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  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

When the InSight Mars lander touched down back in November, its landing thrusters blew the rock about 3 feet - the farthest a stone has ever rolled during a landing on another planet.

Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro

  Is it bird? Or a bunny? The internet is confused

Want a little bit of that Christmas feeling? A new study suggests going to a park

Richmond landmarks make appearance in new Audi commercial

  Long lines at Richmond Popeyes stores as crowds want to try new sandwich

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

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  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Guest injury closes Carowinds roller coaster ride

  Popular Richmond restaurant gets new food truck

Marvel’s involvement in ‘Spider-Man’ movies may be in doubt

Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy packaging

New ‘Matrix’ film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

Pumpkin spice returns: Fall flavors available earlier than ever before

Fall favors are returning quicker than ever this year!

  'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

The best chicken sandwich debate has heated up!

‘Bubba’ Hiers, Paula Deen’s brother, passes away

Paula Deen’s brother and Savannah restaurateur Earl “Bubba” Wayne Hiers Jr. passed away last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

  Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson marries long-time girlfriend

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

Kings Dominion offers free admission for teachers, staff

Denny Hamlin wins at Bristol

Heather Locklear pleads no contest to fighting with deputies

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

UK judge sentences ‘Friends’ Schwimmer lookalike to 9 months in jail

Abdulah Husseni's image became famous after Blackpool police published surveillance-camera footage of a man carrying a carton of cans from a restaurant in Blackpool. Social media users noted a strong similarity to Schwimmer's character Ross Geller on "Friends."

Kings Dominion water park renovations slated for 2020

Kings Dominion has announced renovation plans for the Coconut Shores area of Soak City.

Company seeks ‘Friends’ super fan to watch 25 hours of classic sitcom for $1,000

Could there BE an easier way to earn some cash??!!

Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si surprises drivers with gift cards during traffic stops

Several drivers got quite a surprise Wednesday morning when they were pulled over by West Monroe PD

NBA Youngboy released from prison, awaits probation hearing

The Baton Rouge rapper has been released from prison and placed on house arrest for his alleged involvement in a fatal Florida shootout.

Bond set for man arrested in beating case of Andy Dick

New Orleans police arrested a man accused of knocking out actor Andy Dick in the French Quarter early Saturday morning outside of a popular club.

CMA voters consider whether to nominate ‘Old Town Road’

Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award.

US rapper A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault in Sweden, won’t face prison

The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, earlier pleaded self-defense and said he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he said were persistently following his entourage.

Coca-Cola to unveil new holiday flavors

If you're wondering how it tastes, cola aficionados in the UK have already given it the thumbs up.

LA Opera to investigate Placido Domingo over sexual misconduct accusations

The 78-year-old Domingo is one of the industry's most powerful figures and more than three dozen people in the opera world told the AP that his behavior has long been an open secret.

Women: Opera’s Domingo abused power to sexually harass them

Eight singers and a dancer have told the AP that they were sexually harassed by the long-married, Spanish-born superstar in encounters that took place over three decades beginning in the late 1980s, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions.

‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars charged with federal tax evasion

The family moved to the Nashville area a few years ago, but the criminal charges stem from when they lived in Atlanta's northern suburbs.

‘Friends’ is coming back (in theaters) for its 25th anniversary

They’ll be there for you, like they’ve been there before.

  Prize pack giveaway for Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

The Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival is Aug. 23-24.

Chick-fil-A rolling out mac and cheese nationwide

Mac & Cheese, which is the first new menu item since 2016, was tested in five markets

  Richmond’s ‘Zoo Ninja’ to compete in city finals on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

The Richmond native and Metro Richmond Zoo employee trains where he grew up, living at the zoo.

The wait is over! Spicy nuggets are back at Wendy’s

In the most highly-anticipated return to a fast food restaurant’s menu, spicy nuggets are officially back at Wendy’s.

Virginia man wins Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest

The man received $20,000 and a contract to perform with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Thousands swarm northwest Virginia for ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ festival

Thousands of Dukes of Hazzard fans stopped by the Shenandoah Speedway for the Good Ol' Boys Fest on Saturday to celebrate 40 years of the hit television show.

  2019 Richmond Jazz and Music Festival is here

From jazz giants to R&B and pop legends to funk royalty to retro-futuristic virtuosas, this year’s Grammy-laden lineup is one for the books.

  Universal cancels ‘Hunt’ movie after criticism in wake of shootings

The move came several days after the studio suspended the ad campaign for the film, a gory, R-rated thriller that tells a tale of liberal "elites" hunting people in red states for sport.

Cyrus and Hemsworth split after less than year of marriage

A representative for the singer said the pair decided a break was best while they focus on "themselves and careers."

Lucky Charms to sell giant marshmallow-only bags

The bite-sized treats are now giant-sized!

California burger chain hiring ‘bacon intern’

A California burger chain is offering a way for you to bring home the bacon while eating it.

Taco Bell opens hotel in California

Everybody knows Taco Bell is open late, but if those late hours still aren’t enough to satisfy your crunchy cravings, you can now surround yourself with the chain’s food 24 hours a day.

