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A Kashmiri man sprays sanitizer on the hand of Haseeb Mushtaq, a Kashmiri groom as he arrives at brides home during his wedding ceremony on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people celebrate weddings in Kashmir. The traditional week-long feasting , elaborate rituals and huge gatherings have given way to muted ceremonies with a limited number of close relatives attending. With restrictions in place and many weddings cancelled, the traditional wedding chefs have little or no work. The virus has drastically impacted the life and businesses in the region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic dampens Kashmir weddings, lavish feasts

Sep. 22, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In Indian-controlled Kashmir, the coronavirus pandemic within months has changed an elaborate and lavish marriage tradition that had remained virtually unaltered for centuries. Three days of feasting, elaborate rituals and huge gatherings have been replaced by muted ceremonies...

The Directors Guild of America headquarters is pictured on April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hollywood's unions announced Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of empty sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

Sep. 21, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the...

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Jude Law, Carrie Coon on the moody marital drama ‘The Nest’

Sep. 18, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

Carrie Coon so badly wanted the slow-burn familial drama “The Nest” to be made, she told its director that she’d step aside so that he could cast “someone more famous” in her role. “The Nest,” which is now playing in select theaters nationwide, is writer-director...

Couple wedded in Nebraska celebrates 85 years of marriage

Sep. 18, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ralph and Dorothy Kohler are celebrating their wedding anniversary — for the 85th time. WOWT-TV reports that he was just 17 and she was 16 when they tied the knot on Sept. 17, 1935, at the Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska. “Everybody said it would never...

FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, demonstrators stand in front of a rainbow flag of the Supreme Court in Washington. In 2019, there were slightly less than 1 million same-sex couple households in the U.S., and a majority of those couples were married. New figures released Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that of the 980,000 same-sex couple households, 58% were married couples and 42% were unmarried partners. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Gay marriages rise 5 years after Supreme Court ruling

Sep. 17, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages around the U.S., more than a half million households are made up of married same-sex couples, according to figures the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday. Since 2014, the year before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized...

Doctor pleads guilty to child porn charges involving teen

Sep. 16, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County doctor pleaded guilty to child pornography charges involving a teenager who he impregnated and claimed to have married. Dr. Ashu Joshi pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing child pornography. The plea deal calls for him to be sentenced to eight years in prison and pay...

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Review: A cross-cultural marriage hits the skids in 'Nest'

Sep. 16, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

Centuries-old creaking wood floors. Dark and endless hallways. Secret doors. When the O’Hara family from suburban New York arrives at their massive new manor in the English countryside, it feels like we’re settling in for another jumpy horror movie. But despite the current trend of horror films set...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Offset, left, and Cardi B arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” A Fulton County Courthouse filing states that she filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Cardi B files for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset

Sep. 16, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B has filed for divorce from Migos’ rapper Offset, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” The Grammy-winning rapper filed the divorce documents Tuesday in Atlanta, according to a Fulton County Courthouse filing. She said there are “no...

North Korean refugee Kim Seo-yun and her South Korean husband Lee Jeong-sup watch their wedding photos at their house in Seoul, South Korea Thursday, July 23, 2020. Tens of thousands of North Koreans, mostly women, have fled to South Korea over the past two decades. Arriving from a nominally socialist, extremely repressive society, these women often struggle to adjust to fast-paced, capitalistic lives in South Korea. They also face widespread discrimination, bias and loneliness. Many want to marry South Korean men, who they think will help them better adjust to new lives in South Korea. The number of these North-South Korean couples appears to be on the rise, according to at least one government survey.  (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North-South Korean couples try to bridge 75-year division

Sep. 9, 2020 4:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On their second date last year, feeling a little drunk at a seaside restaurant, Kim Seo-yun let slip a revelation to her South Korean love interest: She had fled North Korea a decade ago, something that sometimes made her feel ashamed in a country where North Korean defectors can...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 file photo, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott listens to lawmakers speak in Parliament in Canberra, Australia. Prominent equality and environmental activists, including “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen have urged the British government to drop plans to make former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott a U.K. trade advisor. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government faced growing opposition Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 over reports it will appoint Abbott, who led a conservative Australian government between 2013 and 2015, to the U.K.’s Board of Trade. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk, file)

UK ignores critics, makes ex-Australia PM Abbott trade envoy

Sep. 4, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government appointed former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to a post as unpaid trade advisor on Friday, ignoring criticism of the politician's views on women, gay rights and the environment. The Department for International Trade said Abbott, who led a conservative...