‘Patsy and Loretta’ highlights bond between iconic singers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions...
Florida’s Mullen, Miami’s Diaz forged friendship decade ago
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen and Manny Diaz first crossed paths a decade ago in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
It was 45 degrees in mid-October for an 11:30 a.m. kickoff between Mississippi...
For Zack and Shia, a buddy movie becomes a real friendship
NEW YORK (AP) — Shia LaBeouf is trying to show how different he is from his co-star in "The Peanut Butter Falcon," Zack Gottsagen.
"Hey, Zack," says LaBeouf. "Are you a good opera...
HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mayor, town manager and his spouse took a trip to Italy to sign a "friendship pact" without approval from the town council.
Priest’s friends see ‘lack of due process’ for allegations
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Dusza, Tony Stopka, Frank Wyland, Shari Stopka and Sam Piccioni grew up together, attended Bishop Carroll High School together, traveled together and shared life's...
End of an era: Red Arrow club finishes 95-year-run
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — For almost 30 years, Charles Williams served as an officer with the 32nd Division Red Arrow Club of Southern Wisconsin.
Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades,...
Biden, Harris friendship faces the test of a campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after Beau Biden died of brain cancer, Kamala Harris was still grieving. Speaking at the California Democratic Party's convention in 2016, Harris spoke of Biden's...
D-Day symbol of American-French friendship under strain
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Side by side the presidential sons lie, separated by two world wars, united in their fervor for the freedom of France.
Transplant recipient and Miss Vermont share long friendship
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Julia Crane and Courtney Billings became friends in seventh grade, while on a field trip with their fellow Colchester Middle School students.
On two wheels, ‘The Climb’ rides through Cannes as a hit
CANNES, France (AP) — Some stars and directors come to the Cannes Film Festival by boat, others by private jet. Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin pretty much cycled their way into...
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Journalist and political commentator David Brooks urged University of New Hampshire graduates to lead with vulnerability and weave relationships together through "aggressive...
Health program brings Upper Peninsula veterans together
GWINN, Mich. (AP) — Camaraderie, is defined by Merriam-Webster's Dictionary as a mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
Mature musicians develop a friendship in New Horizons Band
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Diana Blake doesn't pull her punches.
"You're sitting on that note like an egg," the director admonished a section of the New Horizons Band in a recent rehearsal for...
100-year-old built friendships along her walks
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Imagine 100 years filled with little adventures.
Pine bluff man befriends famed artist, enters into art world
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — "Hello, who is there?" an elderly woman inquired with a thick French-English accent.
- Portage Daily RegisterSauk County supervisor says business theft case involving childhood friend could be a lesson for othersJuly 2, 2019
- Idaho State JournalSnake River New Horizon Band invites all to its annual Friends and Family musical programMay 4, 2019
- Idaho State JournalLAIKA serves a light but fulfilling story of man and monster friendshipMay 1, 2019
- The Herald-Dispatch'Ralph Breaks the Internet' brings friendship, honesty to big screenMarch 7, 2019
- The Detroit NewsAbby: Friend relationship has run its course, she saysMarch 2, 2019
Review: ‘Island of Sea Women’ pits friendship versus tragedy
"The Island of Sea Women (Scribner), by Lisa See.
Ten years ago, Lisa See was sitting in a doctor's office leafing through magazines when she came across a brief article about a place she'd...
Riding the wave: Surfers grow up in touching documentary
The day surfing lost one of its most beloved rabble-rousers was the day it rediscovered its soul.
That's one of the many takeaways from "Momentum Generation," a beautifully melancholy...
Tech and friendship at heart of Broadway’s ‘Be More Chill’
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Iconis seems to have all the normal influences expected from a young musical theater composer.
The "Be More Chill" songsmith cites Stephen Sondheim, the songwriting team...
Woman recalls NASA job lifelong friendship with astronaut
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — When 94-year-old Margaret Gsell looks at the moon, she remembers the most interesting period of her life.
Gsell worked as an illustrator at NASA in the late 1960s,...
Wisconsin court: Judge’s Facebook friendship could show bias
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court...
