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Sex website seizure spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution


SAN FRANCISCO - The head of San Francisco’s Erotic Service Providers Union has been a sex worker for 24 years — and "I hope to be doing it for another 24," says Maxine Doogan.

7:19am EDT

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars sing to heal wounds of war


GDYNIA Poland - It's a long way from the refugee camps of Africa to Poland's balmy Baltic coast, but for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, the message is still the same.

Entertainment, Music 11:18am EDT

World Chefs: Judy Joo brings Korean flavors to home cooks


NEW YORK - Riding the wave of global popularity of Korean cuisine, chef Judy Joo travels around her parents' homeland and adopts kimchi, pickled cabbage, and other local dishes for home cooks on her Cooking Channel TV show "Korean Food Made Simple."

5:08am EDT

Table for five: Obama to dine with Kansas City penpals

WASHINGTON - Valerie, a single mom from Kansas City, Missouri, who owns a small business, wrote to President Barack Obama last week "in the middle of the night," describing just how hard she works.

6:12am EDT

Eric Clapton pays musical tribute to long-time friend JJ Cale


LONDON - A year after the death of American cult singer-songwriter JJ Cale, his close friend Eric Clapton has launched a tribute with an album and documentary featuring the likes of Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler.

Music, Entertainment 9:40am EDT

Macho sport looks to feminine side in women's World Cup


PARIS - It is seen as the ultimate macho sport, but for the 12 captains in Paris on Tuesday at the official launch of the women's World Cup there is much more to rugby than a chance to break a few gender stereotypes.

12:26pm EDT

World music fest adds the actual taste of what people hear

CHARLTON PARK England - In their native Iran, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat are best known for their soaring voices, flawless harmonies and dedication to the art of singing in the face of tough restrictions on public performances by women.

4:44am EDT

In change of heart Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan monk

KATHMANDU - Nepal will allow a monk prominent in Tibetan Buddhism to be cremated in a monastery in Kathmandu, a minister said on Tuesday, disregarding fears of possible anti-China protests by his followers during the funeral.

11:04am EDT

Mon, Jul 28 2014

Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon's life premieres as opera


SALZBURG Austria - The Berlin-born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon left behind a body of watercolors and text she called "Life? or Theatre?" before she was killed at Auschwitz in 1943 at age 26, carrying her unborn child.

Arts, Entertainment 28 Jul 2014

Arial, Times New Roman ... and now the 'Hugo Chavez' font


CARACAS - Supporters of Venezuela's late socialist leader Hugo Chavez on Monday unveiled yet another novel way of keeping his memory alive - a font for typing in "El Comandante's" handwriting style.

28 Jul 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.