Paul McCartney wows Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss

LONDON — Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. Fans thought it was worth the wait. The former Beatle pulled out all the stops — and brought on big-name rock’n’roll guest stars — for a 2½-hour concert at the southwest England festival on Saturday night.
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Stranger Things: Visit the spooky real-life 'Mirkwood' in Durham - and other real spots from the show

Durham, N.C. — Did you know many of the spooky locations of major events in Stranger Things are based on real-life places right here in the Triangle?. Ahead of the rest of Season 4 being released on Netflix next weekend, you can visit the eerie crossroads of Kerley and Cornwallis in Durham – a heavily-wooded intersection near Duke Forest, which is the exact spot known as Mirkwood in the show, where Will Byers is first chased by the demogorgon before vanishing into the Upside Down.

Biden: G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war

ELMAU, Germany — President Joe Biden said Sunday that the United States and other Group of Seven leading economies will ban imports of gold from Russia, the latest in a series of sanctions that the club of democracies hopes will further isolate Russia economically over its invasion of Ukraine.

BET Awards return Sunday with Doja Cat as leading nominee

LOS ANGELES — The BET Awards return Sunday with a live show that could see Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox snag some trophies. Doja Cat enters the show as the leading nominee with six. The chart-topping performer is up for best female R&B-pop artist, best female hip-hop artist, album of the year for her No. 1 hit “Planet Her” and BET Her for “Woman.” Her “Kiss Me More” with SZA is nominated for video of the year and best collaboration.

Senate confirmed justices to end Roe. How will voters react?

WASHINGTON — The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. It was the Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative judges, and transform the federal judiciary, that paved the way for the Supreme Court's landmark ruling to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Senate...

Animal shelter workers trained as veterinary assistants

WILSON, N.C. — Wilson County animal enforcement officers have a new tool in their toolbox. Wilson County Animal Services Center manager Sgt. Rodney Harper and adoption coordinator Alyssa Whitney just became certified veterinary assistants after completing a five-month program at Nash Community College. “Sending them was a good route...

Durham drops defensive battle in game five

The Durham Bulls (38-33) fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (38-33) 1-0 on Saturday to trim their series lead in the six-game set to 3-2 at 121 Financial Park. Saturday’s contest was a defensive showdown between the teams as the lone score came in the fourth inning as CF Billy Hamilton gave Jacksonville the go ahead run on an RBI double. Despite not reaching the plate during the contest, the Bulls were led offensively by CF Ryan Boldt's three hits, while RF Grant Witherspoon contributed two knocks.

Hurricane's affiliate The Chicago Wolves clinch Calder Cup in 4-0 win

The Chicago Wolves wrapped up their fifth league championship with a 4-0 victory over the Springfield Thunderbirds Saturday night in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals. The Calder Cup had been held by the Charlotte Checkers, The Carolina Hurricanes former AHL affiliate, who won their first championship in 2019 against the Chicago Wolves.

Sydney McLaughlin does it again, breaks own world record

EUGENE, Ore. — Olympic champion Sydney McLaughlin broke her own world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships Saturday. McLaughlin flashed a broad smile when her time was announced, then gave a thumbs-up. She crossed the finish line at Hayward Field in 51.41 seconds, breaking her own record of 51.46 set last year at the Tokyo Games, where she won the gold medal.

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected officials across the country vowed to take action to protect women's access to reproductive health care, and abortion foes promised to take the fight to new arenas.

Italy pips US men to relay gold in swimming worlds finale

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won another gold medal and Italy pipped the United States to the men’s 4x100 medley relay title on the last night of racing at the world swimming championships. The American women clinched the Unites States’ record 45th medal of the week...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides. The aircraft crashed Wednesday during its last planned flight at an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts in Logan County. All six people aboard were killed.

US swimmer Ress endures elation, shock, relief at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Elation, devastation, relief and shock. United States swimmer Justin Ress went through all the emotions after winning his first individual gold medal on the last day of racing at the world swimming championships on Saturday. As quick as he won the men’s 50-meter backstroke final —...

Army private's plea shelved internet fantasy chat defense

NEW YORK — An Army private charged with plotting to murder members of his unit overseas with help from a secretive violent anarchist group was planning a defense calling it all an internet fantasy before pleading guilty just before trial, court records show. Plans for the defense of Ethan...