Richmond Folk Festival celebrates 15 years with larger than life mural

A mural currently being painted at The Broadberry will be featured on the 2019 Richmond Folk Festival poster.

Jurassic Adventure coming to Richmond Raceway

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White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

Willie Nelson cancels tour, cites ‘breathing problem’

Nelson had just finished performing with Alison Krauss in Toledo, Ohio, and he was next scheduled to appear Friday in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hootie & The Blowfish to release new music

On Wednesday, Hootie & The Blowfish announced on Twitter that they would be releasing new music on August 8.

  Actor Danny Trejo helps save baby trapped in car in LA

Actor Danny Trejo played a real-life hero when he helped rescue a baby trapped in an overturned car after a collision at a Los Angeles intersection.

  Jazz Fest Fun: Can you name the artists on these album covers?

The Richmond Jazz and Music Festival kicks off Aug. 8 and continues through the weekend.

  Jazz dream comes true for Richmond teen

The Richmond Jazz and Music Festival at Maymont is so close you can almost hear the music in the air.

Disney announces streaming bundle price

Disney is turning to its own streaming services to compete with Netflix as people drop traditional cable services, and Disney loses revenue from its ESPN and traditional channels.

  Plane carrying Pink’s crew crash lands in Denmark

Danish media reported Pink, who performed in Oslo Monday evening, was not on the flight.

  Richmond Jazz & Music Festival helps city become destination spot for music

The 10th annual Richmond Jazz and Music Festival at Maymont is just days away.

Ford shows most powerful street-legal Mustang with 760 horsepower

A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will crank out 760 horsepower in the 2020 Shelby GT500.

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

Dee Gallant was out hiking late last month when she “felt a funny feeling.” She turned around to find a big cat stalking her and her dog Murphy.

A man found an unopened copy of a Nintendo game from the ’80s. It sold for $9,000.

Heritage auctions says Kid Icarus is considered one of the hardest Nintendo Entertainment System titles to find in sealed condition.

  ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ is No. 1 but trails pace of ‘Fast & Furious’

"Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" was crafted as a buddy-movie left turn for the car-mad franchise.

  A bird? A plane? French inventor flies over English Channel

Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey in just 22 minutes Sunday morning, reaching speeds of up to 177 kilometers per hour (110 mph) on the hoverboard that has made him a household name in France.

  Freed from Swedish jail, rapper A$AP Rocky lands in US

Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans looms.

Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman urges burglary suspect to surrender

Reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman is calling on the person who broke into a Colorado business he owns and stole show merchandise and items belonging to his late wife to turn himself in.

Rapper A$AP Rocky heading back to US as verdict looms

Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail and planning to head back to the U.S. on Friday as judges mull a verdict in the assault case against them.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexually abusing women, girls

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Geddes said Kelly and his inner circle had a history of paying off and intimidating witnesses in past cases. She said witnesses were told "they had the option of choosing his side or the other side."

Wrestling legend Harley Race passes away at 76

Harley Leland Race passed away due to complications from lung cancer, World Wrestling Entertainment announced.

‘He was always on point:’ Musicians pay tribute to staple of the Grand Strand music scene

A musician’s musician is being remembered for his contributions to the Grand Strand music scene.

Universal says doubling Orlando resort size with 4th park called ‘Epic Universe’

Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the resort is doubling in size with plans for an “epic” fourth theme park, but they offered almost no information on when the new park will open, what it will hold or how much they are spending.

Rare, 1st edition Harry Potter book sells for $34,000

The rare book had just been sitting - half-forgotten - in a closet until its owner realized she might be able to sell it to pay for a new bathroom.

Meet Salvador Dolly, the pup with a Dali-style mustache

The adorable little hound is being fostered by Hearts & Bones, a Dallas-area nonprofit that rescues most of its dogs in Texas before sending them to new homes in New York.

  Burger King’s ‘Impossible Whopper’ goes national

Beginning Aug. 8, you can test it out for a limited time to see if you like Burger King’s alternative burger option.

Caught on camera: Herd of goats escapes enclosure, runs through neighborhood

Dozens of goats flooded a community near Seattle Wednesday. The animals got out of their enclosure and ended up in the neighborhood’s streets.

Man wearing Cookie Monster shirt accused of stealing cookies, police say

The store clerk told them the suspect came to the store in the middle of the night, gobbled down half a package of cookies and didn’t pay.

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd." He won 21 Tony Awards,

Ex-'American Idol’ contestant admits to delivering fentanyl

A New Jersey woman who once appeared on reality television shows "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" has pleaded guilty to a drug charge in Virginia and could face 10 years in prison.

  Launch holding back-to-school sneaker drive with CW Richmond

Donations are good for a 15 percent discount on purchases at the facility.

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

The artist is nearly 30 years sober. He posted a picture of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to social media.

  Jury declared Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ copied Christian rap song

The verdict by a nine-member federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom came five years after Marcus Gray and two co-authors, first sued in 2014 alleging "Dark Horse" stole from "Joyful Noise," a song Gray released under the stage name Flame.