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As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

Jun. 13, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tackling climate change with a blend of...

Mississippi teens to merge civil rights lessons, filmmaking

Jun. 13, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SUMNER, Miss. (AP) — Fannie Lou Hamer stepped onto the national platform in 1964 after giving powerful testimony about racial violence against Black men and women in the South at the Democratic National Convention. Her stirring stories made her a sought-out speaker. Her...

Saturn Bar’s new owners vow to revive a New Orleans original

Jun. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the constellation of quirky, wonderfully weird New Orleans bars, the Saturn Bar was in an orbit all its own. A product of age, weather, clutter, and a gruff but undeniably compelling presence, it was a bar that couldn’t happen just anywhere. ...

Mississippi author’s novel to be adapted into film

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Oxford author Michael Farris Smith will soon see his fourth novel, “The Fighter,” come to life as production for the film adaptation, retitled “Rumble Through the Dark,” will begin in the Delta at the end of July. It was recently announced...

Browns WR Landry says OBJ looks "amazing" after knee surgery

Jun. 12, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s knee looks fine for football. His softball swing needs work. The Browns wide receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, took part Saturday in teammate Jarvis Landy's charity softball event, which drew 7,000...

Browns, Chiefs take budding rivalry onto softball field

Jun. 12, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — A proud Clevelander, Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce showed love to his hometown by wearing an Indians jersey and cap. He wasn't taking any chances. “I’m at home, but it’s still enemy territory,” Kelce said....

Texas 10th: Kyle Busch gets 99th career NASCAR Xfinity win

Jun. 12, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch has often said he would stop racing in the Xfinity Series when he reached 100 wins. With one to go, he is waffling a bit on that. “So here’s the problem, Joe already sold me for next year, too,” Busch said, referring to team...

Salloi scores in 71st, Sporting KC ties Austin FC 1-1

Jun. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Salloi tied it in the 71st minute and Sporting Kansas City held on for a 1-1 draw with expansion Austin FC on Saturday. Johnny Russell challenged goalkeeper Brad Stuver for the loose ball from the deflection of Gianluca Busio’s long...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the French Open...

Rapper Polo G is arrested in Miami after album release party

Jun. 12, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Polo G has been arrested on charges including battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and criminal mischief. Jail records show the rapper, whose name is Taurus Bartlett, was booked into jail on Saturday. The Miami Police...