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Anthony Veasna So wins posthumous award for LGBTQ fiction

May. 11, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Jones Jr.'s historical novel “The Prophets” and Anthony Veasna So's posthumous debut story collection “Afterparties” are among the winners of the 34th annual Triangle Awards, given for outstanding LGBTQ literature. So, who died suddenly in 2020 at...

Review: Acting chemistry boosts (very) dark 'Count of Three'

May. 11, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

“On the Count of Three” is marketed as a “darkly comic” movie. Well, there's dark comedy and there’s darker comedy, and then there's comedy like this — so dark that you wonder if the two words can realistically co-exist in one sentence. So it’s not clear in which genre...

California lays out plan to drastically cut fossil fuel use

May. 10, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New homes built in California starting in 2026 need to be powered by all-electric furnaces, stoves and other appliances if California is to meet its ambitious climate change goals over the next two decades, according to a state pollution-reduction plan released Tuesday....

Today in History: April 27, deadly Alabama tornadoes

Apr. 27, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 27, the 117th day of 2022. There are 248 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 27, 1994, former President Richard M. Nixon was remembered at an outdoor funeral service attended by...

Suit: Mississippi high court districts dilute Black voting

Apr. 25, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi needs to update its state Supreme Court districts to ensure Black voters have a chance to elect a candidate of their choice in a state with a history of racially polarized voting, Black plaintiffs said in a lawsuit filed Monday. Mississippi's three...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 24-30

Apr. 18, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 24-30: April 24: Actor Shirley MacLaine is 88. Actor-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 80. Country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 79. Drummer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 77. Singer Ann Peebles is 75....

What happens in divorce when digital bullying is in play?

Apr. 13, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Emily Pina's parents separated, the 27-year-old in Phoenix said she spent years listening to her dad beg for the return of his family. He turned up the volume once her mom started dating. Sound familiar? “It's the same thing as Kanye and...

Today in History: April 6, first modern Olympics begin

Apr. 06, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 6, the 96th day of 2022. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece. On this date: ...

California may empower citizens to sue over illegal firearms

Apr. 05, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stung by a deadly mass shooting Sunday mere blocks from the state Capitol, California lawmakers on Tuesday advanced an innovative new approach to gun control that would empower private citizens to sue those who traffic in illegal weapons. California...

Before high-rises, Sunny Isles was famed for kitschy motels

Apr. 02, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

SUNNY ISLES, Fla. (AP) — When it opened on New Year’s Day in 1950, the Ocean Palm motel signaled a new era for Sunny Isles, then known mainly as home to illegal casinos. Designed by the late and influential Miami Beach architect Norman Giller, the Ocean Palm was built to appeal...