101-year-old women cherish friendship spanning 88 years
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Not many people can say they've had a friendship spanning 88 years, but Grace Frierichs and Katherine Wallman can.
These two 101 year old women first met each other in 1931, when they went through confirmation classes at Zion Lutheran Church in Pickrell.
"We had to go to confirmation on Wednesday and Saturday mornings for two years," Frierichs said.
Audio-only book features writer’s memories of Philip Roth
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming audio-only book will feature an author's memories of his complicated friendship with the late Philip Roth.
James Atlas' "Remembering Roth" comes out March 1, the audio publisher and distributor Audible announced Tuesday. Atlas, whose books have ranged from the memoir "My Life in the Middle Ages" to an acclaimed Delmore Schwartz biography, will reflect on a relationship which began in the late 1970s and continued for decades. Roth died last spring.
Zoo: 2 macaws become fast friends in Scottsbluff
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Otis and Cruze sat next to each other on top of the fencing of Otis' winter enclosure at the Riverside Discovery Center in Scottsbluff. The blue-and-yellow macaws watched people as they dropped by to see how the two are getting along. The pair was introduced less than 15 minutes ago, but it's an instant friendship. Neither wanted to part with the other's company.
Dano and Hawke’s collaboration nerves
- Globe NewswireForging peace through friendships and a social challengeSeptember 12, 2019
- Business WireSnap Inc. Celebrates Friendship with Global Study Exploring How Culture, Age, and Technology Impact RelationshipsJune 25, 2019
- Globe NewswireFriendship Force celebrates World Friendship Day on March 1; Now more than ever: A world of friends can be a world of peaceFebruary 25, 2019
Russian novel tells story of survival, love in Stalin’s camp
MOSCOW (AP) — Guzel Yakhina's grandmother was a little girl when Soviet agents burst into her home and deported the whole family to the frozen woods of Siberia. Decades later, she shared those memories with her granddaughter, telling her of immense suffering and death, but also of resilience.
Out of those conversations, was born "Zuleikha," Yakhina's widely acclaimed debut novel that tells the story of love and friendship on the brink of death in Josef Stalin's camps.
New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman and South Side Chicago man are recovering in a Chicago hospital following rare triple transplant surgeries that gave them the healthy heart, liver and kidney each needed — and a new friendship they never expected.
A tender tale: Charles Barkley and a Chinese chemist
Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes look at friend and "Inside the NBA" colleague Charles Barkley in the latest PodcastOne Sports Now episode.
Daughter tells of dad’s unlikely bond with Charles Barkley
BOSTON (AP) — A chance meeting in a hotel lobby sparked an unlikely friendship between former NBA star Charles Barkley and a cat litter scientist in Iowa.
The story has been shared widely since it was told last week by the scientist's daughter on "Only A Game," an NPR sports show produced by Boston-based WBUR.
George H.W. Bush found peace, friendship in Maine
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was known for his jogs along the rocky Maine coast, playing fast-paced golf, fishing in his speedboat and transforming his home in this seaside village into the "Summer White House." He also built lasting friendships in the town that he'd visited since he was a boy.
Bush, who died Friday at age 94, goes way back in Kennebunkport.
Q&A: Steve Martin, Martin Short on friendship and a new tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Martin and Martin Short are back on the road again for their new tour "Now You See Them, Soon You Won't ."
The two comedy legends spoke to The Associated Press recently about the tour, which kicks off its 2019 leg on Jan. 12 in Atlanta, their friendship and when they knew that roasting each other was OK.
Supreme Court: Judges can be Facebook friends with attorneys
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court says it's OK for judges to be friends on Facebook with attorneys who have cases before them.
In a 4-3 decision, the justices ruled that a Facebook friend is more casual and not comparable to a "traditional" friendship in terms of a potential conflict of interest. The decision says that many Facebook friends are complete strangers.
Director’s friendship with superstar artist is shapes museum
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Bedford and Mark Bradford are used to having people tangle up their last names, which contain nearly all the same letters in roughly the same order.
