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Japanese pro-wrestler in popular reality show dies at 22

May. 23, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22. Her organization Stardom Wrestling confirmed Kimura's death on Saturday. It said details are still largely unknown and the group was...

FILE - This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. U.S. birth rates dropped for the fifth year in a row in 2019, producing the smallest number of babies in 35 years, according to numbers which were released Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

May. 20, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. ‘UNLIKE ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN’ Rapidly rising water overtakes dams and forces the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, with the city of Midland facing catastrophic flooding. 2. US BIRTHS FALL TO 35-YEAR LOW The decline is...

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Body of WWE's Shad Gaspard found after suspected drowning

May. 20, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, after he was caught in a rip current last weekend, police said. Patrol officers were flagged down around 1:25 a.m. by a person reporting that a body had washed...

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Former WWE pro Shad Gaspard missing in ocean off California

May. 19, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was still missing Tuesday after he was swept out to sea in Southern California last weekend while swimming with his young son. Gaspard's 10-year-old son, Aryeh, was rescued and several other swimmers made it out of the water safely...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 16, 2020, file photo, a protester with an image of Ahmaud Arbery on a mask joins others gathering outside the Glynn County Courthouse for a rally to protest the shooting of Arbery in Brunswick, Ga. A video released Monday shows police in Georgia attempting to search Arbery's parked car in 2017 and when he refuses and attempts to walk back to the vehicle an officer tried to tase him. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

May. 19, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. VIDEO SURFACES OF POLICE CONFRONTATION WITH ARBERY A video from 2017 shows police in Georgia attempting to search Ahmaud Arbery’s parked car, and when he refuses to let them and begins to walk back to the vehicle, an officer tries to tase him. 2. STORM...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 1984, file photo, Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton (34) leaps over Los Angeles Rams linebacker Jim Collins (50) who manages to grab his leg during first half action in Anaheim, Calif. The Bears boast a record 28 Hall of Famers, from founder George Halas to 2018 inductee Brian Urlacher. But when it comes to the draft, the sweetest pick of all has to be Payton. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

For Bears, sweetest pick of all was Payton

Apr. 21, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: RB Walter Payton. The Bears boast a record 28 Hall of Famers, from founder George Halas to 2018 inductee Brian Urlacher. But when it comes to the draft, the sweetest pick of all has to be Payton. Taken out of Jackson State at No. 4 overall in 1975, Sweetness retired as the NFL's...

A trailer set up near a satellite truck to transmit wrestling broadcasts is parked outside the WWE Performance Center Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Florida’s top emergency official last week amended Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order to include employees at the professional sports and media production with a national audience, if the location is closed to the public.  (AP Photo/John Raoux)

WWE cuts wrestlers after Florida deems it 'essential'

Apr. 15, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn (AP) — WWE started releasing professional wrestlers on Wednesday in budget cuts related to the coronavirus pandemic. The moves came even with the company allowed to continue to run live TV shows in Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis deemed WWE an essential business. Pro sports were added to a...

A person wearing a protective face mask and gloves as a precaution against the coronavirus walks by the Robert Indiana sculpture

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 14, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

Setting the stage for a possible power struggle with President Donald Trump, governors around the U.S. began collaborating on plans Tuesday to reopen their economies in what is likely to be a drawn-out, step-by-step process to prevent the new coronavirus from rebounding with disastrous results. Dr. Anthony Fauci,...

Equipment trailers are lined up at the entrance road to the WWE Performance Center Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.  Florida’s top emergency official last week amended Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order to include employees at the professional sports and media production with a national audience, if the location is closed to the public. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Pro wrestling 'essential' under Florida governor's order

Apr. 14, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Body slams and pile drives can go on in the Sunshine State. With Florida under a lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's one business deemed essential by Florida's governor that is raising some eyebrows: pro wrestling. Florida's top emergency official last week amended Gov....

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The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

Apr. 3, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

WrestleMania planned for Gronk Gone Wild. Rob Gronkowski is set to host WWE’s signature show. But the frivolity -- and perhaps the physicality if a wrestler dare gets in the retired New England Patriots star’s face -- is now playing strictly to an audience of TV and streaming media viewers. For...