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GOP front-runner lies low in open US House race in Nashville

Oct. 04, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly two months after far-right conservative Andy Ogles secured the Republican nomination in a reconfigured congressional district that cuts into left-leaning Nashville, the former rural county mayor has largely vanished from the public arena. In August,...

Stella McCartney dabbles in art at eco-pioneering Paris show

Oct. 03, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It was as much art fair as fashion show for Stella McCartney, who put on an art-infused spring collection at Paris Fashion Week on Monday vibrating with flashes of color. Iconic Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara collaborated on the designs showcased outside...

Super squash: 2,554-pound pumpkin carves out new US record

Oct. 03, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) — A 2,554-pound pumpkin grown in upstate New York has set a new U.S. record for the heaviest. State and national records fell over the weekend at the Great Pumpkin Farm in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence, when Scott Andrusz's entry broke the previous national...

AP PHOTOS: Kolkata artists paint, mold idols for Durga Puja

Oct. 03, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Spirits are soaring in India's “City of Joy” as tens of thousands of people jostle on Kolkata's streets in celebration of “Durga Puja,” the most important festival of the Bengali community. The five-day festival that began Saturday is marked by prayers...

Prairie View beats Grambling 34-14 at State Fair Classic

Oct. 01, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ahmad Antoine had 16 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown, Xxavier Watson returned a fumble 40 yards for a score and Prairie View A&M never trailed Saturday night in its 34-14 win over Grambling at the Cotton Bowl in the State Fair Classic. Prairie View has won...

Annual hot air balloon festival draws global audience to US

Oct. 01, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot air balloons lifted off Saturday morning, marking the start of an annual fiesta that has drawn pilots and spectators from across the globe to New Mexico’s high desert for 50 years now. As one of the most photographed events in the world,...

Italy's Meloni vows to put national energy interests first

Oct. 01, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who is poised to become Italy’s next premier, vowed Saturday to put national interests first in tackling soaring energy costs as she made her first public outing since her Brothers of Italy party won the most votes in the country's national election....

Friend or foe? Japan-China ties complicated after 50 years

Sep. 28, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Friend or foe? Or both? On the streets of Tokyo and Beijing, the ties between Japan and China remain complicated and often contradictory, 50 years after the two Asian countries normalized relations as part of the process that brought Communist China into the international fold. ...

Drag performer sues blogger for defamation over edited video

Sep. 28, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A drag performer has filed a defamation lawsuit against a far-right blogger he accuses of releasing a doctored video that falsely made it look as if he had exposed himself to children. Eric Posey filed the lawsuit Monday in a court in northern Idaho, saying his...

Global Citizen Festival generates $2.4 billion in pledges

Sep. 26, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival, which included performances from Metallica, Mariah Carey and Usher, generated more than $2.4 billion in commitments to fight extreme poverty and disease. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, U.S....