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Review: ‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer Todd Haynes' "Dark Waters," about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing "forever chemicals" and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a sober and ominous docudrama. On its surface, it's an ...

Review: An evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

By Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, "Here I am to save you, my dear!" Actually, he doesn't. He just says, "I'm here. Whaddya need?" She has a plan, and off they go. This ...

Review: Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer Director Marielle Heller frames " A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood " as if it were an episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom ...

Families of inmates who died, hurt at Ohio jail seek answers

By Mark Gillispie The Associated Press GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (AP) — Families of inmates who died or were seriously injured at a small Ohio county jail in the last year are seeking answers about what happened to their loved ones. Records obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with ...

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday in a "wide-scale" operation in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the strikes killed at least 23 people, including 15 ...

Israel’s Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

By ARON HELLER and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country's paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time ...

Amnesty says at least 106 killed in Iran protests

By Jon Gambrell The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amnesty International, citing "credible reports," said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline prices. Iran's government, which has not ...

Jeffrey Epstein jail guards charged with falsifying records

NEW YORK (AP) — Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records. A grand jury indictment made public Tuesday accused guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas of neglecting their duties by failing ...

California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

By Matthew Perrone The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — California on Monday sued the nation's biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California's attorney general is the latest ...

North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

By Kim Tong-Hyung The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it has no interest in giving Trump further meetings to brag about unless it ...

Judge denies DNA testing sought 13 years post-execution

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis judge ruled on Monday that the daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have the right to seek DNA testing of evidence in the case. April Alley is the daughter of Sedley Alley, executed in 2006 for the 1985 murder of Marine Lance Cpl. ...

Chobani, others scramble to stop sliding US yogurt sales

By Dee-Ann Durbin AP Business Writer What’s eating yogurt? Despite shelves full of new varieties — from Icelandic to Australian to coconut-based — U.S. yogurt sales are in a multiyear slump. Yogurt companies are confident that more new products can boost sales. But some analysts are ...

First trial in Rhoden family slayings delayed; no reason given

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A judge has delayed what was supposed to be the first trial connected to the investigation into the 2016 slayings of eight family members in Ohio. Prosecutors said Monday that both sides agreed to postpone the trial for Rita Newcomb just as jury selection was to begin. ...

‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie’s Angels’ fizzles

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview, racing to an estimated $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality. James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend ...

White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says ...

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

By Ken Moritsugu The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Police stormed into a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters barricaded themselves inside ...

Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop and frisk’ police practice

By Brian Slodysko The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and ...

Vigil planned for victims of California school shooting

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A candlelight vigil is planned Sunday evening to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded. Saugus High School ...

Carr, Jacobs, Crosby help Raiders keep Bengals at bay

By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr passed for 292 yards and a touchdown, Josh Jacobs had his fourth 100-yard game in the last six weeks, and the Oakland Raiders beat the winless Cincinnati Bengals 17-10 on Sunday. Maxx Crosby had a team ...

First trial linked to Ohio family slayings set to start

By John Seewer The Associated Press More than three years after authorities discovered the grisly slayings of eight family members at four separate homes in southern Ohio, the first trial connected to the investigation is set to begin. Rita Newcomb isn’t charged with any of the Rhoden ...