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Moscow court orders new study in theater director's case

MOSCOW (AP) " A court in Moscow has commissioned a new expert study in the case of an acclaimed theater and film director accused of embezzlement, and adjourned the hearings for two months.The court on Monday upheld a motion by Kirill Serebrennikov's defense that claimed that the charges against him...

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South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he's ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and the United States.Moon's comments came after Kim issued his harshest criticism yet of...

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Red Cross, New Zealand hope for info on nurse held in Syria

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) " New Zealand's foreign minister confirmed Monday that a New Zealand nurse has been held captive by the Islamic State group in Syria for almost six years, information long kept secret for fear her life might be at risk.The status of nurse and midwife Louisa Akavi, now...

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Unions pushing for pocketbook proposals from 2020 Democrats

LAS VEGAS (AP) " Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation.The candidates are spending too much time...

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APNewsBreak: Trump building up a campaign cash advantage

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to The Associated Press.The haul brings the campaign's cash on hand...

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Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

BEIJING (AP) " The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday.The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses...

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Name: Isaiah WilsonSport: GolfSchool: HesperiaGrade: SeniorThis week’s accomplishment: Wilson won the ACE Invitational, shooting a 74 at Silver Lakes Country Club and then followed that up by taking medalist honors at two Mojave River League matches during the rest of the week.What do you like...

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MURRIETA — Serrano sprinter Jesus Chavez had big meet at the Inland Empire Championships on Saturday at Vista Murrieta High.Chavez broke the school records in both the 100 and 200, taking first place in both events. He ran 10.86 seconds in the 100 and 21.81 in the 200.He beat out several High...

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " Mourners are gathering to say goodbye to South Carolina's Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of the last larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated the politics of the South.Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel in Charleston....

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18...

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PARIS (AP) " Some kneeled, some folded their hands to make silent entreaties. Others sang with their eyes focused on the sky that had gone from blue to yellow and orange, and filled with acrid smoke.In an impromptu act of togetherness and hope, Parisians and visitors to France's charismatic capital...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) " Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70.Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause of...

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BIG BEAR — The local mountains are now home to two eagle chicks after a second egg hatched Monday to parents Jackie and Shadow, who took turns incubating the eggs live on camera for more than a month.The second chick began to emerge from its shell around 9:21 a.m., joining the first which arrived...

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HESPERIA — The City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss a long list of agenda items including:A first reading ordinance approving development code amendment and specific plan amendment, to amend the apartment unit minimum size requirement and separation distances. An approval would...

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) " In the final moves of Indonesia's presidential campaign, one candidate dashed to Saudi Arabia to meet its king and perform a minor pilgrimage. The other attended a feline photography exhibition and giggled with delight at a giant photo of his own pet cat.For the world's...

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NEW YORK (AP) " Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner?Experts say the combination of a structure that's more than 850 years old, built with heavy timber construction and soaring open spaces, and lacking...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Two House committees subpoenaed Deutsche Bank and several other financial institutions Monday as part of investigations into President Donald Trump's finances.House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a statement that the subpoenas are part of an...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local):7:45 p.m.Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay their visas in the U.S.It's part of President Donald Trump's growing...

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APPLE VALLEY — With the flick of a switch — and about a five-minute wait for startup — Liberty Utilities’ new well started pumping water for the first time on Monday, years after drilling began on the $3.5 million project.Well 35, situated on Apple Valley Road at Low Ranch Road, will replace...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Melania Trump says she's ready to serve another four years as first lady if her husband is re-elected."I love what I do," she said Monday.The first lady revealed her intentions during a question-and-answer period with students at Albritton Middle School at Fort Bragg, North...

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