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Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Jun. 27, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81. Webb died June 16 in Eastbourne, England, of a blood condition, said his friend Jack...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays during the week of June 21-June 27, Chris Pratt, from left, attends the

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 21-27

Jun. 15, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 21-27: June 21: Actor Bernie Kopell (“The Love Boat”) is 87. Actor Monte Markham is 85. Actress Mariette Hartley is 80. Comedian Joe Flaherty (“SCTV”) is 79. Musician Ray Davies of The Kinks is 76. Actress Meredith Baxter (“Family...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis listens to a question during his appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Mattis issued a statement Wednesday, June 3, 2020, on the recent protests around the United States. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews history by saying he fired Mattis

Jun. 4, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jim Mattis announced his resignation as defense secretary, President Donald Trump thanked him for “tremendous progress” in helping to rebuild the military and for “retiring with distinction.” Times changed and so did Trump's story about losing his Pentagon...

This combination photo shows, top row from left, Antonio Banderas, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close and Elvis Costello, second row from left, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Danai Gurira and Anne Hathaway, third row from left, John Leguizamo, Audra McDonald, Sandra Oh and David Hyde Pierce, who are among the stars expected to attend the June 1 virtual event, called “We Are One Public,” a benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater. (AP Photo)

Stars to come out to support NYC's The Public Theater

May. 26, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a star in his own right but even he has had to gulp at the wattage on tap for the upcoming benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater. Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys, Daniel Craig, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close, Elvis Costello,...

Locals walk after the funeral of Chief Messias Martins Moreira, 53, of the Kokama ethnic group, who died of Covid-19, at Parque das Tribos in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Indigenous infections grew amid slow Brazil agency response

May. 19, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — As COVID-19 reached remote indigenous lands in Brazil’s Amazon, the government agency responsible for protecting native people brushed off calls for action, focusing instead on waging ideological battles, according to agents from the institution itself and others. Brazilian...