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Ali called Marvel about 'Blade' after 'Green Book' win

Ali called Marvel about 'Blade' after 'Green Book' win

SAN DIEGO — Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and "Blade." Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character in a reboot.
Yukiya Amano, head of UN agency overseeing Iran deal, dies

Yukiya Amano, head of UN agency overseeing Iran deal, dies

VIENNA — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, has died at 72,
Stevens and ex-colleagues took different paths in retirement

Stevens and ex-colleagues took different paths in retirement

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen.
Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody

Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody

LONDON — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing.
Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico Gov.
1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his da

Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.
Mariano Rivera closes Baseball HOF induction ceremony

Mariano Rivera closes Baseball HOF induction ceremony

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The chants began even before baseball's greatest closer stood to make his speech. "Mariano! Mariano! Mariano!" The former New York Yankees reliever paused and smiled.
Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

PORTRUSH, Ireland — Shane Lowry made the 68 years between British Opens in Northern Ireland worth the wait. The silver claret jug is staying on the Emerald Isle.