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'Baby Shark' Gerardo Parra back with Washington Nationals

Jun. 20, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Baby Shark” is back with the Washington Nationals. Washington selected the contract of outfielder Gerardo Parra from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, bringing back the player whose walkup music of the children's song became a theme of the...

Officials say deadly Pride parade crash was not intentional

Jun. 20, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A member of a men’s chorus group unintentionally slammed into fellow chorists at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one member of the group and seriously injuring another, the group's director said Sunday, clarifying initial speculation that...

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown

Jun. 20, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday. An official from state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdown...

Alabama museum to return art to 2 Alaskan tribes

Jun. 20, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A city-owned museum will return works of art to two Alaskan Native American tribes that requested the items back in 2017, decades after they were acquired for collections. A vote by the Birmingham City Council cleared the way for the Birmingham...

Virginia drama teacher takes his final bow after 30 years

Jun. 20, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — The show must go on, as they say in the theater world. But after 30 years as a drama teacher at Thomas Harrison Middle School, Michael Strawderman will get to watch the show from the seats and not the wings of the stage. With the conclusion of...

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle

Jun. 20, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York's Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience. The debut of “Dave...

Trained local workers help lure filmmakers to Augusta

Jun. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Amy Rhinehart Bailey never, in a million years, aspired to be a movie producer. But as a mother to seven children and the co-owner of two Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar restaurants with her husband, Craig, she craves organization. ...

Artists draw in adventurous travelers with eclectic Airbnb

Jun. 20, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Walking up a rickety staircase in the darkness, Whitney Peckman had to hug the wall beside her for fear of falling. It was Labor Day weekend in 2004 and Peckman and her husband Syed Ahmad were, quite literally, blindly following Randy Hemann...

Auburn University band names first Black female drum major

Jun. 20, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Brianna Jarvis will lead the Auburn University Marching Band into Jordan-Hare Stadium when the football team plays Akron on Sept. 4. She will also be making history as the band’s first Black female drum major. The music...

Mississippi students’ time travel film competing nationally

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — If you could go back in time and provide crucial information to your past self, what would it be? That is the plot of a short film titled “Jimmie’s Time Quest,” being submitted under the Video on Demand category to the national...