Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film
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Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. Howard gives the reeling production a veteran hand in the … Continue reading

Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29
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Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan’s Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the casualties in the explosion near the bank in the provincial capital … Continue reading

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy
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Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors. While anti-Castro conservatives hailed Trump’s partial roll-back of President Barack Obama’s detente, a number of other GOP … Continue reading

Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next
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Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next

SEATTLE (AP) — Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from coming to the country. The decision by a unanimous three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th … Continue reading

North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman
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North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman

BEIJING (AP) — North Korea is expecting another visit by former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman on Tuesday in what would be his first to the country since President Donald Trump took office. Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on each of his past visits but has been roundly criticized for doing so during a … Continue reading

Accuser’s mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her
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Accuser’s mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman’s claim that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at a Los Angeles hotel two decades ago was bolstered by her mother and a workers’ compensation lawyer Tuesday on Day 2 of the comedian’s trial. Cosby, 79, is charged with sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia estate … Continue reading