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Review: Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’ is elegant but flawed

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer Everything is beautiful in John Crowley's adaptation of "The Goldfinch ," even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It's easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of ...

Review: Jennifer Lopez steals the show in ‘Hustlers’

By Lindsey Bahr AP Film Writer "Hustlers " saves all of its tricks for the end. It's a banger of an ending, too, which is something that so few films manage to nail. The emotion, the stakes, the character development and the why of it all hit around the same time. This, you think, is the ...

Immigration tale ‘El Norte’ returning to theaters for 1 day

By Anita Snow The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — "El Norte," the seminal film about a brother and sister who flee violence in Guatemala to seek a new life in the United States, is returning to the big screen for one day this month to commemorate its 35th anniversary. As the flood of ...

Trump dismisses John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’

By Zeke Miller and Deb Riechmann The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The two ...

U.K. worries Brexit could bring ‘chlorinated chicken’ from U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) — Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom? The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely rinsed with chemical washes to kill germs. But the United Kingdom's planned exit from the EU is putting ...

Trial to begin in 9-year-old’s killing that shocked Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — It stands as one of Chicago's most horrific crimes, in large part because of small details that are impossible to shake: The promise of a juice box that lured the 9-year-old boy off a playground and into an alley, and the basketball he dropped when he was shot and killed ...

Search warrants served in California boat fire investigation

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week. Agents with the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other agencies ...

Ship overturns near Georgia port; 4 crew members missing

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Rescuers were searching Sunday for four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned and caught fire near a port on the Georgia coast, but the efforts ran into trouble amid the flames and instability of the ship, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Golden Ray cargo ...

‘It: Chapter Two’ scares up $91 million with debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A robust audience turned out to catch "It: Chapter Two" in movie theaters this weekend, but not quite as big as the first. Warner Bros. says Sunday that "It: Chapter Two," the only major new release, earned an estimated $91 million from North American ticket sales in its ...

U.S. Chamber official: China shouldn’t try to wait out Trump

By Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump imposed tariffs to another $112 billion in Chinese imports Sept. 1 and plans to extend import taxes to everything China ships to the United States Dec. 15. The two countries are fighting over U.S. accusations ...

Silence, devastation mark Bahamas town; but some are staying

By Michael Weissenstein The Associated Press MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) — The streets are filled with smashed cars, snapped power cables, shattered trees and deep silence. At the airport and dock, hundreds of people clamor for seats on airplanes and berths on ships arriving with aid ...

Pompeo: Taliban ‘overreached’ in attack that killed American soldier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban "overreached" with their car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier — and that led President Donald Trump to pull back from planned Afghanistan peace talks at Camp ...

Ohio University police investigating residence hall death

ATHENS (AP) — Ohio University's police are investigating a death in a campus residence hall. The department posted via its Twitter account late Saturday that there was an "unattended death" earlier in the day at Wilson Hall. No other information was released, but police said based on the ...

A Purdue bankruptcy would make opioids cases even messier

By Geoff Mulvihill The Associated Press State and local governments have sought billions of dollars from Purdue Pharma as a way to hold the company and the family that owns it accountable for the nation's opioid epidemic, a potential payout that is now clouded in uncertainty after state ...

Hospital closings hitting Rust Belt hard

WHEELING (AP) — Carrie Jones is looking for work for the first time in two decades. She’s even more worried about what will happen to her psychiatric patients. “Where are they going to go?” Jones said. “We’re honestly like their family.” Jones is among nearly 1,100 employees ...

Shattering Taliban attack in Kabul even as US deal nears

By Rahim Faiez and Cara Anna The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 civilians and wounded 119 people, just hours after a U.S. envoy said he and ...

UK Parliament takes on pivotal day on Brexit

By Danica Kirka The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers returned from their summer recess Tuesday for a pivotal day in British politics as they challenged Prime Minister Boris Johnson's insistence that the U.K. leave the European Union on Oct. 31, even without a withdrawal ...

4 die, 29 missing in California dive boat fire; crew jumped

By Stefanie Dazio The Associated Press OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — An unexplained inferno raged through a dive boat anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least four people dead and more than two dozen others missing after the gutted vessel ...

Texas gunman was fired from job, called FBI before shooting

By Paul J. Weber and Jake Bleiberg The Associated Press ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a West Texas rampage had been "on a long spiral down" and was fired from his oil services job the morning he killed seven people, calling 911 both before and after the shooting began, authorities ...

Dorian triggers flooding in Bahamas; at least 5 dead from storm

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were ...