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Deep beach holes are dangerous, Outer Banks town warns

Deep beach holes are dangerous, Outer Banks town warns

A town on North Carolina's Outer Banks issued a public plea to beachgoers about the dangers of digging holes on the oceanfront just hours before a man died at a New Jersey beach when a hole collapsed on him.
Heard's sister, friend back her assault claims against Depp

Heard's sister, friend back her assault claims against Depp

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard's sister testified Wednesday that she found herself in the middle of fights — literally and figuratively — between her sister and Johnny Depp during their troubled relationship.
Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?

Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — She has four limbs, expressive eyes and likes to stroll through greenery in New York City. Happy, by species, is an Asian elephant.

Big dreams for new Warner Bros. Discovery in ad presentation

In what was essentially a public debut on Wednesday, leaders of the new Warner Bros. Discovery portrayed the media giant as effectively a fifth U.S. broadcast television network, with even bigger aspirations.
Canada on 'upward trajectory' on NATO spending, modernizing Norad: defence minister

Canada on 'upward trajectory' on NATO spending, modernizing Norad: defence minister

WASHINGTON — The federal government is on an "upward trajectory" when it comes to meeting NATO spending targets and modernizing Norad, but Defence Minister Anita Anand stopped well short Wednesday of committing Canada to any firm timelines.
Taylor Swift gets honorary degree from New York University

Taylor Swift gets honorary degree from New York University

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has Grammys galore and now she has a new title — “doctor.
NATO talks with Finland, Sweden falter but will continue

NATO talks with Finland, Sweden falter but will continue

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO envoys failed to reach a consensus Wednesday on whether to start membership talks with Finland and Sweden, diplomats said, as Turkey renewed its objections to the two Nordic countries joining.
No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters.
Buffalo shooting leaves neighborhood without a grocery store

Buffalo shooting leaves neighborhood without a grocery store

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tops Friendly Market was more than a place to buy groceries. As the only supermarket for miles, it became a sort of community hub on Buffalo's East Side — where you chatted with neighbors and caught up on people's lives.
Review: Hollywood comes to Downton Abbey! Also: the clothes.

Review: Hollywood comes to Downton Abbey! Also: the clothes.

One wedding and a funeral — and a birth. That gorgeous house, never mind the leaky roof. Some sunshine, too! More bone-dry quips from Maggie Smith. And oh, the clothes — silks and satins, tulles and tiaras.