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BOSTON (AP) — The distributor of the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” has acknowledged that filmmakers fabricated dialogue that made it appear as if a Boston College spokesman downplayed the extent of the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. Jack Dunn, a top spokesman at the Catholic university,...
BOSTON (AP) — The distributor of the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” has acknowledged that filmmakers fabricated dialogue that made it appear as if a Boston College spokesman downplayed the extent of the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. Jack Dunn, a top spokesman at the Catholic university,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a name, face and judicial record finally fleshed out, President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court vacancy is ready to commence courtesy calls with senators that Democrats hope will ultimately put unbearable election-year pressure on Republicans refusing to consider...
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, right, stands with President Barack Obama as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington on Wednesday. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, thrusting a respected moderate jurist and former prosecutor into the center of an election-year clash over the future of the nation's highest court. Obama cast the 63-year-...
HONOLULU (AP) — In years past, hula students would make pilgrimages into ohia forests on Hawaii’s Big Island to gather blossoms and leaves from the trees to adorn dancers’ lei, hair, hands and feet for the world’s most prestigious hula competition. They would also pay respects to Laka, the...
NEW YORK (AP) — “Indiana Jones” is swinging back into theaters with Harrison Ford reprising the iconic role and Steven Spielberg directing. Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that the fifth film in the series will open July 19, 2019. The last “Indiana Jones” film was 2008’s poorly received “...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state can try again to put to death a condemned killer whose 2009 execution was called off after two hours during which he cried in pain while receiving 18 needle sticks, the Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court’s 4-3 ruling rejected arguments that giving the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the guns that Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera is associated with Fast and Furious, a failed “gun-walking” operation, according to the Justice Department. The department said in a letter to members of Congress...
NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — Search and recovery efforts were suspended early Wednesday for a car that plunged into the Ohio River after a massive pileup on a bridge leading from Kentucky to Cincinnati. Water rescue officials say the river’s rising level and strong current make it unsafe, said Campbell...
NEW YORK (AP) — A much-anticipated memoir by the estranged father of Scientology leader David Miscavige is coming out this spring. St. Martin’s Press told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Ron Miscavige’s book is called “Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.” It will be...

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