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ESPN documentary shows Bleier's emotional return to Vietnam

Aug. 18, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn't have though was closure until a trip back there last year. Bleier's visit to Vietnam — the first time he had been back since being injured in battle...

Mexico City assesses damage after violent feminist protest

Aug. 18, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous and violent protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this...

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when...

It's not just 'any old Mickey Mouse' collection

Aug. 17, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Mickey Jilton was born to be a Mickey Mouse collector. The 85-year-old Johnson City businessman said he was named partly for the famous Walt Disney animated character. His mother was taken with an early Mickey Mouse cartoon and his father's favorite baseball player was Mickey...

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

Aug. 17, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old. The Oscar-winning artist died from cancer at his home in Bristol, England, on...

Walton's World: Big Bill brings unique musings to baseball

Aug. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend's...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Aug. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes firefighters rescuing children left alone in an apartment which caught fire in...

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

Aug. 17, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said. Manhattan Project Beer Company is under scrutiny by Marshall Islanders who were exposed to high levels of...

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 17, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has already started. The union that represents opera singers...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 16, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlowl; former Rep. Beto...