Friendships

This Nov. 16, 2019 photo shows an altar made by mortician and death cafe host Angela Craig-Fournes in honor of Death Cafe founder Jon Underwood, who died in 2017. (Angela Craig-Fournes via AP)
July 01, 2020 - 11:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Panic attacks, trouble breathing, relapses that have sent her to bed for 14 hours at a time: At 35, Marissa Oliver has been forced to deal with the specter of death on COVID-19′s terms, yet conversations about her illness, fear and anxiety haven’t been easy. That’s why she headed...
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June 16, 2020 - 11:40 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a judge’s decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, the first case of its kind in the state and one that could test the boundaries of...
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This image shows released by Tracy Wakeford shows Wakeford and her daughter Emilia, 2, at their home in Rockport, Maine. As the world has changed in overwhelming ways since the coronavirus era took hold, the complicated ripple effects have been well documented in terms of family life but less so with friendships. Wakeford finds it frustrating to see single friends or friends without kids posting online about entertainment options being limited. She is without daycare and admits to “snoozing” friends on Facebook whose posts sound like they're on a mini-vacation. (Randall Wakeford via AP)
April 29, 2020 - 9:56 am
A single mother hunkering down at home with a teenage daughter, Sharon Litwin sees her friends, like most people these days, only virtually. Even so, they’ve been a crucial lifeline. “Sometimes I just need to have a conversation with adults,” she says. “And sometimes I just need to cry, which I...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, Patrick Cantlay hits from the 2nd tee during first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. Cantlay is more at ease asking questions than answering them. It's a habit he picked up during some of the darkest times of his life. He was out of golf for nearly three years because of a stress fracture in his spine. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 03, 2020 - 2:33 am
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay would rather ask questions than answer them. He has plenty to say, and there is no shortage of fascinating life stories for him to share. The No. 1 amateur in the world once shot 60 on the PGA Tour between his freshman and sophomore years at UCLA, but his...
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United States' Breanna Stewart, center, shoots between Connecticut's Christyn Williams, left, and Connecticut's Anna Makurat, right, in the second half of an exhibition basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 27, 2020 - 10:23 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart laced up her sneakers that were dedicated to Kobe Bryant and his daughter and took the court for her first game in nine months after rupturing her right Achilles tendon. She liked the results. “The first step was getting out there and playing, Obviously there...
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Actors Salma Hayek, left, Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish attend the world premiere of "Like a Boss" at the SVA Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2020 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Salma Hayek said the new comedy “Like a Boss” created an opportunity for her to work with more female actors than usual compared to previous films. Hayek called filming with the predominantly-led female cast that included Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish a “breath of fresh air.” She...
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Mourners attend the funeral service for Gretchen D. Vincent, 51, and her 15-year-old son, Michael Walker Vincent at Our Saviors Church in Lafayette, La., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. They were among five people who died when the plane they were on crashed shortly after takeoff in Lafayette on Saturday, en route to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
January 02, 2020 - 7:19 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Family and friends wearing purple and gold said goodbye Thursday to a Louisiana woman and her son who were on their way to see the Peach Bowl when they died in a plane crash. Gretchen Vincent, 51, and her son, Michael Walker Vincent, 15 were on a plane that crashed shortly...
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Dustin Walters, center left, hugs his brother Mason Walter, center right, during a funeral service for their brother and U.S. Navy Airmen Apprentice, Cameron Walters, at the Compassion Christian Church in Savannah, Ga., Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Cameron Walters was one of the three Navy sailors killed in a Saudi gunman's attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida on Dec. 6. (Stephen B. Morton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 16, 2019 - 5:52 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of the young Navy sailors killed in a Saudi gunman's attack at a Florida base had boundless energy and a fierce loyalty to family and friends in Georgia that will make him “the most amazing guardian angel,” some of those closest to the slain sailor told hundreds at his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya, left, of Colombia, shares a laugh with co-owners Felix Sabates, center, and Chip Ganassi as they wait for qualifying for the Daytona 500 auto race, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Felix Sabates is leaving NASCAR after 30 years as a team owner. The Cuban refugee came to the United States at 15 and built a lucrative business that allowed him to enter NASCAR in 1989. (AP Photo/Glenn Smith, File)
December 12, 2019 - 11:18 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates' 30 years in NASCAR — a photo of the team owner at one of his first races; a bobblehead of close friend and rival Rick Hendrick; in the corner, a replica of the Monster...
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REPLACES HIS INSTEAD OF HER - FILE - In this Friday Nov 22, 2019 file photo, Hunter, a young Belgian Malinois, keeps an eye on Jazz, a nine-day-old giraffe at the Rhino orphanage in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Jazz, who was brought in after being abandoned by his mother at birth, died of brain hemorrhaging and hyphema it was announced Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 06, 2019 - 3:02 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A baby giraffe that was befriended by a dog after he was abandoned in the wild has died, a South African animal orphanage said Friday. “Our team is heartbroken,” the orphanage said. Jazz the giraffe collapsed after hemorrhaging in the brain, The Rhino Orphanage said in a...
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