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The Latest: Trump arrives at Tokyo palace for banquet

May. 27, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 7:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Tokyo's Imperial Palace for a banquet in his honor. The president and first lady Melania Trump are being hosted by the new Emperor Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako....

China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G

May. 27, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. A brief clip from the comedian's "If You Don't Know, Now You Know" segment on Chinese equipment maker Huawei's dominance in next-generation 5G mobile technology ran on state...

Indiana Jones stuntman still in show at Hollywood Studios

May. 27, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The role was so secret that Kevin Brassard didn't know what he was auditioning for. Some character named Jack, he thought. But when he found out the character was Indiana Jones, the 29-year-old actor knew he couldn't say no. He got the part. "Heck, yes! Where do I sign?" Brassard said...

Oklahoma City man receives a Ph.D. by using hip-hop research

May. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stevie "Dr. View" Johnson wants to elevate the lives of young people of color, one beat, one rhyme and one doctorate degree at a time. A 29-year-old music producer from Longview, Texas, who put roots down in Oklahoma City with his wife and young son, Johnson recently earned his...

Truex overcomes early problems to win Coca-Cola 600

May. 27, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday night. It...

Bolivian women fight gender-based violence through theater

May. 27, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — On stage, amid the hubbub of a Bolivian street market, women recount their stories of abuse at the hands of men. But the violence depicted in the play isn't just make-believe for the 22 indigenous actresses: It's based on their own real-life experiences. "Kusisita," a work that seeks...

Comedy writer, cooking show host, bond over Peterson case

May. 27, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have discussed it many times on their hit comedy podcast "My Favorite Murder" — how their bonding over the Michael Peterson documentary series "The Staircase" was the start of it all. Kilgariff, a comedy writer, and Hardstark, then a Cooking...

Sudan's leading opposition party rejects strike call

May. 26, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A leading Sudanese opposition party said it has refused a call by protest leaders for a two-day general strike, in a sign of divisions within the pro-democracy movement that is challenging military rule in Sudan. The opposition Umma Party said Sunday it opposes the "preparations and...

The Latest: Larson crashes, collects Dillon at Coca-Cola 600

May. 26, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 10:30 p.m. NASCAR All-Star race winner Kyle Larson has crashed at the Coca-Cola 600 with 84 laps left, taking out Austin Dillon. Larson was in the middle of the track when he clipped Clint Bowyer, sending his No. 42 Chevrolet ...

Riquna Williams not distracted by court case

May. 26, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles guard Riquna Williams is focused on the upcoming season, not her court case. "I'm just thankful to have the opportunity again, from coach (Derek) Fisher and (general manager) Penny (Toler) and the L.A. organization," she told the AP before the season opener in Las Vegas on...