One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II.
In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals.
Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, in and maybe out again. Tom Cruise was back. BTS stepped aside, and so did Serena Williams, and Tom Brady too — oops, scratch that.
But the slap? The slap was everywhere.
LONDON (AP) — This was the year war returned to Europe, and few facets of life were left untouched.
Russia’s invasion of its neighbor Ukraine unleashed misery on millions of Ukrainians, shattered Europe’s sense of security, ripped up the geopolitical map and rocked the global economy.
NEW YORK (AP) — The rudeness pandemic, the actual pandemic and all things gray. There's a lot to leave behind when 2022 comes to a close as uncertainty rules around the world.
The health crisis brought on the dawn of slow living, but it crushed many families forced to hustle for their lives.
2022: Behind the lens
Behind the Lens: The human toll in Ukraine's Kherson
Behind the Lens: Chronicling years-long abuse —with care
Behind the Lens: The Sri Lanka presidential palace, overrun
Behind the Lens: On migration paths in Latin America
Behind the Lens: Photographing the 'Army of God'
2022: Reporters notebook
2022 Notebook: Retrenchment in fight for racial justice
2022 Notebook: Protests, strict COVID lockdowns tested China
2022 Notebook: A seismic reversal in U.S. abortion rights
2022 Notebook: Charting the unexpected direction of Twitter
2022 Notebook: The slap heard (and seen) around the world
BENGALURU, India (AP) — For renewable energy companies in India, it's a good time to be in business.
One of India’s largest renewable energy firms, Renew Power, will be among the corporations big and small hoping for a piece of a $2.6 billion government scheme that encourages the domestic manufacturing of components required to produce solar energy.
The Year in Entertainment
AP's top albums 2022: 'Renaissance,' 'Motomami,' Bad Bunny
'Aftersun,' 'Banshees' lead AP's best films of 2022
PHOTOS: The highs and lows of entertainment's 2022 comeback
AP Top Songs of 2022: 'Bad Habit,' 'Unholy,' 'Cuff It'
The AP names its nine Breakthrough Entertainers of 2022
Breakthrough Entertainers of 2022
AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Sadie Sink smiles through drama
AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Tobe Nwigwe lives with purpose
AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Simone Ashley finds her voice
AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Iman Vellani, in marvelous form
AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Stephanie Hsu, now everywhere
The unspoken deal between sports fans and their favorite teams and players has been, in theory: Sure, there are billions of dollars being thrown around, but at the core, sports are supposed to be fun and games, a never-ending menu of two- or three-hour escapes into a land of winners and losers where nobody really gets hurt.
Investors found few, if any, places to safely put their money in 2022, as central banks in the U.S. and around the globe raised interest rates for the first time in years to fight surging inflation, stoking fear of a global recession.
Anti-abortion groups hoped and strategized for decades for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that was delivered in June, ending a court-protected right to abortion after nearly 50 years.
The fallout was immediate and far-reaching — and it's not over yet.
The return of Brittney Griner to the United States in a dramatic prisoner swap with Russia marked the culmination of a 10-month ordeal that captivated world attention, a saga that landed at the intersection of sports, politics, race and gender identity — and wartime diplomacy.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.
Problems brewed thousands of miles away — climate change and the war in Ukraine — have been devastating to the continent, say experts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the economy, 2022 was a throwback year. And not in a good way.
At times, it felt like the 1970s or early '80s. Inflation running rampant. The United States and its European allies engaged in a not-so-Cold War with Russia.
Dusty Baker's run to a World Series title win was one of the several memorable sports stories in 2022, on and off the field.
One of the most respected people in baseball, the one thing missing from Baker's resume: a World Series ring as a manager.