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NEW YORK (AP) – Nearly four years after Robin Williams died, a documentary is being made about him. It’s “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.” And filmmaker Marina Zenovich says she found early on in doing the project that she could tell the world about the popular comedian and actor by using footage of Williams talking about himself. Zenovich says one of the toughest things about the film was an interview with Williams’ friend and fellow comedian, Billy Crystal. She says when you hear Crystal, “you could really feel a sense of loss.” She says one line from the Crystal interview shows that. Zenovich says Crystal says of Williams: “Everyone wanted something from him. I had no agenda. I just liked him.” Williams killed himself in August 2014. He was 63.



LAS VEGAS (AP) – The mass shooting at the country music festival in Las Vegas last October shocked the nation. Now, a move being made by the corporate firm that owns the hotel from which the attack was launched is seen as shocking, too. MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooter who rained high-velocity bullets on people on the Harvest 91 music festival was holed up at the Mandalay Bay casino-resort as he killed 58 and injured hundreds more. The company has filed suits in Nevada, California, New York and other states, asserting it has “no liability of any kind” in the case. MGM Resorts says it’s shielded under a federal law enacted after the 9/11 terror attacks.



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Seems a lot of people are still drawn to the house in San Francisco that was used for exterior shots in the sitcom “Full House” and its reboot. So many are being drawn that people in the area are sick of it – and are now getting help from the city. Officials have voted to ban commercial vehicles from Broderick Street. Neighbors have been complaining about traffic and double parking outside the home – and the hazards caused by the congestion. Under the new rules, no vehicle carrying nine or more people will be allowed on the block where the Full House structure is located.



WASHINGTON (AP) – The man President Donald Trump wants on the U.S. Supreme Court was part of the diamond action in the nation’s capital last night. Brett Kavanaugh attended the MLB All-Star Game in Washington. The D.C. appellate court judge is an avid baseball fan and a Washington Nationals season ticket-holder. In fact, Kavanaugh earned headlines last week after news reports noted he’d racked up some major-league credit card debt. A White House official says the money went for Nationals regular-season and playoff tickets – and was reimbursed by friends.



NEW YORK (AP) – It’s fair to say American TV viewers got no kick out of the World Cup – and it’s also fair to say the fact that the U.S. was kicked out of the competition before it even began had something to do with that. The ratings for the World Cup final match bear that out. Nielsen says the game between Croatia and France was seen by just over 16 million people. It was the most watched program of the week. But it’s a huge drop-off from the 2014 World Cup finale. That match, which featured Germany and Argentina, drew 26.5 million viewers. The U.S. did compete in that tournament.



PARIS (AP) – What do you think a teenager would do if he came into $350,000? When the teen is newly-minted World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, the answer is: helping others. Mbappe promised if France won the soccer title, he’d give the group First in Line his bonus. It’s an association that gives hospitalized children the chance to participate in sports. An official with the organization says Mbappe is giving more than just money; he says Mbappe spends time with the ailing kids, too. In fact, the official says it seem Mbappe gets more pleasure from playing with the kids than the kids do with him.


by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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