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What to stream: Childish Gambino, Daisy Ridley, Natalie Portman, some gladiators and Kristen Stewart

Jul. 15, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Natalie Portman starring in her first TV series in “Lady in the Lake” for Apple TV+ and Roland Emmerich’s gladiator series “Those About to Die” are some of the new television, films, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your...

Kate, the Princess of Wales, hands Carlos Alcaraz his Wimbledon trophy in a rare appearance for her

Jul. 14, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kate, the Princess of Wales, handed Carlos Alcaraz the champion's trophy after the Wimbledon men's final at the All England Club on Sunday in only her second public appearance since announcing she was diagnosed with cancer. Kate, wife of heir to the throne Prince...

King Charles III to visit Australia and Samoa as he recovers from cancer

Jul. 14, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III is preparing to visit Australia and Samoa in October, an itinerary that will span 12 time zones and test the monarch’s stamina as he recovers from cancer treatment. The trip, announced on Sunday by Buckingham Palace, marks a watershed moment for the...

Amazon Prime Day deals are almost here. Should you take advantage of them?

Jul. 14, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's summertime, and the bargains seem easy at a time when many consumer prices are high. July sales events have become a seasonal revenue driver for the retail industry since Amazon launched its first Prime Day back in 2015. While consumers may be enticed by the...

Reviving Hollywood glamor of the silent movie era, experts piece together a century-old pipe organ

Jul. 14, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A massive pipe organ that underscored the drama and comedy of silent movies with live music in Detroit's ornate Hollywood Theatre nearly a century ago was dismantled into thousands of pieces and stashed away. The Barton Opus, built in 1927, spent four decades stored...

The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River

Jul. 14, 2024 01:48 AM EDT

HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River. Wooden pilings beneath Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are deteriorating, and the structure, built in the middle of the river when steamboats still plied the water, is beginning to...

What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Monday morning in May, I woke up and grabbed my cell phone to read the news and scroll through memes. But it was out of cell service. I couldn't make calls or texts. That, though, turned out to be the least of my problems. Using my home Wi-Fi...

One Tech Tip: Protecting yourself against SIM swapping

Jul. 14, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — SIM-swapping is a growing form of identity theft that goes beyond hacking into an email or social media account. In this case, the thieves take over your phone number. Any calls or texts go to them, not to you. Any protections consumers enabled to secure access to...

Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

Jul. 13, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by an X user's outrage over two flight attendants who were photographed wearing Palestinian flag pins. The uproar over the July 10 post on X, which...

Who is the Buddhist nun who built a global charity from a tiny apartment in rural Taiwan?

Jul. 13, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The Buddhist teacher who founded what is now a global charity and religion with a $283 million operating budget grew up at a time when women could not be ordained as Buddhist nuns. What Cheng Yen, now 87, started in 1966 in Taiwan's countryside as a...