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'Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider's history-making run ends

Jan. 26, 2022 22:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider’s dazzling streak is over, snapped Wednesday by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money. Schneider’s success put her in the ranks of Ken Jennings, who's serving as guest host,...

Review: Strangers on a train in 'Compartment No. 6'

Jan. 26, 2022 19:37 PM EST

A train ride from Moscow to the arctic port city of Murmansk would not seem like the most likely setting for anything as warm as Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen's “Compartment No. 6." To Laura (Seidi Haarla), a Finnish archeology student who's reluctantly left behind her...

'Navalny' aims to make noise for imprisoned Russian leader

Jan. 26, 2022 18:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Within hours of Russian authorities officially adding Alexei Navalny to the country’s registry of terrorists and extremists, a new documentary about the imprisoned Russian opposition leader premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. "Navalny” was dramatically...

Race, age, weight: Valentino backs diversity in Paris show

Jan. 26, 2022 18:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — It was a breath of fresh air in Paris, as Valentino's designer Pierpaolo Piccioli liberated himself of constraints on race, age and weight Wednesday to produce a joyful, inclusive and long-awaited moment of couture. Fashion prides itself on being able to predict trends...

Spotify says it will grant Young's request to remove music

Jan. 26, 2022 18:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young's music will be removed from Spotify at his request, following the veteran rock star's protest over the streaming service airing a popular podcast that featured a figure criticized for spreading COVID misinformation. Spotify, in a statement on Wednesday,...

Lawyer: Avenatti said he'd represent porn star for a dollar

Jan. 26, 2022 18:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti jumped at the chance to represent porn star Stormy Daniels in 2018, saying he’d do it for a dollar, another California attorney testified Wednesday at Avenatti's criminal trial. The testimony by the lawyer, Sean Ernesto Macias, was expected to set...

Prince Andrew renews attempt to get Giuffre suit dismissed

Jan. 26, 2022 17:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew’s lawyers asked a U.S. court again Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, citing multiple legal defenses. Among them: The lawyers said that if any sexual activity did occur between the prince and Virginia Giuffre, it was...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EST

Advance Media New York. January 23, 2022. Editorial: With Rep. John Katko out, Republicans have a choice: CNY values or Trumpism? Rep. John Katko’s regrettable decision to retire from Congress at the end of his term frees him to speak his mind without regard to the...

Picasso heirs launch digital art piece to ride 'crypto' wave

Jan. 26, 2022 16:11 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Pablo, meet Crypto. Heirs of Pablo Picasso, the famed 20th-century Spanish artist, are vaulting into 21st-century commerce by selling 1,010 digital art pieces of one of his ceramic works that has never before been seen publicly — riding a fad for “crypto”...

Brian Cox hopes memoir doesn't put 'full stop' on his life

Jan. 26, 2022 15:52 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Finishing a book is usually cause for celebration. Not for actor Brian Cox. The book in question, “Putting the Rabbit in the Hat,” out now, chronicles the actor’s journey from humble beginnings in Dundee, Scotland, to being the toast of Hollywood, thanks to his...