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Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' might have drone wingman, use AI

Jul. 22, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Maverick’s next wingman could be a drone. In the movies, fighter pilots are depicted as highly trained military aviators with the skills and experience to defeat adversaries in thrilling aerial dogfights. New technologies, though, are...

As recruiters struggle, Air Force seeks lift from 'Top Gun'

Jul. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When “Top Gun: Maverick” roared into theaters in late May, the Air Force was ready. The smash hit movie may feature Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a hotshot Navy aviator, but to much of the movie-going public, the distinction between Air Force...

Sunak, Truss in runoff to replace Boris Johnson as UK leader

Jul. 20, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative Party on Wednesday chose former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss — a fiscal moderate and a low-tax crusader — as the two finalists in a party election to replace departing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The result...

Review: ‘Gray Man’ spares no expense — but feels oddly gray

Jul. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

Sometimes a title just doesn’t help a movie. Not that directors Anthony and Joe Russo had much choice in titling “The Gray Man,” their new Netflix spy thriller starring Ryan Gosling — they’re adapting the novel of the same name, about a shadowy CIA assassin on the run....

'Thor: Love and Thunder' scores franchise best debut

Jul. 10, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

Four movies in, Thor is still bringing the hammer down at the box office. “ Thor: Love and Thunder ” earned $143 million in its opening weekend in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It’s a franchise best for the God of Thunder and another success story of the...

Today in History: July 3, Union wins at Gettysburg

Jul. 03, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2022. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held...

Wimbledon marks, players recall, Centre Court's 100 years

Jul. 02, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It’s where Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf reigned. Rod Laver, Billie Jean King and Althea Gibson before that. And Bill Tilden, Helen Wills Moody, Don Budge and Suzanne Lenglen before that. It’s been...

Today in History: June 28, Treaty of Versailles is signed

Jun. 28, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2022. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) was signed in France, ending the First World War. ...

'Elvis' is king, alone, of box office after final tallies

Jun. 27, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Elvis” has won its box-office dance-off with “Top Gun: Maverick.” After the two films reported the same ticket sales Sunday, Monday's final numbers has “Elvis,” alone, as king of the weekend. “Elvis” ultimately grossed $31.1 million from Friday to...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9

Jun. 27, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9: July 3: Actor Michael Cole (“The Mod Squad”) is 82. Singer Judith Durham of The Seekers is 79. Actor Kurtwood Smith (“That 70s Show”) is 79. Country singer Johnny Lee is 76. Writer Dave Barry is 75. Actor Betty Buckley is 75....