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Biden to pay tribute to 'American giant' Bob Dole at Capitol

Dec. 09, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Dole will lie in state Thursday at the U.S. Capitol, as the president and others gather to pay tribute to an “American giant” who served the country in war and in politics with pragmatism, self-deprecating wit and a bygone era's sense of common civility. ...

Dole honored with events in DC, his hometown, Kansas capital

Dec. 08, 2021 11:01 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole will be honored Friday in a private memorial service attended by President Joe Biden as well as a public service at the World War II Memorial in Washington before the casket of the former presidential candidate and decorated soldier travels to Kansas for events in his...

Edward Shames, last 'Band of Brothers' officer, dies at 99

Dec. 04, 2021 18:29 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Edward Shames, a World War II veteran who was the last surviving officer of “Easy Company,” which inspired the HBO miniseries and book “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 99. An obituary posted by the Holomon-Brown Funeral Home &...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Review: The sunny, shaggy 'Licorice Pizza' soaks up the '70s

Nov. 23, 2021 16:34 PM EST

It’s school picture day at a high school in Southern California's San Fernando Valley in the opening scene of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1970s-set “Licorice Pizza.” The photographer’s assistant, Alana (Alana Haim), strides up and down a long line of students...

Today in History

Nov. 22, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2021. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death...

Capitol rioter who hit officer gets over 3 years in prison

Nov. 10, 2021 13:25 PM EST

A New Jersey gym owner who punched a police officer during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in prison, a likely benchmark for dozens of other rioters who engaged in violence that day. Scott Fairlamb, 44, was the first...

New this week: 'Red Notice,' Silk Sonic and 'Clifford'

Nov. 08, 2021 11:27 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Can a movie be a blockbuster on Netflix? That’s what “Red Notice,”...

Review: Tom Hanks, a robot and a dog in ‘Finch’

Nov. 03, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

Tom Hanks doesn’t need a human or even a sentient acting partner to make a film or a scene sing. Think Wilson the volleyball, Hooch and even that laptop from “You’ve Got Mail.” So it’s not at all surprising if he’s the first guy on the list for your post-apocalyptic film about a...

New this week: 'Finch,' ABBA and 'The Harder They Fall'

Nov. 01, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The Western gets a stylish and kinetic update in Jeymes Samuel’s “The...