Nobel Peace Prize ever to come to auction. The Nobel Peace Prize, won last October by Russian journalist Dmitri A. Muratov, will be offered at auction, Monday, June 20, 2022, with proceeds going to help children displaced by the war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 20

Woman who drove man who killed Nipsey Hussle testifies

A woman testified that she didn't realize she was acting as a getaway driver when she took her friend from the scene of the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle in 2019
June 20
FILE - Rapper Nipsey Hussle attends an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif., March 29, 2018. Three years after rapper Hussle was gunned down outside a Los Angeles clothing store that he founded to help revitalize the neighborhood where he grew up, a trial will finally begin Wednesday, June 15, 2022, for the man charged with killing him. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 20

Russian journalist's Nobel Peace Prize shatters auction record at $103.5M; proceeds to help Ukrainian child refugees

Russian journalist's Nobel Peace Prize shatters auction record at $103.5M; proceeds to help Ukrainian child refugees
June 20
June 20

Gucci unveils 'HaHaHa' collaboration with Harry Styles

By the fourth and final day of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer, designers seem to have understood the assignment
June 20
A model wears a creation as part of the Giorgio Armani men's Spring Summer 2023 collection presented in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 20

Stallone, Costner, Chastain help launch Paramount+ in UK

Paramount+ flexed the star power of its shows as it prepares to launch in the United Kingdom with a London event attended by Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Kevin Costner, Jessica Chastain and more
June 20
Sylvester Stallone poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK launch of the streaming site Paramount +, in London, Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
June 20

2 deputies disciplined after Bob Saget death investigation

Officials say two Florida deputies have each been suspended for about two weeks for leaking news about actor and comedian Bob Saget’s death before his family was alerted
June 20
FILE - Bob Saget arrives at a screening of "MacGruber" on Dec. 8, 2021, in Los Angeles. Saget's family has released a statement on the cause of his death last month in Florida, citing authorities saying the actor-comedian died from an accidental blow to the head. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 20

William at 40: A milestone birthday in a life under scrutiny

Prince William turns 40 on Tuesday.
June 20
FILE - Britain's Prince William visits at the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday May 12, 2022. The world watched as Prince William grew from a towheaded schoolboy to a dashing air-sea rescue pilot to a father of three. But as he turns 40 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, William is making the biggest change yet: assuming an increasingly central role in the royal family as he prepares for his eventual accession to the throne. (Jane Barlow/Pool Photo via AP, File)
June 20

BTS break sparks debate on activism, military exemptions

The band had their military service delayed by law.
June 20
FILE - BTS performs "Butter" at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. The surprise announcement by BTS that they were taking a break to focus on members’ solo projects stunned their global fanbase, shaking their label's stock price and leaving many questions about the K-pop supergroup’s future. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 20

Festival founded by Dua Lipa's father returns to Kosovo

Kosovo’s central and local authorities have joined forces to bring back home an international music festival founded by the father of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa which organizers had moved following a dispute
June 20
FILE - Audience enjoy Miley Cyrus performing at Sunny Hill Festival in Pristina, Kosovo Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Kosovo’s central government and authorities in the capital joined forces on Monday, June 20, 2022 to bring back home an international music festival founded by the father of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa which had been moved following a dispute with its organizers. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, file)
June 20

Haggis held at hotel ahead of Italian hearing in sex case

Film director Paul Haggis is being held in a hotel room in southern Italy as he awaits a hearing before a judge while he is investigated for alleged sexual violence against a woman
June 20
FILE - Director Paul Haggis attends the world premiere of "Spielberg", during the 55th New York Film Festival in New York, Oct. 5, 2017. Film director Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday June 19, 2022, for investigation of allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in southern Italy, Italian news media said, quoting local prosecutors. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 20

Reports: Paul Haggis detained in Italy in sex assault case

Italian news reports are quoting prosecutors in southern Italy as saying film director Paul Haggis has been detained for investigation of the alleged sexual assault of a woman
June 20
FILE - Director Paul Haggis attends the world premiere of "Spielberg", during the 55th New York Film Festival in New York, Oct. 5, 2017. Film director Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday June 19, 2022, for investigation of allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in southern Italy, Italian news media said, quoting local prosecutors. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 20

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

Jurors in a civil trial will have to start from scratch on Monday.
June 20
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 20

The moments resonating from the Jan. 6 hearings (so far)

Nielsen numbers tell us how many people watched live coverage of the Jan. 6 committee hearings — 20 million the first night, 11 million the second and nearly 9 million for the third
June 20
June 19

Juneteenth celebrations emphasize ending racial disparities

A year after Juneteenth became a federal holiday in the U.S., people gathered this weekend at events filled with music, food and fireworks
June 19
Daisa Chantel kisses Anthony Beltran as they take a picture to celebrate Juneteenth at Leimert Park in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 19

Pianist, 18, from South Korea wins Van Cliburn competition

An 18-year-old from South Korea has won the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, one of the top showcases for the world’s best pianists
June 19
In this photo provided by The Cliburn, Yunchan Lim, of South Korea, performs a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Chairman of the Jury Marin Alsop in the final round of the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 12, 2022. The 18-year-old has won the competition, one of the top showcases for the world's best pianists. (Richard Rodriguez/The Cliburn via AP)
June 19

