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Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union

Disneyland character and parade performers in California vote to join labor union

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland performers who help bring Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and other beloved characters to life at the Southern California resort chose to unionize following a three-day vote culminating on Saturday.
Grand champion crowned the best in pork at barbecue world championship in Memphis

Grand champion crowned the best in pork at barbecue world championship in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest crowned a grand prize winner Saturday after hundreds of dedicated pitmasters sweated through smoke to be named the best in pork.
Richard Gere on draft dodgers, activism and why 'Oh Canada' was not shot in Canada

Richard Gere on draft dodgers, activism and why 'Oh Canada' was not shot in Canada

CANNES, FRANCE — Richard Gere says he contemplated coming to Canada to avoid being sent to the Vietnam War.
Video appears to show Sean 'Diddy' Combs beating singer Cassie in hotel hallway in 2016

Video appears to show Sean 'Diddy' Combs beating singer Cassie in hotel hallway in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Security video aired by CNN appears to show Sean “Diddy” Combs attacking singer Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel hallway in 2016, the latest in a monthslong series of public allegations and revelations of physical and sexual violence
The stuff that Coppola’s dreams are made of: The director on building ‘Megalopolis’

The stuff that Coppola’s dreams are made of: The director on building ‘Megalopolis’

CANNES, France (AP) — Of the many quotations and slogans that flitter through Francis Ford Coppola’s idea-stuffed, open-hearted, unabashedly optimistic “Megalopolis,” one that particularly resonates with the director is: “When we leap into the unknow
Officials seize around $500,000 worth of elvers from Toronto's Pearson airport

Officials seize around $500,000 worth of elvers from Toronto's Pearson airport

TORONTO — A major seizure of baby eels at Toronto's Pearson International Airport that federal officials say were destined for shipment overseas are estimated to be worth between $400,000 and $500,000.
Montreal artists and venue owners support 24-hour party district — with reservations

Montreal artists and venue owners support 24-hour party district — with reservations

MONTREAL — It's 2:55 a.m. on a recent evening at Blue Dog bar, in Montreal's Plateau district. A bell rings, the bartender shouts, "last call," and a handful of people wander to the bar for one more drink.
Dialysis is crucial for kidney patients. It also generates a lot of waste.

Dialysis is crucial for kidney patients. It also generates a lot of waste.

Dialysis is one of the most resource-intensive therapies but patients with kidney failure have no other option, except for a kidney transplant.
It was once a center of Islamic learning. Now Mali's historic city of Djenné mourns lack of visitors

It was once a center of Islamic learning. Now Mali's historic city of Djenné mourns lack of visitors

DJENNE, Mali (AP) — Kola Bah used to earn a living as a tour guide in Mali's historic city of Djenné, once a center of Islamic learning known for the sprawling mud-brick mosque that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage in Danger list since 2016.
Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son

Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.
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