Bedford, the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, can only claim his "e'' for his exclusive use, while the superstar artist Bradford retains sole possession of just his "a." What's worse, both have one-syllable first names containing a "k'' sound.
"Mark Bedford," people sometimes say, or "Chris Bradford."
Q&A: McCarthy and Grant on New York, forgery and friendship
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors. Part cautionary tale, part celebration of this unapologetic literary rebel who was so good that her forgeries even appeared in a Coward biography, it's also the year's unlikeliest mediation on friendship between two people who've been tossed out by polite society.
From Africa to the anteroom: Flake, Coons forge rare bond
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware forged their friendship in Africa, thousands of miles away from the divisiveness of Washington.
Museum gardeners grow deep roots of friendship
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Jan Lutz started gardening 23 years ago after her husband, George, died.
"Moving things around, getting my hands in that dirt. It is wonderful therapy," the Fremont woman said.
On Aug. 28, Lutz was in a garden, but not the one at her house.
Separated by 70 years, 2 men build friendship, fiddle
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Shaan Ramaprasad had options this summer.
He could have picked an internship that would have provided a jumpstart to his career as a rising senior biomedical engineering student at Vanderbilt.
But that's not what Shaan wanted. He wanted a break. He wanted another summer at home in Morristown. He wanted to spend time with an old friend. He wanted to devote a little more time to his musical passion.
And most of all, he wanted to learn to build a fiddle.
How Macron won Trump’s friendship, failed to influence him
PARIS (AP) — For over a year, French President Emmanuel Macron has cajoled his counterpart Donald Trump, convinced he could make him change his thinking on climate change, the Iran nuclear deal and world trade. But the 40-year-old leader acknowledged this week it didn't work, and instead said he was focusing his efforts on European partners.
Biden pays tribute to McCain at Ariz. service
Motown Great Recounts Friendship with Aretha
A lifelong friendship fuels the chemistry of ‘Blindspotting’
NEW YORK (AP) — Daveed Diggs was busy. Too busy. The actor was doing eight shows a week as Jefferson/ Lafayette in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," and wasn't answering his emails.
So there was only one thing his writing partner and creative soulmate, Rafael Casal, could do: Move across the country, and set up camp in Diggs' dressing room.
"Every night, he'd just be there at intermission," Diggs laughs now. "He had to move to New York for us to maintain a level of creative output."
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IndyCar’s Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan are fast friends
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Weekends at IndyCar tracks are a little quieter this season for Scott Dixon. The outgoing Tony Kanaan isn't around anymore at Chip Ganassi Racing to share a laugh.
Their friendship has lasted, though.
"I think the thing I've commented on the most is probably how quiet it's been without TK," Dixon said. "He's a huge character and we had a ton of laughs with him around."
WALLAGRASS, Maine (AP) — A dog and a young moose have forged an unlikely friendship in Maine.
WMTW-TV reports Wallagrass resident Shannon Lugdon and her dog, Leo, spotted the week-old moose alone on Sunday. Wardens told Lugdon to not make contact with the young moose because its mother was probably close by eating.
Teen politicos forge respect, friendship across the aisle
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — As many decry the breakdown of civil discourse in politics, two South Carolina teens are proving that disagreement doesn't have to equal disrespect.
Rival trainers Baffert and Lukas share a strong friendship
Bob Baffert has spent his whole life following D. Wayne Lukas.
As a teenager at the quarter horse track in Arizona where Baffert tagged along with his dad and learned about racing, he looked up to Lukas as a legend.
"I'll never forget when he came in with his fancy trailer and man, there's Wayne Lukas," Baffert said. "He was huge then. He's always set the bar."
Friends across time: Navy buddies reunite after 52 years
OAKLAND, Ky. (AP) — Johnny Pearson and John Noga were swapping stories and sharing laughs one recent Sunday morning, exhibiting an easy rapport and deep camaraderie that suggests the two have a longtime friendship that can weather any obstacle.
In their case, that is true.
Until a few months ago, the two Navy buddies hadn't been in contact with each other for 52 years, when their military service ended.