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AP Interview: Photographer documented 1968 Soviet invasion

Aug. 19, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — It's been 50 years, but powerful images of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia taken by photographer Josef Koudelka still resonate among Czechs and elsewhere in the world — they've even been admired in Russia. As the armies of the five Warsaw Pact countries invaded his country an...

Avenatti to visit New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

Aug. 19, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, is attending a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House. Avenatti is scheduled to attend the Hillsborough County Democrats' Summer...

Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert

Aug. 18, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

THACKERSVILLE, Okla. (AP) — At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed. WinStar World Casino and Resort says in a statement posted on Twitter Saturday that...

The Latest: Kurt Busch wins Bristol for 6th victory

Aug. 18, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest from NASCAR's race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Kurt Busch has won the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway to steal the spotlight from his younger brother. Busch's victory was his first of the season and sixth career Cup win on the Tennessee...

Josh Gordon 'humbly' returns to Browns after health absence

Aug. 18, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon kept his word and "humbly" returned to the Cleveland Browns. All they can do is hope he stays clean. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver, who has battled drug and alcohol dependence for much of his life, Saturday ended an extended absence from training camp to deal with his...

Yankees celebrate 1998 World Series championship team

Aug. 18, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada returned to the Bronx on Saturday for the New York Yankees' celebration of their 1998 World Series championship team. Darryl Strawberry and former manager Joe Torre also attended the ceremony before New York's game against the Toronto Blue...

When Ms. Franklin calls: Reporter reflects on Queen of Soul

Aug. 18, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When I got the chance to interview Aretha Franklin for the first time in 2001, I was already a bundle of nerves: Even though it was just over the phone, I'd be talking to THE Queen of Soul! You could get no closer to rock 'n' roll royalty than the Queen herself. So my trepidation was...

Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

Aug. 18, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears. The singer cried during an interview Friday with Ebro for Beats 1 on Apple Music as she shared thoughts on the 2017 concert in England, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people. She said that terrorists "want you to be...

Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

Aug. 18, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near...

Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Aug. 18, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. Khan' s Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the most seats in the July 25...