Italian media reports say film director Paul Haggis has been detained over allegations he sexually assaulted a woman

Italian media reports say film director Paul Haggis has been detained over allegations he sexually assaulted a woman
June 19
June 19

‘Lightyear’ stays earthbound, ‘Jurassic World’ holds No. 1

The family audience has proved a little more reluctant to return to theaters.
June 19
This image released by Disney/Pixar shows character Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans, in a scene from the animated film "Lightyear," releasing June 17. (Disney/Pixar via AP)
June 19

George Lamming, a giant of modern Caribbean writing, dies

His novels and essays influenced people in his native Barbados and globally.
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June 19

Al Sharpton takes a bow, with Spike, to close out Tribeca

On the eve of Juneteenth, the Tribeca Festival came to a close with the Rev_ Al Sharpton documentary “Loudmouth.”
June 19
Director Spike Lee, left, and journalist Al Sharpton, right, attend the premiere for "Loudmouth" at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center during the 2022 Tribeca Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
June 18

Political commentator and columnist Mark Shields dies at 85

Political commentator and columnist Mark Shields, who shared his insight into American politics and wit on “PBS NewsHour” for decades, has died
June 18
FILE - Mark Shields, a syndicated columnist and political analyst, speaks during a memorial service for the late U.S. Sen. William Proxmire, Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the National Cathedral in Washington. Shields, who shared his insight into American politics and wit on “PBS NewsHour” for decades, has died. He was 85. “PBS NewsHour” spokesman Nick Massella says Shields died Saturday, June 18, 2022 of kidney failure at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
June 18

Pioneering pop music chart analyst Joel Whitburn dies at 82

Joel Whitburn, who turned his fascination with the Billboard charts into a career cataloging the history of charted music that kept gatekeepers honest about the performance of hits, has died
June 18
June 18

7 arrested in House office building linked to Colbert show

They were arrested and charged with unlawful entry, Capitol Police say.
June 18
Media set up before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its second public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 18

Major German art show opens amid antisemitism controversy

Germany’s president has appealed to the organizers of this year’s documenta fifteen art show to do more to tackle the antisemitism allegations surrounding the event
June 18
Visitors cue in front of the museum Fridericianum during the press preview of the documenta 15, the world's most significant exhibition of contemporary art, in Kassel, Germany, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. This years documentary is curated by Indonesian artist collective Ruangrupa, every documenta is limited to 100 days of exhibition and takes place every 5 years. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 17

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

After two days of deliberations, jurors in a civil trial deciding on sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby will have to start from scratch on Monday
June 17
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 17

2 dead in Mexico after Netflix series cast, crew van crashes

Two actors on the Netflix series The Chosen One were killed and six other cast or crew members were injured after a van crashed near Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula
June 17
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
June 17
June 17

Olympian Marcell Jacobs takes fashion break with Dsquared2

Caught between the pandemic and war in Europe, Milan luxury fashion designers on Friday open four days of mostly menswear previews for next spring and summer in a challenging economic climate
June 17
Designers Dean Caten, left, and Dan Caten accept applause at the end of the Dsquared2 men's Spring Summer 2023 collection presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, June 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 17

'Cha Cha Real Smooth' finds heart in mom-daughter connection

The heart of Cooper Raiff's sophomore feature “Cha Cha Real Smooth," available now on Apple TV+, isn't his post-grad character who is living back at his mother's suburban home, working a dead end job and wondering what to do with his life
June 17
This image released by Apple TV+ shows Vanessa Burghardt, left, and Dakota Johnson in "Cha Cha Real Smooth," premiering June 17, 2022. (Apple TV+ via AP)
June 17

French film titan Trintignant, of 'A Man and a Woman,' dies

The French film actor and amateur race car driver was 91.
June 17
FILE - Actor Jean-Louis Trintignant speaks during a press conference for Love at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 20, 2012. French film legend and amateur racecar driver Jean-Louis Trintignant, who earned acclaim for the Oscar-winning "A Man and a Woman" a half a century ago and went on to portray the brutality of aging in his later years, has died at 91. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
June 17

Hank Jr. unleashes Thunderhead Hawkins on bawdy blues record

Hank Williams Jr. is unleashing his alter ego Thunderhead Hawkins on a new record of raunchy blues songs
June 17
Hank Williams Jr. poses in a recording studio on June 6, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn., to promote his new album "Rich White Honky Blues," under his alter ego Thunderhead Hawkins. The album shows the Country Music Hall of Famer's early influences from blues that later helped him develop his blue-collar Southern country rock sound. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 17

Report: Smoking bans no longer a threat to casino revenue

For decades, it was accepted wisdom in the casino industry that eliminating smoking would automatically lead to revenue declines and customer losses
June 17
FILE - A man smokes while playing a slot machine at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., on Feb. 10, 2022. A report issued Friday, June 17, 2022, by a Las Vegas gambling research company suggested that ending smoking in casinos will not result in significant financial harm to the businesses.. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
June 17

