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  • Pioneering Native American author honored with peace prize

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year’s winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature’s power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials selected novelist, poet and essayist N. Scott Momaday for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. It’s named for the late …
  • Kenya’s finance minister arrested for fraud, corruption

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s criminal investigation chief says the country’s finance minister has been arrested on charges of fraud and corruption over the awarding of contracts to construct two dams in western Kenya. George Kinoti said Monday that Finance Minister Henry Rotich was recording statements at the Criminal Investigation headquarters Monday before being charged in court. The Director of …
  • IAEA chief Yukiya Amano who oversaw Iran deal dies at 72

    VIENNA (AP) — Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. Amano, who had wide experience in disarmament, non-proliferation diplomacy and nuclear energy issues, …
  • Adam Peaty

    Peaty, Canadian teen win breaststroke titles at world swims

    GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships on Monday night. A Canadian teenager grabbed a share of the spotlight by upsetting Swedish star Sarah Sjostrom in the women’s 100 breast. Peaty claimed the title in 57.14 seconds, a night after he became the first …
  • Morgenthau, iconic ex-Manhattan district attorney, has died

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday. His successor and current District Attorney Cy Vance confirmed his death in a statement Monday. Morgenthau died …
  • Equifax Inc.

    Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as 48 states and the District of Columbia …
  • China lashes out at Hong Kong protest targeting its office

    HONG KONG (AP) — China on Monday harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning a violent attack against protesters and civilians the same night. A group of protesters targeted China’s Liaison Office on Sunday night after more than 100,000 people marched through the city …
  • Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody

    LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing. Hashem Abedi appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Monday via video-link from Belmarsh Prison in southeast London. Judge Nigel Sweeney ordered the 22-year-old to be placed in custody before a …
  • A$AP Rocky

    Trump’s bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

    BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden’s prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail,” a hollow offer in a criminal justice system that doesn’t include bail. Trump tweeted that during “a very good call” with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also “assured him that A$AP was …
  • Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

    JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed to take place in Jerome on Saturday. Event organizers with the Colombia Event Center posted the cancellation notice on Facebook. …
  • Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin

    Trump says he’s trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. “I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do …
  • Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker’s home in Mansfield, southeast of Fort Worth. The …
  • A$AP Rocky

    Sweden wants extension of rapper’s detention after fight

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky is being held for another week in pre-trial detention to allow police to finish investigating a June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm, a Swedish court said Friday. Stockholm’s District Court decided to accept the request from prosecutor Daniel Suneson’s to hold A$AP Rocky — the stage name of Rakim Mayers — until …
  • Sally Field

    Sally Field, ‘Sesame Street’ to receive Kennedy Center award

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children’s TV show “Sesame Street” are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire. The recipients announced Thursday will be honored during …
  • Morgenthau, iconic ex-Manhattan district attorney, has died

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday. His successor and current District Attorney Cy Vance confirmed his death in a statement Monday. Morgenthau died …
  • Scion of wealthy NYC family, Morgenthau was DA for decades

    NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost like he was out of Central Casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam Schiff, played by actor Steven Hill on the long-running television …
  • Robert Morgenthau, ex-prosecutor and Manhattan’s longest-serving DA who inspired ‘Law & Order’ character, has died at 99

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Morgenthau, ex-prosecutor and Manhattan’s longest-serving DA who inspired ‘Law & Order’ character, has died at 99.
  • Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

    TOKYO (AP) — The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country. Police only have said the suspect Shinji Aoba, 41, who is hospitalized with severe burns …
  • Maisie Williams

    ‘Game of Thrones’ cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — “Game of Thrones” may be over but the cast can’t seem to get away from stray coffee cups. Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some waiting at their places. It was a cheeky reference to the …
  • ‘Titans’ cast, crew heartbroken after crew member is killed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of the web series “Titans” say the cast and crew are heartbroken after a special effects coordinator was killed while preparing for a stunt. In a statement, the show’s executive producers say Warren Appleby was killed at a special effects facility while preparing for an upcoming shoot. No other details were disclosed. Warner Bros. …
  • Anime studio hit by deadly fire is known for skill, fan base

    TOKYO (AP) — It may not be as famous as Japanese anime legend Studio Ghibli, but Kyoto Animation has many core fans and is known as a team of skilled animators that provides top-quality work for others and can produce its own hits, such as “Lucky Star,” ”K-On!” and the “Haruhi Suzumiya” series. The company hit by a suspected arson …
  • ‘The Lion King’ rules and ‘Endgame’ scores all-time record

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of “The Lion King” devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but “Avengers: Endgame” also crept past “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing …
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    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ has passed ‘Avatar’ as biggest film ever

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. “Avatar” held onto the record for a decade at $2.789 billion. The title comes with a few caveats, …
  • Angelina Jolie

    Portman is Thor, Ali is Blade and more from Marvel’s Phase 4

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — “Avengers: Endgame” may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and diversity. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, announcing plans for the first two years of “Phase Four,” which will include Natalie …
  • Mahershala Ali

    Ali called Marvel about ‘Blade’ after ‘Green Book’ win

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and “Blade.” Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character in a reboot. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says right after winning his second Academy Award for “Green Book” earlier this year, Ali set up a meeting with the superhero …
  • Simon Yam

    Police say man who stabbed Hong Kong actor is schizophrenic

    BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. A 53-year-old man, surnamed Chen, was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said Saturday evening. Chen rushed the stage and stabbed the 64-year-old actor with a fruit …
  • Angelina Jolie

    The Latest: Marvel boss says Mahershala Ali is ‘Blade’

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on developments at San Diego Comic-Con (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Two-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali is going to be “Blade.” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige closed out an epic presentation Saturday at Comic-Con with the news. Ali joined his fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe stars on stage and simply put on a black baseball …
  • Felicity Huffman

    Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman’s co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible about her participation in the case. Huffman didn’t meet reporters to …
  • With a wide smile for his mom, Prince George turns 6

    LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George’s birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It’s become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with a big smile as he wears an English soccer jersey. The …
  • Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction ceremony

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a difficult task admirably. Rivera, the career saves leader and …
  • The Latest: Kevin Harvick races to 1st win season

    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Kevin Harvick raced to his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday, winning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second straight year. Harvick held off Denny Hamlin by 0.210 seconds after the two made contact coming out …
  • 1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Holly Krassner Dawson told The Associated Press. He was 87 …
  • The Latest: Mariano Rivera inducted into Baseball HOF

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. Mariano Rivera has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Taking the podium last as he predicted, the former New York Yankees star reliever had to wait for the chants of his name to stop before he began a speech …
  • Li Na sets new mark: first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be inducted. She was enshrined along with Mary Pierce of France and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov during a lengthy on-court ceremony that followed the Hall of Fame Open semifinals and stretched …
  • Simon Yam

    Police say man who stabbed Hong Kong actor is schizophrenic

    BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. A 53-year-old man, surnamed Chen, was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said Saturday evening. Chen rushed the stage and stabbed the 64-year-old actor with a fruit …