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Splendid Byzantine churches head Thessaloniki’s holy sites

Splendid Byzantine churches head Thessaloniki’s holy sites

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Under fluttering strings of Greek and Byzantine flags, three men raised a party tent on the terrace of the 5th century Osios David church one recent Saturday, hoping it would shelter festivalgoers from the heat that alread
Videos in English depict last 6 months of Anne Frank's life

Videos in English depict last 6 months of Anne Frank's life

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Anne Frank House museum is releasing an English-language version of three videos in which an actress playing the young Jewish diarist describes the last six months of her life, from her arrest to her death in a Nazi concentration
Dolly Parton among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners

Dolly Parton among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners

NEW YORK (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year's Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients.
Inflation weighs on back-to-school buying for many families

Inflation weighs on back-to-school buying for many families

NEW YORK (AP) — To understand the impact of surging inflation on this year's back-to-school spending, look no further than children's rain boots with motifs like frogs and ladybugs made by Washington Shoe Co.
Edmunds: 5 vehicles that are easy on the wallet

Edmunds: 5 vehicles that are easy on the wallet

New cars are pricier than ever in today’s economy. Inflation, low inventory and now rising interest rates have all taken a toll on prices.
S. Korean garlic video ad roasted over purported obscenity

S. Korean garlic video ad roasted over purported obscenity

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rural South Korean town is getting roasted over its video ad on garlic that some farmers say stinks of obscenity and has even sexually objectified the agricultural product.
Producer Janet Yang elected president of film academy

Producer Janet Yang elected president of film academy

NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Janet Yang has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group’s board of governors announced Tuesday, making her the first Asian American to lead the film academy.
Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial

Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen King didn't break any legal ground on the stand Tuesday as he testified against his own publisher's efforts to merge with Penguin Random House.

Prime-time network, cable viewership for the week of July 25

LOS ANGELES — 1. “America's Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 6.47 million. 2. “60 Minutes Presents,” CBS, 6.04 million. 3. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 4.53 million. 4. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 4.07 million. 5.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen charms, mystifies in thriller 'Surface'

Oliver Jackson-Cohen charms, mystifies in thriller 'Surface'

Hey, casting agents, listen up. Oliver Jackson-Cohen is interested in lighter roles. That doesn't mean he hasn't enjoyed the darker, sometimes scarier fare he's mostly appeared in throughout the past few years — but his mother says he needs a break.