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  • Mozambique goes to the polls in vote that tests peace deal

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Polls are opening across Mozambique for presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections seen as a test of a recent peace deal between the ruling party and the armed opposition. President Felipe Nyusi is expected to win a second term and the Frelimo party returned to power. Nearly 13 million voters are registered in the southern African nation, …
  • Indicted California congressman argues for another term

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At turns fiery and defiant, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter on Monday argued that he is the best candidate to hold his Southern California seat in a field of rival Republicans and suggested they should look elsewhere for political opportunities. “I’ve got this seat,” Hunter said at a San Diego County Republican Party forum, with three …
  • Mario Picone, Anthony Rinaldi

    Asia shares mixed as optimism over China-US trade deal fades

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% to 22,194.94 as Tokyo reopened from a public holiday and investors caught up on the news of a preliminary trade deal between China and the U.S. struck Friday in Washington. But optimism over the agreement …
  • Fort Worth officer charged with murder, jailed on $200K bond

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white former Fort Worth police officer was being held in jail on a murder charge after shooting a black woman through a window of her home, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure “no stone is left unturned” in the search for answers. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed Monday night …
  • More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

    NAGANO, Japan (AP) — The toll of death and destruction from a massive typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan continued to climb Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the ongoing disaster response and eventual reconstruction. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary session that the number of deaths tied to Typhoon …
  • Robles homers in return to Nats’ lineup in Game 3 of NLCS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Robles made an immediate impact in his return to the Washington Nationals’ lineup. After missing five games with a hamstring injury, Robles homered, singled and scored twice over the first six innings of the Nationals’ 8-1 victory in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series against St. Louis. The 22-year-old made manager Dave Martinez look like …
  • Packers get the calls, Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and performed his first Lambeau Leap after he finished off a rally for the Green Bay Packers, who benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Tigers 23-22 on Monday night. “That was fun, yeah,” Crosby said of leaping into the crowd. “That feeling, …
  • Harold Bloom, author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,’ dies at 89

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been failing health, although he continued to write books and …
  • Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school’s Hutchins Center for African and …
  • Still working ‘9 to 5,’ Dolly Parton marks 50 years at Opry

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working “9 to 5,” and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, played the longstanding radio show Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee, in front …
  • Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

    Jessye Norman’s illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday’s four-hour service, from family members to close friends to former colleagues, recalled intimate dinners Norman …
  • 5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

    NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police Department official sent the organizers a letter citing safety …
  • First female head of Nobel’s literature award body has died

    HELSINKI (AP) — Sara Danius, the first woman to lead the Swedish institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at age 57. Her family told Swedish news agency TT that Danius, a literary scholar, critic and author, passed away early Saturday following a long illness. Swedish media said she had breast cancer. Danius was elected to a …
  • Placido Domingo

    For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

    MILAN (AP) — Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks, even if slight, are beginning to show in his support. The 78-year-old singer who rose to stardom as a tenor has been confirmed to sing the baritone …
  • Trump calls for Spicer votes on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to influence votes on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Trump on Monday tweeted that viewers should vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The president called Spicer a “good guy” and wrote “he has always been there for us!” Spicer tweeted his thanks with instructions on how viewers can …
  • Robert Forster

    Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in “Jackie Brown,” died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He was at home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, including his four …
  • Shepard Smith

    Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Donald Trump, abruptly quit after signing off his final newscast on Friday. Smith, who had signed a contract extension last spring, said that he had asked the network to let him out of his deal and …
  • Kamala Harris, Chris Cuomo

    Chris Cuomo apologizes for remark at LGBTQ town hall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cuomo is apologizing for a remark at the top of a CNN town hall on LGBTQ issues that angered some members of the community and their supporters. When Sen. Kamala Harris took the stage Thursday and told Cuomo that her personal pronouns were “she, her and hers,” Cuomo answered “mine, too.” He was swiftly criticized …
  • AP Interview: Pop star close to being Swedish soccer champ

