Another major deal in defense sector as global tensions rise
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Another major deal in defense sector as global tensions rise

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Northrop Grumman is buying Orbital ATK for about $7.8 billion as activity in defense sector heats up amid rising global tensions. Earlier this month, United Technologies said it would pay $22.75 billion for defense contractor Rockwell Collins. Legislation is expected to pass easily Monday pumping $700 billion into the Pentagon … Continue reading

The Latest: Indonesia sends 34 tons of aid for Rohingya
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The Latest: Indonesia sends 34 tons of aid for Rohingya

UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Four Hercules planes carrying 34 tons of aid for Rohinyga refugees have departed for Bangladesh from an air force base in the Indonesian capital. Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo … Continue reading

White House accuses Clinton of ‘reckless attacks’ in book
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White House accuses Clinton of ‘reckless attacks’ in book

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is accusing former campaign rival Hillary Clinton of “propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she’s unsure if President Donald Trump will be reading “What Happened,” Clinton’s account of the 2016 campaign. She says the president is “pretty well-versed on … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot
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Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Now he’s disrupting the party anew, forcing Democrats to take sides over his plan to provide government-financed health care for all. The Vermont independent’s proposal, which he plans … Continue reading

US Justice Department won’t charge Baltimore police officers
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US Justice Department won’t charge Baltimore police officers

BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday it won’t bring federal civil rights charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in the city. The officers were charged by state prosecutors … Continue reading

Kate Millett, feminist author of ‘Sexual Politics,’ dies
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Kate Millett, feminist author of ‘Sexual Politics,’ dies

PARIS (AP) — Kate Millett, the activist, artist and educator whose best-selling work “Sexual Politics” was a landmark of cultural criticism and a manifesto for the modern feminist movement, has died at 82. Millett’s book was among the most talked-about works of its time and remains a founding text for cultural and gender studies programs. … Continue reading

Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel
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Disney streaming service to get ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel

NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars” and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney’s upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly subscription. (So, not on Netflix.) A price … Continue reading

Raf Simons is inspired by celluloid dreams _ and horrors
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Raf Simons is inspired by celluloid dreams _ and horrors

NEW YORK (AP) — Raf Simons, the new star of American fashion since his debut collection in February for Calvin Klein, continued to refine his take on traditional Americana, with cowboy looks, quilts and pompoms. Simons also looked to Hollywood movies — and to Andy Warhol — for inspiration. Heidi Klum was at Fashion Week, … Continue reading

Tennis anyone? Toronto serves up Borg-McEnroe biopic
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Tennis anyone? Toronto serves up Borg-McEnroe biopic

TORONTO (AP) — Though seldom a smash on the big screen, tennis movies took center court at the Toronto International Film Festival, where “Borg/McEnroe” opened the annual festival Thursday. The film, starring Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Bjorn Borg, is the opening volley in the ten-day Canadian festival, a premiere launching … Continue reading

3rd night of Miss America preliminaries set for Frida
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3rd night of Miss America preliminaries set for Frida

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The third night of the Miss America competition gets underway Friday as contestants have one last chance to impress the judges and score points before Sunday’s nationally televised finale. Miss Texas Margana Wood won the swimsuit competition Wednesday, and Miss Utah JessiKate Riley won the talent portion with a classical … Continue reading

How ‘American Assassin’ took a long, twisting path to film
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How ‘American Assassin’ took a long, twisting path to film

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After twists and turns worthy of the very spy series it sprung from, a movie featuring the indomitable fictional terrorism fighter Mitch Rapp is about to hit movie screens nationwide — four years after his creator, author Vince Flynn, died from prostate cancer. “American Assassin ,” the first movie based on a Flynn … Continue reading

Pierre Berge, magnate and Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, dies
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Pierre Berge, magnate and Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, dies

PARIS (AP) — Pierre Berge, an influential French businessman, philanthropist and gay rights activist who helped build the fashion empire of his longtime lover Yves Saint Laurent, has died. He was 86. A cultural celebrity in France in his own right, Berge was one of France’s leading art patrons as well as serving as CEO … Continue reading

Pope heads to Colombia seeking to heal conflict’s wounds
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Pope heads to Colombia seeking to heal conflict’s wounds

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis headed to Colombia on Wednesday to try to help heal the wounds of Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict, bolstered by a new cease-fire with a holdout rebel group but fully aware of the fragility of the country’s peace process. During a deeply symbolic five-day visit starting Wednesday, Francis is … Continue reading

The Latest: Graham sees chance for Hill deal on ‘Dream Act
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The Latest: Graham sees chance for Hill deal on ‘Dream Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and DACA (all times local): ___ 7:20 a.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he believes “there’s a congressional deal to be made” that could resolve the question of a legal shield for young immigrants living in the U.S. illegally while improving border security without building a wall. Graham says … Continue reading

Indian journalist’s killing provokes outrage, anguish
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Indian journalist’s killing provokes outrage, anguish

NEW DELHI (AP) — The killing of an Indian journalist provoked outrage and anguish across the country on Wednesday, with thousands protesting what they saw as an effort to silence a critic of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party. Even as police promise to hunt down the assailants who gunned down Gauri Lankesh outside her Bangalore … Continue reading

Even intrepid Keys residents ready to evacuate ahead of Irma
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Even intrepid Keys residents ready to evacuate ahead of Irma

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Residents of the Florida Keys are known for riding out hurricanes, but with Irma’s potentially catastrophic wind and rain set to crash through the low-lying island chain this weekend, not many seem willing to risk it this time. Throughout Florida, officials and residents are making preparations, but forecasts indicate the … Continue reading

UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack
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UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-mandated investigators said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force conducted a sarin-gas attack in the spring that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory U.S. strike. The investigators also appealed to the U.S.-led coalition to better protect civilians as it strikes at Islamic State militants in the east. … Continue reading