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Good deal: Benching doesn't sully Rattler's marketability

Oct. 17, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler and Miami's D'Eriq King have been two of the most prominent football players to cash in on college sports' new era of allowing athlete endorsements. A month and a half into the first season during which a player can earn money from his name,...

Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

Oct. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The families of the victims of last year's massive Beirut port blast reaffirmed their support Saturday for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion, despite increasing calls for his ouster by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies. The...

Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

Oct. 16, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of...

Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

Oct. 16, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country's Muslim majority. Some 10,000 protesters — many of...

Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown

Oct. 16, 2021 20:19 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown.

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil breaks ribs in fall off stage

Oct. 16, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil suffered broken ribs after falling off the stage at a concert Friday in Tennessee, his guitarist told the crowd in a video circulated widely on social media. In video footage from the performance, Neil can be...

In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP

Oct. 16, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ken Weyler was known around the New Hampshire Statehouse for dismissing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and opposing tens of millions of dollars in federal funds to promote vaccinations. But when the 79-year-old Weyler, a retired...

During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic

Oct. 16, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The world had lurched into a dark and uncertain winter. Americans were dying by the thousands, and the rhythms of everyday life seemed to carry only mournful notes of loss and deprivation. Even mundane things, like a trip to the grocery store, were...

Former job is key in case against US journalist in Myanmar

Oct. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist detained almost five months in military-ruled Myanmar is being prosecuted for an offense allegedly carried out by a news service for which he had stopped working more than half-a-year previously, his lawyer said Friday. Danny...

Murkowski reports bringing in nearly $1.1M in last quarter

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported bringing in nearly $1.1 million during the last fundraising quarter, though the Republican has yet to formally announce any re-election plans. A report filed with the Federal Election Commission, released...