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Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson

Jul. 21, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio, officials said Sunday. Kyoto police said they are ready to arrest Shinji Aoba, 41, on arson and murder allegations. Aoba is accused of...

Portman is Thor, Ali is Blade and more from Marvel's Phase 4

Jul. 21, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and diversity. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, announcing...

Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

Jul. 20, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country. Police only have said the suspect...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 19, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAN DENIES US DESTROYED ONE OF ITS DRONES NEAR PERSIAN GULF Tehran refutes Trump's statement that a U.S. warship destroyed one of its drones in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship. 2....

Anime studio hit by deadly fire is known for skill, fan base

Jul. 18, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It may not be as famous as Japanese anime legend Studio Ghibli, but Kyoto Animation has many core fans and is known as a team of skilled animators that provides top-quality work for others and can produce its own hits, such as "Lucky Star," ''K-On!" and the "Haruhi Suzumiya" series. The...

Man shouting 'You die!' kills 33 in Japan anime studio fire

Jul. 18, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them...

The Latest: 33 die in fire set at Kyoto animation studio

Jul. 18, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A Japanese fire official says the death toll from the Kyoto Animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing. Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 18, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP ATTACKS LAWMAKERS AGAIN IN NORTH CAROLINA He turns a campaign rally into a dissection of four Democratic congresswomen of color, deriding their liberal views and repeating that they leave the country,...

'Lion King' composer Hans Zimmer finds circle of life

Jul. 17, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Composer Hans Zimmer can't seem to get away from "The Lion King." The emotional score has gotten him jobs, his only Oscar and secured him a place in the hearts of children and adults. But he wasn't sure he wanted to come back when Jon Favreau approached him to revisit the soundtrack for...

25 years later, 'The Lion King' roars again (with Beyoncé)

Jul. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was just a few months ago that director Jon Favreau was sitting in a scoring session with composer Hans Zimmer for "The Lion King," his ambitious and technology-driven reimagining of the 1994 animated classic, and he and everyone else in the room were getting a little emotional. It's...