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Cher appears at Balmain finale at Paris Fashion Week

Sep. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear Wednesday with atmospherics and excitement over Balmain’s evening fashion-music festival spectacular — a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and performances. That included a finale walk from...

Column: Johnson will chase challenges long into retirement

Sep. 26, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is a scene in Jimmie Johnson's coffee table book “One More Lap” in which the seven-time NASCAR champion and future Hall of Famer gives a dramatic reading of an excerpt from a biography of the late journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The author, Ivan...

Global Citizen Festival generates $2.4 billion in pledges

Sep. 26, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival, which included performances from Metallica, Mariah Carey and Usher, generated more than $2.4 billion in commitments to fight extreme poverty and disease. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, U.S....

'Let's have some music': Elton John plays White House

Sep. 23, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “God bless you, let’s have some music,” said Elton John. With that, the White House South Lawn was transformed into a musical lovefest Friday night as John played a farewell gig to honor everyday “heroes” like teachers, nurses and AIDS activists. But as...

"Don't Look Up" director McKay gives to climate activists

Sep. 20, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In director Adam McKay's “Don't Look Up," a 2021 satire about two scientists who try in vain to warn the world about a planet-destroying comet, the scientists' desperate plea for action ultimately doesn't work. But don't take that as McKay's view on the...

MLB celebrates Roberto Clemente Day, ceremony at Citi Field

Sep. 16, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the big leaguers who saw him play, Roberto Clemente was a breathtaking talent and unmistakable force on the field who made a powerful impact on young ballplayers. His selfless humanitarianism left a lasting impression, too. Major League Baseball...

Tearful Allison Russell wins Americana Award for debut album

Sep. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Russell won album of the year for her debut solo record “Outside Child,” while bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings won artist of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards. Russell, whose starkly beautiful album touches...

Padraig Harrington leads Ascension Charity Classic

Sep. 10, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Padraig Harrington bogeyed the final hole Saturday for a 5-under 66, leaving him just a stroke ahead of Steve Stricker and Bernhard Langer with a round lead in the Ascension Charity Classic. Harrington, the three-time major winner and most recent European Ryder Cup...

AlphaTauri says 2023 seat will likely go to Gasly or Herta

Sep. 10, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

AlphaTauri is awaiting a decision from the FIA on Colton Herta's eligibility to compete in Formula One next season, and it said Saturday the delay is affecting the team's planning for its 2023 lineup. Pierre Gasly is currently under contract to AlphaTauri via a deal with Red Bull,...

Music writer fights subpoena to testify at R. Kelly trial

Sep. 06, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A music writer who spent decades raising awareness about sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly is fighting a bid to force him to testify at the R&B singer's federal trial on child pornography and trial-fixing charges, according to a Tuesday court filing. ...