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Bob Odenkirk collapses on 'Better Call Saul' set

Jul. 28, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the show's New Mexico set on Tuesday and had to be hospitalized. Crew members called an ambulance that took the 58-year-old actor to a hospital, where he remained Tuesday night, a person close to...

Slipknot founding drummer Joey Jordison dies at 46

Jul. 28, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joey Jordison, a founding member of Slipknot, who drummed for the influential metal band in its most popular period and helped write many of its best-known songs, has died Monday at age 46, his family said. “We are heartbroken to share the news...

Wu-Tang Clan album sale pays off Martin Shkreli's court debt

Jul. 27, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album forfeited by Martin Shkreli after his securities fraud conviction was sold Tuesday for an undisclosed sum, though prosecutors say it was enough to fully satisfy the rest of what he owed on a $7.4 million forfeiture order he faced after his...

Column: For Biles, it finally all becomes too much

Jul. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

Finally, it all became too much. Simone Biles felt it hours before she took the floor in Tokyo, a nervousness she couldn’t explain as she waited to deliver what everyone except her was sure would be a gold medal for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. “I was just like...

NBC's Tokyo Olympics viewership gets off to rough start

Jul. 27, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there's going to be a surge in viewership interest in the Tokyo Olympics, NBC Universal is still waiting. For three straight nights, viewership for the Tokyo Games has been down more than 30% compared to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, and the...

Brazil landscape garden earns UNESCO world heritage status

Jul. 27, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Globally renowned for its natural beauty, Rio de Janeiro received a new international distinction Tuesday as UNESCO added landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx’s former home to its list of World Heritage sites. The Sitio Burle Marx in western...

Rodgers arrives in Green Bay for start of training camp

Jul. 27, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has made it to Green Bay on the eve of the Packers’ first training-camp workout. Rodgers was seen arriving at Lambeau Field on Tuesday morning, the day after NFL Network and ESPN reported the reigning MVP was closing in on a deal...

Alaska cruise passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 27, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fully vaccinated passenger on an Alaska cruise tested positive for COVID-19 and received “private air transportation” home, according to Celebrity Cruises. A passenger on Sunday reported cold-like symptoms to the ship's medical personnel and...

New Jersey icons honored with their own Parkway rest stops

Jul. 27, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some of New Jersey’s most iconic figures are getting their names on something other than awards or gold records: Garden State Parkway rest stops. On Tuesday, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority approved naming nine Parkway service areas after...

Hearing exposes TV viewers to blunt language, racial slurs

Jul. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People who watched the first day of a House investigation into the Jan. 6 uprising at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday were exposed to the sort of blunt language, including profanity and racial slurs, rarely heard on daytime television. The hearing featured...