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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, shows Bryan Singer at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago. Court records show that Singer, whose credits include "Bohemian Rhapsody," continues to deny he assaulted Cesar Sanchez-Guzman or ever attended a party with him on a yacht as it sailed on Lake Union and Lake Washington in Seattle. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 2:33 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Movie director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago. Court records show that Singer, whose credits include "Bohemian Rhapsody," ''Superman Returns" and "The Usual Suspects," continues to deny he...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty plea after the couple was charged with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations and other expenses. Margaret Hunter, who worked as the California Republican's campaign manager, is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday, June 12, 2019 to change her plea.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
June 13, 2019 - 1:41 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a change of plea by the wife of indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 10:31 a.m. The wife of indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to misuse campaign funds, including for an Italy trip that cost more...
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This Monday, June 10, 2019, photo shows the Big Cottonwood Creek, in the Big Cottonwood canyon, near Salt Lake City. The summer's melting snowpack is creating raging rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state's snowpack this winter was about 150 percent higher than the historical average and double the previous year, which was the driest on record dating back to 1874, said Brian McInerney, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Large parts of the Salt Lake City metro area sits near the foothills of the towering Wasatch Range. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah and...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, June 12, 2019, riot police try to disperse protesters with fire tear gas outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police have resorted to harsher-than-usual tactics to suppress protesters this week in the city’s most violent turmoil in decades. Police fired rubber bullets and beanbag rounds at the crowds, weapons that have not been widely used in recent history. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
June 13, 2019 - 11:36 am
Hong Kong police resorted to harsher-than-usual tactics to suppress protesters this week in the city's biggest bout of political violence in decades. Police fired rubber bullets and beanbag rounds at the crowds, weapons they haven't widely used in recent history. Human rights groups criticized the...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist John Parisi, left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 13, 2019 - 10:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday on Wall Street as a spike in oil prices boosted energy stocks following a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. U.S. oil rose 3.2% and Brent crude, the international benchmark, gained 2.8%. The gains...
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June 13, 2019 - 10:10 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said. The southern black racer snake slithered out of the man's backpack when he arrived on Maui Monday, KGMB-TV reported Wednesday. The U.S. Department of...
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FILE- In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo an assembly line worker packages items from an online order to be shipped out of a Target store in Edison, N.J. Target is offering same-day delivery on thousands of items for $9.99 per order through a delivery startup it purchased nearly two years ago. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 13, 2019 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery on thousands of items for $9.99 per order through a delivery startup it purchased nearly two years ago Until now, Target...
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June 13, 2019 - 10:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Five 10th and 11th graders have been named National Student Poets and will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs. The winners, each of whom receive $5,000, include Christian Butterfield of Bowling Green, Kentucky; Julie Dawkins of...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017 file photo, Jessica Biel attends the screening of "The Sinner," during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, at SVA Theatre in New York. Biel says she’s not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions. The actress has drawn criticism after appearing this week in Sacramento with vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to voice concerns about the measure. Biel posted on Instagram that she supports children getting vaccinated and she also supports families having the “right to make educated medical decisions for their children alongside their physicians.” (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 9:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Jessica Biel says she's not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions. The 37-year-old has drawn criticism after appearing this week in Sacramento with vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to voice...
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In this May 13, 2019, photo, Bella the vervet monkey looks at the camera at Primates Inc., in Westfield, Wis. Besides Bella, previously a pet, the sanctuary has five rhesus macaque monkeys that were previously used in medical research. More research labs are retiring primates to sanctuaries like Primates Inc., a 17-acre rural compound in central Wisconsin, where they can live their remaining years after research studies are done, according to sanctuaries and researchers. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
June 13, 2019 - 7:45 am
WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement — in larger enclosures that let them venture outside,...
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