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Scott Morrison

    Global postal union meets amid Trump threat to pull US out

    GENEVA (AP) — The effects of President Donald Trump’s standoff with China could soon be coming to a post office near you — and higher shipping rates for some types of mail are the likely outcome. The Trump administration is threatening to pull the United States out of the 145-year-old Universal Postal Union, complaining that some postal carriers like China’s …
  • The Latest: 21,000 Thomas Cook tourists stranded in Turkey

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Turkey’s tourism ministry says there are more than 21,000 Thomas Cook UK customers currently staying in Turkish hotels. The ministry posted on Twitter Monday that guest payments were guaranteed by the U.K.’s Air Travel Organiser’s Licence, or ATOL. The statement warned …
  • Donald Trump

    Trump suggests he raised the Bidens with Ukraine’s president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son in a summer phone call with Ukraine’s new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into whether Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging information about a political rival. Trump told reporters that the July 25 call with Ukrainian …
  • At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya’s capital

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A school collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Monday morning, and officials said at least seven children were killed. Two others were critical condition. Parents wailed at the scene of The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi. Hundreds of people gathered as emergency workers picked through debris. It was not clear whether anyone was trapped underneath. Government …
  • Donald Trump

    At UN, Trump to face questions about Ukraine, Iran, allies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump’s latest U.N. trip comes after nearly three years of an “America First” …
  • 2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to stop the spiraling outbreak are stalled and Doctors Without Borders criticizes vaccination efforts to date. Since this outbreak was declared in August 2018, more than 200,000 people have received doses of a vaccine made by Merck which will continue to …
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT QUESTIONS WILL TRUMP FACE AT UNITED NATIONS The president will have to fend off questions including whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival, Iran, the uncertain future of Brexit, the U.S. trade war with China and a weakening …
  • Berry Gordy

    Motown mogul Berry Gordy announces retirement at 89

    DETROIT (AP) — The Motown mogul who launched the careers of numerous stars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson has announced his retirement. The Detroit Free Press reports Berry Gordy said he had “come full circle” at a 60th anniversary event for Motown Records on Sunday. The 89-year-old Detroit native built Motown Records into a hit-making music, film …
  • Sterling K. Brown

    The Latest: Stars party at gala Emmy or no Emmy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their “This Is Us” co-stars made their way to the post show Governors Ball together, smiling and greeting well-wishers on …
  • Miles Sanders, Miles Killebrew

    Stafford, Agnew lead Lions over Eagles 27-24

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, Jamal Agnew returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score and the Detroit Lions held on for a 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The Eagles had a chance after Malcolm Jenkins blocked Matt Prater’s 46-yard field goal try with 1:53 left. Rasul Douglas returned it …
  • Earthlings dwindle, music fading at Area 51 events in Nevada

    HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Bands played to a dwindling crowd of Earthlings late Saturday at one remaining festival spawned by a “Storm Area 51” internet craze in the remote Nevada desert. Lights were dark at another venue where promoters pulled the plug because of low attendance. Little A’Le’Inn owner Connie West vowed that a music program topped by the Los …
  • Jennifer Lopez

    Milan Fashion: J-Lo struts updated jungle dress at Versace

    MILAN (AP) — Jennifer Lopez won Milan Fashion Week on Friday, wowing the crowd at Versace when she emerged wearing a version of the jungle dress that nearly broke the internet almost 20 years ago. Building up to the big reveal, Donatella Versace announced from backstage a Google search for “Versace jungle dress,” and a dome ceiling above the circular …
  • Julie Andrews

    Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. Andrews’ acting career has spanned several decades, winning an Academy Award in 1965 for her starring role …
  • Josh Turner

    Bus carrying singer Josh Turner’s road crew crashes, 1 dead

    SHANDON, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus carrying members of the road crew for country singer Josh Turner plunged off a cliff in central California, killing one person and injuring seven others, authorities said Thursday. Turner and his band were not on the bus when it crashed late Wednesday in San Luis Obispo County, the California Highway Patrol said. The …
  • Eris Baker

    Pink and red combos, Hollywood gold on the Emmys carpet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned an emerald silk gown with a provocative corset top and Kerry Washington went for sparkly black tuxedo pants on the Emmy Awards’ purple carpet, where pink-and-red combination looks and glittery chokers were plentiful. “The biggest trend of the night was red and pink dresses,” said Andrea Lavinthal, …
  • ‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys, Billy Porter makes history

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which “Pose” star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series “Fleabag” led a British invasion that overturned expectations. “This all started in the demented mind of George R.R. Martin,” said “Game of Thrones” producer …
  • Billy Porter

    Billy Porter makes Emmys history and the category is ‘love’

    NEW YORK (AP) — And the category, a jubilant Billy Porter said as he made Emmys history, “is love, y’all, love.” Porter, known for making fashion statements on red carpets, became the first openly gay man to win an Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role of Pray Tell on FX’s “Pose.” “I am so overwhelmed …
  • Sterling K. Brown

    The Latest: Stars party at gala Emmy or no Emmy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their “This Is Us” co-stars made their way to the post show Governors Ball together, smiling and greeting well-wishers on …
  • Patricia Arquette

