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Trained local workers help lure filmmakers to Augusta

Jun. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Amy Rhinehart Bailey never, in a million years, aspired to be a movie producer. But as a mother to seven children and the co-owner of two Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar restaurants with her husband, Craig, she craves organization. ...

Artists draw in adventurous travelers with eclectic Airbnb

Jun. 20, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Walking up a rickety staircase in the darkness, Whitney Peckman had to hug the wall beside her for fear of falling. It was Labor Day weekend in 2004 and Peckman and her husband Syed Ahmad were, quite literally, blindly following Randy Hemann...

Auburn University band names first Black female drum major

Jun. 20, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Brianna Jarvis will lead the Auburn University Marching Band into Jordan-Hare Stadium when the football team plays Akron on Sept. 4. She will also be making history as the band’s first Black female drum major. The music...

Mississippi students’ time travel film competing nationally

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — If you could go back in time and provide crucial information to your past self, what would it be? That is the plot of a short film titled “Jimmie’s Time Quest,” being submitted under the Video on Demand category to the national...

Martin, Pulock help Isles top Lightning 3-2 to tie series

Jun. 19, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Martin capped New York's three-goal second period, Ryan Pulock made a diving stop in front of an open goal in the closing seconds and the Islanders held on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Saturday night to even their Stanley Cup semifinal series at two games...

Night of the stars: Dressel, Ledecky keep winning at trials

Jun. 19, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — America's biggest swimming stars shined brightly on the next-to-last night of the Olympic trials. Their only complaint? Both wanted to go a bit faster Saturday. Caeleb Dressel added another event to his Tokyo program, powering to...

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

Jun. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the...

Dolce&Gabbana's "light therapy'' collection celebrates life

Jun. 19, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing men off their sofas and back into the world with a resplendent collection inspired by the extravagant lighting installations of southern Italian street festivals. Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana called their...

Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Jun. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was smiling broadly as she attended the final day of the Ascot races on Saturday, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act faster against climate change. The 95-year-old queen, a keen racing fan and...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Fiona...