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Illegal winery busted at Alabama town's sewage plant

Illegal winery busted at Alabama town's sewage plant

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Sheriff’s officials say they've busted an illegal winery that was operating at a municipal sewage plant in a small north Alabama town.
Freed Nigerian schoolboys welcomed; calls for more security

Freed Nigerian schoolboys welcomed; calls for more security

KATSINA, Nigeria — Bleary, barefoot, apparently numbed by a week of captivity, more than 300 Nigerian schoolboys, freed after being kidnapped in an attack on their school, were welcomed by the governor of Katsina state and Nigeria’s president on Frid
Kobe Bryant's widow slams lawsuit from mom seeking support

Kobe Bryant's widow slams lawsuit from mom seeking support

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s widow has denounced a lawsuit from her mother claiming she is owed years of pay for working as an unpaid assistant and support promised by the basketball legend, who was killed in a helicopter crash in January.
5 live menswear shows planned for hybrid Milan Fashion Week

5 live menswear shows planned for hybrid Milan Fashion Week

MILAN — Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Etro are planning to stage live runway shows previewing menswear collections next month during a mostly digital Milan Fashion Week. Ermenegildo Zegna is set to open the five days of previews scheduled for Jan.
High court rules challenge to Trump census plan is premature

High court rules challenge to Trump census plan is premature

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court has dismissed as premature a challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot states seats in the House of Representatives.
Sexual assault charge dropped against rapper Mystikal

Sexual assault charge dropped against rapper Mystikal

SHREVEPORT, La. — A sexual assault charged was dropped against New Orleans rapper Mystikal, who was released from jail on a $3 million bond almost two years ago.
Berlin film festival postponed to later in 2021 due to virus

Berlin film festival postponed to later in 2021 due to virus

BERLIN — The annual Berlin International Film Festival is being put off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and split into two parts later in 2021, organizers said Friday.
Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion

Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Mick Jagger, Florida Man? The Rolling Stones front man recently purchased a mansion south of Tampa as a Christmas present for his girlfriend, ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick.
Swedes want checks for hull damage in 1994 ferry disaster

Swedes want checks for hull damage in 1994 ferry disaster

COPENHAGEN — Sweden said Friday it wants divers to inspect the wreck of one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that killed 852 people, in order to probe claims of a large hole in the h
Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, according to satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.