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New film follows 2 zombie moviemakers with Down syndrome

Apr. 08, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

Two best friends with Down syndrome who caused a sensation four years ago when they created their own gory zombie movie are back, this time in a documentary championed by a Hollywood luminary. “Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie,” released Tuesday on Apple TV,...

Review: Carlile shows rugged resilience in 'Broken Horses'

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

“Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile (Crown) Armed with a powder-blue cowboy hat bedazzled by her mother, a homemade vest and a turquoise bolo tie made by her great-grandfather, Brandi Carlile gave her first solo performance at the Northwest Grand Ole Opry Show at 8 or 9....

Capitol police officer to lie in honor at rotunda April 13

Apr. 06, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 18-year U.S. Capitol Police veteran killed in the line of duty is being remembered as a man with a sense of humor who loved baseball and golf and was most proud of one particular title: Dad. William “Billy” Evans, 41, was...

Love and basketball: UM's Howard faces his friend at FSU

Mar. 27, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's not that Juwan Howard doesn't love his old friend and mentor, Leonard Hamilton. It's just that there's a lot on the line this week. The Sweet 16 game Sunday between Michigan and Florida State also sets up a coaching...

Friend: 2 Australian agriculture consultants held in Myanmar

Mar. 22, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian couple working as agriculture development consultants in Myanmar are being detained at their home after the woman was not allowed to leave the country, a friend said Monday. Christa Avery was refused permission to board a flight...

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Tanous cook up a friendship

Mar. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A chance meeting at a dinner party by two people reluctant to be at that dinner party has resulted in a cookbook perfect for your next dinner party. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of “Modern Family,” and food writer Julie Tanous have teamed up for...

Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, dies at 85

Mar. 02, 2021 17:30 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died at the age of 85. His niece, Ann Walker Marchant, confirmed...

For Parkland seniors, high school years bookended by tragedy

Feb. 13, 2021 08:48 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They were baptized by gunfire their freshman year, bonded as they spent hours hiding under desks, inextricably linked by tragedy. For the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Class of 2021, high school would never be about Friday night football and innocent first kisses. ...

Turkish man strikes up 37-year friendship with swan

Feb. 08, 2021 09:39 AM EST

EDIRNE, Turkey (AP) — An unusual friendship between a Turkish man and a swan he rescued has endured for decades. Retired postman Recep Mirzan found Garip, a female swan, 37 years ago in Turkey’s western Edirne province. Mirzan and a group of...

Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club' — and the feeling is mutual

Jan. 23, 2021 11:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders in chief who revere the presidency enough to put aside often bitter political differences and even join together in common cause. ...