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Pro wrestling star James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who terrorized opponents with his trademark “splash,” has died.

French publisher's jarring memoir to be released in English

NEW YORK — An English-language edition of “Le Consentement,” a French publisher's jarring memoir about her abusive relationship as a teenager with a prominent writer in his 50s, will come out next year.

Singer Salome Bey, known as Canada's first lady of the blues, dies at age 86

To audiences, singer Salome Bey was billed as Canada's first lady of the blues.
The always intimate Theatre for One goes online

The always intimate Theatre for One goes online

NEW YORK — The coronavirus hasn't stopped the world's smallest theatre . “Theatre for One,” where one audience member sees one short play performed by a single actor in a portable theatre , has now gone online.
AP FOOD: Better burgers are about the blend

AP FOOD: Better burgers are about the blend

There was a time when I liked burgers based mostly on their toppings. I might order a Swiss cheese and bacon burger, or one topped with blue cheese and caramelized onions, and that, I thought, was where the flavour was.
Will Forte to bring parody 'MacGruber' to Peacock service

Will Forte to bring parody 'MacGruber' to Peacock service

NEW YORK — “MacGruber,” a parody skit on “Saturday Night Live” that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen.
All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics

All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games.
Sara Bareilles to star in Peacock comedy about a girl group

Sara Bareilles to star in Peacock comedy about a girl group

NEW YORK — Sara Bareilles will be acting against type in her next role: She'll be playing a washed-up musician.
AP Was There: Watts riots erupt in Black LA neighbourhood

AP Was There: Watts riots erupt in Black LA neighbourhood

LOS ANGELES — EDITOR’S NOTE: On Aug. 11, 1965, an uprising began in Los Angeles after the drunken driving arrest of a young Black man by a white California Highway Patrol officer.
Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus

Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK — Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine. The Spanish actor announced his positive test in a post Monday on Instagram.