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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Opera star Placido Domingo listens to applause at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary. Despite objections from sexual abuse activists, the Israeli Opera will host a week-long singing competition organized by Domingo in Tel Aviv later this year. Domingo has withdrawn from all U.S. performances since reports by The Associated Press last year detailed accusations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate, sexually charged conduct.  (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

Israeli Opera to host Placido Domingo despite protest

Feb. 19, 2020 3:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite objections from sexual abuse activists, the Israeli Opera will host a weeklong singing competition organized by Spanish opera star Placido Domingo in Tel Aviv later this year. Domingo, 80, has withdrawn from all U.S. performances since reports by The Associated Press last year...

In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, a boy walks around an information center in Yokohama's Chinatown, near Tokyo. A top Olympic official made clear Friday the 2020 Games in Tokyo will not be cancelled despite the virus that has spread from China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

No 'Plan B' for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

Feb. 14, 2020 6:48 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over five months and have been jolted by the outbreak of a virus in neighboring China. The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1999, file photo, drivers in the first 125-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race start the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach became the unofficial

Track: 5th straight sellout for season-opening Daytona 500

Feb. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 62nd running of "The Great American Race." Track president Chip Wile says “we have the most loyal...

In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 photo, guest pose with a new logo for Livestrong at an event in Austin, Texas. The Livestrong cancer charity is on a mission to reinvent itself. It has survived a dramatic fall in contributions and donations since founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Charity founded by disgraced cyclist announces relaunch plan

Feb. 11, 2020 2:07 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The cancer charity whose yellow wristbands became a global brand under founder Lance Armstrong is seeking to reinvent itself, years after donations and revenues crashed along with the disgraced cyclist's career. Armstrong was nowhere to be seen earlier this month during Livestrong's...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, singer Rihanna poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Fashion Awards in central London. Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month, the NAACP announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Rihanna to receive special honor at NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 4, 2020 7:32 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month. The NAACP announced Tuesday that it had selected the 31-year-old pop star and fashion icon for her “groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but (someone who) has also...

Entertainer Jay-Z arrives for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Beyoncé, Jay-Z sit during national anthem at Super Bowl

Feb. 2, 2020 10:16 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Coverage of entertainment and celebrity happenings at Super Bowl 54 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami: ________ BEYONCE, JAY-Z SIT DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM Video of Beyoncé and Jay-Z sitting while Demi Lovato sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl has surfaced online. TMZ posted the...

In this Jan. 25, 2019 photo released by the Sundance Institute, Tabitha Jackson, Director of the Documentary Film Program for the Sundance Institute, speaks at an event in Park City, Utah. (Nick Sammons/Sundance Institute via AP)

Sundance Film Festival names Tabitha Jackson new director

Feb. 1, 2020 10:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival has found its new leader from within, promoting Sundance Institute documentary program director Tabitha Jackson to festival director. Jackson's appointment was announced Saturday night during the festival's awards ceremony. Jackson takes the reins of the premier...

Germany's Alexander Zverev rests on the net as he argues with the chair umpire over a line call during his semifinal match against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Zverev in for 50K, Aussies miss out on $2.85M

Jan. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Alexander Zverev will donate $50,000 to the recovery effort for the bush fires that have devastated parts of Australia. The seventh-seeded Zverev had pledged to donate all his prize money to the fundraising campaign...

Jewish advocacy org criticizes MLB promotion of Roger Waters

Jan. 30, 2020 6:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's involvement in the sale of tickets for Roger Waters' North American tour has been criticized by the leadership of the Jewish advocacy organization B'nai B'rith International. Tickets went on sale this week for Waters' "This is Not a Drill" tour, which currently is...

FILE- In this May 18, 2017, file photo, former race car driver John Andretti speaks during a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Andretti, a member of one of racing's most families, has died following a battle with colon cancer, Andretti Autosports announced Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2020. He was 56.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Versatile race-car driver John Andretti dies at 56

Jan. 30, 2020 6:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Andretti carved out his own niche in one of the world's most successful racing families. He became the first driver to attempt the Memorial Day double. He won on dirt tracks, street courses and superspeedways. He won an endurance race, competed in dragsters and became an iron man...