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Crew member: Baldwin careful with guns before fatal shooting

A camera operator told authorities that Baldwin had been careful with weapons.
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A woman lays down a candle during a vigil for the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, seen in photographs at top right, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. A prop firearm discharged last Thursday by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in a Western movie in Santa Fe, N.M., killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Only 1 bidder to run Georgia's Confederate-themed park

The only bidder for management of Georgia's Confederate-themed park is a new firm created by an official of the company that's pulling out
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FILE - A carving on Stone Mountain honoring Confederate generals is shown on Monday, May 24, 2021, in Stone Mountain, Ga. The only bidder for management of Georgia's Confederate-themed, state-owned Stone Mountain Park is a new firm created by an official of the company that’s pulling out, the park's governing board said Monday, Oct. 25. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Stone Mountain Memorial Association board voted on Monday to choose Thrive Attractions Management LLC as the finalist. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)
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'Rust' producers pause production as investigation into prop gun misfire continues

Crew members returned to set Monday to pick up belongings.
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A security guard manning the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Ranch film set locks the gate after turning away workers who came to pick up equipment in Santa Fe, N.M., Oct. 25, 2021.
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Judge says Oklahoma can proceed with 5 lethal injections

A federal judge in Oklahoma says the state can move forward with scheduled lethal injections for five death row inmates
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FILE - This Feb. 5, 2018, file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Julius Jones. District Attorney David Prater on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, filed a motion to remove Kelly Doyle and Andrew Luck from the clemency hearing for Jones, alleging they are biased. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP, File)
4 hours ago

Sonny Osborne, bluegrass banjoist behind 'Rocky Top,' dies

Bluegrass musician and singer Sonny Osborne, who created the banjo licks on "Rocky Top" as part of the The Osborne Brothers, has died
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October 25

Katie Couric says she no longer has relationship with Matt Lauer

She told "The View" that Lauer "obviously had this very dark side."
October 25
Katie Couric discusses her new memoir "Going There" on "The View Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.
October 25

129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

The decision has potential ramifications across European museums.
October 25
In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 file photo a visitor looks at wooden royal statues of the Dahomey kingdom, dated 19th century, at Quai Branly museum in Paris, France. In a decision with potential ramifications across European museums, France is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artifacts for one last time before returning them home to Benin. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
October 25

New this week: Kaepernick, Sheeran and 'Star Trek' spin-off

This week’s new entertainment releases include new albums from Ed Sheeran and The War on Drugs as well as “Army of Thieves,” a prequel to Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead,” which invites viewers to join a Europe-trotting heist
October 25
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the series "Star Trek: Prodigy," premiering Oct. 28 on Paramount+, left, the film "Army of Thieves," premiering Oct. 29 on Netflix, and the series "Colin in Black and White," premiering Oct. 29 on Netflix. (Paramount+/Netflix/Netflix via AP)
October 25

Review: Undercover investigation goes awry in 'Gated Prey'

In “Gated Prey,” Los Angeles County Detective Eve Ronin and her close-to-retirement partner Duncan Pavone go undercover to investigate a series of home invasions in gated communities
October 25
This cover image released by Thomas & Mercer shows "Gated Prey" by Lee Goldberg. (Thomas & Mercer via AP)
October 25

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6 include TV anchorman Dan Rather, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and “Friends” actor David Schwimmer
October 25
FILE - In this May 19, 2019 file photo, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Hidden Life' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Rai Bachchan turns 48 on Nov. 1. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
October 25

First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

There are hopes to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Prince posthumously.
October 25
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture,” The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
October 24

'Friends' actor who played Gunther dies at 59 following cancer battle

James Michael Tyler had said his stage 4 cancer worsened during the pandemic.
October 24
PHOTO: FILE - Actor James Michael Tyler attends the Central Perk Pop-Up Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of "Friends" on September 16, 2014 in New York City.
October 24

James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies

James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” has died
October 24
FILE - American actor James Michael Tyler poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in New York. Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer. He was 59. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)
October 24

Crew member who gave Baldwin gun subject of prior complaint

A crew member says she'd raised safety concerns about the assistant director.
October 24
The Bonanza Creek Film Ranch is seen in Santa Fe, N.M., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. An assistant director unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 24

Tokyo festival features Yoshida's films of hope amid despair

Boxers, janitors, fishermen, the heroes of Keisuke Yoshida’s movies are Japanese society’s angst-filled losers, struggling in an imperfect world
October 24
Keisuke Yoshida, a Japanese film director and screenwriter, speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Tokyo. Boxers, janitors, fishermen, the heroes of Yoshida’s movies are Japanese society’s angst-filled losers, struggling in an imperfect world. The director and his three latest works are featured at the Tokyo International Film Festival opening Oct. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 24

Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

Despite rules and regulations, people can get killed, as happened last week.
October 24
FILE - A large crowd of movie industry workers and New Mexico residents attend a candlelight vigil to honor cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in downtown Albuquerque, N.M. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Hutchins was killed when Alec Baldwin fired a weapon on a film set that a crew member told him was safe. The tragedy has led to calls for fundamental change in Hollywood: the banning of real guns on sets. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, file)
October 24

