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Pope Francis waves to faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Oct. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday. The papal thumbs up came midway through the film that delves into issues he...

FILE - Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on June 11, 2016. Pearl Jam has encouraged fans to vote and asks them to take a pledge to try and mail-in their ballots. Vedder posted step-by-step photos on his Instagram page on how to vote by mail.  (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Given to Vote: Pearl Jam gets political again during hiatus

Oct. 21, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stone Gossard made some serious promises this campaign season. Pearl Jam fans who answered FaceTime calls from the rhythm guitarist got something extra for taking a vote-by-mail pledge — the latest offering from the band in a career full of activism and advocacy for political...

Pope endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in documentary “Francesco,” premiering at Rome Film Festival.

Oct. 21, 2020 9:54 AM EDT
ROME (AP) — Pope endorses same-sex civil unions for first time in documentary “Francesco,” premiering at Rome Film Festival.
AP reporter Pete Yost, shown in this Oct. 2007 file photo. Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest personality, has died at age 73.  (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)

Retired AP investigative reporter Pete Yost dies at age 73

Oct. 21, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest personality, died Tuesday night at the age of 73. He covered many of the biggest stories of his time and was known throughout Washington...

A stain is on Sarcophagus of the prophet Ahmose inside the Egyptian Court of the Neue Museum after smeared with a liquid in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. A large number of art works and artifacts at some of Berlin's best-known museums were smeared with a liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, police said Wednesday. The 'numerous' works in several museums at the Museum Island complex, a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of the German capital that is one of the city's main tourist attractions, were targeted between on Oct. 3, police said. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Over 60 exhibits damaged at Berlin museums, motive a mystery

Oct. 21, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 60 artworks and artifacts at some of Berlin's best-known museums were smeared with an oily liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, authorities said Wednesday. They were hopeful that the apparently random damage can be repaired, but said the motive was a...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima wave from the balcony of royal palace Noordeinde in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch king issued a video message Wednesday saying

Dutch king expresses regret at Greek family vacation

Oct. 21, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch king issued a video message Wednesday saying he had “regret in the heart” and he shouldn't have flown to Greece for a family vacation last week, a trip that was quickly broken off amid public uproar back home where people are being urged to stay home as...

This combination photo shows, from left, singers  Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and actress Sarah Hyland who will host this year's CMT Music Awards airing on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. (AP Photo)

CMT Music Awards to feature trio of hosts, outdoor stages

Oct. 21, 2020 3:12 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A trio of new hosts will lead fans through a new look at this year's CMT Music Awards, which replaced the live arena audience with performances in scenic outdoor locations around Nashville, Tennessee. Country singers Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde join “Modern...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts celebrates a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

Oct. 20, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): 10:38 p.m. Clayton Kershaw pitched six dominant innings, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 to open a surreal World Series played amid the pandemic. A...

This Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2020, inmate photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows Bill Cosby. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently updated the 83-year-old Cosby’s mugshot. Cosby was convicted of felony sex assault and is serving a three- to 10-year prison term. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)

Bill Cosby, now 83, grins in newly released prison mug shot

Oct. 20, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A newly released prison mug shot shows Bill Cosby smiling with a disposable mask hanging off his face. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently updated Cosby’s mug shot, something routinely done to document changes to inmates' appearance as they age. Cosby's new...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2008 file photo, Mexico's singer and composer Armando Manzanero appears during a press conference in Mexico City. At 84, Manzanero, the Mexican master of romantic music, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday at the Latin Billboards.  (AP Photo/ Denisse Pohls, File)

Romance song master Armando Manzanero has more music to give

Oct. 20, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armando Manzanero still has music to give. At 84, the Mexican master of romantic music, who has penned Spanish classics such as “Somos Novios” and “Contigo Aprendí”, is still working the tunes on his piano. When answering the phone for an interview about...