The Year of the Slap: Pop culture moments in 2022January 7, 2023 GMT
Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, in and maybe out again. Tom Cruise was back. BTS stepped aside, and so did Serena Williams, and Tom Brady too — oops, scratch that.
But the slap? The slap was everywhere.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022December 31, 2022 GMT
One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II.
In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals.
The Year in Entertainment
The AP names its nine Breakthrough Entertainers of 2022
2022 Notebook: The slap heard (and seen) around the world
God of War, Wordle lead a bumpy year in video games
AP's top albums 2022: 'Renaissance,' 'Motomami,' Bad Bunny
AP Top Songs of 2022: 'Bad Habit,' 'Unholy,' 'Cuff It'
2022: Behind the lens
Behind the Lens: The human toll in Ukraine's Kherson
Behind the Lens: Chronicling years-long abuse —with care
Behind the Lens: The Sri Lanka presidential palace, overrun
Behind the Lens: On migration paths in Latin America
Behind the Lens: Photographing the 'Army of God'
Sports unraveled, collided with politics, racism in 2022December 22, 2022 GMT
The unspoken deal between sports fans and their favorite teams and players has been, in theory: Sure, there are billions of dollars being thrown around, but at the core, sports are supposed to be fun and games, a never-ending menu of two- or three-hour escapes into a land of winners and losers where nobody really gets hurt.
Pain, few gains for investors as markets slumped in 2022December 21, 2022 GMT
Investors found few, if any, places to safely put their money in 2022, as central banks in the U.S. and around the globe raised interest rates for the first time in years to fight surging inflation, stoking fear of a global recession.
EXPLAINER: Undoing of Roe quickly shifts abortion in statesDecember 21, 2022 GMT
Anti-abortion groups hoped and strategized for decades for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that was delivered in June, ending a court-protected right to abortion after nearly 50 years.
The fallout was immediate and far-reaching — and it's not over yet.
Policy, climate, war make 2022 ‘pivot year’ for clean energyDecember 21, 2022 GMT
BENGALURU, India (AP) — For renewable energy companies in India, it's a good time to be in business.
One of India’s largest renewable energy firms, Renew Power, will be among the corporations big and small hoping for a piece of a $2.6 billion government scheme that encourages the domestic manufacturing of components required to produce solar energy.
Brittney Griner prisoner swap AP Sports Story of the YearDecember 16, 2022 GMT
The return of Brittney Griner to the United States in a dramatic prisoner swap with Russia marked the culmination of a 10-month ordeal that captivated world attention, a saga that landed at the intersection of sports, politics, race and gender identity — and wartime diplomacy.
Africa has peaceful polls in 2022 but hit by coups, droughtsDecember 16, 2022 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.
Problems brewed thousands of miles away — climate change and the war in Ukraine — have been devastating to the continent, say experts.
High inflation and efforts to tame it defined 2022 economyDecember 15, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the economy, 2022 was a throwback year. And not in a good way.
At times, it felt like the 1970s or early '80s. Inflation running rampant. The United States and its European allies engaged in a not-so-Cold War with Russia.
Baker’s World Series title among best sports moments of 2022December 13, 2022 GMT
Dusty Baker's run to a World Series title win was one of the several memorable sports stories in 2022, on and off the field.
One of the most respected people in baseball, the one thing missing from Baker's resume: a World Series ring as a manager.
2022 was year the horror of war returned to EuropeDecember 8, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — This was the year war returned to Europe, and few facets of life were left untouched.
Russia’s invasion of its neighbor Ukraine unleashed misery on millions of Ukrainians, shattered Europe’s sense of security, ripped up the geopolitical map and rocked the global economy.
The pandemic, Karens, crypto craziness: We’re over you, 2022December 2, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The rudeness pandemic, the actual pandemic and all things gray. There's a lot to leave behind when 2022 comes to a close as uncertainty rules around the world.
The health crisis brought on the dawn of slow living, but it crushed many families forced to hustle for their lives.