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Firefighters work as smoke billows from a three-story building of Kyoto Animation in a fire in Kyoto, western Japan, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Kyoto prefectural police said the fire broke out Thursday morning after a man burst into it and spread unidentified liquid and put fire. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 12:16 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A Japanese fire official says the death toll from the Kyoto Animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing. Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others...
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This combination photo shows actors, from left, Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche, who star in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film “The Truth.” The film will open the 76th Venice Film Festival on Aug. 28. (AP Photo)
July 18, 2019 - 12:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 76TH Venice Film Festival is opening with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "The Truth." Festival director Alberto Barbera announced the selection starring Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche in a statement Thursday. This is the first time in years that...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, actress Sally Field poses for a portrait in New York. Iconic actress Sally Field and foundational children’s show Sesame Street top this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Other chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire.(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
July 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and the long-running children's TV show "Sesame Street" are in the latest class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the...
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A couple places flowers near the Kyoto Animation building, Friday, July 19, 2019, background left, that was destroyed in an arson attack in Kyoto, Japan. A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing several people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — It may not be as famous as Japanese anime legend Studio Ghibli, but Kyoto Animation has many core fans and is known as a team of skilled animators that provides top-quality work for others and can produce its own hits, such as "Lucky Star," ''K-On!" and the "Haruhi Suzumiya" series...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2008, file photo, author Laura Lippman poses for a portrait in Baltimore. The Prize-winning crime novelist has reached a 5-book deal with her current publisher, William Morrow. The deal, announced Thursday, July 18, 2109, includes three novels, a short story collection and a book of personal essays, her first-ever nonfiction release. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
July 18, 2019 - 9:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning crime novelist Laura Lippman has several new books planned, not all of them fiction. Lippman has reached a five-book deal with her current publisher, William Morrow. The deal, announced Thursday, includes three novels, a short story collection and a book of personal...
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A taped over sign is pictured at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. France's Louvre museum has taped over the Sackler name as donors to a wing of the building after protests against the family blamed for the opioid crisis in the United States. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
July 18, 2019 - 7:21 am
PARIS (AP) — France's Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name after protests erupted against the family that is blamed for the deadly opioid crisis in the United States. At the Louvre's Oriental Antiquities gallery, an Associated Press...
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Casts of "It: Chapter Two" sit at a Comic-Con event Wednesday night, July 17, 2019 at the Spreckels Theater in San Diego, Calif. A theater of fans got a sneak peek at the latest promo for the horror sequel at the Comic-Con event before it's released to the world Thursday morning. They are, from left to right, Isaiah Mustafa, Andy Bean, James Ransone, Bill Hader, Conan O'Brien, Andy Muschietti, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Jay Ryan. (AP Photo/Lindsey D. Bahr)
July 18, 2019 - 6:27 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It: Chapter Two" is not taking it easy on the grown losers' club if the new trailer is any indication, and the shoot itself doesn't sound much calmer than battling a demonic clown either. A theater of fans got a sneak peek at the latest promo for the horror sequel at a Comic-Con...
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July 18, 2019 - 1:51 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It: Chapter Two" is not taking it easy on the grown losers' club if the new trailer is any indication. A theater of fans has gotten a sneak peek at the latest promo for the horror sequel at a Comic-Con event Wednesday night in San Diego before it's released to the world Thursday...
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Ana Niebla, of San Diego, models her own "Princess Pennywise" outfit before Preview Night of the 2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 18, 2019 - 12:20 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dust off your Captain Marvel cosplay, San Diego Comic-Con is here. The four-and-a-half day convention kicked off Wednesday with the show room floor opening to thousands vying for exclusive merchandise, from art to toys. Later, Warner Bros. is hosting a ScareDiego event promising...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives at the Governors Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined protests in New York demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico’s governor. Miranda led about 200 people, many from Puerto Rico, at a rally in Manhattan’s Union Square on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 17, 2019 - 11:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined protests in New York demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor. Miranda led about 200 people, many from Puerto Rico, at a rally in Manhattan's Union Square on Wednesday. They waved Puerto Rican flags and followed him to a...
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