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Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

Jul. 19, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 33 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...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 19, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont.; Mercedes Schlapp, adviser to President Donald Trump's re-election campaign. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — To be announced. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation"...

Lawyers: Actor is a victim, so special prosecutor not needed

Jul. 19, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for Jussie Smollett on Friday filed motions contending that because the actor was the victim of an attack earlier this year in Chicago a judge should reverse his decision to appoint a special prosecutor. Cook County Circuit Judge Michael Toomin named a special prosecutor to...

As Pam Grier celebrates 70, she finds peace off the grid

Jul. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pam Grier's role as the owner of a hardware store in rural Nebraska in the ABC sitcom "Bless This Mess" isn't a complete departure for the film legend: She lives in rural Colorado and has spent much of her life on ranches to find serenity from Hollywood life. "I commuted to work really for...

Gina Torres steps into the spotlight with 'Suits' spinoff

Jul. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Torres used to wonder about the back story of her "Suits " character, Jessica Pearson. The character was the co-founder and boss of the law firm at the center of the show, but that was about all that was known. Torres wondered: "'She doesn't have family, she doesn't have people. When...

Star trio from 'Knots Landing' keep each other in stitches

Jul. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 40 years after first forging their friendship while working together on the nighttime soap "Knots Landing," actresses Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills are now more than just friends — they're a sister act. At one point in their interview Thursday night with The...

'Titans' cast, crew heartbroken after crew member is killed

Jul. 19, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of the web series "Titans" say the cast and crew are heartbroken after a special effects coordinator was killed while preparing for a stunt. In a statement, the show's executive producers say Warren Appleby was killed at a special effects facility while preparing for an...

The Latest: Millen recovers from heart transplant surgery

Jul. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from Big Ten football media days (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Matt Millen will be back in a broadcast booth when the coming college football season begins, new heart and all. The former Penn State star who played on four-time Super Bowl championship teams says heart transplant...

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...

Sally Field, 'Sesame Street' to receive Kennedy Center award

Jul. 18, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical...