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Black Eyed Peas frontman defies Israel boycott calls

Nov. 29, 2021 14:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am said Monday that politics don’t dictate his actions, with pressure from pro-Palestinian activists unable to deter him from performing in Israel and maintaining ties to the country's high-tech scene. A Palestinian-led...

Miss Universe hopeful tests positive for COVID-19 in Israel

Nov. 29, 2021 10:45 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Organizers of the Miss Universe pageant said Monday that a contestant tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Israel, which is pressing ahead with plans to host the pageant despite closing its borders in the face of a newly detected variant. They...

In Israel, Miss Universe says pageant no place for politics

Nov. 17, 2021 12:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe said Wednesday the long-running beauty pageant shouldn't be politicized, even though its next edition is being held in Israel amid pressure on contestants to drop out in solidarity with the Palestinians. The 70th Miss Universe...

Today in History

Nov. 07, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2021. There are 54 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 7, 1917, Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13

Nov. 01, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 7-13: Nov. 7: Actor Barry Newman is 83. Actor Dakin Matthews (“Gilmore Girls,” “King of Queens”) is 81. Singer Johnny Rivers is 79. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 78. Actor Christopher Knight (“The Brady Bunch”) is...

New Zealand dispenses record number of jabs at 'Vaxathon'

Oct. 16, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand health care workers administered a record number of vaccine jabs Saturday as the nation held a festival aimed at getting more people inoculated against the coronavirus. Musicians, sports stars and celebrities pitched in for the...

Abortion, Taliban in spotlight at Hollywood women’s event

Oct. 01, 2021 03:55 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Hollywood event that’s supposed to be about women's empowerment in the industry and the world was more about how their rights are being imperiled at home and abroad. Restrictive abortion legislation in the U.S. and the Taliban's takeover...