    Patricia Arquette still in grief after sister Alexis’ death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Arquette is having a “wonderful time” in her acting career, but the Emmy winner said she is still struggling with the death of her sister. Arquette said backstage Sunday night that she is grieving heavily after Alexis Arquette died at the age of 47 in 2016. She made a tearful tribute to Alexis during her …
  • Michelle Williams

    ‘Believe her’: Michelle Williams urges respect for women

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Williams said in her Emmy-winning speech that women need to be listened to and fairly compensated for their work. “I see this an acknowledgement of what is possible when a woman is trusted to discern her own needs, feel safe enough to voice them and feel respected enough to be heard,” she said on Sunday …
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus comes short of making Emmy history

    NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has come short of making Emmy history for the most overall acting wins. The “Veep” actress Sunday lost her shot at a ninth statuette as an actress, losing the best comedy crown to Phoebe Waller-Bridge of “Fleabag.” Louis-Dreyfus was hoping to best Cloris Leachman’s haul of eight acting wins. The “Seinfeld” alum went into …
  • Film explores mystery of Latina union leader who disappeared

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new film dives into the mystery around a Latina labor leader who organized farmworkers years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and then disappeared. “Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno” on PBS focuses on a Mexican American mother of 12 who galvanized poor agricultural workers during the late 1950s and early 1960s until she …
  • Sterling K. Brown

    The Latest: Stars party at gala Emmy or no Emmy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 9:11 p.m. No Emmys, no problem. Winners and losers party afterward. Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown and their “This Is Us” co-stars made their way to the post show Governors Ball together, smiling and greeting well-wishers on …
  • Michelle Williams

    ‘Believe her’: Michelle Williams urges respect for women

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Williams said in her Emmy-winning speech that women need to be listened to and fairly compensated for their work. “I see this an acknowledgement of what is possible when a woman is trusted to discern her own needs, feel safe enough to voice them and feel respected enough to be heard,” she said on Sunday …
  • ‘Downton Abbey’ overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of “Downton Abbey” handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood” in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets. “Downton Abbey” debuted with $31 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, royally trumping the …
  • Julie Andrews

    Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. Andrews’ acting career has spanned several decades, winning an Academy Award in 1965 for her starring role …
  • Toni Cornell, Ziggy Marley

    Chris Cornell’s teen daughter releases song produced by him

    NEW YORK (AP) — A ballad that Chris Cornell produced for his daughter Toni when she was just 12 is now being released. “Far Away Places” was written by Toni three years ago, and was one of the last songs that Cornell recorded before his death in May 2017. The song was released on iTunes on Thursday and is available …
  • Pawel Pawlikowski

    Poland’s top filmmakers protest festival admission rules

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski and other top Polish filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation’s most prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn. The filmmakers’ guild wants the selection procedure for the ongoing annual Polish Film Festival in Gdynia to become independent from its organizers. These include the Culture Ministry, which …
  • Sophia Loren, Valentino Garavani

    Sofia Loren, Valentino receive standing ovation in Milan

    MILAN (AP) — Sofia Loren and Valentino have received a standing ovation from a packed house of fashion and Hollywood A-listers during the third edition of the Green Carpet Awards honoring progress toward sustainability. Loren, stunning in a black gown and glistening diamond necklace, presented Valentino with an award for legacy achievement Sunday evening. Loren, 85, said the 87-year-old designer …
  • Eris Baker

    Pink and red combos, Hollywood gold on the Emmys carpet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned an emerald silk gown with a provocative corset top and Kerry Washington went for sparkly black tuxedo pants on the Emmy Awards’ purple carpet, where pink-and-red combination looks and glittery chokers were plentiful. “The biggest trend of the night was red and pink dresses,” said Andrea Lavinthal, …
  • ‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys, Billy Porter makes history

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which “Pose” star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series “Fleabag” led a British invasion that overturned expectations. “This all started in the demented mind of George R.R. Martin,” said “Game of Thrones” producer …
  • Billy Porter

    Billy Porter makes Emmys history and the category is ‘love’

    NEW YORK (AP) — And the category, a jubilant Billy Porter said as he made Emmys history, “is love, y’all, love.” Porter, known for making fashion statements on red carpets, became the first openly gay man to win an Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role of Pray Tell on FX’s “Pose.” “I am so overwhelmed …
  • Patricia Arquette

    Patricia Arquette still in grief after sister Alexis’ death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Arquette is having a “wonderful time” in her acting career, but the Emmy winner said she is still struggling with the death of her sister. Arquette said backstage Sunday night that she is grieving heavily after Alexis Arquette died at the age of 47 in 2016. She made a tearful tribute to Alexis during her …
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus comes short of making Emmy history

    NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has come short of making Emmy history for the most overall acting wins. The “Veep” actress Sunday lost her shot at a ninth statuette as an actress, losing the best comedy crown to Phoebe Waller-Bridge of “Fleabag.” Louis-Dreyfus was hoping to best Cloris Leachman’s haul of eight acting wins. The “Seinfeld” alum went into …
  • Antron McCray ,Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Ava DuVernay, Korey Wise, Yusef Salaam

    ‘When They See Us’ honors real Central Park 5 at Emmys

    NEW YORK (AP) — The searing TV series on the plight of the Central Park Five created a memorable Emmy moment Sunday when the five exonerated men stood and were honored at the awards show. The four-part Netflix series explores the true story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were coerced into confessing to a rape they …