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FILE - This March 4, 1992 file photo shows actor Sean Connery during a news conference in Hamburg, Germany.  Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family.(AP Photo/Christian Eggers, File)

Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond

Oct. 31, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

Writing an appreciation of Sean Connery feels inevitably inadequate compared to experiencing the real thing. To glimpse his magnetism, you might turn to a photograph of him in a tailored suit, leaning against an Aston Martin. You’d probably get more of his menacing charisma by pulling up the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 31, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Anita Dunn, an adviser to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign; Jason Miller, an adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” —...

32nd annual Boston Jewish Film festival goes virtual

Oct. 31, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — The 32nd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival kicks off this week, and for the first time film buffs won't have to trek to a movie theater to watch. All films for the festival that starts Wednesday and runs through Nov. 15 will be screened online, according to organizers, so viewers will...

Louisiana award goes to writer of books on pandemic, floods

Oct. 31, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana author who has written about the 1918 flu pandemic and the 1927 Mississippi River flood is receiving the state's annual writing award. John M. Barry has been chosen for the 21st annual Louisiana Writer Award, given by the state library's Louisiana Center for the Book....

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie

Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90

Oct. 31, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in other rugged roles, has died. He was 90. Connery’s wife and two sons said he “died...

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016 file photo, Leanza Cornett, left, and Mark Steines arrive at the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles.  Cornett, Miss America 1993, has died from injuries suffered in a fall at her Florida home. The Miss America pageant announced her death. She died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 49, two weeks after being injured at her Jacksonville home.(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett dies after fall at 49

Oct. 31, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leanza Cornett, who was Miss America in 1993 and later a TV host, has died from injuries suffered in a fall at her Florida home. She was 49. The Miss America pageant announced the death on its Facebook page. The Jacksonville resident died Wednesday, two weeks after being injured....

The Machu Picchu archeological site is devoid of tourists while it's closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in the department of Cusco, Peru, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Currently open to maintenance workers only, the world-renown Incan citadel of Machu Picchu will reopen to the public on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy

Oct. 31, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Efraín Valles guided world leaders, pop stars and a princess on exclusive tours through the land of the Incas. He now makes ice cream to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic. Valles, once one of the most sought-after tour guides in Cuzco high in Peru's Andes, is one of the 1.3...

Bennington adopts sign policy after Black Lives Matter mural

Oct. 31, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Select Board in Bennington adopted a policy this week on artwork and other displays on public property that was recommended after it approved the painting of a Black Lives Matter street mural this summer. The board decided last month that no more public displays or signs on...

Famed bonobo, resident of Des Moines, turns 40

Oct. 31, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kanzi, who is almost certainly the world's most famous bonobo, is celebrating a milestone birthday. The Des Moines Register reports that Kanzi turned 40 on Wednesday. He resides at a research center in Des Moines. Kanzi can use abstract symbols to communicate with people, and...

West Virginia native returns home for performance

Oct. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sierra Ferrell’s phone number still has a 304 area code. The Charleston native, who spends much of her time now in Nashville, said that’s partly because of her love for West Virginia. “I’m also still on the family plan from back home,” she said....