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Review: Garfield’s the bright spot in a murky ‘Silver Lake’

By Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer We'll call it the "Garfield Rule" — not the comic, the actor. It holds that any performance by Andrew Garfield, on screen or stage, will be worth seeing, no matter the content. After watching "Under the Silver Lake," a self-described "neo-noir ...

Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and ...

Columbine survivors helping others affected by massacres

By Terry Spencer, Kelli Kennedy and Colleen Slevin The Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. Talking to ...

Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick’s church in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man was arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, the New York Police Department said, just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The unidentified 37-year-old man had ...

AG expected to release redacted Mueller findings today

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Donald Trump's campaign, opening ...

Young woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine found dead

By Kathleen Foody and Colleen Slevin The Associated Press LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an ...

Marvel closes a decade-long story with ‘Avengers: Endgame’

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — About five years ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige found himself on a retreat in Palm Springs plotting the future for the wild, experimental "cinematic universe" that he helped start in 2008. He wanted to do something that they ...

Syria fuel shortages, worsened by U.S. sanctions, spark anger

By Sarah el Deeb The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians in government-controlled areas who have survived eight years of war now face a new scourge: widespread fuel shortages that have brought life to a halt in major cities. Cars line up by the hundreds outside petrol stations, and ...

U.S. terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect

By Matthew Lee AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended ...

‘It has to stop’: Omar says Trump encourages violence, hate

By Darlene Superville The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. "This is endangering lives," she said, ...

Runners gear up for another wet Boston Marathon

By The Associated Press HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Runners were focused on staying dry Monday morning as they awaited the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Thousands of runners preparing to take part in the 123rd running of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon huddled ...

China’s auto show highlights electric ambitions

By Joe MacDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — This year's Shanghai auto show highlights the global industry's race to make electric cars Chinese drivers want to buy as Beijing winds down subsidies that promoted sales. Communist leaders are shifting the burden to automakers by ...

‘Mayor Pete’ joins 2020 Dem race as face of new generation

By Sara Burnett The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ...

New ruling Sudan military council promises civilian Cabinet

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new ruling military council announced Sunday that it will name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet but not a president to help govern the country following the coup that removed longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. An army spokesman, Lt. Gen. Shamseldin Kibashi, also said ...

U.S.-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

By Robert Burns AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake ...

Dangerous weather in U.S. south kills several, injures dozens

By The Associated Press Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without ...

Bernie Sanders’ bid for president nomination comes to Ohio

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has brought his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to Ohio, focusing on workers' rights among other issues. Sanders participated in a town hall meeting Sunday at Lordstown High School in Warren where he discussed a need to fight ...

Area farmers can apply for emergency help

CHARLESTON — Farmers in the Mid-Ohio Valley can apply for emergency assistance after rainfall damaged their fields. A year of steady rains led to muddy fields across West Virginia, and the wet conditions caused bare ground on farmland and made it difficult for farmers to make and feed hay, ...

WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested in London; U.S. charge unveiled

By Danica Kirka The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and into a British police van on Thursday, setting up a possible court battle over attempts to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges related ...

White man arrested in fires at 3 black churches in Louisiana

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Each church catered to an African American congregation. Each graced a rustic, country setting. Each fronted a small cemetery. And each is now a charred disaster scene, the result of three conflagrations that brought echoes of civil rights-era violence to Opelousas, a ...