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Imperial Japan university unites graduates decades after war

Sep. 28, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Growing up, Fumina Oka knew little about the mysterious university her Taiwanese grandfather attended in northern China's Manchuria during Japan’s occupation in the early 20th century. But as the 28-year-old journalist studied the little-known Kenkoku University, she...

Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton talk mothers, memory and regret

Sep. 07, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Joanna Hogg was extremely nervous about showing her mother her latest film, “The Eternal Daughter.” The writer-director of “The Souvenir” films had, again, mined her own life for material and inspiration. Here she wanted to make something about a woman...

34 years later, agent Drew Rosenhaus isn't slowing down

Sep. 06, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

Drew Rosenhaus is one of the most successful NFL agents, adapting to dealing with new league executives and an ever-evolving college landscape to stay relevant after more than 30 years in the game. In a growing industry — more than 800 agents are listed on the NFL Players...

Ambitious 'Lord of the Rings' prequel hopes to slay dragons

Aug. 31, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The return of dragons on the small screen has been a huge hit. Now it's time for the return of the elves and dwarves. Amazon Studios is launching “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” an ambitious, years-in-the-making and very expensive salvo that will go...

Patrick Cantlay takes 1-shot lead into final round at BMW

Aug. 20, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele went from being teammates to close friends and now seem to be inseparable on the PGA Tour, so the final round of the BMW Championship might have the feel of one of their countless practice rounds. Except for the stakes....

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Aug. 10, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. August 9, 2022. Editorial: Jim Oakley is a legend in Alabama politics Alegend in Alabama newspaper, educational, and political lore, Jim Oakley of Centreville, turned 87 last month. Jim is known statewide as the legendary owner, publisher,...

At Wimbledon, Jabeur 1st woman from Africa in pro Slam final

Jul. 07, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Ons Jabeur's steady progress from year to year — up the tennis rankings, through the draws of various tournaments and, now, at Wimbledon — has carried her to a Grand Slam singles final, the first African woman and Arab woman to make it that far in the professional...