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Review: Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults

Nov. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom Hanks, introduces...

The Latest: Neighbor says California street usually peaceful

Nov. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a backyard party in central California (all times local): 10 a.m. People who live on a central California street where four people were killed during a party say it had been peaceful for years but that shootings have been happening in the...

The Latest: Chinese envoy accuses UK, US of interference

Nov. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 9 p.m. China’s ambassador to Britain has accused the U.K. and U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of China and Hong Kong as authorities in the semi-autonomous territory struggle to contain months of protests. Liu Xiaoming...

Kylie Jenner sells stake in beauty empire to CoverGirl owner

Nov. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner is selling a stake of her beauty business to CoverGirl owner Coty, in a deal that values the reality TV star’s company at about $1.2 billion. Coty said Monday that it will pay $600 million for a 51% stake in Kylie Cosmetics. It plans to launch more products under the...

Evers: No ‘immediate’ plans for another gun special session

Nov. 18, 2019 11:09 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It doesn’t look like Gov. Tony Evers is going to call another special legislative session on gun control anytime soon. Evers told reporters at a news conference Monday that he has no immediate plans to call another special session but he’s keeping the option open for the...

Czechs to impose 7% tax on global internet giants

Nov. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has approved a plan to adopt a tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. Joining France and some other countries, the measure would impose a 7% annual tax on companies’ digital business revenues in the Czech Republic. It would apply to...

Denver radio station says host wasn’t fired over Trump views

Nov. 18, 2019 10:35 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Denver radio station says one of its hosts wasn’t fired in the middle of his show over criticism of President Donald Trump. Craig Silverman said he was fired by news and talk radio station KNUS-AM Saturday during a segment about former Trump personal attorney Roy Cohn that included...

Serbia’s president released from hospital

Nov. 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has been released from the hospital where he was treated for cardiovascular problems over the weekend. State TV broadcaster RTS quoted officials as saying Aleksandar Vucic is feeling better after being admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade on...

Yahoo Japan, Line to merge business to form online giant

Nov. 18, 2019 4:17 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. have announced they are merging. Z Holdings Corp., which owns SoftBank Corp. that operates Yahoo Japan, and Naver Corp. of South Korea, which owns a majority stake in Line, said Monday they are aiming for a final agreement by next month. The...

Legendary reporter discusses career, including JFK’s slaying

Nov. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — On Nov. 22, 1963, Hugh Aynesworth walked four blocks from The Dallas Morning News’ building to watch President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade drive through Downtown Dallas. Aynesworth worked for The News at the time covering space and aviation, but he didn’t have an...