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3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

Jan. 27, 2023 23:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that three people had died and at least one was missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand's largest city, causing widespread disruption. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins flew to Auckland on a military plane...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 27, 2023 18:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Ben Crump, who represents the family of Tyre Nichols; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. ...

Federal appeals court hears case of hidden murals

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York is considering whether a law school in Vermont modified a pair of large murals when it concealed them behind a wall of panels against the artist's wishes after they were considered by some in the school community to be racially...

Oh, brother! WWE star, Eagles coach ready for big weekend

Jan. 27, 2023 16:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Rallis had his younger brother draped over his shoulders and was set to dump him to the turf — as a roughhousing brother might do — when he took an abrupt blow to his ribs. In a flash, Nick Rallis was on his feet and had turned the fight around. He spun...

‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

Jan. 27, 2023 15:02 PM EST

“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” was awarded the top prize in the U.S. documentary category....

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

Jan. 27, 2023 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died, her family said Friday. She was 89. Syms’ children said she “died peacefully” on Friday at Denville Hall, a London retirement home for actors...

6 Nations: France, Ireland set for duel under Netflix glare

Jan. 27, 2023 11:43 AM EST

Rugby’s oldest championship is getting a modern twist with the Netflix streaming service being given a behind-the-scenes look at the 2023 Six Nations for a docuseries released next year. It should help to broaden the sport's appeal, driving more interest in the United States...

Didion-Dunne archives acquired by New York Public Library

Jan. 27, 2023 11:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The archives of the late Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, spanning from letters and wedding pictures to manuscripts and screenplay drafts, have been acquired by the New York Public Library. “The Library is thrilled to announce that our outstanding research...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jan. 27, 2023 11:13 AM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of 1/30/2023: TOP 20...

Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy 'Shrinking'

Jan. 27, 2023 10:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy ”Shrinking,” he introduced one character in the pilot script as a “Harrison Ford-type” — but never dreamed he would get the real deal. Although the showrunner has had comedy success working with...