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winning Sweden’s biggest reality talent show has opened up plenty of opportunities in Kevin Walker’s burgeoning music career. He has worked with some of the country’s top songwriters, written and performed his own singles which have been played millions of times on Spotify, and would be a good bet to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest …
  • Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

    LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. He was seen. He wasn’t heard, though. Nor was any other player or coach in China, in an NBA game like none other. In response to the …
  • Georgia mall featured in ‘Stranger Things’ to go up for sale

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Most of the Georgia mall heavily featured in the latest season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is going up for sale. News outlets report Moonbeam Capital Partners is ready to sell its portion of the long-struggling Gwinnett Place Mall, which has been so empty that a body went unnoticed near the food court for about two weeks …
  • Joaquin Phoenix

    ‘Joker’ tops box office again, beats ‘Addams Family’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first weekend was no fluke: “Joker” is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated “The Addams Family” and the Will Smith action pic “Gemini Man.” Warner Bros. said Sunday that “Joker” added an …
  • Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

    Scorsese says he’s open-minded about Netflix film revolution

    LONDON (AP) — Martin Scorsese said Sunday he’s keeping an open mind about the cinema “revolution” sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic “The Irishman” closed the London Film Festival . The director said the rise of streaming platforms was “an even bigger revolution than sound brought to cinema” because it “opens up the …
  • Robert Forster

    Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in “Jackie Brown,” died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He was at home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, including his four …
  • Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ gets AFI Fest premiere

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Eastwood’s film “Richard Jewell” is having its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles in November. The American Film Institute announced Tuesday that the film had been added to a lineup for its annual film festival. Eastwood directed the film, written by Billy Ray, about the true story of the security guard who …
  • Judd Nelson: No misgivings about ‘The Breakfast Club’

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Actor Judd Nelson says he doesn’t share the misgivings about “The Breakfast Club” that co-star Molly Ringwald expressed in a first-person column. In April 2018, Ringwald wrote a column for The New Yorker about watching the movie a few years earlier with her then 10-year-old daughter. Her discomfort focuses on interactions that her character had with …
  • Jerome Powell

    Chairman: Federal reserve must avoid political pressures

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Monday stressed the importance of an independent central bank “absolutely free” from politics in the wake of increasing pressure from President Donald Trump urging the central bank to lower interest rates. Powell spoke to a crowd of hundreds in Salt Lake City at the premiere of a documentary about …
  • Joe Pesci, Al Pacino

    Broadway theater will turn into a cinema for ‘The Irishman’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway will be turning back the clock next month when it converts one of its august theaters into a movie theater and starts screenings of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” Netflix is going to put up a screen in the Belasco Theatre and show the movie on the Broadway model of eight performances a week — Tuesday …
  • Farrow details lack of enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In reporter Ronan Farrow’s account of his contentious divorce from NBC News, the more evidence he gathered on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, the less enthusiastic his bosses seemed to be. NBC’s decision to let Farrow take his work to the New Yorker magazine is widely regarded as one of the biggest mistakes in …
  • UK’s Prince William, Kate arrive in Pakistan for 5-day visit

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad on Monday on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accorded a red-carpet reception on their arrival at the airport, then were escorted to a hotel amid tight security. The …
  • The Latest: Ireland: Brexit talks could go into next week

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Both Ireland and Spain are starting to say the Brexit negotiations could well spill beyond this week and go right down to the wire at the end of the month. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said late Monday it was “too early to say if it is possible …
  • Royal Pomp: UK tradition on display for Parliament opening

    LONDON (AP) — Brexit may have Britain’s political system in turmoil, but the State Opening of Parliament Monday provided a return to reassuring rituals dating back centuries. The new parliamentary session was opened by Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, in the magnificent setting of the House of Lords. The 93-year-old monarch was accompanied by her …
  • Huda Kattan

    For Huda Kattan, beauty has become a billion-dollar business

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world. The 36-year-old Iraqi-American now runs her eponymous empire Huda Beauty, a makeup line valued at $1.2 billion that has fast become a favorite …
  • Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school’s Hutchins Center for African and …
  • Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

    Jessye Norman’s illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday’s four-hour service, from family members to close friends to former colleagues, recalled intimate dinners Norman …