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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Trevor Noah says "The Daily Show" will still take on politics and the media when he takes over. But he says it will be from his perspective, not that of Jon Stewart, the man he's replacing. For example, Noah notes that he and Stewart have different perspectives on race -- because Stewart is a middle-aged Jewish man from New Jersey while he's black, from South Africa -- and has only been in the U.S. for about five years. He says while Stewart would have to "empathize" about race relations, he comes from "a totally different place." Noah says the biggest pressure of taking on the Comedy Central job -- is living up to the expectations that Stewart has for him to do well. Noah begins his run on September 28.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mia Farrow is drawing fire online for trying to put the heat on the dentist who killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe. Some have called for the actress' verified Twitter account to be suspended after she put Walter Palmer's business address on blast. The original message was deleted from Farrow's account. And Twitter isn't commenting on whether any action was taken. Some tweeted back at Farrow telling her it was wrong for her to give out the dentist's address in Minnesota. Other social media posters have been posting the address of the dentist online because he killed Cecil.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Wanna buy one of the world's most famous meth labs? Here's your chance - sort of. Two of the houses featured on the hit TV show "Breaking Bad" are up for sale. The homes are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and include the one where Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman cooked up his batches of methamphetamine. The two-story, 4-bedroom house is listing for $1.6 million. The other home for sale appears in the series finale; it's where the show's main character, Walter White, threatened his former business partner. That home is going for $2.65 million. The sales team that has the houses on the market has a website that advises that the meth lab isn't included.
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LONDON (AP) -- Organizers of the Venice Film Festival are out with a list of some of the stars of movies that will be featured this year and there are some big ones on the list. The lineup will feature Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance. Idris Elba will be in a war film. And Tilda Swinton will team with Dakota Johnson in another project. Other actors whose work will be showcased at the Venice festival include Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal. The festival is set for September and will run for 11 days.
MIAMI (AP) -- Shakira's fans sure have gotten a kick out of her post that shows her new baby kicking a soccer ball. The co-judge on "The Voice" is seen on Twitter and Facebook holding her youngest son in front of a soccer ball and urging him to kick it. The baby, born in January, does -- and makes contact with the ball on his first try. The 12-second video attracted nearly 2 million views on Facebook in just an hour. The child's prowess with kicking should come as no surprise, though. Shakira is married to pro soccer star Gerard Pique.
July 30, 2015 07:09 GMT
Today is Thursday, July 30, the 211th day of 2015. There are 154 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a measure creating Medicare, which began operating the following year.
On this date:
In 1729, Baltimore, Maryland, was founded.
In 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.
In 1918, poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I. (Kilmer is remembered for his poem "Trees.")
In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" -- WAVES for short.
In 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, having just delivered components of the atomic bomb to Tinian in the Mariana Islands, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine; only 317 out of nearly 1,200 men survived.
In 1953, the Small Business Administration was founded.
In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure making "In God We Trust" the national motto, replacing "E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of many, one").
In 1963, the Soviet Union announced it had granted political asylum to Harold "Kim" Philby, the "third man" of a British spy ring.
In 1975, former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead, his remains have never been found.
In 1980, Israel's Knesset passed a law reaffirming all of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.
In 1990, British Conservative Party lawmaker Ian Gow was killed in a bombing claimed by the Irish Republican Army.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush was pronounced "fit for duty" after a checkup that showed that the 59-year-old commander-in-chief, an avid mountain bike rider, had lost 8 pounds since his last physical exam in December 2004.
Five years ago: President Barack Obama toured Chrysler and General Motors assembly plants, where he offered an upbeat assessment of the U.S. auto industry a year after the big government bailouts. A 12-year-old Florida girl was seriously injured when she plunged about 100 feet to the ground from an amusement park free-fall ride in Lake Delton, Wisconsin. (Nets and air bags that were supposed to catch Teagan Marti (TEE'-gehn MAHR'-tee) had not been deployed.)
One year ago: The House overwhelmingly approved, 420-5, a landmark bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. Three Israeli artillery shells slammed into a United Nations school in Gaza crowded with some 3,300 people; the shells, which Israel said came in response to mortar fire nearby, killed 17 people.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Edd (correct) "Kookie" Byrnes is 82. Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is 81. Blues musician Buddy Guy is 79. Movie director Peter Bogdanovich is 76. Feminist activist Eleanor Smeal is 76. Former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder is 75. Singer Paul Anka is 74. Jazz musician David Sanborn is 70. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is 68. Actor William Atherton is 68. Actor Jean Reno (zhahn rih-NOH') is 67. Blues singer-musician Otis Taylor is 67. Actor Frank Stallone is 65. Actor Ken Olin is 61. Actress Delta Burke is 59. Law professor Anita Hill is 59. Singer-songwriter Kate Bush is 57. Country singer Neal McCoy is 57. Actor Richard Burgi is 57. Movie director Richard Linklater is 55. Actor Laurence Fishburne is 54. Actress Lisa Kudrow is 52. Bluegrass musician Danny Roberts (The Grascals) is 52. Country musician Dwayne O'Brien is 51. Actress Vivica A. Fox is 51. Actor Terry Crews is 47. Actor Simon Baker is 46. Actor Donnie Keshawarz is 46. Movie director Christopher Nolan is 45. Actor Tom Green is 44. Rock musician Brad Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind) is 44. Actress Christine Taylor is 44. Actor-comedian Dean Edwards is 42. Actress Hilary Swank is 41. Olympic gold medal beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor is 38. Actress Jaime Pressly is 38. Alt-country singer-musician Seth Avett (AY'-veht) is 35. Actress April Bowlby is 35. Actress Yvonne Strahovski is 33. Actress Gina Rodriguez is 31. Actor Nico Tortorella is 27. Actress Joey King is 16.
Thought for Today: "Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it." -- Louis Kronenberger, American drama critic (1904-1980).
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