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'I can’t be the only one': Docuseries on 'Women Who Rock'

Jul. 13, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a percussion protégé growing up in the Bay Area, Sheila Escovedo would ask visiting bands if she could sit in. She was often told to beat it. “They’re looking at me like, well, ‘You’re a girl. Go away.’ They would push their hand like, ‘Get out of...

Today in History: July 10, the Battle of Britain begins

Jul. 10, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 10, the 191st day of 2022. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 10-16

Jul. 05, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 10-16: July 10: Actor William Smithers (“Dallas,” ″Peyton Place”) is 95. Singer Mavis Staples is 83. Actor Mills Watson (“B.J. and the Bear,” ″Lobo”) is 82. Actor Robert Pine (“CHiPS”) is 81. Guitarist Jerry Miller of Moby...