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2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversary

Jan. 22, 2021 5:40 AM EST

WUHAN, China (AP) — Two new films about Wuhan were released Friday, the eve of the anniversary of the 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected. How they were released and who their audiences are stand in stark contrast. The first, a state-backed film praising...

FILE - In this Thursday, Apriil 25, 2019 file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open on Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Leo Hudson, File)

Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed again because of virus

Jan. 22, 2021 5:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — It's still not time for “No Time to Die.” Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday that the 25th...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, South Korean alternative hip-hop group Epik High poses for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet ahead of the 27th Golden Disk Awards at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia. Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit in 2020. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song is not relevant.” (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)

With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

Jan. 22, 2021 4:19 AM EST

SEOUL (AP) — Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit last year. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song is not relevant.” His group had 2020 all planned out, from a Coachella...

A leftover toy bulldoze is seen near the Tokyo Aquatics Center, one of the venues of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The postponed Tokyo Olympics are to open in just six months. Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee say they will go ahead on July 23. But it’s still unclear how this will happen with virus cases surging in Tokyo and elsewhere around the globe. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

AP PHOTOS: Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open in just 6 months

Jan. 22, 2021 2:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are due to open in just six months. Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee say they will go ahead on July 23. But it’s still unclear how this will happen with virus cases surging in Tokyo and elsewhere around the globe. Venues around Tokyo...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2020, file photo, Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, speaks during the joint press conference between IOC and Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo, Japan. The International Olympic Committee is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.(Du Xiaoyi/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics `focused on hosting'

Jan. 22, 2021 2:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears threatened again. The...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Dave Chappelle arrives at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Dave Chappelle, in Washington. Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled

Jan. 22, 2021 1:09 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said. Chappelle was expected to perform Thursday through Sunday at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas....

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Jennifer Lopez performs during President Joe Biden’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Some tribal members complained about the mishmash of songs sung by Lopez that included lyrics from “This Land is your Land.” (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

Jan. 21, 2021 8:42 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted construction of the border wall that threatened to physically separate Indigenous people living on both sides. He also revoked a permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline that tribes...

People watch a TV screen showing a news report about U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The sign reads

CNN, MSNBC viewers flip for Biden; Fox audience slumps

Jan. 21, 2021 7:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing illustrates the political passions of a television network's audience quite like ratings for a presidential inaugural. The 6.53 million people who watched President Joe Biden take the oath of office and deliver his inaugural address on MSNBC Wednesday was a whopping 338% bigger than...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pumps his fist after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers defeated the Rams 32-18 to advance to the NFC championship game. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

All eyes on QBs as Packers host Bucs for NFC championship

Jan. 21, 2021 5:48 PM EST

For as much as Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have accomplished in their Hall of Fame-caliber careers, they’ve rarely faced off on the field. Never have they met with so much at stake. When Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers (14-3) host Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) in the NFC championship game...

FILE - President Bill Clinton, center, looks on as Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shake hands in the East Room of the White House after signing the Mideast accord in Washington on Sept. 28, 1995. A new documentary

Review: 'Human Factor' gets personal about Mideast peace

Jan. 21, 2021 5:45 PM EST

Ready for a documentary about three decades of agonizing fits and starts of the Mideast peace process, from the perspective of U.S. negotiators? You're probably thinking that doesn't sound too enticing right about now. But there’s a reason “The Human Factor,” by Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh,...