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Pandemic has lingering toll on smaller National Spelling Bee

May. 28, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

Dev Shah's dream of returning to the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a soccer stadium, of all places. On a cool, windy February day with occasional rain showers, Dev spent five miserable hours spelling outdoors at Exploria Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer's Orlando...

Jury's duty in Depp-Heard trial doesn't track public debate

May. 28, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A seven-person civil jury in Virginia will resume deliberations Tuesday in Johnny Depp's libel trial against Amber Heard. What the jury considers will be very different from the public debate that has engulfed the high-profile proceedings. For six weeks,...

Show's over for famed cabaret show at France's Lido

May. 28, 2022 05:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It’s the end of an era for the famed Lido cabaret on Paris’ Champs-Elysees. Amid financial troubles and changing times, the venue’s new corporate owner is ditching most of the Lido’s staff and its high-kicking, high-glamour dance shows — which date back...

Cannes to wrap with presentation of Palme d'Or on Saturday

May. 28, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes Film Festival wraps Saturday with the presentation of the Palme d’Or and other awards selected by the nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon. The closing ceremony brings to a close a Cannes that has attempted to fully...

Piccolo Spoleto brings short operas in English to Charleston

May. 28, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A few Lowcountry organizations are making opera more accessible than ever. Among them are Charleston Opera Theater and Summerville Orchestra, which have partnered to stage a Piccolo Spoleto production that is short, sweet and unlike most of the genre,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 27, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake; Tony Monalto, president of Stand with Parkland. ...

At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

May. 27, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Home that inspired 'The Conjuring' sells for more than $1.5M

May. 27, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” has been sold to a Boston developer who plans to keep it open to the public. The 18th century home in Burrillville sold for $1.525 million on Thursday, far higher than the...

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov's 24/7 care in jeopardy

May. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him one of the world's best defensemen. ...

Adam Conover's 'G Word' is funny crash course in government

May. 27, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Conover is certain that laughing and thinking at the same time is both possible and downright synergistic. He tested the approach in “Adam Ruins Everything,” in which he punctured conventional wisdom on matters ranging from charity to jaywalking. He's...