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Bollywood actor, Deepika Padukone, center, arrives at the office of narcotics control board, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone, was questioned on Saturday by India's narcotics control board which is probing the movie industry's links with drug peddler and cartels, officials said. (AP Photo)

3 Bollywood stars questioned in drug investigation

Sep. 26, 2020 4:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Bollywood actors, including top star Deepika Padukone, were questioned by India’s narcotics agency on Saturday as part of an investigation into the movie industry’s alleged links with drug peddlers and cartels, officials said. Padukone was the first to arrive at the...

Black artist pulls exhibit from HistoryMiami to protest

Sep. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To the late songstress and civil rights activist Nina Simone, the role of an artist was quite clear: “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times,” she once told an interviewer. Although filmed decades ago, Simone’s words feel...

Artist painted 102 scenes of ‘vanishing’ Tampa Bay

Sep. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG , Fla. (AP) — Stuart Andrews’ quest to paint 102 local buildings started in a very practical way. A guy who’d commissioned some portraits never paid up, and Andrews wanted to use the canvases he’d already bought. “So I painted over his daughters,” said the...

Myrtle Beach theaters adjust to performing with masks

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Jim Collins has been suiting up in knight gear and armor for most of the 24 years he’s been with Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. But this year, there’s one more added piece of costume that wasn’t worn during medieval times. “Wearing the mask is...

Mural project aims to raise awareness of West End ‘Heroines’

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — If the rain wasn’t getting in Ashley Dopson’s way, it was the taggers. The start of Atlanta’s ninth annual ELEVATE public art festival was just under three weeks away. At that point, the mural Dopson designed as a festival centerpiece was little more than white outlines...

13-year-old covers Hurricane Laura from grandparents' house

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even St. Julien has been known to break a news story before other media outlets in his hometown in rural Acadia Parish, sometimes even upsetting spokespeople for agencies when he shares information before they do. The pushback doesn’t bother the 13-year-old. He’s not...

Indianapolis Zoo's new Bonsai exhibit spotlights living art

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Every snip, every trim, every cut has to be precise. With immense care and laser focus, bonsai artists work day after day on their craft. Each aspect of their tree is mapped out in advance. Their work may be hyper-planned, but the goal is to make the results look seamlessly natural. In...

Art Council goes 'outside the walls' during pandemic

Sep. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Over the summer, after Kalyn Fuller agreed to be the art teacher for all 1,600 elementary students at Columbus Municipal School District for the upcoming school year, she told her husband she was concerned about how the students would obtain art supplies -- or school supplies in...

Watch Bay St. Louis chef compete on Food Network

Sep. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Her Halloween haunted house won the first round of the Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship” as Renee Loranger of Bay St. Louis competes with 10 bakers from across the country for the prize of $25,000. The series, one of several Halloween-themed...

Canada Mounties charge man with falsely claiming terrorism

Sep. 25, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s national police force has arrested and charged a Canadian man with falsely claiming to have committed terrorist acts. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Friday that the criminal charge against Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, stems from numerous media interviews in which he...