May 19th, 2019

World News

AP Exclusive: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged

By Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

Wedding bells are in the future for actress Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live.” Johansson’s publicist Marcel Pariseau tells The Associated Press Sunday that the private couple is officially engaged after two years of dating. Pariseau says no date has been set for the nuptials. Johansson, 34, was previously married to actor ... Read More »

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11 people reported killed in gun attack at bar in Brazil

By The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO – A gang of gunmen roared up to a bar in Belem city in Brazil’s northern Pará state and opened fire, killing six women and five men, media reports said. State officials would confirm only that “a massacre” occurred but gave no details. The G1 news website said police reported that seven ... Read More »

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Brazil officials report ‘massacre’; media say 11 dead at bar

By The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian authorities say there has been a “massacre” in the country’s northern Pará state without releasing any details, while Brazilian news media say gunmen attacked a bar in Belem City and killed 11 people. The G1 news website says police reported that seven gunmen opened fire on a bar. G1 says ... Read More »

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Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 17

By Samy Magdy, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

CAIRO – A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said. The officials said the bus was travelling on a road close to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, which is located adjacent to the Giza Pyramids but is not yet open ... Read More »

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India’s marathon national election reaches the finish line

By Julhas Alam And Ashok Sharma, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

KOLKATA, India – Voting in India’s mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party seeks to govern for another five years. Vote counting begins on Thursday, and the election result will likely be known ... Read More »

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On two wheels, ‘The Climb’ rides through Cannes as a hit

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

CANNES, France – One of the breakouts at the Cannes Film Festival is a comedy about a male friendship that developed over many years and hundreds of miles on their bikes. Michael Angelo Covino’s “The Climb” has been one of the most acclaimed American films in Cannes, even though it’s just Covino’s first feature. With ... Read More »

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Australia’s leader vows to get back to work after shock win

By Trevor Marshallsea, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

SYDNEY, Australia – A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work afterashock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering how they were taken by surprise. The opposition Labor Party, meanwhile, began another bout of post-election soul searching while starting the task of finding ... Read More »

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AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

By Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration’s sudden moves in the region. Brennan, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, is scheduled to talk to House Democrats at a private weekly caucus ... Read More »

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Indians vote in final phase of grueling national election

By Julhas Alam And Ashok Sharma, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

KOLKATA, India – Indians voted Sunday in the seventh and final phase of a grueling national election that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party seeks to govern for another five years. The election is seen as a referendum on Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP’s main ... Read More »

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Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

By Julie Carr Smyth And Christina A. Cassidy, The Associated Press on May 19th, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums – before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is ... Read More »

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