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Successors to Johnson Seek to Stand Out in Crowded UK Field | Business News
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Successors to Johnson Seek to Stand Out in Crowded UK Field | Business News

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Potential successors to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rushed to differentiate themselves from an increasingly crowded field Sunday as the governing Conservative Party was expected to set a tight timetable for the election.Candidates released slick campaign videos on social media and appeared on Sunday morning political talk shows to make their cases to the public. Several promised tax cuts, appealing to rank-and-file Conservative party members for whom low taxes are a mantra.Johnson announced his resignation Thursday after more than 50 members of his Cabinet and lower level officials resigned from his government, many citing concerns that his ethical lapses had undermined the government’s credibility.That triggered the internal Conserva...
Roy Moore’s Defamation Suit Against Baron Cohen Rejected | Entertainment News
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Roy Moore’s Defamation Suit Against Baron Cohen Rejected | Entertainment News

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated PressAn appeals court on Thursday rejected a $95 million defamation lawsuit against Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen filed by former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who said he was tricked into a television appearance that lampooned sexual misconduct accusations against him.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, upholding a lower court’s ruling in favor of Baron Cohen, said Moore signed a disclosure agreement that prohibited any legal claims over the appearance.The three judges also found it was “clearly comedy” when Baron Cohen demonstrated a so-called pedophile detector that beeped when it got near Moore and no viewer would think the comedian was making factual allegations against Moore.The lawsuit centered on Moore’s unwitting appearance...
Add Rent to the Rising Costs Bedeviling Small Businesses | Business News
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Add Rent to the Rising Costs Bedeviling Small Businesses | Business News

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The rent has come due for America’s small businesses and at a very inopportune time.Landlords were lenient about rent payments during the first two years of the pandemic. Now, many are asking for back rent, and some are raising the current rent as well. Meanwhile, most of the government aid programs that helped small businesses get through the pandemic have ended while inflation has sharply pushed up the cost of supplies, shipping, and labor.Martin Garcia, owner of gift and décor store Gramercy Gift Gallery in San Antonio, Texas, survived the first part of the pandemic in part by paying his landlord whatever rent he could each month. Then in August 2021, after the federal moratorium on evictions ended, his landlord asked for the full amoun...
AP Top Political News at 1:20 A.m. EDT | Political News
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AP Top Political News at 1:20 A.m. EDT | Political News

About half say Trump should be charged for 1/6: AP-NORC poll Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a lot to celebrate Jan. 6 panel subpoenas counsel who resisted Trump schemes Climate concerns grow as US helps Europe replace Russian gas 1/6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime? Political Cartoons Most say nation on wrong track, including Dems: AP-NORC poll $30B from Russian oligarchs frozen under REPO seizure effort Jackson to be sworn in as Breyer retires from Supreme Court US buys 105 million COVID vaccine doses for fall campaign 1st Native American treasurer to push economic development Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
Woody Allen Mulls End of Career, Talks With Alec Baldwin | Entertainment News
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Woody Allen Mulls End of Career, Talks With Alec Baldwin | Entertainment News

Woody Allen told Alec Baldwin during a live interview Tuesday on Instagram that he is mulling ending his movie-making career, saying directing has lost its luster.The two men — each facing significant controversies — steered clear of addressing either the abuse allegations against Allen or the shooting last year on Baldwin's movie set.The public comment options were turned off, and the 45-minute interview attracted a modest audience of between 2,400-2,700. The two men chatted about Allen's writing, the use of profanity in films and the current state of Broadway. Allen lost his connection several times, with his screen freezing.Allen, 87, said movie-making is not as exciting now that his films spend a few days in movie theaters and then directly go to streaming. “A lot of the thrill is gone...
Japan’s Toshiba Shareholders Approve 13 Nominations to Board | Business News
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Japan’s Toshiba Shareholders Approve 13 Nominations to Board | Business News

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business WriterTOKYO (AP) — Toshiba shareholders approved 13 nominated directors to its board Tuesday, as the Japanese technology giant struggles to restore its one-time glory and set a clear leadership direction.Chief Executive Taro Shimada, who oversaw the annual shareholders’ meeting in Tokyo, said the majority had voted to OK that plan.He promised shareholders Toshiba Corp. would forge ahead with clean energy, infrastructure projects, data services, devices and storage. He stressed the Tokyo-based company had boosted profits for the latest fiscal year, ended in April, to 194.7 billion yen ($1.4 billion), up from 114 billion yen the previous fiscal year.By 2030, Toshiba is aiming for 5 trillion yen ($37 billion) in annual sales, up from about 3 trillion yen ($22 bil...
Ludacris’ Manager and 2 Others Shot, 1 Fatally, in Georgia | Entertainment News
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Ludacris’ Manager and 2 Others Shot, 1 Fatally, in Georgia | Entertainment News

ATLANTA (AP) — A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris' manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the men were all taken to hospitals, where one was pronounced dead. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the man as Artez Benton, 23, of Scottdale.Monday afternoon, Atlanta police confirmed one of the two injured men was Chaka Zulu, the longtime manager of rapper and actor Ludacris. The conditions of Zulu and the other man were not released.Atlanta police investigated the shooting in the 2200 block of Peachtree Road in Buckhead into the early Monday morning hours. Several restaurants and shops share the parking lot.Police Lt. Germ...
No Reruns: Committee Tries New Approach to Break Through | Entertainment News
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No Reruns: Committee Tries New Approach to Break Through | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media WriterNEW YORK (AP) — As television programming goes, expectations were widespread that the Jan. 6 committee hearings would essentially be reruns. Instead, they have been much more.The five sessions have revealed a storyteller's eye, with focus, clarity, an understanding of how news is digested in modern media, and strong character development — even if former President Donald Trump's allies suggest there aren't enough actors.The hearings are pausing for a break until next month, leaving Americans much to digest.As seen during Trump's impeachments, modern congressional hearings tend to produce more heat than light. That was part of why the Jan. 6 committee faced low expectations, along with the sense — 18 months after the insurrection, an event that played out on ...
Broadway’s ‘MJ’ Gets a Box Office Bump After the Tony Awards | Entertainment News
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Broadway’s ‘MJ’ Gets a Box Office Bump After the Tony Awards | Entertainment News

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment WriterNEW YORK (AP) — “MJ,” the hit-filled Broadway musical about the King of Pop, got a huge bump at the box office after nabbing four Tony Awards and getting valuable exposure in front of millions during its electric telecast performance.The Michael Jackson show may have lost the best new musical crown to “A Strange Loop,” but it won the best actor in a musical trophy for Myles Frost and pulled in $1,661,000 during the week after the Tonys. That's the biggest box office jump last week on Broadway and a new high for the show.“That’s one of the benefits of being able to be Tony nominated is that you have the opportunity to perform on the Tonys and to be able to put our show in front of so many people who are avid theater lovers,” said Lia Vollack, the lead...
AP Top Political News at 5:34 A.m. EDT | Political News
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AP Top Political News at 5:34 A.m. EDT | Political News

Biden to call for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump Takeaways: Trump's conditional loyalty, new warning for left Senators reach bipartisan compromise on gun violence bill Bowser wins Democratic primary for mayor in Washington, D.C. Political Cartoons Most land mine use by US military banned, except for Korea Wisconsin's Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation 'Nowhere I feel safe': Election officials recount threats Jan. 6 panel in possession of new Trump documentary footage Biden, Chevron chief trade sharp words over gas prices Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewr...