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Assistant director of Baldwin film fired after 2019 mishap

Oct. 25, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin the gun that killed a cinematographer last week had been fired from a previous job after a gun went off on a set and wounded a member of the film crew, a producer said Monday. The disclosure emerged as...

Only 1 bidder to run Georgia's Confederate-themed park

Oct. 25, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The only bidder for management of Georgia's Confederate-themed, state-owned Stone Mountain Park is a new firm created by an official of the company that’s pulling out, the park's governing board said Monday. The Stone Mountain Memorial...

Judge says Oklahoma can proceed with 5 lethal injections

Oct. 25, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Monday the state can move forward with scheduled lethal injections for five death row inmates, including Julius Jones, whose case has drawn international attention and who is scheduled to die on Nov. 28. Judge...

US industry wonders: What should tomorrow's casino floor be?

Oct. 25, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Walk into a casino today, and chances are it won’t look that much different than it did in the 1942 movie “Casablanca” when Humphrey Bogart made his way through the gambling tables in the smoke-filled room. Sure, the slot machines are...

Sonny Osborne, bluegrass banjoist behind 'Rocky Top,' dies

Oct. 25, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass musician and singer Sonny Osborne, whose fast banjo licks turned “Rocky Top” into a hit with The Osborne Brothers, has died. He was 84. Alison Brown, a Grammy-winning banjo player, told The Tennessean that Osborne died on Sunday....

Man found shot to death identified as former soccer player

Oct. 25, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man found shot to death in a Manchester park has been identified as a former high school soccer star. Investigators said Monday that Thamba Mbungu, 20, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the back Sunday in Derryfield Park, and his death was...

129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

Oct. 25, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a move with potential ramifications for other European museums, France is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artifacts for one last time before returning them to Benin — a decision authorities in the West African country described as “historic.” ...

New this week: Kaepernick, Sheeran and 'Star Trek' spin-off

Oct. 25, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Army of Thieves,” coming to Netflix on Friday, is set in a world where...

Review: Undercover investigation goes awry in 'Gated Prey'

Oct. 25, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

“Gated Prey” by Lee Goldberg (Thomas & Mercer) A string of home invasions have Los Angeles County’s rich and famous on edge, so the sheriff’s department sets up an undercover investigation to put an end to it. However, things don’t go...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Oct. 25, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6: Oct. 31: Actor Lee Grant is 96. Anchorman Dan Rather is 90. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 84. Actor Ron Rifkin (“Alias”) is 83. Actor Sally Kirkland is 80. Actor Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game,” ″V For Vendetta”)...