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Sex and the City star Willie Garson dead at 57

Actor Willie Garson, known for his role on the "Sex and the City" series and films, has died, according to his son, Nathen Garson. He was 57.


"I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I'm so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much," his son wrote on Instagram. "I'm so proud of you."

An HBO/HBO Max spokesperson also confirmed Garson's passing, and the network honored his contributions to one of its most iconic shows in a statement.

"Willie Garson was in life, as on screen, a devoted friend and a bright light for everyone in his universe," the statement read. "He created one of the most beloved characters from the HBO pantheon and was a member of our family for nearly twenty-five years. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones."


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Bills knock out Tua, roll past Dolphins yet again to win 35-0


Another Buffalo-Miami game, another lopsided Bills victory. And this one might wind up hurting the Dolphins more than most of the others.

Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes, Zach Moss ran for two scores and the Bills knocked out Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa early with a rib injury on the way to a 35-0 win on Sunday.


Devin Singletary rushed for 82 yards and another touchdown for the Bills (1-1). Buffalo has won six consecutive games in the series, doing so by an average of 20 points. This marks only the second time the Bills have won six in a row against the Dolphins (1-1).

“I saw a hunger in our football team this week,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “We’ve got plenty to work on, though, and that’s what we have to get back to. Try to improve every week, that’s the goal.”


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All the biggest moments of the Emmys

"The Queen’s Gambit" has captured the king.


The show starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a young girl in an orphanage who becomes a chess prodigy won the final Emmy Award handed out on Sunday night, for best limited series or TV movie.

A jewel was obtained for "The Crown."

The series about the British royal family won the Emmy Award for best drama series Sunday. The show was also the night’s biggest winner, with seven awards including a sweep of the dramatic acting categories.

Meanwhile, "Ted Lasso" is a winner in more than just spirit.

The show has won the Emmy Award for best comedy series, giving the streaming service its first win in the major category. The show won four Emmys at Sunday night’s ceremony, including best actor in a comedy for Jason Sudeikis.


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Captured on video: Florida paddleboarder fends off attacking alligator with oar


A Florida woman who was floating on a paddleboard in the Silver River used her paddle to push away a large alligator that swam directly toward her in a frightful, up-close encounter captured in startling videos and photographs.

The alligator came within inches of Vicki Baker, 60, of Ocala, on Sept. 8. She estimated the reptile to be nearly as long as her 10-foot paddleboard. It hissed loudly at her. She said at one point it opened its mouth, revealing large teeth and its powerful jaw as it floated on the surface.


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Family to auction off classic car collection

What took decades to collect, refurbish and restore should be gone in one afternoon.

The Hemken Classic Car collection will be auctioned off Saturday at the Hemken Farm in Williams, Iowa.


All the cars belong to Daryl Hemken.

"He started collecting in 1960," said Steve Hemken, Daryl's son.

Steve Hemken says his father's first purchase was a 1914 Model T.

From there, his father's passion for the classics hit cruise control.

"Throughout the '60s and '70s he brought home a lot of cars," Steve Hemken said.

On Saturday, 65 to 70 of his father's classic cars will be auctioned off.

The majority of the money raised will go to McPherson College in Kansas.

The money will endow a scholarship in the names of his parents Daryl and Ann Hemken.

Daryl passed away in 2005, Ann passed last year.

"McPherson is the only college in the country with a 4-year degree program in car restoration," Steve Hemken said.


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Grammy museum to feature Bruce Springsteen's most memorable artifacts

Bruce Springsteen’s most memorable artifacts including his favorite Fender guitar and stage outfits will be on display in a traveling interactive exhibit.

The Grammy Museum announced Tuesday that Bruce Springsteen Live! will open at the Grammy Museum Experience in the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Oct. 1. The exhibit will feature Springsteen and the E Street Band’s live performance footage, instruments, stage costumes and exclusive interviews.


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Jeff Bridges says he was 'close to the pearly gates' while battling COVID-19 during cancer treatment

Jeff Bridges says his cancer is in remission, and he's making progress in his fight against the long-term effects of COVID-19 after a tough battle.

In a new post to his website, the actor says his cancerous mass is now the "size of a marble" and his COVID-19 "in the rear view mirror" after a struggle that began earlier this year.


