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The Latest: 23 die or presumed dead in arson at Japan studio

Jul. 18, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A Japanese fire official says at least 23 people are now confirmed or presumed dead in a suspected arson at a popular animation production studio in Kyoto. Kyoto fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara says 36...

Suspected arson in Japan anime studio leaves up to 13 dead

Jul. 18, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire early Thursday, killing one person, leaving 12 others presumed dead and a dozen possibly trapped inside. The blaze injured another 36 people, some of them critically, Japanese authorities said. The...

'It: Chapter Two' cast talks intense shoot at Comic-Con

Jul. 18, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It: Chapter Two" is not taking it easy on the grown losers' club if the new trailer is any indication, and the shoot itself doesn't sound much calmer than battling a demonic clown either. A theater of fans got a sneak peek at the latest promo for the horror sequel at a Comic-Con event...

Fans descend on San Diego for the 50th Comic-Con

Jul. 18, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dust off your Captain Marvel cosplay, San Diego Comic-Con is here. The four-and-a-half day convention kicked off Wednesday with the show room floor opening to thousands vying for exclusive merchandise, from art to toys. Later, Warner Bros. is hosting a ScareDiego event promising some...

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins rally against Puerto Rico governor

Jul. 17, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined protests in New York demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor. Miranda led about 200 people, many from Puerto Rico, at a rally in Manhattan's Union Square on Wednesday. They waved Puerto Rican flags and followed him to a drumbeat,...

The Latest: Spacey case sank by accuser's refusal to testify

Jul. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision to drop the charge accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man in 2016 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors say they were forced to drop the indecent assault and battery charge against Kevin Spacey because of the accuser's decision to invoke his right not to...

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

Jul. 17, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Accompanied by some of Puerto Rico's most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and...

Netflix's 2Q dud rattles investors as competition heats up

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million worldwide subscribers for the...

Price, Eckersley feuding again after Eck's comments to Globe

Jul. 17, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Price ignited an old feud Wednesday with Red Sox TV analyst Dennis Eckersley after the Hall of Fame pitcher commented about a confrontation between the men in a story by The Boston Globe this week. Two years ago, Price confronted Eckersley on a team flight after Eckersley was critical...

Lawsuit faults Boys Club in 1970s sexual abuse

Jul. 17, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys have announced a second lawsuit against a local affiliate of the Boys and Girls Club of America that alleges it overlooked sexual abuse of a minor in the 1970s and 80s at the hands of a now-deceased local director. Attorneys Brad Hall and Levi Monagle on Wednesday announced...