McCartney marks 80th birthday with Springsteen, 60,000 pals

How better to celebrate an 80th birthday than by singing about “Glory Days” onstage with Bruce Springsteen, and being serenaded by some 60,000 well-wishers
June 17
Paul McCartney performs during his "Got Back" tour Thursday, June 16, 2022, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)
June 17

Eurovision 2023 won't be held in Ukraine; UK may step in

Next year's event may be held in the U.K.
June 17
FILE - Kalush Orchestra of Ukraine pose for photographers after winning the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest at Palaolimpico arena, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 15, 2022. The organizer of the Eurovision Song Contest said Friday, June 17, 2022, that it will start talks with the BBC on possibly holding next year's event in the U.K. after concluding that it can't be held in Ukraine.. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
June 17

Investigation at WWE upends leadership; McMahon steps aside

Vince McMahon is stepping down as CEO and chairman of WWE.
June 17
FILE - Vince McMahon stands at Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn., Friday, May 18, 2012. McMahon is voluntarily stepping back from his roles as CEO and chairman at WWE, Friday, June 17, 2022, as the sports entertainment company performs an investigation into alleged misconduct related to a relationship with a former employee. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 17

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of 6/20/2022
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This image released by IFC Films shows Antonio Banderas, left, and Penelope Cruz in a scene from "Official Competition." (IFC Films via AP)
June 17

Borda to retire as NY Philharmonic head, Ginstling hired

Deborah Borda will retire as president and CEO of the New York Philharmonic at the end of the 2022-23 season
June 17
This image released by the National Symphony Orchestra shows Gary Ginstling, Executive Director of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Ginstling will replace Deborah Borda as president of the New York Philharmonic when Borda retires at the end of the 2022-23 season. (Tony Hitchcock/National Symphony Orchestra via AP)
June 17

Olympic filmmaker needed 2 movies to cover Tokyo turmoil

Naomi Kawase had more material than she knew what to do with after being commissioned by the International Olympic Committee almost four years ago to make a documentary about the Tokyo Olympics
June 17
Naomi Kawase, who directed the official documentary of the Tokyo Olympics, speaks to The Associated Press in Tokyo Friday, June 17, 2022. Kawase said her work was a challenge because public opinion was painfully divided, costs kept mounting, a scandal emerged over the logo design, disgruntled opening ceremony artists resigned and the Games were postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
June 17

Malaysia: Disney refused to cut gay scenes in 'Lightyear'

Malaysia’s film censors say it was Disney’s decision to ax the film there.
June 17
FILE - Character Buzz Lightyear stands near the entrance to the Aliens Swirling Saucers ride at Toy Story Land in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., June 23, 2018. Malaysia's film censors said Friday, June 17, 2022, that it was Disney's decision to ax the animated film “Lightyear” from the country's cinemas after refusing to cut scenes promoting homosexuality. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 17

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

JUNE 10 – JUNE 16, 2022 From the Royal Ascot horseracing in England to demonstrations in Congo and the fourth month of the war in Ukraine, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. This selection was curated by AP photographer Armando Franca in Lisbon. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
June 17
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, right, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talk on a traditional rowboat during their meeting at Harpsund, the country retreat of Swedish prime ministers, Monday, June 13, 2022. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP)
June 17

Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame

After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women
June 17
Pharrell Williams attends the world premiere of "The Black Godfather," at Paramount Studios on June 3, 2019, in Los Angeles, left, and Chad Hugo poses for a portrait in New York on May 22, 2022. Hugo and Williams, of the music production team The Neptunes, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gary G. Hamilton)
June 16

Georgetown dad acquitted in final college bribery scam trial

A father has been acquitted of paying off a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school in the final trial linked to the college admissions bribery scandal
June 16
FILE - Prospective students tour Georgetown University's campus, on July 10, 2013, in Washington. Amin Khoury is scheduled to stand trial Tuesday June 7, 2022, in Boston, on charges that he bribed Georgetown University tennis coach Gordon Ernst to get his daughter into the school as a recruit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 16

NYC guitar concert by Hinckley, who shot Reagan, is canceled

A planned New York City concert by would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. has been canceled even as Hinckley was freed from federal court oversight
June 16
FILE — John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington, Nov 18, 2003. A July 8, 2022, concert by Hinckley, who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been canceled on Wednesday, June 15, citing "very real and worsening threats and hate," by the Market Hotel, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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'The Summer I Turned Pretty' cast formed bond, star says

Nineteen-year-old newcomer Lola Tung stars in the Amazon series “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Jenny Han
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This image released by Amazon Prime Video shows Lola Tung in a scene from the series "The Summer I Turned Pretty." (Dana Hawley/Amazon Prime Video via AP)
June 16

Disney's 'Lightyear' banned in Muslim world for lesbian kiss

Authorities across much of the Muslim world have barred Disney’s latest animated film “Lightyear” from being played at cinemas after the inclusion of a brief kiss between a lesbian couple
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