Bridges believes he caught the virus after being exposed at the facility where he was receiving chemotherapy treatment.

He spent five weeks in the hospital, he said, because "my immune system is shot from the chemo."


"My dance with COVID makes my cancer look like a piece of cake," he wrote.

He said he's still working on completely foregoing oxygen assistance but no longer needs it to walk around.


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Judge cancels Rod Stewart's trial, sets plea deal hearing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve misdemeanor charges.


The singer of 70s hits such as “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” and “Maggie May” and his son are accused of pushing and shoving a security guard at an upscale hotel because he wouldn’t let them into a New Year’s Eve party nearly two years ago.

Court records show the hearing is set for Oct. 22 to go over a plea agreement without the Stewarts needing to appear in court.


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A company will pay someone $1,300 to watch 13 horror movies in October

PY209K Halloween is an upcoming American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. 

SOURCE: Lifestyle pictures / Alamy Stock Photo


A finance company will pay an individual $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies in October, in an effort to find out whether the size of a movie's budget impacts its effectiveness.

FinanceBuzz is looking to hire someone to be a Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst. The person will watch 13 of the scariest movies ever made while monitoring their heart rate using Fitbit, the company said in a news release.


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Summer tourism hits record numbers in Palm Beach County, some businesses benefitting

Tourism leaders say 2021 is a record-breaking year for summer visitors in Palm Beach County and some local business owners say they're benefitting from the increase in tourists to the area. However, local business owners say some challenges still remain.


Tourism leaders say the number of visitors is greater than 2019, which was a record-breaking year for tourism in Palm Beach County.


Discover the Palm Beaches is a private organization contracted by Palm Beach County as the county's official tourism marketing organization. The organization provided the following information about summer tourism numbers in Palm Beach County this year:

  • "In Palm Beach County, both July and August tourism numbers are on par with 2019, a record year for visitation in the destination.
  • "July tracked at 68% occupancy and preliminary August numbers are currently tracking at 60%.
  • "Numbers typically drop in late August and September across the U.S. as schools are back in session.
  • "The Palm Beaches continues to keep health and safety as its top priority, implementing the highest safety protocols like a destination-wide GBAC STAR™ accreditation program in places like PBI, the Convention Center and area hotels and attractions.
  • "According to Destination Analysts, over 72% of American travelers are fully vaccinated.
  • "Showing their commitment to travel, 80% of American travelers currently have trip plans."

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Phil Collins suffering from health problems, can 'barely hold' drum sticks

Phil Collins says he is no longer able to play the drums due to health issues.

The musician, who is 70, appeared on BBC Breakfast with his Genesis band members to promote the group's reunion tour, and Collins said his son, Nic Collins, will be drumming with the band going forward.


As for not drumming, Collins said, "I'd love to but you know, I mean, I can barely hold a stick with this hand. So there are certain physical things that get in the way."

He admitted that he'd love to be up there playing with his son, saying, "I'm kind of physically challenged a bit which is very frustrating because I'd love to be playing up there with my son." Instead, he will sing with the band.

When this upcoming tour, delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, ends, Collins isn't sure if he'll be touring any longer.


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Yankees star Derek Jeter inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

By JOHN KEKIS, Associated Press


Derek Jeter was simply Derek Jeter on his special day — smooth as silk.


On a Wednesday afternoon that turned cloudy with the temperature in the 70s and a few sprinkles in the air and adoring fans chanting his name, the former New York Yankees star shortstop and captain was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after a long wait necessitated by the pandemic.

Greeted by raucous cheers in a crowd estimated at 20,000 that included NBA luminaries Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing, several of his former teammates, and Hall of Fame Yankees manager Joe Torre on the stage behind him, Jeter took his turn after fellow inductees from the class of 2020 Ted Simmons, Larry Walker and the late Marvin Miller were honored. Jeter was touched by the moment and acknowledged how different the ceremony seemed in the wake of the recent deaths of 10 Hall of Famers.


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Remembering September 11, 2001

Twenty years ago, a stunned nation watched in horror as the bright skies of a September day shattered right in front of us.

