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India's Republic Day parade curtailed amid COVID-19

Jan. 26, 2022 02:56 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of people braved a morning chill Wednesday on a ceremonial boulevard in India's capital to watch a display of the country’s military power and cultural diversity, but the colorful annual Republic Day spectacle was curtailed amid COVID-19. Nearly 500...

'Anything Goes' to steam into U.S. movie theaters in spring

Jan. 13, 2022 10:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can't make it to New York to see Sutton Foster on Broadway in the classic musical “The Music Man,” don't worry. You can always catch her at your local movie theater in another classic musical. A filmed recording of the two-time Tony Award-winner leading...

Russians heavy favorites for Olympic figure skating medals

Jan. 12, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Kamila Valieva began her run-up to the Beijing Olympics by heading to the lower-level Finlandia Trophy in early October, where the 15-year-old Russian superstar broke the world record for the free skate and total score. She continued it three weeks later by breaking those new marks...

American skater Chen eyes elusive Olympic gold in Beijing

Jan. 12, 2022 11:51 AM EST

Nathan Chen has accomplished just about everything that one can accomplish in the sport of figure skating. Six consecutive national championships, the most since two-time Olympic champion Dick Button in the 1940s and '50s. Three consecutive world championships, the...

Host Cameroon wins as African Cup opens under virus shadow

Jan. 09, 2022 16:32 PM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar scored two penalties in quick succession as the host country came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the African Cup of Nations' opening game Sunday, lifting the mood of a tournament burdened throughout the buildup by the...

Portland schools reinstate virus measures amid omicron

Jan. 05, 2022 19:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials with Portland Public Schools are tightening mask and vaccination requirements for after-school sports competitions, practices and performances amid a surge of COVID-19 cases around the state driven by the omicron variant. With little appetite for a...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

NYC Ballet cancels remainder of 'Nutcracker' performances

Dec. 28, 2021 17:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Remaining performances of “The Nutcracker” ballet have been canceled due to positive tests for coronavirus, the New York City Ballet announced Tuesday. The famed ballet by George Balanchine, a staple of the winter performing arts season in New York, was...

Florida adds 39,000 new COVID cases from Christmas weekend

Dec. 27, 2021 19:56 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida reported 39,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday from the Christmas weekend, as thousands of people waited in lines for tests following holiday gatherings and flights on crowded airplanes. Florida reported 17,955 new cases from Sunday and another 21,040 cases from...

Harvey Evans, actor in Broadway's golden years, dies at 80

Dec. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Evans, an actor, singer and dancer who had a knack for landing roles in the original Broadway productions of such classics as “West Side Story,” “Follies” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Gypsy,” has died. He was 80. Evans died Christmas Eve at the Actors...