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Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect

Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect

NEW YORK — Super Bowl ads each year offer a snapshot of the American psyche. And this year, it's a doozy.

2 journalists win prizes for work on underrepresented people

NEW YORK — Two freelance journalists are the recipients of the 2021 American Mosaic Journalism Prize for work about underrepresented or misrepresented groups, which comes with a $100,000 award for each of them.

HBO docuseries to explore Woody Allen, Mia Farrow fallout

LOS ANGELES — A documentary series examining Woody Allen and Mia Farrow's doomed relationship and its fallout, including allegations that he sexually abused a daughter, will air on HBO. “Allen v.
Winnipeg judge denies bail to fashion king Peter Nygard on U.S. sex charges

Winnipeg judge denies bail to fashion king Peter Nygard on U.S. sex charges

WINNIPEG — A Canadian fashion king facing charges of sex trafficking and racketeering in the United States will remain in jail after a judge denied his bail request.
$22,000 flute lost on Chicago train turns up in pawn shop

$22,000 flute lost on Chicago train turns up in pawn shop

CHICAGO — Anyone who's left so much as a hat on Chicago Transit Authority train knows that whatever leaves the station without its owner often is gone forever. Except, apparently, a $22,000 gold and silver flute.
Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and 'little powerhouse' film

Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and 'little powerhouse' film

NEW YORK — After hosting the Oscars nine times, Billy Crystal wouldn’t necessarily rule out a tenth. But the 72-year-old actor would prefer some wider attention for his low-budget indie film, “Standing Up, Falling Down.
"Midnight Train to Georgia' songwriter Jim Weatherly dies

"Midnight Train to Georgia' songwriter Jim Weatherly dies

NASHVILLE — Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Weatherly, who wrote “Midnight Train to Georgia" and other hits for Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell and Ray Price, has died. He was 77.
New museum traces history of Black music across genres

New museum traces history of Black music across genres

NASHVILLE — A new museum two decades in the making is telling the interconnected story of Black musical genres through the lens of American history.
VP's historic election celebrated in cracked glass portrait

VP's historic election celebrated in cracked glass portrait

WASHINGTON — Two weeks after Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman to be vice-president , her barrier-breaking career has been memorialized in a portrait that depicts her face emerging from the cracks in a massive sheet of glass.
NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher has memoir out in June

NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher has memoir out in June

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame coach and NFL analyst Bill Cowher has a book coming out in June that his publisher is calling “more than just a football story.