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Roger Penske looks over the track from the grandstand at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Penske has spent the six months since he bought Indianapolis Motor Speedway transforming the facility. He's spent millions on capital improvements to the 111-year-old national landmark and finally gets to showcase some of the upgrades this weekend as NASCAR and IndyCar share the venue in a historic doubleheader. (AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)

'His Mona Lisa' - Penske adds golden touch to iconic Indy

Jul. 3, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The purists can relax: Roger Penske did not remove troughs from the men's bathrooms at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He replaced them, of course, with the shiniest, sleekest basins on the urinal market, thus preserving one of the speedway's treasured if unusual features while still...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush arrives for the opening of the Melbourne International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian court on Thursday, July 2, 2020, rejected a newspaper publisher's appeal against Oscar-winning actor Rush's $2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. (AP Photo/Paul Jeffers, File)

Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

Jul. 1, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. Three Federal Court judges ruled that articles published by Sydney’s The...

FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, file photo shows bottles of Bulleit Bourbon, in Dublin, Calif. Spirits giant Diageo is going green with its newest whiskey-making venture in the Bluegrass State. Its distillery being built at Lebanon, Kentucky,  is expected to be carbon neutral — a first for the London-based company, it announced Monday, June 29, 2020. The $130 million distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is expected to be fully operational in 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, FIle)

Diageo goes green with carbon neutral distillery in Kentucky

Jun. 29, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spirits giant Diageo announced Monday that it's going green with its newest whiskey-making venture in the Bluegrass State. Its distillery being built at Lebanon, Kentucky, is expected to be carbon neutral — a first for the London-based company. The $130 million distillery of...

In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020 photo, a statue of Captain James Cook stands on a plinth in Resolution Park overlooking the Cook Inlet near 3rd Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska. The mayor of Anchorage has asked the Native Village of Eklutna to determine what happens to a statue of a British explorer following calls for its removal. Native Village of Eklutna President Aaron Leggett says a decision has not yet been made on what will happen to the statue, but he would like to see modifications at the site that would include the history and voice of Alaska Natives.  (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Alaska tribe to decide fate of European explorer statue

Jun. 27, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The mayor of Anchorage has asked the Native Village of Eklutna to determine what happens to a statue of a British explorer following calls for its removal as monuments to historical figures are being dismantled across the country. The statue is of Captain James Cook, who came to...

FILE  - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019 file photo, actor Viggo Mortensen poses for photographers upon arrival at the awards ceremony of the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. he career of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and a protagonist in the acclaimed Academy-award winner “Green Book,” will be honoured at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Mortensen will be also holding the European premiere of “Falling,” his directorial debut, at the prestigious festival in northern Spain betwen Sept. 18-26.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Viggo Mortensen's career to be honored by Spanish festival

Jun. 22, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The career of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and a protagonist in the Academy Award-winning “Green Book,” will be honored at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. The festival announced Monday that this year's...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, Army Secretary Eric Fanning speaks during a groundbreaking for the new U.S. Army Cyber Command Complex at Fort Gordon, Ga. Fanning, who served as Army secretary from 2016 to 2017, says he’s supporting Joe Biden for president, the latest endorsement from a former military leader who had criticized President Donald Trump over his handling of anti-racism demonstrations. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, FIle)

Former Army secretary backs Biden, citing ‘moral leadership’

Jun. 17, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first openly gay Army secretary says he’s supporting Joe Biden for president, the latest endorsement from a former military leader who had criticized President Donald Trump over his handling of anti-racism demonstrations. Eric Fanning, who held a variety of Navy and Air Force...

FILE - In this 2008 photo, David Dorn poses in St. Louis. Charges have been filed against a 24-year-old St. Louis man who police say shot and killed Dorn, 77, a retired police captain, during a night of violent protests as the former officer tried to protect his friend’s pawn shop in St. Louis. Stephan Cannon has been charged with first-degree murder. (Scott Bandle/Suburban Journals/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

2nd man charged in death of retired St. Louis police captain

Jun. 15, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A second man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of retired St. Louis police Capt. David Dorn during a pawn shop break-in that followed a night of violent protests. Mark Jackson, 22, of St. Louis, was charged with second-degree murder, robbery, burglary, stealing and...

In this image provided by Hamilton City Council, council workers remove the bronze statue of British Captain John Fane Charles Hamilton from a square in central Hamilton, New Zealand, Friday, June 12, 2020. The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday removed a bronze statue of the British naval officer the city is named after a man who is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s. (Hamilton City Council via AP)

New Zealand city removes statue of its 'murderous' namesake

Jun. 12, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday removed a bronze statue of the British naval officer for whom it is named — a man who is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s. The removal by city authorities came a day after a Maori tribe asked for the...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, fle photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) calls a play in the huddle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Allen earned praise for continuing to grow into a team leader by organizing several workouts with teammates during the coronavirus pandemic-altered offseason. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Bills QB Allen stays busy despite pandemic restrictions

Jun. 11, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen has hardly spent this coronavirus pandemic-altered offseason in self-isolation. The Buffalo Bills quarterback, instead, kept himself busy in seeking advice from Peyton Manning and Brett Favre on Zoom calls, to gathering his teammates together for workouts on both coasts....

George Floyd's funeral procession arrives at Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Pearland, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: George Floyd's casket taken inside mausoleum

Jun. 9, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — `He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for George Floyd. — New York passes bill to unveil police discipline records. — Officials back off removing temporary fencing at White House. — Portland mayor to redirect $7 million from police budget to other...