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The gold-covered sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun is encased in a tent for restoration procedures at the conservation center of the the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo
August 04, 2019 - 9:54 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt started the first-ever restoration work on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country's new museum opening next year, the antiquities minister said Sunday. Khaled el-Anany told reporters that work on the outermost coffin, which is made...
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French inventor Franky Zapata lands near St. Margaret's beach, Dover after crossing the Channel on a flying board Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
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August 04, 2019 - 4:08 am
SANGATTE, France (AP) — The French inventor of an airborne hoverboard has successfully flown over the English Channel on a personal flying machine. Looking like a superhero, 40-year-old Franky Zapata completed the 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey in 22 minutes Sunday morning, setting off from the...
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Russi Taylor, an actress who for more than three decades gave voice to Minnie Mouse, has died on Friday, July 26, 2019, at age 75.
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July 27, 2019 - 7:21 pm
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Russi Taylor, an actress who gave voice to Minnie Mouse for more than three decades, has died. Walt Disney Co. chairman Bob Iger announced Taylor's death in a statement Saturday. Disney says Taylor died Friday in Glendale, California. She was 75. The cause wasn't immediately...
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The Walt Disney Co. is ruling the box office again with the record-breaking debut of “The Lion King” this weekend.
Disney via AP, File
July 21, 2019 - 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and a PG-rated film, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
Charles Krupa/AP Photo, File
July 20, 2019 - 11:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels...
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 The trial continued Monday in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017.
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July 02, 2019 - 6:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A military jury acquitted a decorated Navy SEAL of premeditated murder Tuesday in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all charges except for posing for photos with the dead body of...
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Border Patrol Chief: Sexist Facebook posts 'inappropriate'
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July 01, 2019 - 6:04 pm
CLINT, Texas (AP) — Sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments mocking migrant deaths in a secret Facebook group for agents and employees are "completely inappropriate," the head of the U.S. Border Patrol said Monday. The sexist posts published by ProPublica came...
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This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries.
Wayne Parry/AP Photo, File
June 23, 2019 - 9:18 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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Netflix's show "Queer Eye" says it's bringing fabulousness to the masses for two more seasons.
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File
June 18, 2019 - 3:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Netflix's show "Queer Eye" says it's bringing fabulousness to the masses for two more seasons. The streaming service announced Tuesday that season four will debut July 19. The eight episodes were shot in the Kansas City area, where last season the stars revamped a prison...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Men in Black: International."
Giles Keyte/Sony/Columbia Pictures via AP
June 16, 2019 - 11:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Men in Black: International" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn't exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit. Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $28.5 million in...
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