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'SNL' gives Biden a lift with VP flashback

Host Jason Sudeikis reprised his old "SNL" role as Vice President Joe Biden.
Jason Sudeikis, center, plays a younger version of Joe Biden in the opening sketch of "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 23, 2021.
Jason Sudeikis, center, plays a younger version of Joe Biden in the opening sketch of "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 23, 2021.

Chaos and confusion end in tragedy on ‘Rust’ film set

NBC News has learned the weapon that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souzza has misfired before and reportedly prompted several crew members to walk off set. Hours later, Alec Baldwin fired the deadly shot. New images of the star and what’s next in the investigation.
Chaos and confusion end in tragedy on ‘Rust’ film set
Chaos and confusion end in tragedy on ‘Rust’ film set

Everything we know about the fatal ‘Rust’ shooting — and what could happen next

While film-set injuries are not uncommon, there is little precedent for gun-related injuries and deaths.
Image: Rust Movie Set security
Image: Rust Movie Set security
18h ago

Alec Baldwin was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting, affidavit says

The assistant director yelled, "Cold gun," before the shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on set, a search warrant document said.
Image: Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer
Image: Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer
1d ago

Halyna Hutchins, beloved cinematographer killed on 'Rust' set, remembered as rising star

Hutchins, 42, was the director of photography for Alec Baldwin's latest film, "Rust," where she was killed on set after the actor discharged a prop firearm.
Image: Halyna Hutchins
Image: Halyna Hutchins

Lethal prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin had misfired before

Members of the crew making "Rust" had walked off the set just hours before the deadly incident.
A locked gate at the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Ranch where filming of the movie "Rust" took place, on Oct. 22, 2021 in Santa Fe, N.M.
A locked gate at the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Ranch where filming of the movie "Rust" took place, on Oct. 22, 2021 in Santa Fe, N.M.

Seven new plays by Black playwrights on Broadway for first time

This season, seven new shows feature the work of Black playwrights, from comedies like “Chicken & Biscuits” to dramas like “Thoughts of a Colored Man.”
Seven new plays by Black playwrights on Broadway for first time
Seven new plays by Black playwrights on Broadway for first time
1d ago

Crew member killed, another injured after Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on set, officials say

The film's director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, was killed and director Joel Souza was injured on the set in New Mexico.
Alec Baldwin takes a call in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's offices after being questioned on the shooting.
Alec Baldwin takes a call in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's offices after being questioned on the shooting.

Peter Scolari, 'Newhart' and 'Bosom Buddies' actor, dies at 66

Scolari, who was most recently featured on the CBS series “Evil,” died of cancer after a two year illness.
Peter Scolari, left, and Tom Hanks \"Bosom Buddies.\"
Peter Scolari, left, and Tom Hanks \"Bosom Buddies.\"
2d ago

Cute, funny memes help people cope with pandemic stress, study finds

Researchers found a direct connection between feeling positive after viewing Covid-related memes and feeling less stressed about the pandemic.
Illustration of hands holding a phone with photos of kittens and puppies as thumbs up, heart and laughing emojis float from the screen.
Illustration of hands holding a phone with photos of kittens and puppies as thumbs up, heart and laughing emojis float from the screen.

A Latina's manifesto 'For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts'

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez examines how powerful forces such as racism and colorism affect women — like they did to her — and what readers can do about them.
Image: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
Image: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez