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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Stephen Colbert, from left, J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Naomi Ackie participate in the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" panel on day 1 of the Star Wars Celebration at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Disney on Monday, Oct. 21, debuted the final trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the ninth installment in the “Star Wars” film franchise that tells the story of the powerful Skywalker family. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
October 21, 2019 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The final trailer for the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" debuted Monday, offering a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley's Rey. The spot generally struck an elegiac note of finality. "The Rise of Skywalker," which opens Dec. 20, is...
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This undated photo posted Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on the Thailand Royal Office website shows Major General Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi, the royal noble consort of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, in an aircraft cockpit. Late Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, it was announced that Sineenatra was stripped his royal noble consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife for her own benefit. (Thailand Royal Office via AP)
October 21, 2019 - 7:13 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty, accusing her of seeking to undermine the position of his official wife, the country's queen, for her own benefit. The royal command by 67-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn, made public...
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Supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is running for a fourth term, rally outside the Supreme Electoral Court where election ballots are being counted in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A sudden halt in release of presidential election returns led to confusion and protests in Bolivia on Monday as opponents suggested officials were trying to help Morales avoid a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
October 21, 2019 - 7:11 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales is close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, Bolivia's top electoral authority said Monday night as protests multiplied in the country amid rising tensions a day after a sudden halt in the release of returns. Opponents suggested that officials...
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A firefighter looks out over the flames of the Palisades Fire minutes after it ignites on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 in the Pacific Palisades, section of Los Angeles. The blaze broke out Monday morning in a coastal canyon of the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood. The flames quickly churned uphill through dry brush as helicopters made water drops to keep it from reaching large houses at the top of a bluff. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 7:05 pm
With windy, dry weather in the forecast again, California's largest utility said Monday it's considering shutting off power this week to about a half million people to try and prevent wildfires ignited by electrical equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric said shutoffs in the northern part of the...
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Rena Sapp, outside a courtroom Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska, shows a photo of her sister, Veronica Abouchuk, taken during a day out shopping in 2013. Sapp attended the arraignment of Brian Steven Smith, who is accused of killing Abouchuk. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
October 21, 2019 - 6:51 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The suspect in a torture killing in Alaska's biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled "Homicide at midtown Marriott" that contained video of the dying woman. Then came an even more innocuous blunder: He spoke on the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his party's faction meeting in Jerusalem. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, that Netanyahu has ended his quest to form a new coalition government -- a step that pushes the country into new political uncertainty. Netanyahu fell short of securing a 61-seat parliamentary majority in last month’s national election. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 21, 2019 - 5:51 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israeli leader that plunges the country into a new period of political uncertainty. In a statement, Netanyahu said he had...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second from left, votes with wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, and children Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Trudeau faced the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections on Monday. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 21, 2019 - 5:44 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau faced a possible humiliating defeat as Canadians voted in parliamentary elections Monday, just four years after he channeled his father's star power to become prime minister. Handsome and charismatic, Trudeau reasserted liberalism in 2015 after almost 10 years of...
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An anti-government protester adds an object to burning chairs and benches amid a march by students and union members in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted police in Chile’s capital on Monday, continuing disturbances that have left at least 11 dead and led the president to say the country is “at war.” (AP Photo/Miguel Arenas)
Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 5:33 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted police in Chile's capital Monday, continuing violent clashes, arson and looting that have left at least 11 dead and led the president to say the country is "at war." Police used tear gas and streams of water to break up a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Marlon Anderson poses for a photo in Madison, Wis. A Wisconsin school district is rehiring Anderson, a security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday, Oct. 21. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 5:30 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday. Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Monsignor Frank Rossi stands outside Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Woodville, Texas. A Texas grand jury has declined to indict the onetime deputy to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo on charges he sexually assaulted a married woman in a case that raised questions about consent in the #MeToo era. The Harris County District Attorney's Office had presented the case against Rossi on Monday, Oct. 21, more than a year after Laura Pontikes filed a criminal complaint with Houston police. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E File)
October 21, 2019 - 4:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas grand jury has declined to indict the onetime deputy to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo on charges he sexually assaulted a married woman in a case that raised questions about consent in the #MeToo era. The Harris County District Attorney's Office had presented the case against...
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