New York's World Trade Center — along with its iconic Twin Towers — crumbled after two hijacked planes crashed into them, killing thousands of people as it fell to the ground below. In Arlington, Virginia, the heart of America's military — the Pentagon — came under the same attack as a jet slammed into the western side of the building. And in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, brave passengers fought to stop their hijacked plane from suffering a similar fate forcing the attackers to crash into a field.


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Judge rules that Florida schools can issue mask mandates while DeSantis' appeal plays out

A Florida judge ruled on Wednesday that Florida schools can issue mask mandates while Gov. Ron DeSantis' appeal plays out.


The Florida executive order banning mandatory mask mandates in schools was back in court Wednesday.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and other defendants appealed at 10 a.m. after 2nd Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Judge John Cooper ruled the executive order was unlawful on Aug. 27.


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Young throws 4 TDs, No. 1 Alabama routs No. 14 Miami 44-13

Bryce Young didn’t take long to prove he’s the man to lead No. 1 Alabama in its quest for another national title.

Young became the first Crimson Tide quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in his starting debut and the defending champions romped past No. 14 Miami 44-13 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Saturday.


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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wants to drink tequila with his lookalike

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wants to toss one back with his now famous doppelgänger.


Last week, Alabama patrol lieutenant Eric Fields went viral after people noticed his uncanny resemblance to the "Jungle Cruise" star.

The story made its way to Johnson, who tweeted on Tuesday about it. He posted a side-by-side pictures of himself and Fields; both men are smiling and posing the same.

"Guy on the left is way cooler," Johnson added of Fields. "Stay safe brother and thank you for your service. One day we'll drink @Teremana and I need to hear all your 'Rock stories' because I KNOW you got 'em."


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What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport?

By MATT O'BRIEN, AP Technology Writer


What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do you need one?

"Vaccine passports" are digital or paper documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19 and could help you get into a growing number of places.


What they look like and why you might want one depend on where you live, but more private venues, workplaces and governments are requiring proof of vaccination in public settings.

Numerous states including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming have banned vaccine passports, according to U.S. News & World Report. Utah has a partial ban on vaccine passports.


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Las Vegas Raiders become first NFL team to require fans to prove COVID-19 vaccination at home games

The NFL's Las Vegas Raiders announced Monday that the franchise will require fans to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend home games this season at their gleaming new Allegiant Stadium.

The vaccine mandate will go into effect Sept. 13, the date of the team's first regular-season home game, a Monday night showdown with the Baltimore Ravens. With this move, fans will be allowed to attend home games without wearing a mask, the release said. The vaccine/no mask policy is the first of its kind in the NFL.


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University of Florida campus in West Palm Beach one step closer


The University of Florida is now one step closer to opening a graduate campus in West Palm Beach following a vote from the West Palm Beach commissioners.

On Monday, the West Palm Beach commissioners voted unanimously to transfer properties, including several on Evernia Street, to the University of Florida for educational purposes.


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Ed Asner, 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'Lou Grant' star, dead at 91


Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later in the drama “Lou Grant,” died Sunday. He was 91.

Asner's representative confirmed the actor's death in an email to The Associated Press. Asner's official Twitter account included a note from his children: “We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you.”


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Ida weakens to tropical storm after causing 'tremendous damage' in Louisiana


Here's the latest on Ida:

  • The storm weakened to a tropical storm early Monday morning as a rescue effort began
  • Officials reported the first death related to the storm
  • More than 1 million customers were without power in Louisiana and Mississippi
  • Scores of coastal Louisiana residents are trapped by floodwaters and pleading to be rescued
  • Ida’s 150-mph winds tied it for the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the mainland U.S.
  • Ida hit Louisiana the exact day Hurricane Katrina devastated the state 16 years ago

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Michael Nader, 'Dynasty' and 'All My Children' star, dead at 76

Michael Nader and Joan Collins during "Dynasty" Celebrates 9th Season & 200th Episode at ABC Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. 

SOURCE: Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images


Michael Nader, the actor best known for playing Farnsworth "Dex" Dexter on the hit soap "Dynasty," has died age 76.

The Missouri-born star's manager, Richard Schwartz, confirmed to USA Today that he died in his California home on Monday after a short battle with cancer.


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