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Tyre Nichols remembered as beautiful soul with creative eye

Feb. 03, 2023 14:31 PM EST

On most weekends, Tyre Nichols would head to the city park, train his camera on the sky and wait for the sun to set. “Photography helps me look at the world in a more creative way. It expresses me in ways I cannot write down for people,” he wrote on his website. He preferred...

Belgian carnival town celebrates again after COVID hiatus

Feb. 03, 2023 02:53 AM EST

BINCHE, Belgium (AP) — On a sunny winter morning heralding a radiant Mardi Gras, Beatrice and Karl Kersten don’t have a minute to spare. In their warm workshop decorated with ancestral photos, the couple bend over their sewing machines. They are busy putting the finishing touches...

Jessy Wilson on 'Keep Rising' anthem and the hope it brings

Feb. 02, 2023 16:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jessy Wilson was ready to give up her musical dream when a film about female African warriors showed her the power of perseverance. Wilson’s Grammy -nominated song “Keep Rising,” was picked by director Gina Prince-Bythewood to be...

Hong Kong woos tourists with air tickets and vouchers

Feb. 02, 2023 04:15 AM EST

Hong Kong (AP) — Hong Kong will give away air tickets and vouchers to woo tourists back to the international financial hub, racing to catch up with other popular travel destinations in a fierce regional competition. During the pandemic, the city largely aligned itself with...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 01, 2023 20:25 PM EST

Kenosha News. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Frosty state budget process begins The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. ...

Anti-Asian hate 'runs the gamut,' racist Yelp reviews show

Feb. 01, 2023 15:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As if running a restaurant during a pandemic wasn't tough enough, Christopher Wong also had to contend with a racist troll. “I will not have my dog eat in this place because they might cook him,” read the Yelp review of Wong's eatery, the Curry Up Cafe in...

AMC exits Saudi Arabia as young cinema market booms

Feb. 01, 2023 12:30 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — AMC Entertainment Holdings has decided to exit Saudi Arabia's fast-growing market amid heavy competition less than five years after the lifting of a decades-long ban on movie theaters. The world's biggest cinema chain, which announced the decision...

Q&A: Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO recruits alumni as mentors

Feb. 01, 2023 08:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Brothers Big Sisters America CEO Artis Stevens says the 119-year-old nonprofit long known for mentoring schoolchildren is now diversifying its programming. Stevens, who took over the organization two years ago, said the fastest growing demand for its services is...

India to raise spending on job creation ahead of election

Feb. 01, 2023 06:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government presented to Parliament on Wednesday an annual budget of $550 billion that calls for ramping up capital spending by 33% to spur economic growth and create jobs ahead of a general election next year. Finance...

Unprecedented profit for Exxon as travel, and war, heated up

Jan. 31, 2023 13:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil posted record annual profits in 2022 as consumers globally struggled with high prices for gasoline, home heating and consumer goods. The energy giant brought in $55.7 billion in annual profits, exceeding its previous record of $45.22 billion in 2008,...