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AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos

AP Interview: Chopin contest winner praises old pianos

WARSAW, Poland — The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer's intentions.
Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it's a nightmare.
Correction: Lebanon-Arak Drink story

Correction: Lebanon-Arak Drink story

TAANAYEL, Lebanon — In a story Sept. 20 about Lebanon's national drink, arak, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of one of the country's largest arak producers. The name is Domaine des Tourelles, not Doumaine de Tourelles.
Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

TEHRAN, Iran — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran.
Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters.
'He's been there': Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller

'He's been there': Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller

LAS VEGAS — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.
California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov.
Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

NAGA, Philippines — Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in a central region.
AP Analysis: Other nations adjust to 'America first' policy

AP Analysis: Other nations adjust to 'America first' policy

WASHINGTON — America first? Try America first, second and third. As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N.