Latest Friendships News

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

May. 20, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on Friday and will end in Japan next week at a time when world events are...

When Mavis Staples and Levon Helm met for some final music

May. 19, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 2011, two American iconic musicians met and jammed up a storm. Very few people heard what they created — until now. The 12-track live album “Carry Me Home” is the long-awaited record of what happened when Grammy-winning soul and gospel star...

Besties and former 'The Office' co-stars write on friendship

May. 17, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spoiler alert: Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey obviously knew how “The Office” ended its nine-year run on NBC, because, after all, they filmed it — but revisiting that time for their new book, “Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There,” was...

Fotopolous' push helps get Bohon to Florida as soccer coach

May. 16, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — One of Samantha Bohon's best friends started nudging her toward the Florida women's soccer job a year ago. The friend happened to be the greatest scorer in NCAA history. Danielle Fotopolous first suggested Bohon for the Gators' head coaching position when...

Australia seeks friendship with Solomons despite China pact

May. 06, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's defense minister said Friday that his nation wants to continue having a strong friendship with the Solomon Islands despite it signing a security pact with China. Speaking on Australia’s Nine Network “Today” show, Peter Dutton said Solomon Islands...

Depp's friend expresses doubts over Heard's allegations

Apr. 13, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

A longtime friend and next-door neighbor of Johnny Depp testified Wednesday that Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, had told him the movie star threw a phone at her and hit her inside the couple’s Los Angeles penthouse. But Isaac Baruch said he never noticed any evidence of abuse on...

Review: 'Left on Tenth,' a funny, poignant, magical memoir

Apr. 12, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

“Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life,” by Delia Ephron (Little, Brown and Company) After Delia Ephron's husband died, she wrote a New York Times piece about the battle to get her internet service turned back on after Verizon disconnected it along with her late spouse's...

Good friends, Spieth and Thomas have same Masters goal

Apr. 06, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

Augusta, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth is a little frustrated he has just one green jacket. Justin Thomas is just as frustrated he has only won one major championship — and it didn’t come with a green jacket. If their motivations this week at the Masters are similar it shouldn’t...

Billy Turner returns to Denver, reunites with Hackett

Mar. 29, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Billy Turner's one-year deal with the Denver Broncos represents not only a homecoming but a reunion. Turner, who played in Denver from 2016-18, and Broncos new head coach Nathaniel Hackett developed a close friendship during their time together in Green Bay,...

Friends With Paws placing therapy dogs in some WVa schools

Mar. 28, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some West Virginia schools will have a new face joining students this year: therapy dogs to offer companionship and comfort. Friends With Paws will be a partnership between the governor's office, West Virginia Communities in Schools Nonprofit and the state...