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VIRUS DIARY: From red carpets to empty streets, and back

Apr. 29, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the last normal night in Hollywood, there was one couple wearing masks. It was novel enough that I shot a photo of them. I had no idea they would soon be all of us. It was March 9, 2020, and the premiere of Disney’s live-action “Mulan”...

A philanthropic drive to aid Black women is gaining momentum

Apr. 22, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

The needs of Black women and girls have become a focus of philanthropic efforts as major donors seek to narrow a racial wealth gap and address chronic funding disparities for groups that serve minority women. This week's guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin, the former...

Celebrities make a stand for COVID vaccines on TV special

Apr. 16, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and a slew of celebrities including Billy Crystal, Jennifer Hudson and Lin-Manuel Miranda are part of a special aimed at boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates. “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” airing at 7...

Jury recommends life in prison for Missouri man in 2 deaths

Apr. 16, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A jury recommended on Friday that a Kansas City man receive the maximum sentence for killing two women nearly a decade apart and leaving their bodies in the same field. The Cass County jury recommended that Kylr Yust, 32, serve life in prison...

Sister recovering from leukemia now rooting Staley in person

Mar. 28, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley had a special supporter on hand for the team’s Sweet 16 victory Sunday: big Tracey Underwood. Staley's older sister is recovering from leukemia and needed a bone-marrow transplant last August. ...