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‘Iron Man’ pilots race in jet suits against a backdrop of Dubai skyscrapers

‘Iron Man’ pilots race in jet suits against a backdrop of Dubai skyscrapers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pilots lined up on a runway in Dubai on Wednesday and fired up their seven jet engines with an ear-splitting roar. But they weren't preparing to fly an airplane — they were the aircraft.
New comedy series 'The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin' stands and delivers

New comedy series 'The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin' stands and delivers

NEW YORK (AP) — Noel Fielding trades pastry for pistols in the new mouthful of a TV series “The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin,” a swashbuckling romp that's miles from the genteel tent of “The Great British Bake Off.
Kate Winslet's 'Regime' is not a dictatorship - behind the scenes, at least

Kate Winslet's 'Regime' is not a dictatorship - behind the scenes, at least

LONDON (AP) — Kate Winslet is running things — on and off the set of her new TV show, “The Regime.
Production manager testifies about gun oversight in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin in 2021 rehearsal

Production manager testifies about gun oversight in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin in 2021 rehearsal

SANTA FE, N.M.
How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to a Netflix blockbuster

How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to a Netflix blockbuster

CHENGDU, China (AP) — For a few days in October 2023, the capital of the science fiction world was Chengdu, China. Fans traveled from around the world as Worldcon, sci-fi’s biggest annual event, was held in the country for the first time.
How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to a Netflix blockbuster

How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to a Netflix blockbuster

CHENGDU, China (AP) — For a few days in October 2023, the capital of the science fiction world was Chengdu, China. Fans traveled from around the world as Worldcon, sci-fi ’s biggest annual event, was held in the country for the first time.
Movie Review: It’s lonely out in space for Adam Sandler in pensive sci-fi psychodrama ‘Spaceman’

Movie Review: It’s lonely out in space for Adam Sandler in pensive sci-fi psychodrama ‘Spaceman’

David Bowie’s Major Tom, sitting in his tin can. Elton John’s Rocket Man, missing Earth and his wife. Matt Damon in “The Martian,” left behind to starve. Matthew McConaughey in “Interstellar,” weeping as he watches his kids age without him.
Don Henley wraps up testimony in Eagles lyric sheets case, saying they were his property

Don Henley wraps up testimony in Eagles lyric sheets case, saying they were his property

NEW YORK (AP) — The lyrics to “Hotel California” and other classic Eagles songs should never have ended up at auction, Don Henley told a court Wednesday. “I always knew those lyrics were my property.
Norway's King Harald, Europe's oldest monarch, in hospital in Malaysia after falling ill on vacation

Norway's King Harald, Europe's oldest monarch, in hospital in Malaysia after falling ill on vacation

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — King Harald V of Norway remained hospitalized with an infection on Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi on Wednesday as officials said that his condition was improving.
Visitors line up to see and smell a corpse flower's stinking bloom in San Francisco

Visitors line up to see and smell a corpse flower's stinking bloom in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crowds lined up in San Francisco on Wednesday to see — and smell — the blooming of an endangered tropical flower that releases a pungent odor when it opens once every several years.
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