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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 21-27

Aug. 15, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 21-27: Aug. 21: Guitarist James Burton (with Elvis Presley) is 83. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 81. Actor Patty McCormack (“The Ropers”) is 77. Singer Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams is 75. Actor Loretta Devine (“Boston Public”) is...

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Jul. 28, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Portrait of an Unknown Woman” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 2. “The 6:20 Man” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “Shattered” by Patterson/Born (Little, Brown) 4. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin...

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Jul. 21, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The 6:20 Man” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “The It Girl” by Ruth Ware (Scout) 3. “The Hotel Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 4. “Sparring Partners” by John Grisham...

Elevator project in Old Jerusalem leads to surprising finds

Jul. 20, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Installing an elevator doesn't normally involve a 2,000-year plunge into an ancient city's history. But in Jerusalem, even seemingly simple construction projects can lead to archaeological endeavors. Archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem say they...

New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

Jun. 29, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state. In a novel move, New York gave 203 hemp growers first shot at cultivating marijuana destined for legal...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs receives lifetime honor at BET Awards

Jun. 27, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a speech about his own inspirational dream for the Black community, Sean “Diddy” Combs channeled the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while accepting the BET Awards' highest honor Sunday night. After Combs received his Lifetime Achievement...

Not enough or too far? California climate plan pleases few

Jun. 23, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heat waves and drought gripping California highlight the urgency to slash fossil fuel use and remove planet-warming emissions from the air, a top state official said Thursday during discussions of a new plan for the state to reach its climate goals. “I...

New push in NY to force gunmakers to adopt microstamping

Jun. 09, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York this week became the second state to enact a law intended to force firearms manufacturers to adopt microstamping, a technology in which guns imprint tiny codes on ammunition cartridges as they are fired — creating a unique signature police could use to help solve...

Saudi-funded golf series puts new scrutiny on Mickelson

Jun. 08, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Out of public view for four months, Phil Mickelson returns to golf under severe scrutiny because of where he’s playing and who is paying him. Mickelson is a six-time major champion, the most popular golfer this side of Tiger Woods. And now he is being...

Golfers put aside 'reprehensible' Saudi moves to join series

Jun. 07, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — The stars of the new Saudi-funded golf league tried to fend off concerns on Tuesday about human rights abuses and signing up to accept hundreds of millions of dollars despite the risk of being banned from long-standing events. After announcing he quit the...