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Simon Cowell injures back while testing electric bicycle

Aug. 9, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul. Cowell fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his...

Local marks 5 years, big success with Big Loud Records label

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In Craig Wiseman’s first five years of living in Nashville, he found himself playing drums for $25 a night in the popular, upbeat bars of downtown Nashville. Now, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Hattiesburg native is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of...

Chef Darnell Ferguson is the star of this Alabama eatery

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — At age 33, Chef Darnell Ferguson is a rising star among television chefs. But, even more important to him, he’s a chef in his own right who oversees culinary operations at his three restaurants – including Superhero Chefs, which opened in April of 2019 in downtown...

FILE - This Wednesday, July 19, 2017 file photo shows the main entrance to the headquarters of the publicly funded BBC in London. British radio host Sideman quit the BBC on Saturday Aug. 8, 2020, over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news report about a racist attack. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

BBC radio host quits over use of racist term in news report

Aug. 8, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British radio host Sideman quit the BBC on Saturday over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news report about a racist attack. Sideman, who appeared on music station Radio 1Xtra, said in an Instagram post that broadcasting the word “feels like a slap in the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 8, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York; White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; White House adviser Peter Navarro. ___ CBS'...

This image released by STXfilms shows Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst and Amir Wilson in a scene from

Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation

Aug. 8, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been committed to film and the time seemed ripe for another visit to Misselthwaite...

Virginia panel: move Lee statue from U.S Capitol to museum

Aug. 8, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia panel has recommended moving the state’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at the U.S. Capitol to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that historian Ed Ayers made the motion to ask whether the museum...

This Aug. 19, 2019 photo photo provided by Soha Saade,, shows Soha and her husband Jihad with their children Gemma and Karl, in Miziara, north of Lebanon. Jihad died in his wife's hands while staying with their sick six-year-old daughter at a hospital in a massive explosion that devastated Beirut Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Soha Saade via AP)

A father, a sister, a son: Beirut blast takes a heavy toll

Aug. 8, 2020 3:04 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A close twin sister, now separated forever. An attentive and doting husband who sacrificed for his family and promised his wife the moon. A student financing his education by working double shifts at Beirut's busy port. Tuesday's enormous explosion that killed scores of people, injured...

Madison Elliott and Madeleine Scott choreograph elements of the next Headlights Theater performance on Tuesday, July 28, in a parking lot in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Sioux Falls Park and Art pop-up shows blend ballet, music

Aug. 8, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The founder of South Dakota’s first professional ballet company wanted to thrust her group into the spotlight this year with a black-tie gala and performances by some of the world’s top dancers. But the light went out on Madeleine Scott’s plans. Her group,...

In this image released by HBO, Mayor Michael Tubbs speaks to high school students in Stockton, Calif., in a scene from the documentary

'Stockton on My Mind' shows mayor's hopes for ailing city

Aug. 7, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

Walk into the Stockton, Calfornia, city offices and you might hear Drake’s “God’s Plan” coming from the mayor’s office. There, Mayor Michael Tubbs could be bobbing his head to the lyrics, “I can’t do this one my own, ayy, no, ayy.” Outside those walls sits...