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Art museum criticized for keeping Native American objects

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The Mimbres Collection at the Weisman Art Museum has a long and complicated past. First excavated by anthropology professors and students in the 1920s, the collection of human remains and burial belongings was housed at the University of Minnesota before being transferred to the...

Ofelia Esparza, 88, from East Los Angles, has brough fresh marigolds, often called

For many Latinos, virus deaths loom over Day of the Dead

Oct. 30, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter. Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it. Instead, it's going on a table in Gomez's home in Arizona that's dedicated to her mother, who died of...

This image released by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York shows a view of The Costume Institute’s exhibition

Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

Oct. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside. This year, it's the only star. A stylish Costume Institute show at the Metropolitan Museum has opened, six months behind schedule. But what’s...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks for a receiver during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Seattle. Wilson and his Grammy-winning wife, pop singer Ciara, are putting their money and celebrity behind rebranding a charter school, which advocates hope will boost the troubled Washington state charter school sector that has suffered from enrollment problems after years of legal challenges. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Russell Wilson stays busy on and off the NFL field

Oct. 30, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

While he’s leading the NFL in touchdown passes and directing the highest-scoring offense in the league, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is staying busy with philanthropic efforts away from the field. This week Wilson and his wife Ciara announced they are contributing $1.75 million to a charter...

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

In this Oct. 28, 2020, photo, supporters of President Donald Trump listen to him speak during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Ariz. Trump is painting an apocalyptic portrait of American life if Democrat Joe Biden gets elected. The president claims that if the Democrat takes over, the suburbs wouldn’t be the suburbs anymore, the economy would slump into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life in US under Biden

Oct. 29, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The suburbs wouldn't be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist. Even America's older adults would be left to figure out how to get by without heat, air conditioning or electricity. This is the apocalyptic...

A voter turns sideways as he eyes the opening of a ballot drop box before placing his ballot inside it Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state is one of five states, along with Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah, that conduct elections entirely by mail-in voting. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Election 2020 Today: Wooing Florida, getting out the vote

Oct. 29, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020, five days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Florida and North Carolina; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be in...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Hinckley, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan may soon get the most freedom he's had since since the shooting outside a Washington hotel in 1981. A lawyer for Hinckley Jr. and U.S. attorneys are discussing a possible agreement that would substantially reduce the conditions of Hinckley's release from a mental hospital in 2016, according to federal court hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Judge allows John Hinckley to publicly display his artwork

Oct. 28, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly display his writings, artwork and music, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. John Hinckley has long considered himself to be a musician and an artist. He paints and plays the guitar and has been involved in both pursuits as part of his...

FILE - In this Friday, June 27, 2014 file photo, British artist Tracey Emin poses for photographers next to her 1998 artpiece, entitled 'My Bed' at an auction house exhibition space in central London. British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation. In an interview published Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, Emin told the website Artnet that a malignant tumor was discovered on her bladder in the spring.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

Artist Tracey Emin reveals she had operation for cancer

Oct. 28, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British artist Tracey Emin says she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and is in remission after an operation. In an interview published Wednesday, Emin told the website Artnet that a malignant tumor was discovered on her bladder in the spring. She said she had surgery in the summer...

Israeli museum postpones plans to sell Islamic antiquities

Oct. 26, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A museum in Israel on Monday postponed its planned auction of dozens of rare Islamic antiquities after word of the sale sparked a public uproar. The L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art said it was putting the auction on hold after a positive dialogue with Israel's Culture Ministry and in...