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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole (28) is shown during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Bonding between veterans and youngsters has been a time-honored tradition in hockey, with older players routinely inviting rookies to live with them during their first season. That was the case for Cole, who was guided by Barret Jackman while both were in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Mentors wanted: Virus limits vet-rookie time away from rink

Jan. 15, 2021 2:39 AM EST

Colorado defenseman Ian Cole has taken a young kid under his wing as he starts his 11th season in the NHL, dining with him often and going the extra mile to make sure his needs are met. Of course, this is Cole's infant son, who was born over the summer. Someday, maybe Cole will serve again as a full-blown mentor...

This image provided by Martha Stewart Living shows pigs in blankets with mustard sauces. Greg Lofts, deputy food editor for Martha Stewart Living, says his years of catering experience for kids and adults alike

`Noon Year’s Eve': toasting the new year before midnight

Jan. 4, 2021 11:44 AM EST

Don’t want to stay up till midnight on the last day of the year? Families, early sleepers and those wanting to social distance might consider a midday celebration for December 31. It's easy to bring the festive feeling of a nighttime soiree into the daylight hours at home. SETTING THE MOOD First, keep...

Israeli couple Noemie Azerad, right, and her husband Simon David Benhamou grasp each others hands on the shoulders of skullcap-wearing groomsmen during their wedding party at a hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.  For the past month, Israelis long accustomed to traveling incognito, if at all, to Arab countries, have made themselves at home in the UAE’s commercial hub.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

In new playground Dubai, Israelis find parties, Jewish rites

Dec. 31, 2020 2:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a scene that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable. As Emiratis in flowing white robes and headdresses looked on, the Israeli bride and groom were hoisted on the shoulders of skullcap-wearing groomsmen and carried toward the dance floor, where dozens...

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, ornaments hang on a Christmas tree on display in New York. Office holiday parties are tricky in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dancing, drinking and fancy dinners are out. Many companies are foregoing parties altogether, deciding instead to send staff gift baskets, extra time off or donations to charities that employees choose. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall, File)

Snow days, virtual opera: The office holiday party goes on

Dec. 17, 2020 1:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An online murder mystery. Law-themed opera arias. A snowman-building competition. With dancing, drinking and fancy dinners a no-go because of virus concerns, companies are getting creative about their holiday office parties this year. The challenge is how to organize a virtual celebration...

FILE - In this Wednesday, 22 April, 2015 file photo, Kay Burley poses for photographers upon her arrival at the British Academy Television Nominees Party in London. British broadcaster Sky News said Thursday Dec. 10, 2020, they have taken one of its leading news anchors, Kay Burley, off the air for six months after she threw a birthday party that violated coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Sky News anchor suspended for breaching virus restrictions

Dec. 10, 2020 12:32 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster Sky News has taken one of its leading news anchors off the air for six months after she threw a birthday party that violated coronavirus restrictions. The channel said Thursday that Kay Burley had agreed to be off air for six months “as a result of an internal...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 file photo, singer Rita Ora poses for photographers upon her arrival at the British Fashion Awards in central London. British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday Nov. 30, 2020, for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and inexcusable error of judgment.” (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Rita Ora says sorry for lockdown-breaching birthday party

Nov. 30, 2020 9:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and inexcusable error of judgment.” The Sun newspaper ran photos of Ora and others, including models Cara and Poppy Delevingne, arriving at the Casa Cruz...

FILE- In this March 28, 2019, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, speaks with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state Yogi Adityanath during an election campaign rally in Meerut, India. India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has approved legislation in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, that lays out a prison term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion. The decree was passed Tuesday and follows a campaign by Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party against interfaith marriages. The party describes such marriages as “love jihad,” an unproven conspiracy theory used by its leaders and Hindu hard-line groups to accuse Muslim men of converting Hindu women by marriage. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

Indian state outlaws religious conversion by marriage

Nov. 25, 2020 2:34 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has approved legislation in the country’s most populous state that lays out a prison term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion. The decree for the state of Uttar Pradesh was...

A traveler adjusts her mask while waiting to check in for her flight at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

VIRUS TODAY: Holiday party defiance, mask wearing in 2021

Nov. 24, 2020 5:45 PM EST

Here's what's happening Tuesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — The promising advances with vaccine development do not mean that people can stop wearing masks and socially distancing anytime soon. That's because it will take months for the vaccine to roll out and reach a sizable percentage of...

First lady Melania Trump stands next to the 2020 Official White House Christmas tree as it is presented on the North Portico of the White House, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings

Nov. 24, 2020 11:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All those warnings from public health officials begging Americans to limit gatherings this holiday season amid a surge in coronavirus cases aren't stopping the White House from planning a host of festivities and holiday parties in the midst of a pandemic. Monday's delivery of an...

Japan ex-PM Abe's office investigated over funding scandal

Nov. 24, 2020 4:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Tuesday his office is being investigated for questionable expenses linked to a dinner party his office hosted for his supporters ahead of an annual cherry blossom viewing party — a scandal that has been on the backburner for months....