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The Phelps factor: Kalisz claims return trip to Olympics

Jun. 13, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even though he retired from swimming five years ago, Michael Phelps' impact was felt on the opening night of the U.S. Olympic trials. Chase Kalisz, who says Phelps is like a big brother, claimed another trip to the Olympics by winning the 400-meter...

Ned Beatty, titanic character actor of 'Network,' dies at 83

Jun. 13, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including “Deliverance,” “Network” and “Superman,” was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died. He was 83. Beatty's manager,...

Americans stand trial in Japan, accused in Ghosn's escape

Jun. 13, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while he was out on bail go on trial Monday in Tokyo. Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, and his son Peter Taylor are suspected in the Houdini-like operation where Ghosn...

Biden says 'very gracious' queen 'reminded me of my mother'

Jun. 13, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and his aviator sunglasses met Queen Elizabeth II on a bright Sunday afternoon. The queen hosted the president and first lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle, her royal residence near London. Biden flew to London after wrapping...

Ned Beatty, indelible character actor whose accomplished film career was launched by “Deliverance,” dies at 83

Jun. 13, 2021 18:54 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ned Beatty, indelible character actor whose accomplished film career was launched by “Deliverance,” dies at 83.

'In the Heights' makes muted debut, edged by 'A Quiet Place'

Jun. 13, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just when a party was poised to break out in movie theaters, the below-expectation debut of “In the Heights” dampened Hollywood's hopes of a swift or smooth recovery at the summer box office. Jon M. Chu's exuberant adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's...

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

Jun. 13, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while...

Lack of permits cancels large Juneteenth celebration

Jun. 13, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

ALTAMONT, N.Y. (AP) — A large-scale Juneteenth celebration near Albany scheduled for next weekend has been canceled over a lack of permits. The event commemorating the end of slavery was to have taken place on June 19 and 20 at the Altamont Fairgrounds. The...

After charming leaders, Queen Elizabeth sits back for parade

Jun. 13, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fresh from charming leaders at the Group of Seven summit, Queen Elizabeth II was back at her residence at Windsor Castle on Saturday to view a military parade to mark her official birthday. The 95-year-old monarch sat on a dais to watch the ceremony that...

Singer Brett Young added to Illinois State Fair lineup

Jun. 13, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country singer Brett Young will perform this summer's Illinois State Fair. Young will take the grandstand stage on Aug. 20, with opening act Russell Dickerson, Agriculture Department officials said. Young is an Academy of...