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US officially raises tobacco buying age to 21

A new U.S. law that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Last week, President Donald Trump signed the new minimum age…

Photos: Remembering Don Imus, 1940-2019

Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom, is dead at age 79. Here's a look back at his life in photos.

Stars we've lost so far in 2019

Controversial DJ Don Imus died Friday at age 79. Here's a look back at other stars we've said goodbye to in 2019.

Photos: 40 sports moments you'd like to see again

A flip, a fling and a fist pump that seemed lost forever: Simone Biles, Kawhi Leonard and Tiger Woods took their best shots in 2019. So did ace photographers all over the world from The Associated Press. Here are 40…

Markets in 2019: Record stocks, lower rates, so-so IPOs

NEW YORK (AP) — On Jan. 3, the S&P 500 sank 2.5% when Apple warned of sagging demand for the iPhone, an inauspicious start to 2019 following a 14% drubbing in last year's fourth quarter. On Jan. 4, Federal Reserve…

NBA's 'Fun Guy' Kawhi Leonard named AP's male athlete of 2019

He was the Fun Guy. The board man who got paid. He overcame injury to reclaim his rightful place as one of the very best basketball players on the planet. He conquered the NBA world for a second time, bringing…

Celebrity Birthdays: Dec. 27

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Gerard Depardieu, Bill Goldberg, Emilie de Ravin, Hayley Williams, Timothee Chalamet and more.

Video: This man ate a $120,000 banana in a Miami art gallery

We're revisiting some of Nat Cardona's most-watched videos this year in this "5 to Know" encore: This man ate a $120,000 banana in a Miami art gallery. Yes, you read that right. And then a performance artist ate it.

Here's what to do with your Christmas tree now that holiday is over

For weeks, your Christmas tree has sat twinkling quietly in a corner of your home, carefully decorated with the dazzling bits and baubles you so thoughtfully placed on its branches. But now, the holiday has passed, and the presents have…

Today in history: Dec. 27

Major events that happened around the world on this day in history.

Here’s when everything will go on sale in 2020

The financial experts at NerdWallet answer your money questions — including when big ticket items will go on sale and how to get the best travel deals in 2020.

Movie reviews: 'Cats' is one for the litter box

Movie critic Bruce Miller says "Cats" is a big mess and it's one for the litter box. "Uncut Gems" allows Adam Sandler to reinvent himself as a bona fide actor. Miller says director Greta Gerwig's take on the timeless story…

Profile: Melania Trump's silent path through impeachment

Hillary Clinton spent the morning of her husband's impeachment visiting Capitol Hill to rally Democrats to his side. Pat Nixon kept assuring reporters her husband wouldn't quit — right up until he did. Eliza Johnson, frail from tuberculosis, kept watch…

Who is the best Avenger? Rank the Marvel heroes here

Which Avenger has the most time on screen, most box-office value, high Twitter popularity, and most exposure to the elusive Infinity Stones? See the data behind the highest ranking Marvel heroes and villains.