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Haddish, Shatner, Paisley join Discovery’s ‘Shark Week’

NEW YORK (AP) — Deep in the ocean, surrounded by sharks, Tiffany Haddish stayed cool. She drew on her land-based survival skills.“I was as frightened around them as I am around like a pack of pit bull dogs,” she said in an interview. “I feel like animals pick up on your energy. If ...

Judge is asked to change ‘trauma’ wording in Chauvin memo

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have asked the judge who handled former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in <a target="—blank" href="https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-george-floyd">George Floyd’s death</a> to rewrite <a ...

Tropical storm pounds East Coast after killing 1 in Florida

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Tropical Storm Elsa carved a destructive and soaking path up the East Coast after killing at least one person in Florida and spinning up a tornado at a Georgia Navy base that flipped recreational vehicles upside-down and blew one of them into a lake.Elsa’s winds ...

First lady Jill Biden to attend National Spelling Bee

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee will get a visit from one of the nation's most prominent educators: first lady Jill Biden.The first lady will meet with spellers and their families before the bee Thursday evening and stay to watch the ...

Is Thursday the new Monday? Flexible working is in flux

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, companies around the U.S. scrambled to figure out how to shut down their offices and set up their employees for remote work as the COVID-19 virus suddenly bore down on the world.Now, in a mirror image, they are scrambling to figure out how to bring many of those ...

Biden relaunches council of governors with bipartisan group

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday will relaunch the council of governors, an advisory board of governors and a number of key Cabinet secretaries and top administration officials focused on strengthening federal and state collaboration on major national security ...

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two billionaires are putting everything on the line this month to ride their own rockets into space.It’s intended to be a flashy confidence boost for customers seeking their own short joyrides.The lucrative, high-stakes chase for space tourists will unfold on the ...