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Airline, hotel elite status: Harder to get (or keep) in 2023

Airline, hotel elite status: Harder to get (or keep) in 2023

For the past couple of years, hotel and airline loyalty programs have extended elite status in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in 2023, that’s coming to an end.
Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the mountain slope from where the church stands over this remote Norwegian Arctic village, cloaked in the polar night’s constant darkness.
Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (AP) — The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the snow-covered mountain slope from where the church stands like a beacon over this remote Norwegian Arctic village, cloaked in the polar night’s constant darkness.
BBC film on Indian PM Modi, 2002 riots draws government ire

BBC film on Indian PM Modi, 2002 riots draws government ire

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after India blocked a BBC documentary that examines Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during 2002 anti-Muslim riots and banned people from sharing it online, authorities were scrambling to halt screenings of the program at col
Elle King settles in Nashville as a mom and country singer

Elle King settles in Nashville as a mom and country singer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Elle King has never fit neatly into any one box.
Jill Biden donates inaugural wear, face masks to Smithsonian

Jill Biden donates inaugural wear, face masks to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden says her Inauguration Day outfits, now featured in a Smithsonian museum exhibit about first ladies , were a “voice for me on one of the most important days of my life.
Official: Australia could deny Ye entry over antisemitism

Official: Australia could deny Ye entry over antisemitism

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A senior Australian government minister said Wednesday that rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, could be refused a visa due to antisemitic comments if he attempts to visit Australia.
Review: Even J.Lo can't save this 'Shotgun Wedding'

Review: Even J.Lo can't save this 'Shotgun Wedding'

Spoiler alert: J.Lo looks fantastic in a wedding dress.
How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

Replete with spellbinding multiverses, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” topped the 95th Academy Awards nominations with 11 nods.
Elie Saab's spring couture in Paris dreams of Thai escape

Elie Saab's spring couture in Paris dreams of Thai escape

PARIS (AP) — Elie Saab whisked his guests away to Thailand for a Paris Fashion Week couture show Wednesday that gleamed with gold and intricate silk embroidery.