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Obama, Patti Smith among PEN America honorees

NEW YORK — Artists, activists and a former president gathered online for PEN America's annual gala, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

NEW YORK — Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building.
Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'

Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'

LOS ANGELES — Maybe Olivia Jade Giannulli had hoped for kid-glove treatment in choosing the family vibe of “Red Table Talk” for her first public comments about the college admissions scandal involving her famous parents.
AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo

AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo

NEW YORK — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the albums can be found here ): 1. Toni Braxton, “Spell My Name": I can breathe again, thanks in part to the living legend Toni Braxton.
Kim's sister slams Seoul for questioning zero-virus claim

Kim's sister slams Seoul for questioning zero-virus claim

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's influential sister lambasted South Korea's foreign minister on Wednesday for questioning the North’s claim to be coronavirus free and warned of possible consequences.
Explosion damages Polish store near Amsterdam, 3rd in 2 days

Explosion damages Polish store near Amsterdam, 3rd in 2 days

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An explosion damaged a Polish supermarket in a Dutch town near Amsterdam early Wednesday morning, the third such blast in two days.
Cruise cut short as passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Cruise cut short as passenger tests positive for COVID-19

SINGAPORE — A passenger on board a Royal Caribbean “cruise to nowhere" has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, prompting the vessel to return early to Singapore on Wednesday.
AP sources: Biden picks Fudge for housing, Vilsack for USDA

AP sources: Biden picks Fudge for housing, Vilsack for USDA

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden made two key domestic policy picks Tuesday, selecting Ohio Rep.
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen.
High court rejects GOP bid to halt Biden's Pennsylvania win

High court rejects GOP bid to halt Biden's Pennsylvania win

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Republicans' last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania's certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the electoral battleground.