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MLB to honor Negro Leagues centennial with patches Sunday

Aug. 13, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All major league players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear a patch on Sunday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues. The logo on the patch will be a derivative of the official logo created by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The logo also will be...

FILE - Steven Garza, from left, director Jesse Moss, Rene Otero, director Amanda McBaine and Ben Feinstein pose for a portrait to promote the film

In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm

Aug. 13, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even mock elections require wall-to-wall coverage, so when Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine set out to document Texas’ Boys State, the week-long summer camp of civics simulation run by the American Legion since 1935, they hired seven cinematographers to stay close to a handful of the...

Margaret Holloway is seen in this 1974 photo provided by Bennington College in Bennington, VT. Holloway, a woman who became famous for her gritty and colorful performances of Shakespeare on the streets of New Haven, Conn, died of the coronavirus in May 2020. (Bennington College via AP)

Lives Lost: Woman who performed Shakespeare on the street

Aug. 13, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country's top drama schools around the same time as Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver. But unlike those stars, Margaret Holloway never made it to...

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Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’

Aug. 12, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn’t seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. As a product of teenage leadership conferences, I assumed that at best, maybe, it could be fodder for a black comedy. But the new documentary “ Boys State ” convinced me...

FILE - Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, talks to the media after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case in Manila, Philippines on Feb. 14, 2019. A new documentary tracks Ressa’s dual life in recent years. She’s seen smiling while accepting international honors and praise from the likes of George Clooney, then grimly facing down online harassment, legal action and real world threats for her news site’s reporting on the drug war waged by President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist

Aug. 9, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” “In 2016, it was really, really laughable. And I thought,...

This combination of photos released by Lifetime shows participants in the new docuseries “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” top row from left, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Teresa Helm, Jena Lisa Jones, Kiki, Rachel Benavidez, Marijke Chartouni, Chaunte Davies, and Courtney Wild. The series premieres on Sunday. (Lifetime via AP)

How an arrest upended filming of 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'

Aug. 7, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The filmmakers behind “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” moved quickly when Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on federal charges that she acted as a recruiter for the financier’s sexual abuse. The fourth episode of the new Lifetime docuseries, which was intended to be a...

Subject of 'Audrie & Daisy' documentary dies by suicide

Aug. 5, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — An advocate for sexual abuse victims who became the subject of a Netflix documentary after alleging she was sexually assaulted at age 14 in Missouri has died by suicide, according to her mother and a co-worker. Melinda Coleman, the mother of Daisy Coleman, announced her daughter's death...

File - In this file photo taken on Friday, July 10, 2020, Australian Al Jazeera journalist, reporter/senior producer Drew Ambrose, right, leaves the Bukit Aman police headquarters after being questioned by the Malaysian police over a documentary about the country's arrests of undocumented migrants, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian police have raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations, seizing computers as part of an investigation into a documentary on undocumented migrants that enraged the government. Al Jazeera slammed the raid as a “troubling escalation” in a government crackdown on media freedom.  (AP Photo, File)

Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers

Aug. 4, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on Tuesday, seizing computers as part of an investigation into a documentary on undocumented migrants that enraged the government. Al Jazeera, a Qatari-state owned broadcaster, said in...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1956 file photo blood streams from the cut eye of Hungarian Ervin Zador injured during a fight with a member of the Soviet team in the closing stages of the Hungary vs. USSR water polo match in Melbourne, Australia. The Melbourne Olympics were already quite unique before they started. They were the first games held in the southern hemisphere, and ran from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8 to take in the Australian summer.  (AP Photo)

"Blood in the Water:" War in the 1956 Olympic pool

Aug. 3, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

Quentin Tarantino called a documentary film about it “the best untold story ever.” Even allowing for the famed director's Hollywood-spawned hyperbole, generations of sports fans have never heard of one of the most extraordinary events in Olympic history. It was dubbed “Blood in the...

FILE - In this June 9, 2010, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel lifts the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime to win Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals in Philadelphia. The former NHL defenseman is drawing upon the lifelong challenges he faced in dealing with dyslexia to help others(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Stanley Cup winner shares dark moments confronting dyslexia

Aug. 3, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

Tears streamed down Brent Sopel’s face as he watched himself on screen, summoning the courage to detail the darkest moments of his lifelong struggles with dyslexia. The stinging memories of being taunted by classmates. The empty feelings of worthlessness that drained Sopel even while winning the Stanley...