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Moms are taking sleepovers to a new level

Jul. 10, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kristin Cummings and Erika Johnson met several years ago, when their kids took lessons at the same swim club. The two young mothers quickly became fast friends, their families partying together, vacationing together. And now they’re in business together. ...

Column: Are Savannah Bananas the cure for baseball's ills?

Jun. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than 90 minutes before the first pitch, it's already clear this isn't just any ol' baseball game. The crowd queued up outside the main gate slowly begins to part, clearing the way for a pep band to guide the home team — adorned in bright yellow uniforms...

Review: ‘Cha Cha’ is poignant, surprising coming-of-age tale

Jun. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

The glow sticks. The neon lanyards. DJs playing wildly inappropriate songs. The mocktails, the tipsy grown-ups, the awkward adolescent kisses in photo booths. Finally, a feature film set on the suburban bar mitzvah party circuit. But there’s more than just cleverly...

Two Jersey Shore towns go to court to block pop-up parties

Jun. 10, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Two popular Jersey Shore towns are going to court to try to block so-called “pop-up parties” at which thousands of people gather on the beach. They acted after previous events resulted in public drinking, drug use, fights and vandalism. ...

Pride parade in Tel Aviv draws tens of thousands

Jun. 10, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of people attended this year's Pride Parade in Tel Aviv on Friday, celebrating the LGBTQ community and calling for equality in the largest annual gathering of its kind in the Middle East. The sprawling event in Israel's seaside metropolis,...

Two rare Shirley Jackson stories published this week

Jun. 09, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shirley Jackson had a gift for evoking the depths of anxiety in the space it might take to summarize a baseball game. Two very brief and previously unreleased stories, “Charlie Roberts” and “Only Stand and Wait,” were published this week in the summer issue...

Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid 'discomfort'

Jun. 02, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II stepped gingerly onto the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who came to join her at the start of four days of celebrations of her 70 years on the throne. Her fans sported Union Jack flags, party hats...

Aguilera, Hanks, De Niro and more light up Cannes amfAR gala

May. 26, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

ANTIBES, France (AP) — Robert De Niro was the honored guest at the 28th annual amfAR Gala Cannes, where one lucky guest won an auction to have lunch with the actor and a piece of his family history. One of the most anticipated events of the Cannes Film Festival, over 800 guests...

Penske ready for 300,000 guests in a full-capacity Indy 500

May. 25, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske motioned toward the turn four grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His father took him to those seats in 1951 and a 14-year-old Penske was instantly hooked by the sights and the sounds of “The 500-Mile Sweepstakes,” won that day by Lee Wallard. ...