2017 winners and losers: Amazon, Boeing soared; GE plunged
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a strong year for the stock market, but 2017 was a great year if you made airplanes (think Boeing), were an online juggernaut (Amazon) or built homes (KB Homes). It was a year to forget if you were an energy company (Chesapeake) made Barbie dolls (Mattel) or if you were a storied industrial conglomerate about to go on a radical slim-down program (General Electric).
Despite age and doubters, bull market looks to keep running
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is forecasting another year of gains for stocks in 2018, even as worries rise that the end may be nearing for one of the market's greatest runs in history.
13 Days in July: The Trump White House’s crucible
WASHINGTON (AP) — They were the 13 days that transformed the White House.
Even for an administration that spent most of 2017 throwing off headlines at a dizzying pace, events in the second half of July unfolded at breakneck speed. They encapsulated both the promise and peril of President Donald Trump's first year in office — and yielded aftershocks that reverberate within the White House even as the calendar turns to 2018.
Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017
They made music that inspired legions of fans.
Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in virtually every genre of music.
AP PHOTOS: Associated Press editors pick best of 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — A year of relentless headlines generated by President Donald Trump's first year in office, natural disasters and mass shootings are reflected in the images selected by Associated Press photo editors as the best of 2017.
- 2017 Breakthrough: 'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins
- Patty Jenkins: AP's 2017 Breakthrough Entertainers
- The AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2017
- 2017 Breakthrough: Singer SZA is sizzling in music industry
- SZA: AP's 2017 Breakthrough Entertainers
- 2017 Breakthrough: Kumail Nanjiani of 'The Big Sick'
- Kumail Nanjiani: AP's 2017 Breakthrough Entertainers
- 2017 Breakthrough: 'Get Out' star Daniel Kaluuya
- 'Get Out' star Daniel Kaluuya talks 'life changing year'
- 2017 Breakthrough: Beanie Feldstein of 'Lady Bird'
- Beanie Feldstein: AP's 2017 Breakthrough Entertainers
- 2017 Breakthrough: Brooklynn Prince of 'The Florida Project'
- Young actress on life after 'The Florida Project'
- 2017 Breakthrough: Bianca Lawson of 'Queen Sugar'
- Breakthrough Entertainer Bianca Lawson
- 2017 Breakthrough: Millicent Simmonds of 'Wonderstruck'
- Millicent Simmonds: AP's 2017 Breakthrough Entertainers
- PHOTO GALLERY: Kumail Nanjiani
- PHOTO GALLERY: Brooklyn Prince
Hollywood accusers named AP Entertainers of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — Arguably the biggest thing that came from Hollywood this year wasn't a movie or a TV show. It had heroines and villains, but no script. And it went viral despite having no big publicity machinery behind it.
Goodbye 2017, and take your unicorns with you
NEW YORK (AP) — You know all those things you wish would disappear but won't? Us, too.
Highlights of the things we're over in 2017:
Please, rainbowy unicorns, stop throwing up and pooping all over everything. Also, you can keep your horns, tears and "snot" to yourselves.
Politics shaped the year in books in 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — For book readers in 2017, the choice was often between imagining the worst, hoping for the best or escaping entirely.
AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle East
In 2017 the Islamic State group was driven from its last strongholds in Iraq and Syria at an enormous cost, Pakistanis broke their silence to speak about sexual abuse in Islamic schools, and the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ignited widespread protests.
2017 Breakthrough: Singer SZA is sizzling in music industry
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, SZA is easily in the running for best new act of 2017. But her uber-successful year really puts her in the running for female artist of the year: She's had multiple songs chart in the Top 40 in a year when male acts overwhelming dominated, and she's the most nominated woman at the upcoming Grammy Awards with five.
"It's wild. It's awesome. ... Like, I'm in awe. Like, in full blown awe," said SZA, competing for honors like best new artist and best urban contemporary album.
Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."
The Year of #MeToo: A scoop, a tweet, and then a reckoning
NEW YORK (AP) — It began with a news story, and then a tweet, and suddenly it seemed like everything had changed overnight. 2017 will forever be known as the Year of the Reckoning.
2017 in review: ‘Disruption, despair and dumpster fires’
NEW YORK (AP) — The news alerts gushed in: An attack on a concert, a church, an ice cream parlor ; an assailant wielding a gun or hammer or acid . There's an earthquake in Mexico, a monsoon in India, a volcanic eruption in Bali, hurricane after hurricane after hurricane. Keep up as your phone vibrates with word of your favorite actor accused of misconduct. Make that anchorman. Or politician. Or radio star.
NFL protests named top sports story of 2017
DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn't stand NFL players kneeling in protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner." His angry call to fire players who didn't stand for the national anthem rekindled both the national debate over the issue and the movement itself.
Katie Ledecky swims to AP Female Athlete of the Year honors
Katie Ledecky got her start in swimming because she just wanted to make friends. Her brother was eager to join a team at a pool near their house and as a 6-year-old, she tagged along.
By summer's end, the Ledecky siblings had made 100 friends ranging in age from 6 to 18. Some of them remain good friends with Katie, who went on to become the world's best swimmer in the post-Michael Phelps era.
Astros star Jose Altuve named AP Male Athlete of the Year
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in November and picked up the franchise's first MVP trophy in more than two decades a couple of weeks later.
And as his huge 2017 is coming to a close, the diminutive second baseman already is looking for more.
Solar eclipse, loveable baby hippo warmed hearts in 2017
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It wasn't all doom and gloom in 2017. The year was also filled with awe-inspiring moments that united us and warmed the heart.
AP’s top songs of 2017: SZA, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Sam Hunt
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
The Associated Press names SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ album of the year
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name’ top AP’s best 2017 films
Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2017.
1. "Dunkirk": I'm not sure I've ever been so wholly transported by and viscerally engaged in a theatergoing experience as I was watching Christopher Nolan's masterpiece "Dunkirk," but the filmmaker continues to innovatively use the generous budgets his success has afforded him to push the envelope of immersive cinema and storytelling.
Top 2017 film moments include ‘Girls Trip’ and ‘Get Out’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From Tiffany Haddish and that grapefruit to Wonder Woman taking on No Man's Land by herself, here are the 10 movie moments from 2017 that we can't stop talking about.