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Counting by the billion, Hollywood’s summer starts to sizzle

AP Photo/ILM/Universal Pictures/Amblin Entert NEW YORK (AP) — “A million dollars isn’t cool,” said Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in “The Social Network.” “You know what’s cool? A billion dollars.” He was talking about...

Britons plead guilty of stealing objects from Auschwitz site

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two British teenagers on a class trip to Poland pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of stealing objects from the historic site of the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp, a prosecutor said. The teens were seen Monday taking objects from the site of the...

State Department issuing visas again after database glitch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is issuing passports and visas again at overseas diplomatic missions after encountering a significant problem with a computer database earlier this month. Spokesman John Kirby says 45,000 visas were finalized Monday, a third of those...
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OPM chief: Contractor’s credential used to breach system

AP Photo/Cliff Owen WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government agency that suffered two massive cyberattacks said Tuesday that a hacker gained access to its records with a credential used by a federal contractor. Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel...

Coty says Becht remains as interim CEO; new exec won’t join

NEW YORK (AP) — Cosmetics and fragrance maker Coty said its interim CEO will continue in that role, and Elio Leoni Sceti, who was scheduled to become its CEO in about a week, won’t be joining the company. The company says it will pay Leoni Sceti $1.8 million in...

Key issues, and what lies ahead, for Obama’s trade agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — TPA, TAA, TPP – It’s an alphabetical mix on trade that requires an explanation. The bottom line is President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, a top priority of his last two years in office, is back on track. — WHAT IS TPA? Trade...
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Former ballet star Albert Evans dead at 46

AP Photo/Paul Kolnik NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Evans, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer and one of the most prominent African-Americans in classical dance, has died following a short illness. Evans, who was 46, died at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital on...
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APNewsBreak: Husband denied knowing of dead babies in garage

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer PROVO, Utah (AP) — Investigators had a hard time believing a Utah man didn’t know his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage, but they didn’t have any evidence to pursue charges and eventually concluded he may have...
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Vatican sets stage for family debate with working document

AP Photo VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican set the stage Tuesday for another round of debate on hot-button issues like gays, remarried Catholics and unmarried couples living together with a working document that confirmed a rollback on welcoming gays into the church. The...

15 dead, 5 injured in Mexico border nursing home fire

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire has killed at least 15 elderly residents of a nursing home on the outskirts of the northern border city of Mexicali, across the border from Calexico, California, the Mexican city’s mayor said Tuesday. Mexicali Mayor Jaime Diaz Ochoa said...