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Haruki Murakami unveils his new short story at a Tokyo literary event

Haruki Murakami unveils his new short story at a Tokyo literary event

TOKYO (AP) — Only 1,100 lucky audience members were there to hear the yet-to-be published short story “Kaho,” read aloud by bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami himself.
A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

NEW DELHI (AP) — What happens when the son of Asia's richest man is about to get married? His father throws a three-day prenuptial bash four months before the actual ceremony.
Alaska's Iditarod dogs get neon visibility harnesses after 5 were fatally hit while training

Alaska's Iditarod dogs get neon visibility harnesses after 5 were fatally hit while training

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod, the annual sled dog race celebrating Alaska's official state sport, is set to get underway Saturday with a new focus on safety after five dogs died and eight were injured in collisions with snowmobiles while tra
Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices

Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock didn't even happen in Woodstock. The fabled music festival, seen as one of the seminal cultural events of the 1960s, took place 60 miles (96.
Iris Apfel, fashion icon known for her eye-catching style, dies at 102

Iris Apfel, fashion icon known for her eye-catching style, dies at 102

NEW YORK (AP) — Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102. Her death was confirmed by her commercial agent, Lori Sale, who called Apfel “extraordinary.
How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

The winner in the Oscar race this year is “Oppenheimer” with 13 nominations, followed by the otherworldly “Poor Things” with 11 and the period epic “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 10.
Film director who was shot by Alec Baldwin says it felt like being hit by a baseball bat

Film director who was shot by Alec Baldwin says it felt like being hit by a baseball bat

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie director who was shot by Alec Baldwin during a movie rehearsal — and survived — testified Friday at trial that he was approaching the cinematographer when he heard a loud bang and felt the bullet's impact.
Iranian singer who won Grammy for Mahsa Amini protest anthem is sentenced to prison in Iran

Iranian singer who won Grammy for Mahsa Amini protest anthem is sentenced to prison in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian singer who won a Grammy presented by U.S. first lady Jill Biden has been sentenced to more than three years in prison over his anthem supporting the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini.
The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

The CDC has relaxed COVID guidelines. Will schools and day cares follow suit?

BOSTON (AP) — Four years after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and upended child care, the CDC says parents can start treating the virus like other respiratory illnesses . Gone are mandated isolation periods and masking.
Loewe fuses high and low, tailoring and couture, to wow Paris Fashion Week

Loewe fuses high and low, tailoring and couture, to wow Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — A green labyrinthine art gallery surrounded Loewe’s luminaries on Friday where they breathed crisp air from enveloping woodland on Paris’ eastern edge, among the ancient stones of Chateau de Vincennes.