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'Jumanji' ends 'Frozen 2' hot streak to claim top spot

Dec. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jumanji: The Next Level” puts “Frozen 2” on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director. The Sony film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart brought in $60.1...

Police arrest 7 suspected militants in Indonesia's Papua

Dec. 14, 2019 10:03 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Saturday that they have arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in the country's easternmost Papua province as authorities beef up security ahead of Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Papua police's deputy chief, Yakobus Marjuki, said the elite...

Hong Kong police make 3 arrests in another explosives case

Dec. 14, 2019 3:55 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said they arrested three men Saturday for testing homemade explosives that they suspect were intended for use during protests. The arrests are the latest in a rash of explosives-related cases police say they've uncovered since protests erupted in June over a proposed...

Afghan official: Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians

Dec. 13, 2019 7:31 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing in central Afghanistan on Friday killed 10 civilians, including four women and a child, an Afghan official said. The explosion, which took place in the district of Jaghato in Ghazni province, also wounded six civilians, according to Marwa Amini, spokeswoman for...

Wilde defends 'Jewell' reporter over sex-for-tips claims

Dec. 12, 2019 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie. In a series of tweets, Wilde called late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs...

Did marathon bomber get fair trial? Court weighs arguments

Dec. 12, 2019 7:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers urged a federal court to overturn their client's death sentence, arguing Thursday that intense media coverage and signs of juror bias led to an unfair trial. The three-judge panel for the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t render a decision on...

Mississippi university honoring civil rights activist Dahmer

Dec. 12, 2019 4:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is awarding an honorary degree to civil rights activist Ellie Dahmer, who worked alongside her husband to register African American voters during some of the most violent years of segregation. Vernon Dahmer was a farmer and shop owner and served...

Ukrainian police arrest suspects in journalist's 2016 murder

Dec. 12, 2019 12:32 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police on Thursday arrested several suspects in the car-bomb killing of a prominent journalist three years ago, but officials said they haven't yet determined who ordered the killing. Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in the center of Kiev on July 20, 2016....

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 11:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...