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Keanu Reeves takes rare TV role in historical thriller

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keanu Reeves will star in a TV adaptation of "The Devil in the White City." The nonfiction thriller about ambition, a killer and the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago was written by Erik Larson. The Hulu streaming service says that Reeves will portray Daniel H. Burnham, an architect who helped design the fair. The other central role, that of convicted murderer Dr. H.H. Holmes, has yet […]

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Munich’s Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The head of the famous Bavarian beer festival in Munich said Thursday the celebrations will be held without any pandemic restrictions from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3. Some 487 beer breweries, restaurants, fish grills, wine vendors and others will be present and opening hours will be even […]

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Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Actress Nichelle Nichols has died. The actor broke ground for Black women on television as the beautiful, no-nonsense communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura on the original "Star Trek" TV series. Martin Luther King told Nichols she was an inspiration, encouraging many to open their minds about civil rights. Co-star William Shatner, who shared TV's first interracial kiss with her, called Nichols a beautiful woman who did much to redefine social […]

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Jackson says there could be ‘cutoff’ point for negotiations

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's contract negotiations are lingering into training camp, and Jackson says at a certain point, it could be time to put those talks aside. Jackson says there will probably be a cutoff point for negotiations. That's not a huge shock. Contract talks during the season can be distracting. So it appears if the Ravens don't reach a long-term deal with him soon, this […]

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Commanders owner Dan Snyder testifies before House committee

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder began testifying Thursday before a congressional committee investigating the NFL team's history of workplace misconduct. Snyder is giving a deposition to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform virtually in private. The hearing is not public. Snyder, who is in Israel, agreed to testify voluntarily rather than under the terms of a subpoena. The committee has the discretion to decide […]

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Comic-Con returns in full force with costumes, crowds

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pop culture extravaganza that is Comic-Con International is back to its old extravagance. Stars, cosplayers and fans are filling the San Diego Convention Center in full force after the pandemic forced it to go virtual for two years. The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman, and Sailor Moon could be seen walking the floor on Wednesday's preview night. Anticipated panels this year include a preview from Warner Bros. […]

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Stanton, Buxton lead AL over NL in 9th straight All-Star win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton homered back-to-back in the fourth inning to rally the American League over the National League 3-2 in the All-Star Game. It was the AL's ninth straight victory in the Midsummer Classic. Nine-time All-Star Clayton Kershaw got the first start of his career for the NL and pitched one inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Los Angeles two-way star Shohei […]

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Billy Corgan to play charity show for July 4 parade victims

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Rock singer Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins says he'll perform a charity livestream show to benefit the victims of the the Fourth of July parade shooting in suburban Chicago that killed seven people and wounded more than 30. Corgan is a 20-year resident of Highland Park, where the shooting happened. He announced that the show will be held on July 27 at the city's […]

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Sons of All-Stars Holliday, Jones go 1-2 in MLB draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackson Holliday and Druw Jones, sons of All-Stars Matt and Andruw, were taken by Baltimore and Arizona with the first two picks in baseball's amateur draft. Holliday, whose father is a former batting champion Matt Holliday, was chosen first by Baltimore over Jones in somewhat of a surprise. Justin Crawford, a son of four-time All-Star Carl Crawford, was taken by Philadelphia at No. 17. Texas used […]

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