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Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Aug. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes firefighters rescuing children left alone in an apartment which caught fire in...

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 17, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has already started. The union that represents opera singers...

'Easy Rider' star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Aug. 16, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79. "I am very sad," Jane Fonda said in a statement....

With glut of festivals, hard to match Woodstock magic

Aug. 16, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Woodstock, the mystical and messy event that gave birth to a myriad of musical festivals, the entertainment industry is diluted with festivals and events like it — some genre specific, some extremely diverse and others offering experiences in addition to music,...

Review: Drew Holcomb holds on to sincerity on 'Dragons'

Aug. 16, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, "Dragons" (Thirty Tigers) Drew Holcomb has slotted himself as the dad next door type, one who writes love songs to his children and wife and who takes an unassuming stance on the world around him. It's an identity that suits him and one that he continues to embrace on his band's...

Court rejects German girl's bid to join all-boys choir

Aug. 16, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has rejected a 9-year-old girl's bid to join a centuries-old Berlin boys choir. In its ruling Friday, the Berlin administrative court said the choir's right to choose its singers outweighed the principle of gender equality. The girl's lawyer, who is also her mother, claimed...

Rapper NBA YoungBoy freed from Louisiana jail

Aug. 16, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rapper NBA YoungBoy has been released from a Louisiana jail where he was sent after being accused of violating his probation. News outlets report jail records say the rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was released Thursday, months after he was ordered into custody....

Elvis admirers remember his death 42 years ago with vigil

Aug. 15, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans carrying lit candles in the Tennessee night are visiting the rock 'n' roll icon's grave at Graceland during the annual vigil commemorating his death 42 years ago. Presley admirers from all over the world descend on Memphis every year to honor his life and career...

Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site

Aug. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — what else? — "The Times They Are a-Changin'." Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a...