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In this recent photo, Dena Little poses at Storybook Farm in Opelika, Ala. Since beginning Storybook Farm 18 years ago, Little and the organization's volunteers have helped around 10,000 children.  (Jasmyne Ray/Opelika-Auburn News via AP)

Storybook Farm gives children back their childhood

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Dena Little understands the value of the human-animal bond and how it effects people, having grown up around animals, horses in particular, Taking bond a step further, she has come up with ways to help children going through difficult times. Little runs Storybook Farm, founded in 2002,...

ExhibitBE: Fearless graffiti masterpiece 5 years later

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — ExhibitBE came to a triumphant close on Martin Luther King Day, five years ago. Some of the original murals that crowded the walls of the derelict five-story DeGaulle Manor apartment building are still intact, though some have been tagged over or altered. The building itself is still a...

In  this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, photo, Sonny Miles, a 2014 graduate from Mount Tabor High School, poses for a portrait, in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. Miles, whose real name is Jordan Williams, earned newfound recognition after

North Carolina musician lands on Barack Obama's playlist

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Several months ago, Winston-Salem-native Sonny Miles recorded “Raleighwood Hills” with his friends LesTheGenius and Jaxson Free, and did what modern musicians do today — got it placed on a curated Spotify playlist, posted it on YouTube and hoped for the...

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Kardashian West pursues criminal justice reform in TV show

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is a step closer to becoming a lawyer, having finished her first year of study as an apprentice. She told The Associated Press on Saturday that her next step is taking the “baby bar,” so-called because it's a one-day exam. If she passes, she plans...

Inbee Park builds 2-shot lead in LPGA season opener

Jan. 18, 2020 6:11 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Inbee Park finally made a bogey, but she still finished with a 4-under 67 Saturday and a two-shot lead over Sei Young Kim heading into the final round of the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. Park, a 19-time winner on the LPGA Tour, hadn't made a bogey...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay £2.4 million of taxpayer's money spent on renovating their Berkshire home, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday, Jan. 18. 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles

Jan. 18, 2020 6:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. walks off the field after the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game between Clemson and LSU in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department said Saturday, Jan 18, 2020, that a misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Beckham has been rescinded. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. rescinded in butt-swat case

Jan. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has been rescinded, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed Saturday. The warrant was issued Thursday as video posted on social media appeared to show Beckham swatting a...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Hank Azaria speaks during the AMC Networks TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Azaria told the industry blog, slashfilm.com, that he has no plans to continue voicing his character of Apu on “The Simpsons.” But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria brought alive for 30 years won't live on. Producers and Fox Broadcasting Co. wouldn't confirm to The Associated Press Azaria's exit or an end to Apu, a recurring character that has drawn criticism for reinforcing racial stereotypes. There was no immediate reply Saturday, Jan. 18 from Azaria’s publicist. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Report: Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons'

Jan. 18, 2020 5:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog. But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria brought alive for 30 years won't live on. Producers and Fox Broadcasting Co....

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Paris Hilton reveals private side in upcoming documentary

Jan. 18, 2020 5:03 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Having thrown her life open for years, it's hard to believe there isn't much the public doesn't know about Paris Hilton. But wait, there is. The 38-year-old socialite often described as famous for being famous reveals a private side of herself in “This is Paris,” a...

Scores of people pick free tulips on Dam Square in front of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on national tulip day which marks the opening of the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National Tulip Day

Jan. 18, 2020 4:20 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Winter blues 0, joyful color 1. Tulip growers in the Netherlands beat back winter — if only for a day — with a riotous explosion of color Saturday as they turned an Amsterdam square into a multi-colored feast for cold-dulled senses to mark National Tulip Day. Several thousand...