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New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

TOKYO (AP) — The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has begun holding weekly news conferences hoping to win over a doubting Japanese public. Seiko Hashimoto is trying to assure everyone that the postponed Olympics will be safe and secure. Polls show about 80% of Japanese think the games should be postponed again or canceled amid the pandemic. She also wants to ease fears around the torch relay. […]

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Joe Altobelli, manager who led O’s to ’83 WS, dies at 88

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Altobelli, the manager who led the Baltimore Orioles to their most recent World Series title in 1983, has died at the age of 88. The Orioles confirmed Altobelli's death on Wednesday and in a statement said that the manager was a "tremendous leader." Altobelli was hired by the Orioles before the 1983 season and immediately found success. The team's roster included future Hall of Famers like […]

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Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant says she is focused on "finding the light in darkness" in an emotional story in People magazine. She details her attempts to push forward after her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash in January 2020. Bryant says the late NBA superstar and Gigi continues to "motivate me to keep going" in the magazine's Women Changing the World issue, which […]

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TV’s ‘Dr. Oz’ aids police in resuscitating man at NJ airport

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When a traveler became stricken at Newark Liberty International Airport, police got an assist from a celebrity doctor: Mehmet Oz. The incident occurred late Monday night when Port Authority Officer Jeffrey Croissant saw the 60-year-old man fall to the floor near a baggage claim area. Croissant called for backup, rushed to the man and immediately began performing CPR. When another man came over to help, Croissant […]

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Singer Phil Collins’ Alamo artifacts collection on display

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Artifacts collected by Phil Collins are on display at the Alamo after the legendary musician donated the items to the state of Texas. The "Phil Collins Collection Preview" includes a brass cannon used by the Mexican Army during the Battle of the Alamo and the original battle orders that called for the attack on the Alamo. The temporary exhibit is on display beginning Tuesday through April […]

today03/02/2021 4

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Even more chaotic than usual, Golden Globes still had their moments

There were the usual confounding results and general sense of chaos, compounded this year by Zoom fails and some awkward interchanges. But, to answer co-host Tina Fey's question of whether the night could have been just as well handled in an email, the answer is no. Because you wouldn't have had Chadwick Boseman's eloquent widow, tearfully explaining how she could never be as eloquent as her husband. Or Jane Fonda, […]

today03/01/2021 2

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Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park is set to open next year at the Legoland Florida Resort. Park officials announced Thursday that the new park will be located near the main Legoland theme park and be separately ticketed. The Peppa Pig theme park will feature rides, interactive attractions, play areas and live shows. It's based on the popular preschool animated television series and families visiting […]

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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ will hit Paramount+ even sooner

Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that the studio's films, including "Mission: Impossible 7" and "A Quiet Place Part II," will go to its fledgling Paramount+ streaming service after 45 days in theaters. "A Quiet Place Part II" and "Mission: Impossible 7" have both been delayed several times and are both currently scheduled to open in the […]

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