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The Latest: Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

Jul. 20, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local): 2 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is marking the 50th anniversary of humanity's first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site. Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin accompanied Pence to Florida's Kennedy Space...

Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

Jul. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible...

Trump offers to guarantee A$AP Rocky's bail in Sweden

Jul. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Sweden's prime minister Saturday about jailed rapper A$AP Rocky and "offered to personally vouch for his bail." Trump tweeted that during "a very good call" with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also "assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk."...

Famed architect Cesar Pelli dies at 92

Jul. 20, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Famed Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, known for designing some of the world's tallest and most iconic buildings, has died. He was 92. Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli's Connecticut studio, confirmed Saturday that Pelli died peacefully on Friday at his...

Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

Jul. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard. One of the posts on the Twitter account @metpoliceuk late Friday called for British rapper Digga D's release. The...

Putin: Russians, Ukrainians are 'one people'

Jul. 20, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes Russians and Ukrainians constitute one nation and that the countries should find a way to integrate. Putin made the comments in an interview with the American film director Oliver Stone on June 19; material from the interview was used in a...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 20, 2019 7:20 AM 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" — Pre-empted by coverage of British Open ___ CBS'...

Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed at event in China

Jul. 20, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach Saturday while attending an event in southern China, with police saying his injuries were not life-threatening. The motive was unclear. A suspect was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in...

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...

'Game of Thrones' cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

Jul. 19, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Game of Thrones" may be over but the cast can't seem to get away from stray coffee cups. Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some waiting at their...