Despite hybrid release, 'Dune' draws well on the big screen

"Dune" debuted with $40.1M ticket sales in its opening weekend in North America.
October 24
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Charlotte Rampling in a scene from "Dune." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 24

Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

Sheeran broke the news on social media days before his new album is due out.
October 24
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 file photo, British singer Ed Sheeran attends the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London. On Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, Sheeran said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)
October 24

Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109M in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas auction coincided with the artist’s 140th birthday.
October 24
Pablo Picasso's "Femme au béret rouge-orange" is on display for auction at the Bellagio hotel and casino Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Las Vegas. Sotheby's and the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection hosted the auction, which raised $109 million from eleven pieces. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)
October 24

Zimbabwe's Dangarembga receives German peace prize

Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga has accepted a prestigious German prize in honor of her work in Frankfurt
October 24
Author Tsitsi Dangarembga, from Zimbabwe, speaks after receiving the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 (Thomas Lohnes/epd-Pool/dpa via AP)
October 24

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, seven camera crew members for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns
October 24
The Bonanza Creek Film Ranch is seen in Santa Fe, N.M., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. An assistant director unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 23

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, seven camera crew members for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns
October 23
A car passes by the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 23

Boo! Thousands crowd New Orleans streets for 1st parade

The Krewe of Boo says the first big New Orleans parade since pandemic is a go.
October 23
Members of the Mande Milkshakes, a dancing group in New Orleans, take part in the Krewe of Boo parade on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
October 23

After slamming COVID-19 rules, Tritt sings anthem at NLCS

Country musician Travis Tritt sang the national anthem before Game 6 of the NL Championship Series, just days after canceling shows at venues that required a COVID-19 vaccine or masks
October 23
Braves third baseman Austin Riley, left, and pitcher A.J. Minter run sprints as they prepare to play the Dodgers in game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. "Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com"/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)inning of Game 5 of the baseball NL Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 23

After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents

The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust” is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets
October 23
A car passes by the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 23

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

The film industry and its unions provide guidelines on how to deal safely with prop guns on movie sets
October 23
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 1958, file photo, Rodd Redwing, left, checks the final adjustment which Bob Lane is making on a six-gun in Los Angeles Redwing, a specialist in six-gun drawing, is an actor and a teacher of western gun handling. Lane is one of the men who repair and service the many guns in the studio arsenal, which supplies weapons on call for movies. Guns used in making movies are sometimes real weapons that can fire either bullets or blanks, which are gunpowder charges that produce a flash and a bang but no deadly projectile. Even blanks can eject hot gases and paper or plastic wadding from the barrel that can be lethal at close range. (AP Photo/David Smith, File)
October 23

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

Police in Sicily say that American actor Harrison Ford was reunited with his lost credit card while on a beach holiday thanks to a German tourist
October 23
FILE - Harrison Ford attends the premiere of "The Call of the Wild" in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2020. Police in Sicily said Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 that American actor Harrison Ford was reunited with his lost credit card while on a beach holiday, thanks to a German tourist. The tourist found a credit card with Ford’s name emblazoned on it Thursday, and turned it in to the local police station in the beach town of Mondello. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision via AP, File)
October 23

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
October 23
October 23

Lives lost behind-the-scenes: Timeline of fatal on-set movie accidents, injuries

While some on-set accidents garner public attention, others often go unnoticed.
October 23
The Bonanza Creek Ranch is shown on Oct. 22, 2021, where an accident occurred on a movie set one day prior. A Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputy unit can still be seen on the set.
October 23

Vermont marker recognizes early African American poet

Lucy Terry Prince wrote what may be the earliest poem by an African American.
October 23
October 22

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer
October 22
The Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., is shown Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
October 22

EXPLAINER: Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after Alec Baldwin fired a loaded weapon that was handed to him by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use on the New Mexico set of “Rust.”
October 22
October 22

Halyna Hutchins remembered as gifted cinematographer

The cinematographer who was fatally shot with a prop gun by Alec Baldwin on a movie set grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle and worked on documentary films in Europe before studying film in Los Angeles
October 22
This photo provided by Adam Egypt Mortimer shows cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Archenemy" in January 2020 in Los Angeles. Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin Thursday on the New Mexico set of the western film "Rust." Authorities continue to investigate the shooting but there are no allegations of wrongdoing by Baldwin. (Adam Egypt Mortimer via AP)
October 22

Warrant: Before fatal shooting, Alec Baldwin was handed loaded gun on film set by director who was unaware it was loaded

Warrant: Before fatal shooting, Alec Baldwin was handed loaded gun on film set by director who was unaware it was loaded
October 22
October 22

Peter Scolari of 'Newhart,' 'Bosom Buddies,' dies at 66

Peter Scolari, who appeared on the TV series “Newhart” and Girls," has died
October 22
FILE - Peter Scolari arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2016. Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on “Newhart” and a closeted dad on “Girls” and who was on Broadway in “Hairspray” and “Wicked,” died Friday morning in New York after fighting cancer for two years, according to Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, his longtime manager. He was 66. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 22

Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez to live in exile in Spain

Writer and former Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramírez says he will live in exile in Spain, after the government of President Daniel Ortega tried to arrest him and banned his latest book
October 22
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2021 file photo, Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramirez attends a meeting at Cervantes Institute's headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Ramirez, who is under a criminal charge and an arrest warrant from the Daniel Ortega government, confirmed on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 that he has decided to go into exile in Spain, a country that granted him citizenship three years ago. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
October 22

Award-winning teenage rapper shot to death in Sweden

An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper has been shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports suggest could be gang-related
October 22
Swedish rapper Einar is seen in this Nov. 8, 2019 photo. An award-winning 19-year-old Swedish rapper was shot to death in southern Stockholm in an incident that media reports on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 suggested could be gang-related. The rapper Einar was struck by several bullets in the Hammarby suburb south of central Stockholm and died on the spot late Thursday, police spokesman Ola Osterling told the Swedish news agency TT. (Jessica Gow/TT via AP)
October 22

Rod Stewart's plea deal on battery charge falls through

A plea deal between Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors to settle charges he and his adult son   battered a security guard at a New Year's Eve party two years ago has fallen through
October 22
FILE - Rod Stewart performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 28, 2018. A plea deal between Stewart and Florida prosecutors to settle charges he and his adult son Sean battered a security guard at a New Year's Eve party two years ago has fallen through. The pair are now scheduled to stand trial on misdemeanor battery charges in January. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
October 22

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of 10/25/21
October 22
October 22

Bellagio in Vegas showing 11 Picasso works before auction

Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks are on display at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art ahead of a Saturday auction that host Sotheby’s estimates could fetch a combined $100 million
October 22
October 22

Caro exhibit 'Turn the Page' is a window into his world

Robert Caro has been writing history for much of his adult life
October 22
Author and biographer Robert Caro is photographed after touring a permanent exhibit in his honor, "Turn Every Page": Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive, at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 22

Bernard Haitink, renowned Dutch conductor, dies at 92

Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London on Thursday
October 22
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 file photo, Principle Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bernard Haitink conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Brahms Symphony No. One in Boston. Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, his management agency announced. He was 92. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 22

Fox News launching its own mobile-friendly weather service

Fox News Media is entering another rough-and-tumble world — the weather
October 22
Co-anchor and meteorologist Jason Frazer rehearses on the Fox Weather set at News Corporation headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Fox Weather, a free streaming service and app, will launch on Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 22

Correction: Obit--Von Trapp Daughter story

In an obituary published Oct. 21, 2021, about Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell, The Associated Press erroneously reported an element of her family relationship
October 22
FILE — In this July 13, 1997 file photo Lorli von Trapp Campbell attends a mass honoring her father, in Stowe, Vt. A funeral home confirmed Lorli von Trapp Campbell died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Northfield, Vt. She was the second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family became famous through the musical and movie "The Sound of Music." Lorli was a younger stepsibling to the older von Trapp children who went on to be depicted in stage and film. She herself was not. (AP Photo/Craig Line, File)
October 22

Mumbai cinemas reopen after 18 months as life swings back

Movie theaters in India’s entertainment capital Mumbai have reopened after more than 18 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic
October 22
Health workers celebrate with vaccine beneficiaries India administering 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, at Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. India has administered 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, passing a milestone for the South Asian country where the delta variant fueled its first crushing surge this year. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
October 22

Queen Elizabeth II back at castle following hospital visit

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is back at Windsor Castle and in good spirits after revelations that she spent the night in a London hospital earlier this week
October 22
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital after being advised by her doctor to rest. The palace says the 95-year-old British monarch went to hospital for "preliminary investigations." It said she returned to her Windsor Castle home at lunchtime on Thursday, "and remains in good spirits." (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
October 22

Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit

Iranians are flocking to Tehran's contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic work
October 22
Fatemeh Rezaei, a retired teacher, stands next to Marilyn Monroe portrait by American artist Andy Warhol at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran on Oct. 19, 2021. Iranians are flocking to Tehran's contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic work. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
October 22

DJ trio Swedish House Mafia reunite with new music, tour

Ready to party again, DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia are back with a new collab with The Weeknd and a world tour on the horizon
October 22
This photo provided by Swedish House Mafia shows Axwell, from left, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia as they pose for a self portrait on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Stockholm, Sweden. DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia are back with a new collab with The Weeknd and a world tour on the horizon. (Swedish House Mafia via AP)
October 22

Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said
October 22
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters. A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is starring and producing a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at the movie set outside Santa Fe, N.M., the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 22

Beijing police name pianist Li Yundi in prostitution case

Police in China's capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case
October 22
Chinese pianist Li Yundi appears on stage with Australian singer Kylie Minogue during the 2011 Elite Model Look contest in Shanghai on Dec. 6, 2011. Police in China's capital Beijing on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case. (Chinatopix via AP)