July 21st, 2019

World News

Sally Field, ‘Sesame Street’ to receive Kennedy Center award

By Ashraf Khalil, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

WASHINGTON – 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 group Earth, Wind and Fire. The recipients announced Thursday ... Read More »

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Anime studio hit by deadly fire is known for skill, fan base

By Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

TOKYO – 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 company hit ... Read More »

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Toddler dies after wandering off, falling into Butte creek

By The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

PALMER, Alaska – A 17-month-old girl died after falling into Bodenburg Creek near Butte (byoot) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Alaska State Troopers shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday received a call that the toddler had wandered away. Neighbours had begun searching for the girl when troopers arrived. She was missing for about 45 minutes when a ... Read More »

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Deneuve, Hawke film ‘The Truth’ to open Venice Film Festival

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The 76TH Venice Film Festival is opening with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth.” Festival director Alberto Barbera announced the selection starring Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche in a statement Thursday. This is the first time in years that Venice has not started with a Hollywood film. Recent openers have ... Read More »

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Southwest cancellations will rise due to grounded Boeing jet

By The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

DALLAS – Southwest Airlines is again pushing back the date it expects to be able to fly the grounded Boeing 737 Max jet, meaning more flight cancellations. Southwest said Thursday that it was taking the plane out of its schedule through Nov. 2, a month longer than before. Without the plane, Southwest says it will ... Read More »

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Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. – Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. In a legal petition to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and North ... Read More »

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Woman who got postcard sent in 1993 tracks down sender

By The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – An Illinois woman who recently got a 1993 postcard in her mailbox has tracked down the man who sent it to his children more than two decades ago. Kim Draper’s story about the mysterious Hong Kong postcard was published in The State Journal-Register in Springfield and picked up by The Associated Press. ... Read More »

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Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’

By Deb Riechmann, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of colour, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out. “Tonight I have a suggestion for the ... Read More »

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Trump slams 4 congresswomen; crowd chants, ‘Send her back!’

By Deb Riechmann, The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of colour, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out. “Tonight I have a suggestion for the ... Read More »

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15 killed as van carrying migrants crashes in eastern Turkey

By The Associated Press on July 18th, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey – A van carrying migrants rolled into a roadside ditch in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 15 people, a Turkish official said. More than 20 other people were also injured in the accident near the town of Ozalp, in Van province, close to Turkey’s border with Iran, the province’s governor, Mehmet Emin Binmez, ... Read More »

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