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United States' Coco Gauff, left, and compatriot Caty McNally wear a tribute to Kobe Bryant on their shoes during their doubles match against Japan's Shuko Aoyama amd Ena Shibahara at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Bryant's death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians

Jan. 27, 2020 5:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport. However, his death Sunday in a helicopter accident comes at an awkward time between the country and the league. National broadcaster CCTV pulled all NBA games...

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) wears a No. 8 jersey honoring former NBA player Kobe Bryant prior to an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. Bryant died in a California helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Young scores 45 on emotional night, leads Hawks past Wizards

Jan. 26, 2020 11:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had to compose himself a couple of times when asked about the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. It wasn't easy for Young, who was mentored by Bryant and had a special relationship with the former NBA star's 13-year-old girl, nicknamed Gigi. “One of the last...

A model wears a creation as part of the Prada men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Milan designers consider menswear for the next decade

Jan. 12, 2020 3:49 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers were taking a step back as they consider the import of presenting their first collections of the 2020s. The last decade marked a blurring in gender roles and also the rise of high-end streetwear. Anyone looking back at past decades will see how they softly blur one...

Human remains, shoe found near office building in Juneau

Jan. 6, 2020 6:27 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Human remains were found inside a shoe near a state office building in Juneau, police said Monday. Police just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday received a report of possible human remains found on the sea walk behind the state Department of Labor building. The building is just southeast of...

Man arrested after security video captures domestic violence

Jan. 2, 2020 5:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man was arrested Thursday in a case involving home surveillance video showing a man hitting and kicking his girlfriend as he dragged her into a car, police said. The video released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department showed a woman running from a car and screaming for help...

This Dec. 3, 2019, photo, ecologist Nalini Nadkarni is shown in her lab on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City holding a Barbie created to look like her when she's climbing into the treetops to study the rainforest canopy. Nadkarni's childhood climbing trees shaped her career and now she's hoping she can get help kids interested in science in an new way: Barbies. Nadkarni has long created her own

Forest ecologist helps refashion Barbie dolls as scientists

Dec. 30, 2019 2:04 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she’d run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents’ backyard and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book. That time in the treetops set the tone for the rest of her life: She’s now a forest...

In this Thursday Dec. 19, 2019 photo, people attend a concert, part of the MDL Beast Festival, a three-day musical extravaganza in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The festival was the kingdom's most eye-popping effort yet at showcasing the dramatic changes taking hold in this country, where more than half of the 20 million citizens are below the age of 25. While the social changes ushered in by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have been sweeping, so too is his crackdown on criticism and political expression. (MDL Beast via AP)

Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave

Dec. 23, 2019 7:35 AM EST

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Supermodels and social media mavens, their makeup artists and hair stylists in tow, posed at a concert in leather pants, chunky sweaters and trendy black combat boots. What was unusual about these Instagram posts was that they were all deliberately tagged in Riyadh, Saudi...

Mexican artist Fabian Chairez stands next to his painting showing Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata straddling on a horse nude, wearing high heels and a pink, broad-brimmed, during an interview at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he'll ask his culture minister to mediate a dispute over an effeminate painting of Zapata. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Controversial Zapata painting will stay on display in Mexico

Dec. 12, 2019 11:58 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A controversial painting of a Mexican Revolution hero will remain on exhibit accompanied by a note saying the descendants of Emiliano Zapata do not agree with the effeminate depiction, Mexico's culture ministry said in a statement Thursday. The painting displayed as part of an exhibit of...

A tourist takes photos of a painting by Mexican artist Fabian Chairez showing Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata straddling on a horse nude, wearing high heels and a pink, broad-brimmed, during an interview at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he'll ask his culture minister to mediate a dispute over an effeminate painting of Zapata. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexican government to mediate dispute over painting of hero

Dec. 11, 2019 8:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's culture minister will mediate a dispute over an effeminate painting of Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday. The painting on exhibition at the Fine Arts Palace depicts Zapata nude astride a horse and wearing...

Coroner seeks help identifying man found in river

Dec. 11, 2019 6:22 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A coroner's office in South Carolina is asking for the public's help in identifying a man whose body was found in a river earlier this year. The Charleston County Coroner’s Office told news outlets the body was recovered from Cooper River on Jan. 7. Since then, they've...