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Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

Sep. 22, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko...

Beloved 'Sex and the City' actor Willie Garson dies at 57

Sep. 22, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw's friend on TV's “Sex and the City" and its movie sequels, has died, his son announced Tuesday. He was 57. “I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all...

Rays' Cash apologizes after Kiermaier takes, keeps data card

Sep. 22, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash apologized to Blue Jays management a day after Rays veteran Kevin Kiermaier scooped up a scouting data card that fell out of Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk's wristband and refused to give it back. Cash said he...

Alaska man sentenced to 99 years in death of Kotzebue girl

Sep. 21, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Kotzebue man was sentenced to 99 years in prison Tuesday in the death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, a 10-year-old whose 2018 disappearance captured national attention. Peter Vance Wilson, 44, had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of murder and...

Mannings' "MNF" broadcast jumps 138%, averages 1.9 million

Sep. 21, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Monday Night Football” presentation with Peyton and Eli Manning increased its viewership by 138% over last week's debut, becoming the most-watched alternate telecast in ESPN history. ESPN and Nielsen reported that the Mannings' freewheeling...

Done with delays, Academy movie museum rolls out red carpet

Sep. 21, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year. Nine years after it was announced, four years after its first projected open date, and five months since...

Great Falls man convicted of using hatchet to kill man

Sep. 21, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man was convicted Tuesday of using a hatchet to kill another man during a street fight more than three years ago. The jury heard closing statements on Monday and deliberated for more than six hours before finding James Michael...

New Orleans: Flames shoot up side of Superdome roof, put out

Sep. 21, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome's roof on Tuesday after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena caught fire. The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded...

University of Southern Maine to open new $10M music school

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine will be opening a new $10 million music school, thanks to a longtime supporter. D. Suzi Osher gave the USM Foundation its largest-ever donation. The donation will serve to advance plans for a new Center for the...

Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Sep. 21, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

Oklahoma scheduled seven executions Monday in what would be the first lethal injections for the state since putting them on hold six years ago following a series of mishaps. Among the men scheduled to die is Julius Darius Jones, even though the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole...