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Winding paths to teaching for paralegal, logger, actress

Jan. 18, 2020 3:06 AM EST

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Lindsay Weaver used to work as a paralegal. Now she lays down the law of language for her Danville Middle School students. Alyssa Pittenger was in fashion management and visual merchandising for the Nordstrom department store in King of Prussia then in Rockville, Maryland. That was...

Dream Come True: Local named Broadway’s next Roxie Hart

Jan. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Emma Pittman was moving into her New York City apartment, everything seemingly fell into place all at the same time. Pittman’s mother was in town helping her settle into her new apartment as Pittman began her new life when she received a phone call that would assuredly...

Ballet instructor convicted for molesting male student

Jan. 14, 2020 10:29 PM EST

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A former dance instructor was convicted of molesting a male student at a school in Pennsylvania after pleading guilty to similar charges in Delaware in 2018. The jury in Judge David Bortner’s courtroom delivered its guilty verdict to Alexander Boitsov, of Hockessin, on...

Local sports medicine doctor relates to the world of dance

Jan. 12, 2020 1:01 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A ballet barre featured alongside an elliptical machine, exercise ball and other equipment is the first clue that Dr. Megan Meier's clinic isn't an ordinary medical office. Meier's nickname of "Dance Doctor" serves as another hint that the physician fits right in at Oklahoma City...

Jackie, Tito Jackson return to Gary to tour hometown school

Jan. 9, 2020 4:04 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two of Michael Jackson’s brothers returned to their hometown of Gary, Indiana, to watch students perform at a school the siblings last visited nearly a half-century ago. Jackie and Tito Jackson dropped by Gary's West Side Leadership Academy on Wednesday for a tour of its performing...

FILE - In a Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres, winner of the Carol Burnett award, poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. “The Masked Singer” has been such a hit for Fox that the network is doubling down on hidden entertainers. Fox says it's joining with Ellen DeGeneres to produce “The Masked Dancer,” a celebrity competition show based on “The Masked Singer” and a segment that DeGeneres originated on her talk show. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Fox adding 'The Masked Dancer' to 'The Masked Singer'

Jan. 7, 2020 2:37 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “The Masked Singer” has been such a hit for Fox that the network is doubling down on hidden entertainers. Fox said Tuesday that it is joining with Ellen DeGeneres to produce “The Masked Dancer,” a celebrity competition show based on “The Masked...

Stanford's Lexie Hull, center, passes the ball from the floor away from Washington's Ali Bamberger (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Williams leads No. 5 Stanford women past Washington 77-56

Jan. 5, 2020 7:50 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Once Kiana Williams and Stanford found a rhythm after halftime and began taking better care of the ball, Washington could no longer keep up. Yet the scrappy Huskies stuck right in there for long enough against a top team to show they will be a tough opponent in the Pac-12...

In this Nov. 3, 2019, photograph a child with Down syndrome prepare to show skirts displaying drawings inspired by children, during a fashion show dubbed

AP Photos: Disabled Romanian children given chance to shine

Jan. 4, 2020 5:07 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — During Romania's communist era, children with disabilities were shunned, often locked away in institutions or kept at home and deprived of schooling and social interactions. Recent shows in which children with Down syndrome had the starring roles illustrate how much that has...

Confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Kisses, cheers, fireworks welcome 2020 in Times Square

Jan. 1, 2020 4:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Couples kissed. Others cheered and waved balloons as fireworks burst into the night sky and confetti fell to welcome the start of 2020 in New York City's Times Square. In one of the globe's most-watched New Year's Eve spectacles, the crowd counted down the last seconds of 2019 as a...

Striking musicians of the Paris Opera house perform outside the Bastille Opera house Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 in Paris. Banner reads : Paris Opera on strike. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Dec. 31, 2019 3:19 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a compromise between his government and unions over plans to change the pension system that have led to sustained strikes — including from Paris Opera musicians who staged a street concert in rebellion. In a spirited, makeshift...